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Brook-Krasny wants name change for Interstate 278

Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, whose district includes the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, is pushing to have the portion of Interstate 278 that is located within Brooklyn to be named in honor of military veterans. … Full Article
 

GOP pols push city to pump more money into MTA

Straphangers started paying more to ride buses and subways on Sunday, but New York City isn’t paying its fair share into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan budget, according to two Republican lawmakers, who are calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to rectify the financ … Full Article
 

You don’t have to be Irish to love Bay Ridge St. Patrick Day Parade

Irish eyes were certainly smiling on Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue on Sunday, as the neighborhood celebrated the spirit of Saint Patrick and saluted the Emerald Isle in grand style. But Irish eyes weren’t the only ones smiling at the 22nd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. … Full Article
 

Congress candidates open their Brooklyn campaign headquarters

Gearing up for a special election that is less than two months away, congressional candidates Daniel Donovan and Vincent Gentile both opened their Brooklyn campaign headquarters over the weekend as each man sought to get a foothold in the borough. … Full Article
 

Bodies of siblings killed in Midwood fire arrive in Israel

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel— The bodies of seven ultra-Orthodox Jewish siblings who died in the most fatal New York house fire in years arrived Monday in Israel for burial.
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Schumer Relives His Days At James Madison HS

Schumer relives his days at James Madison HS

New York’s powerful senior senator was once a teenager who took a job cranking up a mimeograph machine for one of his favorite teachers to earn a couple of extra bucks. … Full Article
 

‘Little Shop’ a big hit at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s John Lockwood Auditorium was transformed into Mushnik’s Skid Row Flower Shop and served as home to a giant, bloodthirsty, alien plant named Audrey II as the school recently presented the hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” … Full Article
 

New York’s First Lady visits VA to encourage veterans

New York City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, who has made it her mission during her husband’s mayoralty to speak out on mental health issues, paid a visit to the Veteran Administration’s New York Harbor Healthcare System in Bay Ridge on Thursday to congratulate veterans taking part in an art ther … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Community Council to host congressional debate

Most of the action in the special election for Republican Michael Grimm’s congressional seat is taking place on Staten Island, but Brooklyn voters will get their chance to see the main two candidates up close when the Bay Ridge Community Council holds a debate later this month. … Full Article
 

Graffiti, pothole complaints keep Bay Ridge board busy

What’s on the minds of Bay Ridge residents these days? Community Board 10 officials can offer a clue based on the number of phone calls they receive from people complaining about quality of life issues. … Full Article
 

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