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Brooklyn Conservatives praise Thatcher as a role model

Contrary to her public image as the tough-as-nails “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher was a “kind and gentle lady,” according to New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, who met the former British prime minister several years ago. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton High's Bernard King elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

ATLANTA (AP) —  Brooklyn native, and Fort Hamilton High graduate, Bernard King, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Never mind the bikes: subways to Staten Island!

A few weeks ago, my wife and I went to a concert at Historic Richmondtown in Staten Island. I thought this would be a simple matter: take the subway from our home in Chelsea to South Ferry, take the ferry, then take a bus. … Full Article
 

Hikind asks: Why wasn't F train attack video released sooner?

The suspect arrested in the attack on a woman in the F train station on 18th Avenue in Borough Park might have been nabbed sooner if the Police Department had released the video that showed the shocking crime sooner, an angry Assemblyman Dov Hikind said this week. … Full Article
 

Eagle eyed Gawker fan helps lead police to subway assault suspect

The suspect arrested for a brutal attack on a 56-year-old woman in an F train station in Borough Park was nabbed with help from a person who left on a comment on the Gawker website that led police to the alleged attacker, Councilman David Greenfield said. … Full Article
 

Got an old computer? Bring it to the recycling fair!

Community Board 10 and members of the Xaverian High School Robotics Team are working together to organize an Electronics Recycling event for southern Brooklyn residents who want to get rid of old computers, … Full Article
 

Brooklyn BookBeat: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ star speaks in Bay Ridge

Nia Vardalos, writer and star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” will appear at The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Thursday, April 4 to celebrate the release of her book “Instant Mom: I Thought I Knew Love, and Then I Met My Daughter.” In the book, Vardalos tells her hilarious and poignant roa … Full Article
 

Albanese warns: Our city government is rife with corruption

The bribery arrests of state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) and Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-Queens) are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to political corruption in New York City, Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese charged. … Full Article
 

GOP lawmakers say budget fight is not over

Both houses of the State Legislature have voted to approve the state’s new budget, but two of Brooklyn’s Republican legislators said the fight over funding for health care programs and other expenditures is far from over. … Full Article
 

Harried dad’s book reveals ‘How Not To Parent’

Walk into any bookstore and you’ll see plenty of self-help books on shelves. Writers offer advice on everything from how to find the perfect mate to how to lose 50 pounds. But writer Brad Manzo’s new autobiographical book can be viewed as the anti-advice book. … Full Article
 

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