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Catsimatidis says ‘City Council is about to put handcuffs on our police!’

Urging the City Council not to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the controversial bill to install an inspector general to oversee the Police Department, Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis charged on Tuesday that the move would “handcuff” the agency and make fighting cr … Full Article
 

Golden, Malliotakis promote heart health

Residents of southern Brooklyn will be able to undergo testing to see if they are in danger of suffering heart attacks or strokes, thanks to two lawmakers who are teaming up to sponsor free health screenings in the district office they share. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge enjoys a Summer Stroll on 3rd Avenue - no cars!

Karen Fischer and her fiancee, Peter Cipriano, were walking in the middle of the street on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge Friday evening, but they didn’t have to worry about getting hit by a car. That’s because there were no cars! … Full Article
 

Gentile backs de Blasio for mayor

Citing Bill de Blasio’s fight to save Long Island College Hospital, Councilman Vincent Gentile announced on Monday that he is endorsing the public advocate for mayor. … Full Article
 

Catholic Charities helps kids get ready for school

Children whose parents can’t afford backpacks and notebooks because of tough economic times will still be able to walk into their classes on the first day of school next month with the supplies they need, thanks to Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens which is co-sponsoring a drive to  … Full Article
 

Court hears new case arising from Poly Prep sex scandal

An elite Brooklyn school is in court again on an issue related to a well-publicized sex scandal case that was settled.  … Full Article
 

Gentile helps residents move electrical wires off their sidewalk

A potentially dangerous situation that had been festering for months on a Bensonhurst street was finally resolved, thanks to, of all things, a block party. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst food pantry buying backpacks for school kids

When school starts next month, hundreds of Brooklyn children will be ready for the first day of classes with backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and other supplies, thanks to a charitable organization based in Bensonhurst. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s young politicos travel deep into the heart of Texas

Brooklyn was well represented at a four-day national convention of young Democratic Party activists that took place deep in the heart of Texas, according to one participant, who said he came back energized by the experience. … Full Article
 

Greenfield urges residents to take back 18th Avenue Park

Councilman David Greenfield is looking for local residents to join a new group he is forming to take care of a local park that has become a focal point of complaints from neighbors. … Full Article
 

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