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Seventh grader is a new state senator…but only for 1 day!

Move over, Marty Golden! There’s a new state senator in Bay Ridge. Meet Alex Pellitteri, who plans to come up to the state capitol in Albany within the next few weeks and make himself comfortable at your desk. … Full Article
 

Grimm hails TSA’s policy reversal on airplane knives

“Today, our calls to keep knives off planes have been heard!” said US Rep. Michael Grimm, reacting to a decision by the federal Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to reverse its policy of knives on airplanes. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights boy gets football tips from Giants star Justin Tuck

At age 11, Patryk Szustka is a little too young to play in the National Football League. But the Dyker Heights youngster he did get to hang out with New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and other NFL pros over the June 1-2 weekend. … Full Article
 

OY! 100 Flatbush Yeshiva students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

 A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones. … Full Article
 

Clothing donation bins don’t bring out charitable feelings, officials say

Good intentions can have messy consequences, according to officials at two community boards in southern Brooklyn, who said that large metal bins placed on public sidewalks to accept clothing donations are not bringing out the charitable side of residents. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge theater company is granted the rights to stage ‘Les Miserables’

A Brooklyn actress will be able to step into the role that won Anne Hathaway an Academy Award, thanks to Jeff Samaha, a Bay Ridge-based theater impresario. … Full Article
 

Recchia, Grimm spar over 9/11 compensation fund cuts

US Rep. Michael Grimm isn’t even up for re-election until next year, but if the pre-campaign activity is any indication, the race between the Republic incumbent and his likely Democratic challenger is going to be a dogfight. … Full Article
 

Fifth Avenue Festival was a hot ticket!

The 20th Annual Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge was a hot event, literally and figuratively! … Full Article
 

X marks the spot for Bay Ridge church vandals

Parishioners arriving at Saint Anselm Roman Catholic Church for the morning mass on May 31 were shocked to discover that vandals had desecrated two statues on the grounds outside the Bay Ridge building. … Full Article
 

Fifth Ave. Festival, Liberty Weekend expected to draw big crowds

Southern Brooklyn will play host to two blockbuster events – a street fair and a celebration of history – this weekend with thousands of people expected to turn out to have a good time. … Full Article
 

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