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Greenfield offers $1,000 reward to catch synagogue suspects

Shocked and saddened by the robbery and assault of a caretaker in a Midwood synagogue on Sunday, Councilmember David G. Greenfield announced that same day that he is posting a $1,000 reward to anyone who offers information to police leading to the arrest of the violent suspects. … Full Article
 

De Blasio seeks backing for Rikers Island closure plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close Rikers Island has now become a part of his bid to win a second term in office. In an email letter to supporters, de Blasio bluntly issued a request to his backers to stand behind his proposal to shut the jail complex. … Full Article
 

With Donovan absent, Brooklyn constituents plan town hall

Deep concerns over the policies of President Donald Trump, coupled with a belief that their local representative isn’t standing up to him, are the impetus behind a constituent town hall that Brooklyn political activists are planning to hold in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Lawmakers, even candidates, fight for school funding

With state lawmakers in Albany deadlocked over a final budget for the coming fiscal year, locals, including Bay Ridge City Council candidate Justin Brannan, are urging lawmakers to meet funding levels for NYC public schools required under the 2006 Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, … Full Article
 

Adelphi Academy show flashes back to 1980s

The clock was turned back 30 years at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn as members of the school’s Adelphian Masquers Drama Society and Theater Arts Program performed “Back to the 80’s … The Totally Awesome Musical!” Presented in association with the Adelphian Players Community Theater Organization thr … Full Article
 

Fontbonne student selected for Storefront Art Walk

A talented young artist from Fontbonne Hall Academy is getting the chance to bring her work to a larger audience thanks to a new partnership between her school and the organizers of an outdoor art exhibition on Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis vows IDNYC legal battle not over

Calling Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort to destroy personal records of New Yorkers applying for IDNYC identification cards an “irresponsible” action, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis vowed to fight on, despite losing a lawsuit she filed against New York City. … Full Article
 

Donovan goes after counterfeit painkiller pushers

With the opioid addiction rate continuing to climb nationwide, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is reviving legislation aimed at stopping drug dealers from using pill presses to manufacture counterfeit painkillers. … Full Article
 

No end in sight for collapsed ramp at Shore Road Park

A few weeks ago, the Brooklyn Eagle reported on the Shore Road Park ramp closure at 97th Street in Bay Ridge, which has been closed for  … Full Article
 

Donovan invites students to enter congressional art contest

Calling all young artists! Here’s your chance to have your work displayed in the U.S. Capitol. U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan said he is accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a contest that is open to high school students around the country. … Full Article
 

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