Catsimatidis donates $5,000 to Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis showed his support for the Kings County Memorial Day Parade by showing up at a parade committee fundraiser in Bay Ridge on April 28 and pulling a $5,000 check out of his pocket. … Full Article

City tells drivers: Go slow on Ridge Boulevard!

Motorists driving on Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge are going to have to slow down, now that the city has declared an eight-block stretch of the roadway a “Neighborhood Slow Zone.” The speed limit during arrival and dismissal times at schools in the zone is now 20 miles per hour. … Full Article

Art students learn how to create ‘Flower Power’

“Flower Power,” a 1960s expression popularized by hippies and all but forgotten over the years, is making a comeback, at least in the Brooklyn art world. … Full Article

Golden says water rate hike is all wet

 A plan to hike water usage rates in New York City by 5.6 percent is all wet, according to state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater Presents ‘9 to 5: The Musical’

Narrows Community Theater, Inc., a Bay Ridge-based theater company famous for presenting revivals of Broadway musicals, is venturing into the world of office politics with its next production. … Full Article

Community Board 10 chairman Joanne Seminara gets set to step down

The mayor isn’t the only person in New York City who is term-limited. Community Board 10 Chairman Joanne Seminara has served for three terms and is prohibited by the board’s bylaws from running for a fourth term. … Full Article

Recchia raises more than $400,000 in first 5 weeks

Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr., a Democrat who is hoping to unseat incumbent US Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C-Brooklyn-Staten Island) in the 2014 election, said his campaign fundraising has gotten off to a fast and furious start. … Full Article

Bay Ridge residents say drug dealers are invading their streets

Bay Ridge residents are demanding action to combat drug dealers who they said are invading the area around an important commercial zone making neighbors and storeowners fearful and angry. … Full Article

Nadler: Country’s future depends of immigration reform

The immigration reform package presented by a bipartisan group of eight senators contains a lot of good ideas but doesn’t go far enough, according to US Rep. Jerrold Nadler. … Full Article


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