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Golden drafting bill to help executors access emails of deceased

A person who has died left behind a will designating a relative as the executor of his estate. But the deceased also did his banking and paid his bills online and never gave anyone his passwords. As a result, the executor of the will has no access to the business emails of the deceased and cannot fully perform his or her duties in the disposition of the will.

State Sen. Marty Golden said with more and more people conducting all of their business affairs online, the situation described above is becoming increasingly common.


Malliotakis wins support from law enforcement unions

Cops are in Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis’ corner. The lawmaker was endorsed on Tuesday by the leaders of nearly all of the law enforcement unions in New York City.

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), Sergeants Benevolent Association, Captains Endowment Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Detectives Endowment Association, Port Authority Police PBA, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police PBA, New York State Troopers and the Police Conference of New York have all endorsed Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island).


Grimm’s trial postponed until Feb. 2

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm learned on Tuesday that he will not go on trial in federal court in December, as originally scheduled. Judge Pamela K. Chen of the Federal District Court in Brooklyn ordered a postponement of the Republican congress member’s criminal trial until Feb. 2 to give his defense team time to examine evidence gathered by the prosecution, including tape recorded conversations with potential witnesses.


Councilmembers meet with Bratton on anti-Semitic crime surge

"It's shocking that we have not only seen an increase in anti-Semitism but that anti-Semitic crimes make up the largest portion of hate crimes in New York City," said Councilmember David Greenfield. The troubling surge in attacks on Jews was the topic of a meeting Greenfield and two other Brooklyn council members had with New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton last week.


Finally healthy, Xaverian is getting hot leading up to playoffs

In recent weeks it has been a challenge for the Xaverian football team to even field a team. While the team has 32 players when everyone is healthy, only 25 players dressed against Fordham Prep late last month, again decreasing to 15 players two weeks ago against Kennedy Catholic.


Bay Ridge joins national Red Ribbon anti-drug fight

Red ribbons may look festive, but in Bay Ridge, they have a serious purpose. The neighborhood is getting behind the national Red Ribbon Campaign in a big way.


Third Avenue Merchants honor business pioneers on Oct. 27

Excitement is building for the 20th Annual Pioneer of Third Avenue Awards Dinner, in which Bay Ridge salutes forward-thinking business owners and civic leaders.

Sponsored by the Merchants of Third Avenue, the Pioneer dinner will take place on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th St., starting at 6:30 p.m. Food from a variety of different Third Avenue restaurants will be available to taste.

The theme of the event is “Our Newspapers, Our Community.”


Community board nixes educator’s idea to build science lab on Bay Ridge pier

A retired educator’s dream to get a marine science lab built on the Bay Ridge waterfront suffered a major setback on Monday when the local community board refused to add the proposed project to its list of city capital budget priorities.

As a result, the Denyse Wharf marine lab proposal that has long been sought by Thomas Greene could be dead in the water.


Col. Davidson named Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Parade grand marshal

Col. Joseph Davidson, the leader of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, will be providing a different kind of leadership in the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Parade this March. He will be leading the parade as its grand marshal.


Hikind drives early bird muni-meter idea to DOT

The early bird catches the worm, as the old saying goes. But drivers in New York City who get to their destination early often find that they can’t pay the muni-meter for their parking space because the meter doesn’t go into operation until 9 a.m.

Assembly member Dov Hikind said that this minor urban annoyance is about to come to an end.



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