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Greenfield sets aside $1 million for participatory budgeting

Councilmember David G. Greenfield has set aside $1 million out of the city budget to give residents of his council district the chance to decide how to spend the money. … Full Article
 
 

Irish eyes smiling at Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The skies over Bay Ridge were cloudy but the smiles were sunny as the community played host to the 24th Annual Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday. Luckily, it didn’t rain on the parade! … Full Article
 

Malliotakis says non-voters shouldn’t be hit with fines

In the 2016 presidential election, 55.98 percent of eligible voters in New York City went to the polls, according to the Board of Elections. But an effort to increase those numbers for the next election is running into opposition in Albany. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge ferry dock construction on schedule, NYC Economic Development Corporation says

Construction of a new ferry landing at the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge is right on schedule, according to officials from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), who said the pier will be one of the key stops on the South Brooklyn route of the new Citywide Ferry Servic … Full Article
 

Controversy brews over collapsed ramp at Shore Road Park

The arrival of spring and warmer weather means that folks of all ages will soon be heading to city parks. But for some residents of Bay Ridge, getting to the park is not as easy as it may seem. … Full Article
 

Donovan to vote against Obamacare repeal bill

In a surprise move, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation, planned to buck his party’s leadership in the House of Representatives and vote against the GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. … Full Article
 

Young Democrats launch new club in South Brooklyn

The election of Republican Donald Trump has led to a dramatic rise in political activism by Democrats across the country, as evidenced by the massive Women’s March on Washington the day after his inauguration that drew an estimated crowd of 500,000 of protesters, as well as a demonstration  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Democrats say Trump budget will damage country

The budget unveiled recently by President Donald Trump’s administration, which included deep cuts to programs like Meals on Wheels, is being denounced by Brooklyn Democrats at all levels of government as being draconian and harmful to working men and women. … Full Article
 

Kingsborough offers Aging Mastery Program for seniors

Brooklyn senior citizens are getting an exciting chance to take a specialized course at Kingsborough Community College this spring, thanks to a new program the college will offer to teach adults the best ways to navigate their older years and remain healthy and financially solvent. … Full Article
 

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