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BROOKLYN VALENTINES: Lovebirds celebrate at Boro Hall

Bensonhurst
More than 300 couples who have been married for half a century or more will gather in Brooklyn to celebrate their love in a special Valentine's Day ceremony. The special celebration will be held in the El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Democratic leader makes his pick for mayor

Bay Ridge
As one of the youngest Democratic Party leaders in Brooklyn, Kevin Peter Carroll said he doesn’t like to waste time. The precocious political personality has already made his pick for mayor. … Full Article
 

Pols refuse to put stamp of approval on Mon-Fri. mail delivery

Bay Ridge
Members of New York’s delegation said they think the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to stop Saturday mail deliveries should be marked “Return to Sender.” … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights kids have the ‘write’ stuff

Dyker Heights
Jessica Moran and Nicholas Pilacinski were both in the right place at the “write” time. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst fans welcome NY Knick legends

Bensonhurst
Talk about a bank shot! Brooklyn may Nets territory but a couple of legends from that “other” professional basketball team in town created a great deal of excitement when they stopped by a Bensonhurst bank to sign autographs for fans. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Democrats throw party for State of the Union

Bay Ridge
The invitation reads, “Fish, chips, malt vinegar, beer, and democracy. What more do you want?”  What more, indeed. … Full Article
 

Community board chairman calls on members to report sex trafficking

Bay Ridge
Seeking to bring a shocking crime out of the shadows and into the spotlight, a Brooklyn community board chairman called on her members to report sex trafficking to police if they see evidence that it is taking place. … Full Article
 

The Race Is On! How about Cardinal Dolan for Pope?

Bay Ridge
The College of Cardinals hasn’t even met yet to select the next pope, but one prominent Catholic New Yorker is lobbying for Timothy Cardinal Dolan to get the top job. … Full Article
 

Nemo no big deal in southern Brooklyn, officials say

Bay Ridge
The Department of Sanitation did a good job of quickly plowing the streets of Bay Ridge and many other neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn after the snowstorm named Nemo that hit the Northeast on Friday night, according to local officials and civic leaders.  … Full Article
 

GOP pushes to allow middle income seniors to qualify for Medicaid

Bay Ridge
A little-known provision in state law that allows middle income senior citizens to qualify for Medicaid is in danger of being watered down to the point where it won’t help people in need, according to two Bay Ridge Republican lawmakers. … Full Article
 

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