Cops say drivers delivered more than UPS packages

On Thursday, Aug. 16, according to the NYPD, investigators assigned by Narcotics Borough Brooklyn South received a tip that a package containing several five-gallon buckets of marijuana was being placed into a UPS van parked on Farragut Road, Flatbush. … Full Article

Self-taught artist enjoys golden years

Tony Faiella says he can draw pretty much anything. A self-taught artist, Faiella, 83, once recreated the scene outside his hotel window when he and his wife Jean were staying on the beach in Hawaii in 1987. … Full Article

Bensonhurst gets new senior center

A new senior citizens center is opening in Bensonhurst.

State Sen. Marty Golden made the big announcement. … Full Article

Former Bay Ridge cop sentenced in gun-running scheme

A former community affairs officer for the 68th Precinct has been sentenced to 40 months in a federal prison for his role in a gun-running scheme led by another former cop at the Bay Ridge stationhouse. … Full Article

Sinkhole repairs could take two more months

The repair project at the 92nd Street sinkhole could take two more months before it’s finished, a city official told an emergency meeting of Community Board 10 meeting attended by more than 50 Bay Ridge residents. … Full Article

Grimm grabs funds to save Bay Ridge's anti-terror unit

Rep. Michael Grimm said he has secured federal funding to keep an elite anti-terror unit at Fort Hamilton. But he also said the funding is contingent upon the approval of the U.S. Senate. … Full Article

How green is my Brooklyn

The winners of the 18th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were announced this week by GreenBridge, the community horticulture program of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Borough President Marty Markowitz. … Full Article

Thousands attend 68th Precinct 'National Night Out' against crime

Music was in the air at the Bay Ridge version of “National Night Out,” the anti-crime event aimed at bringing cops and citizens closer together. … Full Article

Couple sought for questioning in merchant murders

Police investigating the murders of two storeowners in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge are seeking a man and a woman for questioning in connection with the slayings, NBC News reported. … Full Article

Joe DeFina: Soldier, officer, politico

If Bay Ridge's Joseph DeFina had to write his resume, he would need more than one page to describe his work history, which includes the military, law enforcement and politics. … Full Article


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