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Kayakers rejoice! Bay Ridge eco-dock construction begins Sept. 3

Brooklyn kayakers who have been waiting patiently for the Parks Department to build an eco-dock at the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge won’t have to wait much longer. … Full Article
 

Changes coming to property tax relief program

An effort by New York State to crack down on fraud could cause headaches for law-abiding homeowners who are just looking for a small tax break from their government. … Full Article
 

DOT to install safety measures on Ocean Parkway

The Kensington community spoke and the New York State Department of Transportation listened. … Full Article
 

MasterCard says it will cease doing business with hate groups

Holocaust deniers and other groups that spout hate won’t be able to sell their merchandise through MasterCard Worldwide, according to Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is applauding a decision by the credit card giant to stop doing business with such zany entities. … Full Article
 

Catsimatidis calls for a halt to city’s trash plant plan

The city should not move forward with the construction of trash processing plants because there are too many environmental concerns about the proposed facilities, according to Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis. … Full Article
 

Flatbush man denies shooting a 3-year-old neighbor in the head

A Brooklyn man charged with shooting a 3-year-old neighbor boy in the head is denying the allegations. Akeem Bernard's bail was set Sunday at $75,000. The toddler, Tharell Edward, is hospitalized in stable condition. … Full Article
 

Lander says DOT taking 2nd look at Ocean Parkway

A dangerous Kensington intersection where a woman was killed while crossing the street earlier this summer might be getting safety improvements, according to Councilman Brad Lander, who said the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the process of re-evaluating the corner. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge crooner sings tribute to Vic Damone

Vic Damone, whose silky smooth voice won him legions of fans who romanced their sweethearts to hit songs like “On the Street Where You Live”, “What Kind of Fool Am I” and “The Glory of Love”, turned 85 years old in June. … Full Article
 

IT HAS RETURNED! Statue of Jesus is back in garden outside St. Anselm Church

A statue of Jesus Christ that a vandal had covered with red paint last month is back in the garden outside Saint Anselm Catholic Church in Bay Ridge and parishioners are saying prayers of gratitude. … Full Article
 

Catsimatidis says ‘City Council is about to put handcuffs on our police!’

Urging the City Council not to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the controversial bill to install an inspector general to oversee the Police Department, Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis charged on Tuesday that the move would “handcuff” the agency and make fighting cr … Full Article
 

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