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Third Avenue Festival caps off weekend of fun in Bay Ridge

Southwest Brooklyn is rolling out the welcome mat for hundreds of thousands of visitors this weekend. … Full Article
 

Gentile, Quaglione faceoff in first debate

Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and his Republican-Conservative challenger John Quaglione went head to head in their long-anticipated first debate on Wednesday, trading verbal jabs over quality of life issues and arguing over who is best suited to bring taxpayer funds back to the dist … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton museum closed by government shutdown

One of the casualties of the federal government shutdown is the Harbor Defense Museum on the US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, according to Col. Eluyn Gines, the fort’s commanding officer. … Full Article
 

Grimm fends off attacks from left on government shutdown

As the federal government shutdown began on Tuesday, US Rep. Michael Grimm, the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation, was hit with sharp criticism from the left over his vote to keep the government running at the expense of the Affordable Care Act. … Full Article
 

Parents tell DOE, 'Keep charter school out of Seth Low!'

A plan hatched by the Department of Education (DOE) to put a Success Academy charter school inside Seth Low Intermediate School in Bensonhurst and have the two schools co-exist in the same building was met with vociferous opposition by parents, teachers and elected officials who spoke at ou … Full Article
 

GEC receives $1.9 million grant from City Council

Don’t be fooled by names. Despite its name, the Guild for Exceptional Children, a non-profit Brooklyn agency that assists developmentally disabled people, doesn’t just help children. Many of its clients are elderly and have been with the agency for nearly 50 years. … Full Article
 

Greenfield urges 9/11 survivors to register for funds

Councilman David Greenfield is warning that the deadline to register for the Victim Compensation Fund for 9/11 survivors and first responders is rapidly approaching. … Full Article
 

NIA hands out awards to police chief, principal, other leaders

The Neighborhood Improvement Association, a Dyker Heights-based organization that has won praise for its outreach efforts to schoolchildren and senior citizens, will hand out some praise of its own when it honors six southwest Brooklyn law enforcement, business, and educational leaders at i … Full Article
 

Community board chairman demands curb cut crackdown

Bill Guarinello wants homeowners who install illegal curb cuts to be hit by the city where it hurts: in the pocketbook. … Full Article
 

Pataki endorses Quaglione; Gentile eyes speakership

There is plenty of news happening in the race for the City Council’s 43rd District in Brooklyn this week, as challenger John Quaglione announced a high-profile endorsement and incumbent Vincent Gentile threw his hat into the contest to become the next council speaker. … Full Article
 

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