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In Public Service: Gentile goes from young democrat to senior councilmember

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who is now the senior member of the City Council, got started on the road to a political career three decades ago. In 1984, he took his first steps by founding a political club, the Bay Ridge Democrats. … Full Article
 

Avonte’s Law increases school safety, lawmakers say

Avonte’s Law, which mandates the placement of audible alarms in public schools to warn education officials if a student tries to leave the building, is working well, according to Councilmember Robert Cornegy, who sponsored the legislation that created the law. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis calls for halt to de Blasio ID card program

The city should suspend giving undocumented immigrants ID cards under its IDNYC program in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks to ensure that the identification cards do not fall into the hands of would-be terrorists, according to Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. … Full Article
 

Mobile clinic offers free mammograms in December

Women who have not had mammograms will be able to get them for free on one of two dates in December, thanks to a partnership between the American Italian Cancer Foundation and state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article
 

Mr. November back for matrimonial law talk with Bay Ridge Lawyers

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) had its annual matrimonial law update from Justice Jeffrey S. Sunshine at its monthly Continuing Legal Education (CLE) meeting at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Adelphi Academy auction draws plenty of bidders

Guests had the opportunity to bid on memorabilia pertaining to Hollywood and the worlds of sports, politics and music as Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn hosted its annual Fall Auction of Fine Art, Cigar Night & Cocktail Reception on a recent Thursday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Arabs outraged by rhetoric on Syrian refugees

Arab-American leaders expressed outrage over the reaction by elected officials across the country against President Barack Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. … Full Article
 

Closure of Waldbaum’s worries Bensonhurst residents

With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, thousands of Bensonhurst shoppers are scrambling to find alternative places to buy the turkey and trimmings now that their local Waldbaum’s Supermarket has closed for good. … Full Article
 

Greenfield snow removal bill moving forward in council

While many New Yorkers are not looking forward to the cold, snow and ice that winter brings, Councilmember David G. Greenfield is looking ahead. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne Hall students ask, ‘Who is my neighbor?’

Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge has started a new program in which students will attempt to answer the question, “Who is my neighbor?” … Full Article
 

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