Golden-Kemmerer race heats up a week before Election Day

State Sen. Marty Golden is a man on a mission, according to sources in his re-election campaign. The lawmaker, who is running for a seventh term representing the 22nd Senate District in southwest Brooklyn, is focused not only on trying to win on Nov. 4,  but also on getting the lion's share of votes in the Bay Ridge portion of his district.


Five Poly Prep seniors earn nationwide academic honors

Five Upper School seniors at Poly Prep have earned nationwide academics honors, including three as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and two students as National Achievement Scholarship  semifinalists. One senior also earned an award from the prestigious 2014-15 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP).


DOT extending curbs on Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge

In an effort to give pedestrians a safer passage as they cross Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is extending the curbs at some of the busiest intersections along the avenue, according to Community Board 10 officials.

Josephine Beckmann, the community board’s district manager, told the board that DOT is physically extending the curbs at two intersections – Fourth Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway and Fourth Avenue and Shore Road – by adding another few feet of concrete so that the curb extends farther into the street.


Golden drafting bill to help executors access emails of deceased

A person who has died left behind a will designating a relative as the executor of his estate. But the deceased also did his banking and paid his bills online and never gave anyone his passwords. As a result, the executor of the will has no access to the business emails of the deceased and cannot fully perform his or her duties in the disposition of the will.

State Sen. Marty Golden said with more and more people conducting all of their business affairs online, the situation described above is becoming increasingly common.


Malliotakis wins support from law enforcement unions

Cops are in Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis’ corner. The lawmaker was endorsed on Tuesday by the leaders of nearly all of the law enforcement unions in New York City.

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), Sergeants Benevolent Association, Captains Endowment Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Detectives Endowment Association, Port Authority Police PBA, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police PBA, New York State Troopers and the Police Conference of New York have all endorsed Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island).


Grimm’s trial postponed until Feb. 2

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm learned on Tuesday that he will not go on trial in federal court in December, as originally scheduled. Judge Pamela K. Chen of the Federal District Court in Brooklyn ordered a postponement of the Republican congress member’s criminal trial until Feb. 2 to give his defense team time to examine evidence gathered by the prosecution, including tape recorded conversations with potential witnesses.


Councilmembers meet with Bratton on anti-Semitic crime surge

"It's shocking that we have not only seen an increase in anti-Semitism but that anti-Semitic crimes make up the largest portion of hate crimes in New York City," said Councilmember David Greenfield. The troubling surge in attacks on Jews was the topic of a meeting Greenfield and two other Brooklyn council members had with New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton last week.


Finally healthy, Xaverian is getting hot leading up to playoffs

In recent weeks it has been a challenge for the Xaverian football team to even field a team. While the team has 32 players when everyone is healthy, only 25 players dressed against Fordham Prep late last month, again decreasing to 15 players two weeks ago against Kennedy Catholic.


Bay Ridge joins national Red Ribbon anti-drug fight

Red ribbons may look festive, but in Bay Ridge, they have a serious purpose. The neighborhood is getting behind the national Red Ribbon Campaign in a big way.


Third Avenue Merchants honor business pioneers on Oct. 27

Excitement is building for the 20th Annual Pioneer of Third Avenue Awards Dinner, in which Bay Ridge salutes forward-thinking business owners and civic leaders.

Sponsored by the Merchants of Third Avenue, the Pioneer dinner will take place on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th St., starting at 6:30 p.m. Food from a variety of different Third Avenue restaurants will be available to taste.

The theme of the event is “Our Newspapers, Our Community.”



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