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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Brooklyn residents are starting to rev up their preparations for Christmas and Hanukkah. This past weekend, Old Saint Nick and his reindeer showed up on a lawn on 80th Street in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Gilligan family announces establishment of perpetual scholarship at Spirit of Xaverian Gala

Xaverian hosted its annual Spirit of Xaverian Gala on Nov. 18 at the Metropolitan in Manhattan, drawing more than 300 attendees. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Cares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins

If you know someone, a friend or a neighbor perhaps, who will be all alone on Thanksgiving, contact the folks at Bay Ridge Cares. … Full Article
 

Pols say Cuomo veto of free bus transfers is un-fare

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation that would have allowed more than one free transfer for commuters taking multiple Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) buses and trains will hurt hard-working New Yorkers in the pocketbook, lawmakers charged. … Full Article
 

Pols demand city stop dredging at trash plant site

Councilmember Mark Treyger and Assemblymember William Colton, who have been leading a battle against the city over the construction of a waste transfer station on the Bensonhurst waterfront, charged that a dredging project connected with the facility is endangering the community. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney students deliver Thanksgiving food

Members of Bishop Kearney High School's Student Council collected, sorted and packed donated Thanksgiving food to be distributed to families in need. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Gentile goes from young democrat to senior councilmember

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who is now the senior member of the City Council, got started on the road to a political career three decades ago. In 1984, he took his first steps by founding a political club, the Bay Ridge Democrats. … Full Article
 

Avonte’s Law increases school safety, lawmakers say

Avonte’s Law, which mandates the placement of audible alarms in public schools to warn education officials if a student tries to leave the building, is working well, according to Councilmember Robert Cornegy, who sponsored the legislation that created the law. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis calls for halt to de Blasio ID card program

The city should suspend giving undocumented immigrants ID cards under its IDNYC program in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks to ensure that the identification cards do not fall into the hands of would-be terrorists, according to Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. … Full Article
 

Mobile clinic offers free mammograms in December

Women who have not had mammograms will be able to get them for free on one of two dates in December, thanks to a partnership between the American Italian Cancer Foundation and state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article
 

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