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Construction update: Michelle Williams' Victorian Flatbush house is shaping up nicely

Homeowners in landmarked neighborhoods are stewards of history. In Victorian Flatbush, you can see how seriously they take their responsibilities. Just look at all the historically appropriate renovation that's underway in the neighborhood. … Full Article
 

City to erect steel barrier on Shore Road bike path

Responding to requests from Southwest Brooklyn lawmakers to take steps to prevent possible truck-related terror attacks on the Shore Road Promenade, Police Commissioner James O’Neill told elected officials that vertical steel barriers will be erected at the Bay Ridge Avenue entrance to the popula … Full Article
 

Civil War Roundtable president to speak at Bay Ridge Historical Society

As the nation continues its debate over reforming the country’s immigration system, the battlefield heroics of two 19th century Irish immigrants who became Union generals will be the major topic of discussion when a Civil War expert speaks at a meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society. … Full Article
 

Donovan wants ban on child sex dolls

The sexual harassment accusations leveled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and a slew of prominent men in the worlds of politics and media are causing lawmakers to re-examine many other sex-related acts in the country.  … Full Article
 

Business owner delivers early Christmas gift to foster kids

A Bay Ridge business owner had a special Christmas gift that is sure to make the holiday season brighter for teenagers in a foster care program. And she had help from generous donations made by kind-hearted people. … Full Article
 

Reclaim New York says anti-corruption bills a good start

A pair of bills the City Council passed this week to encourage everyday New Yorkers to get more involved in stamping out public corruption are winning praise from good government groups, but leaders cautioned that additional steps still need to be taken. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue Merchants host annual holiday toy drive

In the giving spirit of the season, Bay Ridge’s Merchants of Third Avenue held its annual holiday celebration and toy drive at Lobo Loco restaurant on Monday night. … Full Article
 

Community Board 10 collects toys for kids of domestic violence victims

Community Board 10 members are making sure that children who have had to flee their homes because of domestic violence will still have a Merry Christmas. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne student receives college basketball scholarship

Fontbonne Hall Academy coach Steven Oliver is beaming with pride these days. Katie Marquardt, one of his star athletes, has received a full athletic scholarship to Long Island’s Molloy College’s NCAA Division 2 basketball program. … Full Article
 

Report: Sisters of Mercy sell Angel Guardian Home

A large piece of property the size of three football fields where the Sisters of Mercy operated an orphanage for more than 80 years has been sold by the Catholic religious order, according to a published report. … Full Article
 

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