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Grimm welcomes Lech Walesa to Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill isn’t known as the film capitol of the U.S., but for one night it was. … Full Article
 

Felder calls Kelly city’s ‘best police commissioner ever’

As Bill Bratton prepared to take command of the New York Police Department, the outgoing commissioner was being lauded at a breakfast in Flatbush organized by a state lawmaker and a soon-to-be councilman. … Full Article
 

New Utrecht High School health fair offers more than just pushups

Amanda Feliciano and Brianna Auriemma had the blender going at full blast as they stood behind a table in the girls’ gymnasium in New Utrecht High School morning making delicious smoothies. … Full Article
 

Pols demand more NYPD patrols on Jewish Sabbath

In the wake of another suspected “knockout” attack on Saturday - this time in Midwood - two lawmakers and a soon-to-be councilman are demanding that the NYPD put more cops on the streets in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods to protect residents. … Full Article
 

Garden club makes holidays greener with custom made Christmas baskets

The holiday season is going to look greener in the many households in southern Brooklyn, thanks to the Garden Club of Bay Ridge, which held a Christmas basket-making workshop on Monday, giving members a chance to use their green thumbs to show off their creative sides. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst church offers live Nativity scene

Why put up a crèche when you can have something closer to the real thing? That’s the thinking of members of the New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst, who prefer real live people to wood carved figures of Mary, Joseph and the shepherd boy in their Nativity scene. … Full Article
 

Golden hosts Christmas tree lighting events

Two public spaces in Gravesend and Dyker Heights will have beautifully decorated Christmas trees – complete with hundreds of twinkling lights – after this week when ceremonies will take place to celebrate the holiday season. … Full Article
 

Christmas displays put Dyker Heights on tourist map

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has been helping businesses in Brooklyn since 1918, but when current president Carlo Scissura took over the group a year and a half ago, he thought it needed a kickstart. One simple thing he did was to change the way the Chamber runs its meetings. … Full Article
 

Gentile says Brooklyn Bridge toll plan is DOA

A proposal being put forth by a former city traffic commissioner to put tolls on the Brooklyn Bridge and the other East River crossings is getting a Bronx cheer from the man who will soon be the City Council’s most senior member. … Full Article
 

Writer tells how cooking can heal a grieving heart

When Camille Orrichio Loccisano lost her teenage son Francesco to cancer six years ago, she found that her grief followed her into the kitchen. “You never know how a loss like that is going to affect you. … Full Article
 

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