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Brooklyn pols express shock at Trump Holocaust statement

A decision by President Donald Trump to omit references to the suffering of Jews at the hands of Nazis in his official statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day is still having ramifications in Brooklyn as two of the borough’s lawmakers expressed shock and outrage over the o … Full Article
 

P.S. 102 celebrates Chinese New Year

P.S. 102 - The Bayview School at 211 72nd Street in Bay Ridge celebrated Chinese New Year last Thursday with a lion dance, a celebration that is intended to bring good luck, good fortune and prosperity to everyone. … Full Article
 

Tong enters crowded field in Bay Ridge council race

The race to succeed Councilmember Vincent Gentile is becoming more crowded by the day. In the latest development, Nancy Tong, the Democratic district leader in the 47th Assembly District (AD), threw her hat into the ring. … Full Article
 

St. Anselm Academy gears up for Catholic Schools Week

Cops, firefighters, military veterans and senior citizens will all be the guests of honor at various ceremonies and events at Saint Anselm Catholic Academy as the Bay Ridge institution celebrates Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29-Feb. 4). … Full Article
 

Golden seeks cap on child care caseloads

In the wake of a spate of tragic deaths of children in New York City, including the recent death of a five-year boy in Queens under mysterious circumstances, the state Senate has passed legislation aimed at keeping abused kids from falling though the cracks. … Full Article
 

Riders Alliance starts petition drive to lower MetroCard prices

In response to a decision Wednesday by the MTA to keep bus and subway fares at $2.75 and raise the cost of weekly and monthly MetroCards, the Riders Alliance is stepping up its fight to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to give low-income New Yorkers a break on the fares. … Full Article
 

Hero cops lauded for saving elderly assault victim

Police Officer Michael Pascale doesn’t consider himself a hero, but the 70-year-old Bay Ridge woman whose life he saved on Saturday night would probably disagree with him. … Full Article
 

Colonial Club welcomes guest speaker Paul Cassone of the Guild for Exceptional Children

The Colonial Club opened its meeting on Thursday with club Secretary Jim Clark announcing that member Peter Killen had no announcements to make. … Full Article
 

DOT to install enhanced sidewalks at Bensonhurst corners

Three busy Bensonhurst intersections will be getting safety features, including enhanced crosswalks, thanks to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), which will be installing the new measures in the community over the next few months. … Full Article
 

Opponents fight city on 5-cent plastic bag fee

In the wake of a state Senate vote to try to stop New York City from implementing a new law to force shoppers to pay a five-cent fee for a plastic bag in a supermarket, the Brooklyn Young Republicans and City Council hopeful Bob Capano held a press conference outside a Foodtown supermarket  … Full Article
 

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