Teens help merchants by giving 86th Street a clean sweep

The 86th Street shopping strip in Bensonhurst got a clean sweep on Monday morning, as more than 30 high school students braved the 90-degree heat to take part in a “Speak Up & Clean Up” campaign organized by local lawmakers and political leaders. … Full Article

Bay Ridge massage parlor investigation is not over, DA says

The arrests of 19 people on prostitution-related charges at day spas in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights last week were just the beginning, officials said. … Full Article

Treyger wins support of postal union in council race

Postal workers have delivered an endorsement to City Council candidate Mark Treyger, putting a stamp of approval on his campaign. … Full Article

19 arrested in day spa prostitution ring

News of a police raid on 12 day spas in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights was greeted with cheers and sighs of relief by residents and civic leaders in the two communities. … Full Article

Greenfield says reforms should make restaurant inspections easier to stomach

The city’s arbitrary system of restaurant health inspections is hard for eatery owners to swallow, but a series of reforms approved by the City Council should make it a lot easier to stomach, Councilman David Greenfield predicted. … Full Article

ER doctor tells us how to beat the heat

Drink more water! Stop running and slow down! How many of us have heard our mothers yell those instructions to us during the dog days of our youthful summers when temperatures soared above the 90 degree mark and the blazing sun beat down on us all day. … Full Article

State Legislature held the line on taxes, Abbate says

The most important accomplishment of the recently completed legislative session in Albany is something lawmakers didn’t do, Assemblyman Peter Abbate said. The State Legislature didn’t raise taxes, he said. “There were no new taxes added on,” he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article

Golden hosts summer concert series

You don’t have to go to the Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden to see a great concert this summer. If you live in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, or Marine Park, all you have to do is go to your local park to see some great bands. … Full Article

Mastromarino, at center of ghoulish `body parts’ scandal, dies

When Dr. Michael Mastromarino, the lead defendant in the infamous Brooklyn “body parts” trial, died on Sunday of bone cancer, some saw poetic justice. … Full Article

Bensonhurst Greenmarket opens for the season

Councilman Vincent Gentile picked out a few peaches and some fresh blueberries. Assemblyman Peter Abbate purchased vegetables and a jar of honey. … Full Article


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