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Conservatives call for term limits in state government

Every member of the state legislature is going to receive a letter from Mike Long next week, but the New York State Conservative Party chairman isn’t writing to find out how their summer vacations are going. … Full Article

Missile defense system planned for East Coast?

Does New York City need a Star Wars-like missile defense system? A defense appropriations bill in the House contains $70.2 million for an East Coast missile defense system, according to US Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who said he thinks it’s a waste of money. … Full Article

Accused serial killer to represent himself at criminal trial

Indicted on six counts of murder, three of which are for murder in the first degree, a Brooklyn criminal defendant told the court on Monday that he wished to represent himself in his pending trial.  … Full Article

Pols report progress in fight to restore transit services

The B37 bus has made it to the finals! Restoration of the B37 bus was one of the items which made it to a final list of proposed transit service restorations by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. … Full Article

Greenfield presents ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ screening in Seth Low Park

Councilman David Greenfield isn’t Harvey Weinstein, but like the famous movie producer, he is presenting a film to audiences. … Full Article

Third Avenue Summer Stroll gives crowds a chance to cool off

On one of the hottest nights of the year, Third Avenue in Bay Ridge was one of the coolest places to be. … Full Article

Take a summer stroll on 3rd Avenue! No cars allowed

A 10-block stretch of Third Avenue will become a piazza worthy of Venice on Friday night, with no cars, but plenty of room for pedestrians to stroll, window shop, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy outdoor musical performances. … Full Article

More parking spaces! DOT to remove old meters

The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is coming to Bay Ridge and other southern Brooklyn neighborhoods to take out old, outdated parking meters, according to a City Council candidate, who said the removal of the old, single-space meters will free up much needed parking spaces in con … Full Article

BUS STOP: B37 return is not a done deal, pols warn

Don’t pop the champagne corks just yet. The restoration of the B37 bus line is not a done deal, according to two Republican lawmakers, who warned riders not to celebrate too early. … Full Article

‘Champagne Diet’ blogger’s new book urges women to love themselves

If you’re a woman who is dieting to lose weight so that you’ll feel better about yourself, Bay Ridge-based writer Cara Alwill Leyba has a message for you: You’re doing it backwards! Love yourself first and then you’ll see the excess pounds fade away, Alwill Leyba said. … Full Article


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