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Chisholm tribute airs clash over abortion rights in poor communities

Forty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to run as a major-party presidential candidate, her supporters gathered Tuesday at the Brooklyn College Library to celebrate her life. … Full Article
 

Tourists love Brooklyn's Christmas lights tour

Tony Muia was born and raised in Brooklyn and always loved the Christmas lights of Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood where proud locals cover their homes in twinkling bulbs and fill their front yards with life-size Santas and Nativity scenes. … Full Article
 

13th Ave renamed for Raoul Wallenberg, Swede who saved 100,000 Jews

Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough Park) will hold a ceremony to unveil a new street sign dedicating a stretch of 13th Avenue in memory of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat whose efforts saved more than 100,000 Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis in Hungary during World War II. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst is not the Florida Everglades: Couple indicted for keeping alligator, drugs, guns

Brooklyn isn’t the Florida Everglades, but a Bensonhurst couple is in trouble with the law for allegedly keeping an alligator in their house. … Full Article
 

Grimm slams cheapskate Obama over puny Sandy aid request

It’s too little. That’s what U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) is saying after learning that President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $50 billion in relief aid for New York and other states desvatated by Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article
 

O Christmas Tree! The definitive roundup of holiday events in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst

The holiday spirit is alive and well in Bay Ridge and neighboring communities as churches, elected officials, and civic leaders host Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, toy drives, and parties to spread the cheerful tidings. … Full Article
 
 

Brooklyn Industries arrives in trendy Ditmas Park

On what is being called “a trendy Ditmas Park strip,” Cortelyou Road will get its first major retail outlet when Brooklyn Industries opens a store there this week.
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Bay Ridge business leaders collect toys for kids

The holiday shopping season got off to a festive start for the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District as members got together for a party on Dec. 3.  … Full Article
 

Principal of Jewish HS found guilty of molesting 3 brothers

The former principal of a private school in Bensonhurst has been convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing three young brothers, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Dec. 3. … Full Article
 

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