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Nativity comes to life at Bensonhurst church

Bensonhurst
While many churches in Brooklyn like to remind residents of what Christians consider the real meaning of Christmas by displaying a Nativity scene outside their houses of worship, one Bensonhurst church takes that theme a step farther. … Full Article
 

High school students don’t let hurricane spoil college plans

Bensonhurst
The rally outside a Bensonhurst high school had students pouring out the doors of the building on the afternoon of Dec. 14. Hundreds of young people gathered outside the school’s entrance for the big moment. There were chants, cheers, and inspirational speeches. … Full Article
 

Many leading bar groups call Brooklyn their home

Dyker Heights
Brooklyn is also known for others legal groups, such as the Brooklyn Columbian Lawyers Association, headed this year by the charismatic Bruno Codispoti, there with his family and other Columbians including Rose Ann C. … Full Article
 

Greenfield says safety measures needed at fatal car crash corner

Bensonhurst
The Bensonhurst intersection where a 62-year-old grandmother was killed in a horrific car crash needs to be made safer by the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT), Councilman David Greenfield said. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst board wants to drive truckers out of parking spots

Bensonhurst
Community Board 11 (Bensonhurst-Bath Beach) has a simple message for truck drivers who park their big rigs on residential streets overnight: Go away! … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge merchants collect Christmas toys for soldiers’ kids

Bay Ridge
The toys were piling up as fast as the pizza slices were disappearing at the Yellow Hook Grille restaurant in Bay Ridge Monday night as the Merchants of Third Avenue business group held a Christmas party-toy drive. … Full Article
 

Hurricane will help to save Fort Hamilton from budget ax, advocate says

Bay Ridge
Something good might come out of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to a civic activist who said the superstorm proved that the Fort Hamilton Army Base is a much needed facility. … Full Article
 

City dedicates 13th Avenue in memory of Holocaust hero

Borough Park
A Swedish diplomat who braved the wrath of the Nazis and saved the lives of thousands of Jews during the dark days of the Holocaust will be remembered forever in Borough Park now that New York City has renamed a 24-block stretch of 13th Avenue in his honor. … Full Article
 

In Poly’s ‘Robin Hood,’ Prince John wants to build a munitions factory

Dyker Heights
Poly Prep’s middle school in Dyker Heights is putting on a play – “Robin Hood” – but the plot may be a little different than you remember from your childhood. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge park turns into Winter Wonderland for a good cause

Bay Ridge
Julianna and Nicholas Bambina were holding the Christmas ornaments they made by hand at a booth in the Christmas Village as they watched children glide across a skating rink set up on the grass in John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge on Dec. 8. … Full Article
 

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