Brooklyn workers strike on Day Without Immigrants

The nationwide Day Without Immigrants strike on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies was also expected to have significant support in Brooklyn, where members of nonprofit group Worker's Justice Project (WJP) planned to join the 24-hour work stoppage to send a me … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council names Hidden Treasures award winners

Seven grassroots leaders who have worked, often behind the scenes, to make their neighborhood a better place to live will be rewarded for their efforts by the Bay Ridge Community Council at the organization’s annual Hidden Treasures of the Community Awards ceremony later this month. … Full Article

Snowy sidewalks an issue in Bay Ridge council race

In the wake of the snowstorm that hit New York City last week, the icy winter weather has become a hot issue in the Bay Ridge City Council race. … Full Article

State Senate Democrats mount resistance agenda to fight Trump

In a concerted effort to show their opposition to Donald Trump, Democratic state senators are mounting what the lawmakers are calling a “Resistance Agenda” aimed at fighting the president’s policies. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols differ on Cuomo plastic bag fee move

Lawmakers on both sides of the issue spoke out in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision Tuesday to back the state Legislature’s move to stop New York City from imposing a fee on shoppers using plastic bags at retail stores. … Full Article

Rotary Club of Verrazano raises money for a good cause

The Rotary Club of Verrazano held its 21st annual Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 10, at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island. … Full Article

City Council looks at half-price Metrocard plan for low-income riders

Transportation advocates pushing for low-income straphangers to get a break on the price of a MetroCard had a double dose of activities on Monday. … Full Article

Expert tells how to keep water pipes from freezing

The snowstorm that hit New York City last week also brought sub-freezing temperatures to the region and added to homeowners’ worries over the possibility of water pipes freezing or even rupturing. … Full Article

Busy times for Fontbonne Hall Academy students

The year 2017 is proving to be a busy one so far for students at Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, who started off the year by taking a tour of the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and signing up for a contest for high school entrepreneurs. … Full Article

Pols say Randolph Holder bill would make streets safer

A bill that would place strict guidelines on how criminal defendants are placed in drug rehabilitation programs in lieu of jail is now heading for the state Assembly after it won approval in the state Senate. … Full Article


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