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Hynes to re-enter D.A. race On Republican, Conservative lines?

Bay Ridge
Vanquished Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, who was defeated in the Democratic Primary last month by Ken Thompson and was then urged by Republican and Conservative party leaders to run on their lines in November, has thrown his hat back into the ring, the New York Post reported on  … Full Article
 

Catsimatidis backer Eaton now in Lhota’s corner

Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton, who supported John Catsimatidis in the GOP mayoral primary last month, has announced that he is now backing Joe Lhota for mayor. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn therapist sues employer for fraudulent insurance submissions

Midwood
An occupational therapist filed suit against her former employer after learning that the facility submitted insurance claims in her name for services she did not provide. Though the therapist filed suit under federal employment law and  New York tort law, Brooklyn federal court dismissed a  … Full Article
 

Third Avenue Festival caps off weekend of fun in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
Southwest Brooklyn is rolling out the welcome mat for hundreds of thousands of visitors this weekend. … Full Article
 

Gentile, Quaglione faceoff in first debate

Bay Ridge
Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and his Republican-Conservative challenger John Quaglione went head to head in their long-anticipated first debate on Wednesday, trading verbal jabs over quality of life issues and arguing over who is best suited to bring taxpayer funds back to the dist … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton museum closed by government shutdown

Bay Ridge
One of the casualties of the federal government shutdown is the Harbor Defense Museum on the US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, according to Col. Eluyn Gines, the fort’s commanding officer. … Full Article
 

Grimm fends off attacks from left on government shutdown

Bay Ridge
As the federal government shutdown began on Tuesday, US Rep. Michael Grimm, the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation, was hit with sharp criticism from the left over his vote to keep the government running at the expense of the Affordable Care Act. … Full Article
 

Parents tell DOE, 'Keep charter school out of Seth Low!'

Bensonhurst
A plan hatched by the Department of Education (DOE) to put a Success Academy charter school inside Seth Low Intermediate School in Bensonhurst and have the two schools co-exist in the same building was met with vociferous opposition by parents, teachers and elected officials who spoke at ou … Full Article
 

GEC receives $1.9 million grant from City Council

Bay Ridge
Don’t be fooled by names. Despite its name, the Guild for Exceptional Children, a non-profit Brooklyn agency that assists developmentally disabled people, doesn’t just help children. Many of its clients are elderly and have been with the agency for nearly 50 years. … Full Article
 

Greenfield urges 9/11 survivors to register for funds

Borough Park
Councilman David Greenfield is warning that the deadline to register for the Victim Compensation Fund for 9/11 survivors and first responders is rapidly approaching. … Full Article
 

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