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Golden’s playground drug bill passes 1st hurdle

Bay Ridge
A bill introduced by state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) to increase jail time for suspects caught selling drugs in playgrounds passed its first hurdle when the state senate voted to approve the legislation on May 22. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students start ‘Pay it Forward’ service project

Bay Ridge
Combining the lessons of a pope with the message of a Hollywood movie, juniors at Fontbonne Hall Academy have started a unique community service project. … Full Article
 

Kids tell city: Don’t cut funding for libraries!

Bay Ridge
The children who gathered on the steps of City Hall had a simple message for Mayor Michael Bloomberg: leave our libraries alone! … Full Article
 

Nadler’s bill would crack down on airline 'family' fees

Bensonhurst
“The family that prays together, stays together,” the old adage goes. But what about the family wishing to sit together on an airplane during a cross-country flight? … Full Article
 

Memorial Day Parade seeks younger veterans for big march

Bay Ridge
Where are the young guys? The committee organizing the 146th Annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade is asking that question as preparations for the big march are being finalized. … Full Article
 

SNUBBED: Bay Ridge Democrats pick Thompson over Hynes

Bay Ridge
In a surprise move, the Bay Ridge Democrats, a leading progressive political club in Brooklyn, has endorsed Ken Thompson over Charles Hynes in the race for district attorney. … Full Article
 

Albanese says he's not worried about Weiner’s entry into race

Bay Ridge
The race for mayor is filled with career politicians putting their needs ahead of voters, so what’s one more? … Full Article
 

Ideas offered at meeting to save SUNY Downstate

Flatbush
At Monday’s town hall looking for suggestions to save financially troubled SUNY Downstate Medical Center, many supporters of Long Island Coll … Full Article
 

Pols play hardball with MTA over Third Avenue bus

Bay Ridge
Lawmakers who held a rain-soaked rally in Bay Ridge on Sunday to call on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to restore the B37 bus, a line that was eliminated three years ago, said they’re determined to win their battle of wills with the agency. … Full Article
 

St. Finbar pastor named grand marshal of Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade

Bensonhurst
He’s heaven sent! The Rev. Michael Louis Gelfant, pastor of Saint Finbar Catholic Church in Bensonhurst, has been chosen by the organizing committee of the 32nd Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade to serve as a grand marshal for the march. … Full Article
 

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