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Commodore Barry Club selects essay contest winners

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, a group dedicated to raising public awareness of the heroism of Revolutionary War hero John Barry, has announced the winners of its student essay contest. … Full Article
 

Owl’s Head Park killer still at large

Jennifer Cohen’s killer is still out there somewhere, to the great frustration of the police who have not been able to make an arrest several months after the slaying. … Full Article
 

Parker wants New York to do more for domestic violence victims

Domestic violence brings with it a heavy cost in the U.S., according to state Sen. Kevin Parker, who said the toll exceeds an astounding $5.8 billion a year. … Full Article
 
 

Dyker Heights heart patient gets new lease on life

Henry Scarpati said he feels lucky to be alive. Back in November, Scarpati, 64, a lifelong resident of Dyker Heights, felt serious chest pains on his way to visit his mother. He’d had a heart attack ten years earlier and knew more than the average person about coronary artery disease. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn GOP hosts mayoral forum in Dyker Heights

The Brooklyn Republican Party and its executive committee sponsored a well-attended forum for the two currently leading mayoral candidates, the Rev. … Full Article
 

Got an idea? Gentile looking to make your commute better

Councilmember Vincent Gentile wants your best ideas on how to make transit services better in Southwest Brooklyn. The lawmaker, who is in the twilight of his long career in the City Council, decided to make one of his last bold initiatives a transportation survey. … Full Article
 

Cuomo to beef up security in yeshivas

In the wake of a spate of shocking anti-Semitic attacks across the country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting $25 million in state funds toward combating hate crimes. … Full Article
 

Donovan nominates students for West Point, Naval Academy

Ten local students who are seeking to attend the nation’s military service academies like West Point received a helping hand from U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan who announced that he has nominated them for admission. … Full Article
 

GOP mayoral hopefuls to speak at political forum

Two candidates with unusual resumes who are each hoping to win the Republican Party’s nomination to run for mayor in November will be appearing at a candidates’ forum in Dyker Heights this week. … Full Article
 

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