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Recchia goes for the jugular

The gloves are off and the race between U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and challenger Domenic Recchia has turned into a knock-down, drag-out fight. Recchia, a Democrat, has decided to get tough by releasing a new campaign ad that focuses on Republican Grimm’s legal troubles. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge teen working toward Eagle Scout rank

A Boy Scout who earns the rank of Eagle Scout gets to keep the coveted title for the rest of his life. It isn’t easy to get there, however. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge goes gold for kids with cancer

More than a dozen volunteers decorated a tree outside Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s Fifth Avenue office with yards and yards of gold yarn in an effort to draw attention to the plight of children with cancer. … Full Article
 

Pets get blessing at New Utrecht Reformed Church

The dogs were at their best behavior as they wandered around the front lawn of the New Utrecht Reformed Church on Saturday afternoon, almost as if they knew they were on church grounds. Not one dog barked. … Full Article
 

Community board chairman: Southwest Brooklyn needs more health services

The closure of Victory Memorial Hospital took place six years ago, but it’s still having a negative effect on the delivery of health care services in southwest Brooklyn, the chairman of Community Board 11 said. … Full Article
 

Arab-American civil rights activist attacked

A leading Arab-American civil rights activist who has spoken out many times to condemn hate crimes against Arabs became the victim of a hate crime herself in Bay Ridge on Wednesday, authorities said. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton looks to recapture football glory days

Sharif Legree grew up on the sidelines of Fort Hamilton and watched its glory days when his brother, Jeffrey Legree, helped the school win back-to-back city championships.  … Full Article
 

Poly Prep looks to complete another undefeated season

A loss in the final game of the season kept Poly Prep’s football team from a coveted undefeated season, but with so much talent returning this year, including its patented huge offensive line, a perfect season could be within the Blue Devils’ reach this time around. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s 86th St. attracts nationwide chain stores

It’s no secret! Victoria’s Secret is coming to Bay Ridge! … Full Article
 

Classes begin for thousands of Catholic school kids

The Rev. Msgr. Michael Hardiman, pastor of Saint Patrick Church in Bay Ridge, was at the auditorium door at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy Wednesday morning, ready to greet students coming to school for the first day of classes after their summer vacation. … Full Article
 

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