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Mayor signs bill to name streets after local heroes

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law legislation sponsored by Councilmember Vincent Gentile to co-name four street corners in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in memory of prominent local residents who made a mark on politics, business and civic life in the neighborhood. … Full Article

NYU teaches veterans how to start a business

Military veterans are getting valuable tips on how to start their own businesses as part of a unique program offered by New York University (NYU) that is being championed by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and lawmakers like state Assemblymembers Joe Lentol and Nicole Malliotakis. … Full Article

Bay Ridge lawmakers praise Bratton

Police Commissioner William Bratton’s surprising announcement Tuesday that he will retire in September was quickly followed by words of praise from elected officials in Bay Ridge, a community where police-community relations have always been solid. … Full Article

Donovan warns Zika research jeopardized by partisan rancor

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan warned that partisan warfare over federal funding for Zika research is causing a dangerous delay in the development of a vaccine to treat the virus. … Full Article

Brooklyn Muslims blast Trump over Khan remarks

The controversy of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement about the parents of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in the war in Iraq is huge. … Full Article

Parking meter proliferation alarms Bay Ridge residents

Parking meters are sprouting like ugly weeds in Bay Ridge, according to angry residents who charged that the city’s recent installation of muni-meters in their neighborhood is unfair. … Full Article

Gentile distributes $1.2M among 80 groups in his district

If you want to find out what’s on a politician’s mind, follow the money. When Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced how he distributed $1.2 million in discretionary funds from the city budget, his priorities included programs for kids, senior citizens, the arts and sanitation. … Full Article

Brooklyn housing preservation group seeking funds

A Dyker Heights-based housing preservation group that has been at the forefront of the city’s fight against landlords who illegally convert single- and two-family homes into multi-unit apartment houses is hoping for a boost in donations in order to continue its work. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton Garrison changes commanders

On a sunny summer morning at the Engeldrum Bluff at Fort Hamilton Army Base, Col. Joseph D. Davidson, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton commander, relinquished command to Col. Peter Sicoli in a change-of-command ceremony that took place on July 27.  In the same ceremony, Command Sgt. … Full Article

Bay Ridge, Sunset Park ready for National Night Out

National Night Out, an event which started out 32 years ago as a defiant call for law abiding citizens to take their streets back from criminals, has evolved over the ensuing decades into a celebration of the police-community partnership that has helped lower the crime rate in the U.S. … Full Article


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