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

Recent graduates return to Fort Hamilton HS to offer students advice

One would think that when you graduate from high school, the last place you’d want to return to after your first semester at college is your old high school. … Full Article

Afternoon of dance at Poly Prep this Sunday, January 13

Come to Poly Prep Country Day School's sixth annual Afternoon of Student Choreography on Sunday, January 13, and help raise money for for two charities for people with disabilities. … Full Article

U.S. Rep. Grimm joins bi-partisan ‘Problem Solvers’ group

They’re called the Problem Solvers and the congressman representing Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Staten Island has joined their ranks. … Full Article

Dyker Heights mom epitomizes unsung heroes in cancer fight

Sandy Irrera’s house is usually filled with gift baskets during the Christmas holiday season. But they’re not baskets filled with gifts for her husband Tommy or their daughters Nanci or Tiffany. … Full Article

Bay Ridge residents: Shut down 'out-of-control' lounge

Neighbors of a notorious Bay Ridge nightclub are demanding that the lounge be shut down after a drunken New Year’s Eve reveler mowed do … Full Article


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