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Close Fort Hamilton Army Base, says blog

Every few years, the U.S. military looks at a list of facilities that could be closed, and the Bay Ridge community and its political allies raise a hue and cry to make sure Fort Hamilton isn’t on that list. … Full Article
 

Senate passes Verrazano Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn

Call it the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Either way, the toll is way too high. And Brooklynites are being hit the hardest by having to cough up the $17 round-trip fare. … Full Article
 
 

Seven arrested at Bay Ridge protest to free pizza deliveryman detained by ICE

“No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here.” … Full Article
 

MTA to begin construction of 86 St. Station elevator

Construction of the long-awaited elevator at the 86th Street R train station will begin this month, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). … Full Article
 

P.S. 204 names auditorium for former school board member

A beloved Bensonhurst icon returned to the elementary school she graduated from 80 years ago and received a surprise that shocked her, delighted her and moved her to tears. School officials announced that they were naming the auditorium after her. … Full Article
 

Local pols demand answers after ICE detains pizza deliveryman at Fort Hamilton

A pair of politicians descended upon the Fort Hamilton Army Base with a bevy of media outlets on Wednesday to demand answers as to why Pablo Villavicencio was detained and turned over to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials for attempting to deliver a pizza to the base. … Full Article
 

John Travolta to return to Lenny’s Pizza

Give him two slices – and an award. Forty-one years after “Saturday Night Fever” changed the game for southern Brooklyn, its leading man will be returning to the borough he helped make famous. … Full Article
 

Trump endorsement yet to pay off for Donovan

With the Republican Primary just three weeks away, former Congressmember Michael Grimm appears to be showing surprising strength in his quest to unseat Dan Donovan, despite the fact that President Donald Trump enthusiastically endorsed the incumbent. … Full Article
 

Drunk driver smashes into Bay Ridge storefront

A drunk driver was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 2 after a minor accident quickly escalated, ending with one of the cars crashing into the storefront of a Bay Ridge business. … Full Article
 

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