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Man gets 25 years for murdering landlord with sword

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for nearly decapitating his landlord with a samurai sword before trying to flee the country. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association installs Margaret Stanton as president

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association continued a long tradition when it held its annual Passing of the Gavel ceremony, where it invites back many of its past presidents for the installation of its newest president, at The Pearl Room in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night. … Full Article
 

Quaglione’s community activism got early start

John Quaglione took his first steps on the path to becoming a civic do-gooder when he was young. … Full Article
 

Advocates say council bill will save hard hats’ lives

A construction site safety bill passed by the City Council on Wednesday will go a long way toward saving the lives of hard hats, according to a workers’ advocacy group that pushed for a vote on the legislation. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis, de Blasio take opposing sides in Trump-NFL war

The controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem before games in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism of them has filtered down to New York City politics.  … Full Article
 

Wylde named Bay Ridge Pioneer of Third Avenue

Kathryn Wylde, the president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City who has spent more than three decades helping business owners realize their potential, has been named a Pioneer of Third Avenue by the Merchants of Third Avenue, leaders of the organization announced this week. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge corner co-named for historic church

On Saturday, elected officials and members of the community attended a street naming ceremony in Bay Ridge.  “Our Lady of Angels Way” will now be posted on the corner of 73rd Street and 4th Avenue. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Avenue subway station set to reopen

Bay Ridge residents will soon be getting one of their most vital transportation links back. The R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue subway station, which has been closed for renovations since April 29, is set to reopen on Oct. 13, according to local officials. … Full Article
 

Court system getting Justice Dept. grant to combat drugs

Efforts by courts in New York state to prevent recidivism by convicted drug offenders will soon be getting a financial boost from the federal government, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who said the U.S. … Full Article
 

St. Nicholas Home in Bay Ridge Holds 35th annual Garden Party

On Friday, the St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for seniors in Bay Ridge, hosted a well-attended gala to help raise funds for the home located at 435 Ovington Ave. … Full Article
 

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