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Grimm calls Obama’s immigration overhaul ‘shameless’

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, the lone Republican member of the New York City congressional delegation, lashed out at President Barack Obama over his announcement to use executive action to overhaul the nation’s troubled immigration system. … Full Article
 

Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free kosher turkeys in Flatbush

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article
 

Mixed feelings over Verrazano Bridge anniversary celebrations

Brooklyn residents had their chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at a party held in Bay Ridge Thursday night that featured all of the things one may associate with a birthday party — a cake adorned with candles, f … Full Article
 

Xaverian football falls to Fordham Prep in CHSFL A finals

As Xaverian head coach Mike Jioia watched Fordham Prep's Michael Bronzo return a punt 61 yards for a touchdown, he couldn't help but think back to Xaverian's 12-7 loss to Christ the King earlier in the year and recall a feeling of déjà vu. … Full Article
 

Gentile Tells Council: Don’t criminalize chokeholds by NYPD

A bill introduced in the City Council to criminalize chokeholds by police officers would unfairly handcuff cops and interfere with their ability to do their jobs, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said he plans to vote against the proposed legislation. … Full Article
 

Maimonides tells churches: Let there be light

Dozens of churches in Southern Brooklyn will be getting a helping hand from an unexpected source when they decorate their parishes with trees, lights, wreaths, angels and mangers for the Christmas season this year. … Full Article
 

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions presents ‘Parade’

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions, a Bay Ridge-based performing arts company, is exploring murder and injustice in its next stage production. The company announced that it will present “Parade,” a musical which looks at the famous Leo Frank murder trial of 1913. … Full Article
 

Council clothing bin crackdown bill could soon become law

A bill passed by the City Council to crack down on the proliferation of large, unsightly clothing bins on New York’s sidewalks is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who pushed for the legislation. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge board OKs school construction on 92 Street

Over the fierce objections of local residents, Bay Ridge’s community board voted Monday night to recommend that the city approve a controversial plan by the owners of a private school to construct a four-story building on 92nd Street. … Full Article
 

Has curtailment of stop-and-frisk caused Ditmas Park’s rising crime?

With a rising crime wave sweeping Ditmas Park, many residents have become guarded, and police are out in force. … Full Article
 

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