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Bay Ridge pols try ‘Hail Mary’ pass to stop Verrazano Bridge toll hike

As the Metropolitan Transit Authority prepared on Wednesday to vote to bridge tolls, three Republican lawmakers from Bay Ridge mounted an 11th hour bid to stop the hikes.  … Full Article
 

Cooks leave kitchen long enough to accept award from community board

A pair of charitable cooks who fed tens of thousands of people in neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Sandy stepped out of their kitchen to accept thanks and praise from Community Board 10 Monday night. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge leaders look at mental health-gun connection in wake of Sandy Hook

The topic of conversation at the monthly meeting of Community Board 10 Monday night was probably echoed in town halls, around kitchen tables, and in offices all across the country as the nation tries to come to grips with the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. … Full Article
 

Golden makes sure senior citizens ride in style with new van

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) arrived at the Bay Ridge Center, a senior citizen facility, just before the start of lunch on Dec. 17. Even though they were hungry, the seniors didn’t mind Golden delaying the start of their meal. … Full Article
 

Nativity comes to life at Bensonhurst church

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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