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Greenfield says reforms should make restaurant inspections easier to stomach

The city’s arbitrary system of restaurant health inspections is hard for eatery owners to swallow, but a series of reforms approved by the City Council should make it a lot easier to stomach, Councilman David Greenfield predicted. … Full Article
 

ER doctor tells us how to beat the heat

Drink more water! Stop running and slow down! How many of us have heard our mothers yell those instructions to us during the dog days of our youthful summers when temperatures soared above the 90 degree mark and the blazing sun beat down on us all day. … Full Article
 

State Legislature held the line on taxes, Abbate says

The most important accomplishment of the recently completed legislative session in Albany is something lawmakers didn’t do, Assemblyman Peter Abbate said. The State Legislature didn’t raise taxes, he said. “There were no new taxes added on,” he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article
 

Golden hosts summer concert series

You don’t have to go to the Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden to see a great concert this summer. If you live in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, or Marine Park, all you have to do is go to your local park to see some great bands. … Full Article
 

Mastromarino, at center of ghoulish `body parts’ scandal, dies

When Dr. Michael Mastromarino, the lead defendant in the infamous Brooklyn “body parts” trial, died on Sunday of bone cancer, some saw poetic justice. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst Greenmarket opens for the season

Councilman Vincent Gentile picked out a few peaches and some fresh blueberries. Assemblyman Peter Abbate purchased vegetables and a jar of honey. … Full Article
 

Hynes opens satellite office in Dyker Heights

Residents who live far from downtown Brooklyn and who don’t want to take a long ride on a train or a bus to seek help from Brooklyn District Attorney Charles in his office at 350 Jay St. … Full Article
 

Grimm said he’s horrified by beheading of priest in Syria

US Rep. Michael Grimm said he was shocked and horrified by the recent assassination of a Catholic priest in war-torn Syria and warned that the Obama Administration had better be careful of which elements of the rebel forces it aids. … Full Article
 

Golden predicts return of B37 bus line

Riders who have been lamenting the demise of the B37 bus ever since the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) eliminated the Third Avenue line three years ago can take heart. The bus will be hitting the comeback trail, state Sen. Marty Golden predicted. … Full Article
 

Riders Alliance seeks allies in fight for better R train service

The event was billed as an “informational happy hour,” but no one there was really happy. You put a group of R train riders together and you get very few smiles. … Full Article
 

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