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Brooklyn Highway Democratic Club endorses Donovan

Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is running for re-election on Nov. 8, picked up support from a Democratic club in the Brooklyn end of his bi-borough congressional district as the race entered its final two weeks. … Full Article
 

DOT gets ‘friendly’ with Midwood residents

In response to complaints from Midwood residents about traffic problems around Friends Field, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has erected signs around the popular recreation spot to increase safety in the area. … Full Article
 

Mario Batali visits The BookMark Shoppe

World-famous culinary star and restauranteur Mario Batali stopped by The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday to meet his fans and sign copies of his new book. “Big American Cookbook” includes 250 of Batali’s favorite recipes from across the USA. … Full Article
 

Thinking ahead, Capano picks 4 campaign chairmen

The race to succeed term-limited Councilmember Vincent Gentile will begin in earnest in early 2017, but one potential candidate isn’t waiting for the starting gun to be fired. … Full Article
 

House Republicans go after fentanyl pushers

The nation’s opioid drug crisis is getting worse by the day. … Full Article
 

Play time is paint time for Bay Ridge kids

John Quaglione was walking through Russell Pedersen Playground in Bay Ridge with his 4-year-old daughter Natalie on a summer afternoon when Natalie noticed something that bothered her. “The hopscotch board was all worn out. You couldn’t even see the numbers. … Full Article
 

Midwood High School celebrates 75th anniversary

Midwood High School alumni packed the Grand Prospect Hall on Saturday to celebrate the school’s 75th year as one of Brooklyn’s top-ranked public high schools. … Full Article
 

Christopher Mega street sign honors late judge

Pre-K classes are a staple of New York City education today, but there was a time when they were considered a bonus instead of a necessary part of a child’s growth. The man who helped change that around was the late Christopher J. Mega, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article
 

Community Board 10 approves new school for Bay Ridge Prep

After months of meetings and delicate negotiations, Community Board 10 has voted to recommend that the city approve ambitious plans by a Bay Ridge private school to build a new facility on 89th Street. … Full Article
 

Neighborhood Giveaways founder wins Dyker award

If you ask Sandy Irrera for help, you’ll get it. And if she can’t help you, she can put you in touch with someone who can. That’s the way friends and admirers of Irrera have described this Dyker Heights resident. … Full Article
 

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