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Bay Ridge Avenue subway station set to reopen

Bay Ridge residents will soon be getting one of their most vital transportation links back. The R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue subway station, which has been closed for renovations since April 29, is set to reopen on Oct. 13, according to local officials. … Full Article
 

Court system getting Justice Dept. grant to combat drugs

Efforts by courts in New York state to prevent recidivism by convicted drug offenders will soon be getting a financial boost from the federal government, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who said the U.S. … Full Article
 

St. Nicholas Home in Bay Ridge Holds 35th annual Garden Party

On Friday, the St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for seniors in Bay Ridge, hosted a well-attended gala to help raise funds for the home located at 435 Ovington Ave. … Full Article
 

Community Board 10 watching school repairs with watchful eye

Work has started on a major repair project at a Bay Ridge elementary school and Community Board 10’s district manager said the board will be monitoring the developments carefully to ensure that the construction doesn’t disturb residents living near the school. … Full Article
 

Brannan brings lively resume to council race

If you can judge a person by a resume, then a look at Justin Brannan’s job history reveals a guy who likes to think outside the box. … Full Article
 

Dem nominee for council pens complaint to MTA chairman

Call it the summer of our discontent, notes from the chaotic underground or the more common mass transit “summer of hell,” straphangers taking the R train still see no light at the end of the tunnel. … Full Article
 

Report: Grimm set to announce run for old Congress seat

Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, who left office in disgrace two years ago after pleading guilty to tax fraud, is plotting a dramatic political comeback, according to NY1. … Full Article
 

Nadler blasts latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

As the latest Republican Party effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) appeared to be gaining momentum in the U.S. Senate, an outspoken Brooklyn lawmaker has come out against the GOP’s move. … Full Article
 

GOP candidates meet with Bay Ridge senior citizens

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican candidate for mayor, has been traveling to all corners of New York City while she campaigns to unseat incumbent Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio but on Tuesday, she spent some time in Bay Ridge, the neighborhood she has represented in the New York  … Full Article
 

City has tips for businesses to prepare for emergencies

The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is marking National Preparedness Month by making free tips available to small businesses to help prepare them for hurricane season and other emergency events, officials announced this week. … Full Article
 

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