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DOT’s grand safety plan for 4th Avenue comes to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
After months of speculation, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will unveil its plan to revamp a 36-block-long section of Fourth Avenue when officials present a detailed proposal to Bay Ridge residents at a town hall next week. … Full Article
 

Gentile bill makes getting information easier for city’s veterans

Bay Ridge
Each of the city’s agencies would have to have a point person to assist military veterans under a bill approved by the City Council. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis invites animal lovers to pet adoption fair

Bay Ridge
Residents who enjoy the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge this Sunday can bring home more than cotton candy and carnival prizes, thanks to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who is co-sponsoring a pet adoption event at the street fair. … Full Article
 

Grimm says U.S. should do more for Vietnam War veterans

Bay Ridge
US Rep. Michael Grimm, a marine who served in the first Gulf War back in the early 1990s, said the country should be doing more to honor Vietnam War veterans. … Full Article
 

Golden’s playground drug bill passes 1st hurdle

Bay Ridge
A bill introduced by state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) to increase jail time for suspects caught selling drugs in playgrounds passed its first hurdle when the state senate voted to approve the legislation on May 22. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students start ‘Pay it Forward’ service project

Bay Ridge
Combining the lessons of a pope with the message of a Hollywood movie, juniors at Fontbonne Hall Academy have started a unique community service project. … Full Article
 

Kids tell city: Don’t cut funding for libraries!

Bay Ridge
The children who gathered on the steps of City Hall had a simple message for Mayor Michael Bloomberg: leave our libraries alone! … Full Article
 

Nadler’s bill would crack down on airline 'family' fees

Bensonhurst
“The family that prays together, stays together,” the old adage goes. But what about the family wishing to sit together on an airplane during a cross-country flight? … Full Article
 

Memorial Day Parade seeks younger veterans for big march

Bay Ridge
Where are the young guys? The committee organizing the 146th Annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade is asking that question as preparations for the big march are being finalized. … Full Article
 

SNUBBED: Bay Ridge Democrats pick Thompson over Hynes

Bay Ridge
In a surprise move, the Bay Ridge Democrats, a leading progressive political club in Brooklyn, has endorsed Ken Thompson over Charles Hynes in the race for district attorney. … Full Article
 

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