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Hero cops lauded for saving elderly assault victim

Police Officer Michael Pascale doesn’t consider himself a hero, but the 70-year-old Bay Ridge woman whose life he saved on Saturday night would probably disagree with him. … Full Article
 

Colonial Club welcomes guest speaker Paul Cassone of the Guild for Exceptional Children

The Colonial Club opened its meeting on Thursday with club Secretary Jim Clark announcing that member Peter Killen had no announcements to make. … Full Article
 

DOT to install enhanced sidewalks at Bensonhurst corners

Three busy Bensonhurst intersections will be getting safety features, including enhanced crosswalks, thanks to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), which will be installing the new measures in the community over the next few months. … Full Article
 

Opponents fight city on 5-cent plastic bag fee

In the wake of a state Senate vote to try to stop New York City from implementing a new law to force shoppers to pay a five-cent fee for a plastic bag in a supermarket, the Brooklyn Young Republicans and City Council hopeful Bob Capano held a press conference outside a Foodtown supermarket  … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge leaders attend Trump’s inauguration

The large crowd on hand at the U.S. Capitol to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump included many prominent Republicans from Bay Ridge who traveled to Washington to see history in the making. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge plays big role in Women’s March on Washington

The historic Women’s March on Washington, which drew an estimated 500,000 people to the nation’s Capitol to protest President Donald Trump and spawned similarly large demonstrations in cities all over the world on Saturday, had a touch of Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Pols demand shuttle buses when subway station closes

The least the MTA could do for straphangers who will lose access to the R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue station when it closes for a repair project is provide shuttle bus service, three local lawmakers said. … Full Article
 

Democrats put pressure on Donovan over Obamacare

In a last-ditch effort to try to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Democrats in Bay Ridge are mounting an initiative designed to put public pressure on Republican U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Justin Brannan raises $57,000 for council run

Democratic city council hopeful Justin Brannan has raised more than $57,000 from hundreds of local donors for his campaign and said he is poised to qualify for the city's matching funds program. … Full Article
 

Vito Fossella stars in pro-Trump cable show

President-elect Donald Trump is getting help bolstering his image from a former member of Congress who left office nine years ago under a cloud of scandal. … Full Article
 

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