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New Bay Ridge board of tourism discussed at Colonial Club meeting

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Brooklyn Colonial Club welcomed guest speaker Justin Brannan, a Bay Ridge community leader and former chief of staff to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, to speak about his newest endeavor, the Bay Ridge Board of Tourism.  … Full Article
 

Cops forge compromise in Dyker Christmas parking fight

A potentially messy controversy that erupted over the city’s decision to ban parking along a wide swath of 86th Street to accommodate tour buses bringing in visitors to see the world-famous Christmas lights of Dyker Heights appears to have been nipped in the bud. … Full Article
 

Salaam Club prepares for its 71st Annual Holiday Gala

The Salaam Club of New York is preparing for its 71st Annual Holiday Gala, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the El Caribe Country Club, 5945 Strickland Ave.  … Full Article
 

Golden sponsors free mammograms

Women should not let a lack of money stand in the way of a potentially lifesaving medical test, said state Sen. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn food pantries see boost in city funding

Reaching Out Community Services Inc., a nonprofit social services organization that operates out of a storefront on New Utrecht Avenue in Bensonhurst, will be able to assist more hungry families now that the City Council has announced a $30,000 allocation to the group. … Full Article
 

Adams, Gentile promote vanity plates to fund cancer research

A new state law signed this week by Gov. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man serving Navy in historic Pearl Harbor

As the nation pauses to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, which took place 75 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the anniversary has special meaning for a Brooklyn native who is serving in the U.S. Navy in the very location that drew the U.S. … Full Article
 

Students collect 9,215 food items for City Harvest

The generosity of Edward R. Murrow High School students knows no bounds. The school’s students recently hit a new milestone for their annual food drive, collecting and then donating an astonishing 9,215 food items to City Harvest, an organization that helps to feed the needy. … Full Article
 

Shut-down St. John's Episcopal Church in Bay Ridge might be preserved

Brooklyn's historic “Church of the Generals” might be saved from demolition. That's the word from the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which is selling vacant St. John's Church in the Fort Hamilton section of Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s doyenne turns 95

Jane Kelly is 95 years young! Blessed with the energy of people decades younger than her, Kelly continues to maintain a hectic schedule of meetings and activities surrounding the various civic organizations she is involved with in her beloved neighborhood of Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

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