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Gentile sponsoring free mammograms

Women seeking mammograms can get the all-important the breast cancer screening for free, thanks to Councilmember Vincent Gentile and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, who are teaming up to provide a mobile clinic outside the lawmaker’s Bay Ridge district office on Jan. 9. … Full Article
 

Grace Chorale to perform ‘Luminous Night’ in Bay Ridge

Works by Beethoven as well as music from contemporary composers will be on the program when Grace Chorale of Brooklyn makes its first appearance at Art on the Corner, an arts program in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Midwood kids get new basketball, handball courts

Midwood kids who visit Colonel David Marcus Playground are now getting the chance to try out their athletic skills on new basketball and handball courts. … Full Article
 

Borough Park sidewalks getting a clean sweep

With help from $100,000 in state funding provided by state Sen. Simcha Felder, the sidewalks in Borough Park are looking a lot cleaner these days. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s Norwegian specialty shop to close

One of the last links to Bay Ridge’s Norwegian-American past will soon be no more. Nordic Delicacies, a Third Avenue shop specializing in homemade Scandinavian dishes and imported goods, is closing its doors on Jan. 31, owner Arlene Bakke Rutuelo has confirmed. … Full Article
 

Grimm bids farewell to constituents

Former Congressman Michael Grimm left office Monday, but on his way out the door, he bade his constituents a fond farewell. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge block turns blue over NYPD deaths

Residents on one Bay Ridge block are getting behind a campaign to support the New York Police Department in a big way by tying blue ribbons around more than two-dozen trees on their street. … Full Article
 

Guild for Exceptional Children joins Rite Aid’s KidsCents charity

A Bay Ridge-based organization that helps the developmentally disabled stands to benefit from shoppers buying shampoo, toothpaste and other items at local Rite Aid pharmacies. … Full Article
 

Father Time's Favorite Brooklyn Real Estate: Newkirk Plaza in Ditmas Park

Happy New Year, Brooklyn. To honor the arrival of 2015, we're eyeballing the Brooklyn real estate that Father Time loves best. … Full Article
 

State Senate to hold hearings on police safety

In the wake of the assassinations of police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on a Brooklyn street, Republican leaders of the New York State Senate announced that the senate will hold a series of public hearings starting in early January to examine police safety. … Full Article
 

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