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Bensonhurst fans welcome NY Knick legends

Talk about a bank shot! Brooklyn may Nets territory but a couple of legends from that “other” professional basketball team in town created a great deal of excitement when they stopped by a Bensonhurst bank to sign autographs for fans. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Democrats throw party for State of the Union

The invitation reads, “Fish, chips, malt vinegar, beer, and democracy. What more do you want?”  What more, indeed. … Full Article
 

Community board chairman calls on members to report sex trafficking

Seeking to bring a shocking crime out of the shadows and into the spotlight, a Brooklyn community board chairman called on her members to report sex trafficking to police if they see evidence that it is taking place. … Full Article
 

The Race Is On! How about Cardinal Dolan for Pope?

The College of Cardinals hasn’t even met yet to select the next pope, but one prominent Catholic New Yorker is lobbying for Timothy Cardinal Dolan to get the top job. … Full Article
 

Nemo no big deal in southern Brooklyn, officials say

The Department of Sanitation did a good job of quickly plowing the streets of Bay Ridge and many other neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn after the snowstorm named Nemo that hit the Northeast on Friday night, according to local officials and civic leaders.  … Full Article
 

GOP pushes to allow middle income seniors to qualify for Medicaid

A little-known provision in state law that allows middle income senior citizens to qualify for Medicaid is in danger of being watered down to the point where it won’t help people in need, according to two Bay Ridge Republican lawmakers. … Full Article
 

PRO BONO BARRISTER: Sen. Schumer makes history, visits Bay Ridge, makes more history

Sen. Chuck Schumer starred at President Barack Obama's Inaugural where he deftly performed as master of ceremonies and a few days later stopped off at the Bay Ridge Manor for the Bay Ridge Community Council's Presidents Luncheon. … Full Article
 

IT'S ACADEMIC: Brooklyn College lecture calls for boycott of Israel

An event at Brooklyn College calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel went off calmly Thursday with the panelists speaking to a largely supportive crowd. … Full Article
 

Councilwoman leads voter registration drive at Bay Ridge co-op

Residents of 260 65th St., one of the two high-rise co-ops that comprise the Towers of Bay Ridge, have long enjoyed a privilege afforded to very few in New York City. On election days, the residents have taken the elevators from their apartments down to the lobby to vote. … Full Article
 

Catholic schoolgirls bake cookies for wounded soldier

Enterprising students at Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge raised more than $3,000 for a wounded soldier by holding a bake sale at their school last year. They’re working at their ovens again this year.  … Full Article
 

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