Neighbors band together to help baby with leukemia

Members of Bay Ridge Cares, a volunteer organization that formed last year to help local families who had been burned out of their homes, is now organizing its charitable efforts around the plight of a little girl with a serious illness. … Full Article

Hynes to re-enter D.A. race On Republican, Conservative lines?

Vanquished Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, who was defeated in the Democratic Primary last month by Ken Thompson and was then urged by Republican and Conservative party leaders to run on their lines in November, has thrown his hat back into the ring, the New York Post reported on  … Full Article

Catsimatidis backer Eaton now in Lhota’s corner

Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton, who supported John Catsimatidis in the GOP mayoral primary last month, has announced that he is now backing Joe Lhota for mayor. … Full Article

Brooklyn therapist sues employer for fraudulent insurance submissions

An occupational therapist filed suit against her former employer after learning that the facility submitted insurance claims in her name for services she did not provide. Though the therapist filed suit under federal employment law and  New York tort law, Brooklyn federal court dismissed a  … Full Article

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


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