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Grimm combat: Bay Ridge rep at war with Boehner over Sandy relief

Almost two weeks have passed since House Speaker John Boehner shockingly refused to let that very unpopular body vote to approve a desperately needed $61 billion Hurricane Sandy aid fund. The very same measure had passed the Senate with wholehearted support from most Republican senators and almos … Full Article

Does Hinsch’s closure mean fast food takeover on 5th Avenue?

Hinsch’s rose from the dead once. But the famous Bay Ridge ice cream parlor is not going to get a second life, after all.  … Full Article

Grimm facing uphill battle getting Sandy relief bill passed

With the House of Representatives set to vote on a $51 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package on Jan. 15, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) said he’s spending nearly every waking moment trying to persuade his colleagues to vote for the bill. … Full Article

Remember long gas lines? So do we, say lawmakers

Those long lines at the gas stations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy should not be repeated when the next emergency rolls around, two Bay Ridge lawmakers said.  … Full Article

Bay Ridge crooner sings tribute to Brooklyn-born Danny Kaye

Comic actor Danny Kaye, who starred in movies like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “White Christmas,” would have turned 100 years old on Jan. 18.  … Full Article

Justice Schack: 'I'd rather handle killers than divorcing couples'

“People say I should write a book on what I’ve seen,” New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack said.  He has seen plenty. … Full Article

Assembly’s electoral reforms will strengthen NY voting process

In a democracy like ours, every person’s voice and vote counts. As a state Assembly member, it’s my duty to ensure that as many citizens as possible have the opportunity to be part of the electoral process, and that voters know where political messages – and the money behind them – come from. … Full Article

They're not 'retarded'! Councilman pushes use of 'developmentally disabled' monicker

City Councilman David G. Greenfield on Wednesday called on New York City to end its use of the term “mentally retarded” in all official documents. State and federal governments have already dropped the term, but the city's Departments of Education and Health still use it. … Full Article

Love blossoms on 3rd Avenue with help from a fortune cookie

It’s not everyday you get a fortune cookie that contains a marriage proposal. But that’s exactly what happened to Danielle Jabour, a real estate saleswoman from Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Councilman Gentile says slower subway trains will save lives

Most subway riders would like the train to arrive faster so that they can get to their destination quicker. But Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) is taking the opposite approach. … Full Article


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