Retired boxer plans to run against Donovan

A retired professional boxer is hoping to climb into a different ring — the political ring — and topple a popular elected official. Boyd Melson, who is originally from Brooklyn, announced this week that he intends to run for Congress in the 11th District in 2018. … Full Article

Congress deal provides $3.6 billion for drug prevention

When Congress reached a funding agreement to avoid a government shutdown, the fact that the deal included funding for Planned Parenthood and did not contain monies for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border generated most of the headlines. … Full Article

Rotary Club of Verrazano hosts 39th Anniversary Dinner Dance

The Rotary Club of Verrazano held its 39th Anniversary Dinner Dance and Gala on Saturday at the El Caribe Country Club at 5945 Strickland Avenue. … Full Article

Bay Ridge council candidates reach out to progressives

With opposition to President Donald Trump by left-leaning Americans showing no signs of slowing down, the four Democrats running in the party’s primary for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge are all attempting to tap into this energy by reaching out to progressive voters in the di … Full Article

Henry W. Ackerson's house and other Victorian Flatbush eye candy

Ka-ching! A landmarked house in the Fiske Terrace section of Victorian Flatbush, 74 Wellington Court, was sold in March for $2.325 million to Abdulquader Khan and Sophia Khan, city Finance Department records indicate.  … Full Article

Brooklyn's second-quirkiest landmark is in Victorian Flatbush

Is this a mirage? A squat but charming country cottage stands before us. … Full Article

Victorian Flatbush's other 'Gone With the Wind' house near Michelle Williams' mansion is under renovation

Eminent Victorians. And we're not talking about the ground-breaking book of biographies by Lytton Strachey.  … Full Article

Neighborhood Improvement Association holds fundraiser at Dyker Heights restaurant

The Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA), held its annual fundraiser at Park Asia restaurant on Thursday. The event brought out elected officials and civic leaders including state Sen. … Full Article

Met Orchestra brings classical music to Brooklyn veterans

The joyful strains of Mozart's “Exultate Jubilate” filled the air at the Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare System’s Brooklyn Campus on Monday morning as the MET Orchestra performed in a special concert in tribute to those who have serv … Full Article

Catsimatidis clears path for Malliotakis to run for mayor

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis made it clear when she was toying with the idea of running for mayor that she would not run if her friend and fellow Republican John Catsimatidis entered the race. … Full Article


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