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Young runners participate in ‘Race for the Cure’

Hundreds of girls and boys from ages 4 to 16 competed in the annual Dyker Heights Athletic Association (DHAA)/ St. Bernadette Knights’ “Race for the Cure” mini marathon on June 6. … Full Article
 

Pols approve DMV refunds for military veterans

Veterans who wish to have their military service status reflected on their driver’s licenses no longer have to pay a fee for the designation, thanks to a rules change. But what about veterans who paid the fee before the change went into effect? … Full Article
 

Aidala is 100th President of Brooklyn Bar Association

Arthur Aidala Esq., the new president of the Brooklyn Bar Association, came into office on June 1 with exciting plans for the 2,000-member organization. Among the events he is planning is trip to Cuba for lawyers in 2016. Aidala has also arranged for U.S. … Full Article
 

Visitation dads have dandy dinner to help daughters’ school

Visitation Academy is a prestigious Catholic school for girls in Bay Ridge, but on Wednesday nght, it was the men associated with the place who grabbed the spotlight. … Full Article
 

Denyse Wharf cleanup crew gets close up view of harbor seal

Members of the Harbor Seals Swim Team got a chance to meet their namesake when a real life harbor seal swam up to the edge of Denyse Wharf while the swimmers were cleaning the Bay Ridge pier. … Full Article
 

Property tax relief bill wins senate approval

Senior citizens who qualify would be eligible for a break on their property taxes if a bill recently passed by the New York State Senate eventually becomes law. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s 5 Ave. Spring Festival offers food, fun, frivolity

The weather forecasters predicted a deluge for Sunday afternoon, but the rain held off until the end of the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge, a delay that allowed hundreds of thousands of people the chance to enjoy the food, rides, games, music and other sights and sounds. … Full Article
 

Make Access-A-Ride renewal process easier, pols say

Frail elderly New Yorkers who rely on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Access-A-Ride program to get to doctor’s appointments should not have to jump through hoops to remain eligible for the service, according to two lawmakers fighting to change the system. … Full Article
 

Maria ‘The Ice Cream Girl’ pens children’s book

Maria Campanella has made a living selling ice cream from her truck for more than 25 years but these days she is also offering a bit of wisdom along with scoops of vanilla and chocolate. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Greenmarket turns parking lot into town square

The Bay Ridge Greenmarket, which had its official grand opening on Saturday, is more than just a place to buy fresh potatoes, carrots and strawberries from the farmers who grow them, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. It’s also a new type of town square, he said. … Full Article
 

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