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Carroll hopes to join cousin as Bay Ridge elected official

The Carrolls may have two elected officials in the family by year’s end. Political leader Kevin Peter Carroll, the cousin of Assemblymember Robert Carroll (D-Park Slope), announced on Wednesday that he is running for the City Council seat in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Legislature vote doesn’t end debate over plastic bag fee

The state Legislature has voted, but the debate is still raging in Brooklyn over a controversial city law that would force retail stores to charge five cents for each plastic bag a shopper uses. … Full Article
 

McCabe throws his hat into ring for council seat

Liam McCabe, a Bay Ridge civic activist who founded an organization to help the homeless, is the latest person to throw his hat into the ring for the local City Council seat. … Full Article
 
 

Target to open Bensonhurst store this fall

Target, which recently launched a new store in Downtown Brooklyn, has announced plans to open a brand new shop in the borough. Construction is currently underway in preparation for a new Target to open at 6401 18th Ave. in Bensonhurst. … Full Article
 

Adelphi lets kids wear pajamas to school for Spirit Day

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s popular Spirit Day program, in which students and teachers are allowed to come to school once a month dressed as Disney characters and superheroes, or in ugly sweaters and pajamas, is continuing this year. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis named director of women legislators group

A nationwide organization that works to provide more opportunities for female lawmakers is getting some Brooklyn-style input. Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has been named by the National Foundation for Women Legislators to serve as its New York state director. … Full Article
 

Quaglione announces City Council run

In a move that sets up a potentially exciting three-candidate Republican primary, John Quaglione announced on Thursday that he will run for the City Council seat in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Donovan reappointed chairman of anti-terror subcommittee

In a move that signaled his strong standing with the House Republican leadership, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has been reappointed to serve as chairman of a key subcommittee dealing anti-terror policies. … Full Article
 

Visitation Academy to hold Open House

Unlike public schools, which always have a steady flow of new students entering the system, private and parochial schools must constantly work to entice parents to enroll their children in their educational institutions. On Feb. … Full Article
 

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