Knights of Columbus celebrate July 4 a few days early

The nation’s 237th birthday isn’t until July 4, but the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic fraternal organization, decided to celebrate five days early. … Full Article

Court order shuts down Brooklyn charity ring

The New York State Attorney General’s Office recently filed suit against, and obtained a temporary restraining order shutting down, a fundraising operation run by Yaakov Weingarten that operated out of a call center at 1493 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Principal dances in school hallway before her retirement

Madeleine Brennan’s last moments as principal of Dyker Heights Intermediate School were filled with dancing and lots of laughter, according to several people who were there for her last day at the school on June 26. … Full Article

Dyker Heights hosts Independence Day Parade on Saturday

Thirteenth Avenue, the main shopping strip of Dyker Heights, will be the setting for a patriotic parade on June 29. The 108th Annual American Independence Day Parade will be held on 13th Avenue starting at noon. … Full Article

Golden says he’ll push for new state law to crack down on day spas

Faced with a growing number of day spas setting up shop in Bay Ridge that are raising eyebrows in the community by offering late-night massages to customers, state Sen. Marty Golden said he’s considering legislation to crack down on the establishments. … Full Article

Malliotakis says her bill takes Albany out of ‘Stone Age’

No more paper trail! Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) said she is pleased with the passage of a bill she co-sponsored to allow proposed legislation to be sent to state lawmakers digitally instead of on printed copies. … Full Article

PS 127 fifth graders leave artistic legacy to their school

The Class of 2013 at PS 127 has certainly left its mark at the school. … Full Article

Vandal writes anti-Semitic message on community board office door

Police are looking for a vandal who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on a Borough Park building that houses the offices of Community Board 12 over the weekend. … Full Article

Dyker Heights Intermediate School principal to retire

 Madeleine Brennan, the longtime principal of Dyker Heights Intermediate School whose tenure began during the Kennedy Administration, has announced her retirement, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned. … Full Article

Past and future collide in NY-centric novel

In “Astor Place Vintage” (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster), a novel by New York-based writer Stephanie Lehmann, the past and the future … Full Article


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