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Gentile secures funds to renovate home for disabled Brooklyn residents

A group home for developmentally disabled adults in Bay Ridge will undergo major renovations to make the living space more comfortable for the residents as they grow older, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article
 

Housing preservation group touts progress in Bay Ridge

Slowly but surely, the city is making progress in its fight against developers who illegally convert small homes into multi-unit dwellings in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, according to a Brooklyn housing preservation group whose leaders issued a newsletter touting recent successes. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney grad wins congressional art contest

Carrie Guan recently graduated from Bishop Kearney High School but before she left high school to move on to college, she made a detour to Washington D.C., where she won recognition for her artistic talents. … Full Article
 

Legendary singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin brunches in Brooklyn

Country superstar and TV news commentator Larry Gatlin stopped by the renowned Cebu Bar & Bistro on Sunday.  In town for a television appearance, Gatlin found time to enjoy Cebu’s signature brunch with an old friend at the Bay Ridge hotspot. … Full Article
 

DOT to repave Borough Park streets

Motorists who drive on pothole-plagued streets in three Brooklyn neighborhoods — Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Midwood — will soon be driving on much smoother roadways thanks to a Department of Transportation (DOT) project taking place this summer. … Full Article
 

Xaverian names alumnus as varsity basketball coach

Xaverian High School’s new boys’ varsity basketball coach won’t have to spend time familiarizing himself with the school. Tom Burns is a Xaverian graduate and has spent more than three decades there as a teacher, guidance counselor and dean. … Full Article
 

Del Rio Diner closing after 40 years

An iconic Southwest Brooklyn restaurant that has been a popular dining spot for 40 years is preparing to serve its last meal. … Full Article
 

Contestants preparing for Senior Idol auditions on Sept. 12

If you’re older than 50 and think you have singing talent, here’s your chance to prove yourself. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Summer Stroll off to fast start

The Merchants of Third Avenue invited people to come and take a summer stroll on the avenue on a hot summer night, and thousands of folks took them up on the offer. … Full Article
 

Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church: A house of prayer for all nations

The story of the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bay Ridge is a truly inspiring one. It tells of how a small church was able to endure seemingly insurmountable odds and emerge even stronger from the experience. … Full Article
 

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