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Young Democrats launch new club in South Brooklyn

The election of Republican Donald Trump has led to a dramatic rise in political activism by Democrats across the country, as evidenced by the massive Women’s March on Washington the day after his inauguration that drew an estimated crowd of 500,000 of protesters, as well as a demonstration  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Democrats say Trump budget will damage country

The budget unveiled recently by President Donald Trump’s administration, which included deep cuts to programs like Meals on Wheels, is being denounced by Brooklyn Democrats at all levels of government as being draconian and harmful to working men and women. … Full Article
 

Kingsborough offers Aging Mastery Program for seniors

Brooklyn senior citizens are getting an exciting chance to take a specialized course at Kingsborough Community College this spring, thanks to a new program the college will offer to teach adults the best ways to navigate their older years and remain healthy and financially solvent. … Full Article
 

Bill would cut red tape for workers seeking disability pensions

Two Brooklyn lawmakers from opposing political parties are working across the aisle to help ease the burden on public employees, like EMS workers, seeking disability pensions. … Full Article
 
 

DOT wants to add 8 miles of protected bike lanes to Fourth Ave.

In what would be a major transformation of one of the city’s “Great Streets,” the Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to add eight miles of protected bike lanes to Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, from Dean Street in Boerum Hill to 65th Street in Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

City Council candidate John Quaglione proposes NYC Independent Theater Week

City Council candidate John Quaglione— who’s running in District 43, consisting of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst— proposed the establishment of a New York City Independent Theater Week to be organized and promoted by the city's official marketing organization known as NYC & C … Full Article
 

Donovan addresses health care debate

New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Alumni and members of the Bay Ridge Medical Society gathered for a joint meeting at Chadwick’s Restaurant in Bay Ridge on Monday to hear U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan’s views on the health care debate.   … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge buried beneath wintry Stella

Bay Ridge was spared the predicted 12 to 18 inches of snow, but it was still nasty out there on Tuesday morning as a wintry mix of rain, sleet, snow and hail blanketed the area with about 4 to 8 inches of accumulation. … Full Article
 

Winter Storm Stella: From Bay Ridge to Brooklyn Heights

From Bay Ridge to Brooklyn Heights, winter storm Stella made rush hour a slippery mess for any commuter brave enough to venture outside. … Full Article
 

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