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Council to pump $500,000 into day laborer centers

Employment centers that find jobs for immigrant day laborers will be getting $500,000 in city funding, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other officials announced in Bensonhurst on Monday. … Full Article
 

Summer Stroll on 3rd set to move north

Fresh from the success of its first two Summer Stroll on 3rd events in July, which drew hundreds of thousands of people to Bay Ridge, the Merchants of Third Avenue business group is looking north this week. … Full Article
 

Poly Prep student helps kids in Guyana

Blossom Parris, a student at Poly Prep Country Day School, is receiving international recognition for her efforts to help children in the South American country of Guyana to develop a love of reading. … Full Article
 

Donovan votes against bill Dems call ‘Donald Trump Act’

A bill that would cut federal funding to cities that don’t crack down on undocumented immigrants committing crimes was approved by the House of Representatives by a wide margin, 241-179, but it passed without the support of freshman U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who voted against the measure. … Full Article
 

Belt Parkway drives pothole lawsuits, Stringer says

What are the most pothole-plagued highways in Brooklyn? Judging from the number of lawsuits filed against the city by drivers whose cars have been damaged by potholes, the answer would have to the Belt Parkway. … Full Article
 

68th Precinct council hosts barbecue for Night Out Against Crime

Cops from the 68th Precinct and the members of the 68th Precinct Community Council are teaming up to host a major crime fighting event on Aug. 4, but there won’t be guns, handcuffs or arrests involved. It’s going to be a barbecue in Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Gentile demands MTA fix ‘drastic dysfunction’ on R train

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is rolling in dough, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said the agency has a surplus of $1 billion. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge movie wins Manhattan Film Festival award

Hey Bay Ridge, you’re a star! A movie filmed on a street in the Southwest Brooklyn community has won an award at a major film festival. “A Box Came to Brooklyn” was named Best Comedic Short at the 2015 Manhattan Film Festival, making writer-director Jason Cusato very happy. … Full Article
 

Registration opens for Hoban Run

A 5-mile race held in memory of a Bay Ridge police officer slain in the line of duty has become one of the most popular traditions in the neighborhood. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis named to international board of Greek lawmakers

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who is of Greek and Cuban descent, is getting closer to her Greek roots these days. … Full Article
 

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