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Four Sifrei Torah Stolen From Flatbush Shul On Simchas Torah

Stolen Torah scrolls mysteriously returned to Midwood synagogue

Four Torah scrolls stolen from a Midwood synagogue Tuesday morning were unexpectedly returned in the early morning hours on Friday. The scrolls were found in four large garbage bags by a person studying at the Shul until 1:30 a.m., according to Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn). … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Community Council Halloween contest creates spooky store windows

Spooky, spectacular scenes can be found on dozens of store windows in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, thanks to talented students from local schools who took part in the Bay Ridge Community Council’s 64th Annual Halloween Art Contest on Oct. 25. … Full Article
 

McCabe Memorial Run to raise funds for veterans

Willie McCabe was a homeless Vietnam War-era veteran who died cold and hungry on railroad tracks in Bay Ridge in 2005, according to his son, Liam McCabe, who said he is determined to prevent other veterans from suffering the same tragic fate. … Full Article
 

‘Doctor’s Row’ residents band together to fight for city services

One of the loveliest and busiest blocks in Bay Ridge is nicknamed “Doctor’s Row.” Famous for its lineup of handsome limestone houses, many of which contain physicians’ offices in the basements, “Doctor’s Row” is located on Bay Ridge Parkway between Fourth and Fifth avenues. … Full Article
 

Arab American Association marks 15th anniversary

A Bay Ridge-based organization founded to assist New York City’s growing Middle Eastern community is making plans to celebrate its 15th anniversary in a big way. … Full Article
 

Lander expands office hours for Bangladeshi community

In a sign of the increasing importance of the Bangladeshi community to the political and cultural fabric of Brooklyn, Councilmember Brad Lander has expanded the services in his Kensington district office to assist immigrants from that part of the world. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Highway Democratic Club endorses Donovan

Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is running for re-election on Nov. 8, picked up support from a Democratic club in the Brooklyn end of his bi-borough congressional district as the race entered its final two weeks. … Full Article
 

DOT gets ‘friendly’ with Midwood residents

In response to complaints from Midwood residents about traffic problems around Friends Field, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has erected signs around the popular recreation spot to increase safety in the area. … Full Article
 

Mario Batali visits The BookMark Shoppe

World-famous culinary star and restauranteur Mario Batali stopped by The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday to meet his fans and sign copies of his new book. “Big American Cookbook” includes 250 of Batali’s favorite recipes from across the USA. … Full Article
 

Thinking ahead, Capano picks 4 campaign chairmen

The race to succeed term-limited Councilmember Vincent Gentile will begin in earnest in early 2017, but one potential candidate isn’t waiting for the starting gun to be fired. … Full Article
 

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