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Here's a roundup of council races around the borough

As voters get ready to head to the polls on Election Day, City Council candidates in several districts around Brooklyn are busy making a last minute push for votes in hopes of achieving victory. There are a number of intriguing races around the borough. … Full Article
 

Golden salutes military veterans at breakfast event

Brooklyn veterans ranging in age from senior citizens who fought in World War II to young men in their 30’s who served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enjoyed a big breakfast of eggs, French toast, sausages, bacon and fresh fruit at the Bay Ridge Manor Friday morning, and state S … Full Article
 

Mayoral candidates make last-minute push for votes in southern Brooklyn

In the last days of the mayoral contest, both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota hit the campaign trail in southern Brooklyn, greeting voters at subway stations, visiting sports bars, and in Lhota’s case chatting on the phone with a supporter at a storefront campaign headquart … Full Article
 

Library’s Midwood branch to get outdoor plaza

Book lovers who visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s Midwood branch will get to sit in beautiful plaza outside the building, thanks to Councilman David Greenfield, who obtained $250,000 from the city’s budget to fund its construction. … Full Article
 

Retailers critical of council’s ban on cigarette discounts

The ban on cigarettes sales to anyone under the age of 21 isn’t the only anti-smoking measure the City Council approved on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Borough's job outlook tied to hospitals like LICH and Interfaith, Abbate says

There are a lot of reasons to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and Interfaith Medical Center in addition to the important health care these facilities provide to patients, according to lawmakers, who said the two institutions are also economic engines. … Full Article
 

Catholic school kids trade in uniforms for Halloween costumes

What do Freddy Krueger, Dracula, princesses and bumblebees all have in common? They have quite a bit in common if you ask students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn psychiatrist pleads guilty to fraud scheme

Brooklyn psychiatrist Mikhail Presman, 56, pleaded guilty to health care fraud in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. … Full Article
 

New school building pays tribute to Bay Ridge's past

Students at PS/IS 30, an elementary-intermediate school in Bay Ridge, are getting a history lesson every day just by walking into the school building. … Full Article
 

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