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Seniors demand state senate action on speed cameras

Two women who lost loved ones in accidents came to the Lodge Senior Center in Bensonhurst on Wednesday to demand that the State Senate pass legislation allowing the city to install hundreds of speed cameras in school zones. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Lawyers celebrates outgoing president Margaret Stanton

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association honored its outgoing president Margaret Stanton during its annual dinner that was held at Casa Belvedere, the Italian Cultural Foundation in Staten Island Friday night. … Full Article
 

Donovan trounces Grimm; Rose dominates Democratic field

Michael Grimm's dream of a comeback has crashed and burned. … Full Article
 

Detectives free kitten from space under car in Midwood

Two police officers rescued a kitten trapped under a car in Midwood on Monday night. … Full Article
 

Borough Park man sentenced to four years for coercing nude photos from alleged teenage shoplifters at CVS Pharmacies

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced today that a 30-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to four years in prison following his guilty plea to using a child in a sexual performance and forcible touching.  … Full Article
 

OPINION: MTA deserves praise for building 86th Street elevator

A while ago, I wrote about the relative scarcity of elevators in the subway system. In particular, I mentioned that Bay Ridge community leaders were up in arms after the MTA last year renovated three stations on the R line but didn’t include elevators in any of them. … Full Article
 

Rose is Democratic frontrunner in six-person field for Donovan seat

The Blue Wave that is expected to propel Democrats to victory in the midterm elections across the country in November has also emboldened Democrats here. … Full Article
 

Coalition forms to fight de Blasio plan to overhaul elite schools

The Asian-American community in Bensonhurst is growing increasingly concerned about the impact Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to overhaul the admissions process into the elite high schools would have on their kids if the policy is ever implemented. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights residents plead for a quiet Fourth of July

The sounds of explosions fill the air in Dyker Heights every Fourth of July, according to neighborhood residents who said the holiday has become a noisy nuisance in recent years due to the large amounts of fireworks people shoot off to celebrate the holiday. … Full Article
 

Travolta revisits Lenny’s Pizza to promote John Gotti movie

Bensonhurst was alive with the sound of the Bee Gees on Tuesday, as John Travolta made a triumphant return to Lenny’s Pizza to promote his latest film, receive a special award from the New York State Senate and, of course, grab a slice. … Full Article
 

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