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88-year-old Bay Ridge woman recalls deciphering WWII Japanese code

Ruth Soranno wanted to enlist in the U.S. Navy after Pearl Harbor.

“But the Navy wouldn’t take you until you were 20, so I had to wait a little while,” she said. … Full Article

Travel agency owner helps keep Bay Ridge parks clean

June Marcus grew up in Bensonhurst, but, as a teenager, she would often ride her bicycle along the Shore Road Promenade from Bay Parkway to the 69th Street Pier. The stunning views of the Lower Manhattan skyline took her breath away. … Full Article

Fresh plea for info on murder of Bay Ridge merchant

“We know somebody saw something,” state Sen. Marty Golden said outside Valentino Fashion at 7718 5th Ave. … Full Article

Fresh push to bring ferry to Bay Ridge and Coney Island

A bipartisan group of elected officials is floating the idea of expanding the city’s East River commuter ferry service to Bay Ridge and Coney Island. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton’s new commander served in Iraq

The Fort Hamilton Army Base, the city’s only active military post, has a new commanding officer.

A “Change of Command” ceremony was held at the fort Wednesday morning to officially install Col. Eluyn Ginés as the new leader of the historic base. … Full Article

Take a 'Summer Stroll on 3rd’ tonight in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge shopkeepers hoping to drum up business in the sleepy summertime will stage a second “Summer Stroll on 3rd" this Friday night. … Full Article

65th Street Railyard reopens, adding train link to mainland

Very little freight is shipped by rail to New York City because there is no direct rail connection across the Hudson River to mainland America. … Full Article

MTA revives weekend express buses to Bay Ridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will restore weekend service on the X27 express bus that links Bay Ridge and Manhattan. … Full Article

From young Italian stowaway to 97-year-old American patriot

Salvatore De Angelis is a deeply patriotic American. His love for this country was evident even before he arrived here as an immigrant in 1947. He risked his life to get here. … Full Article

Abbate teams up with P.S. 105 to help troops

Assemblyman Peter Abbate teamed up with students from P.S. 105 and members of the Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund to send care packages to troops serving in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. A fire at their military base destroyed many of their personal items, Abbate said.
 … Full Article


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