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Bensonhurst is not the Florida Everglades: Couple indicted for keeping alligator, drugs, guns

Brooklyn isn’t the Florida Everglades, but a Bensonhurst couple is in trouble with the law for allegedly keeping an alligator in their house. … Full Article
 

Grimm slams cheapskate Obama over puny Sandy aid request

It’s too little. That’s what U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) is saying after learning that President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $50 billion in relief aid for New York and other states desvatated by Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article
 

O Christmas Tree! The definitive roundup of holiday events in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst

The holiday spirit is alive and well in Bay Ridge and neighboring communities as churches, elected officials, and civic leaders host Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, toy drives, and parties to spread the cheerful tidings. … Full Article
 
 

Brooklyn Industries arrives in trendy Ditmas Park

On what is being called “a trendy Ditmas Park strip,” Cortelyou Road will get its first major retail outlet when Brooklyn Industries opens a store there this week.
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Bay Ridge business leaders collect toys for kids

The holiday shopping season got off to a festive start for the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District as members got together for a party on Dec. 3.  … Full Article
 

Principal of Jewish HS found guilty of molesting 3 brothers

The former principal of a private school in Bensonhurst has been convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing three young brothers, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Dec. 3. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne girls win volleyball championship

Hurricane Sandy forced the postponement of the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese junior varsity volleyball championship tournament but the super-storm didn’t put a damper on the games. … Full Article
 
 

Norse pride in Bay Ridge: Collecting cash for the 17th of May

The 17th of May Parade in Bay Ridge, an event celebrating the heritage of the neighborhood’s small but proud Norwegian-American community, will get off on the right foot, according to organizers, who held a party on Dec. 2 to raise funds for next spring's march. … Full Article
 

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