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Gentile wants more cops using Tasers to subdue suspects

At a time when thousands of New Yorkers are taking to the streets to protest a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, one Brooklyn council member is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to hire more cops and to let more o … Full Article
 

City performs DNA tests to establish paternity

The city’s Human Resources Administration does DNA testing to settle the question of whether a particular man has fathered a child. … Full Article
 

Board 10 member’s toy drive helps kids in shelter

Children who have been ripped from their homes because of domestic violence will still have toys for the holidays, thanks to Bay Ridge civic leader Greg Ahl, who conducts a toy drive each year to make the season a little brighter for kids housed in a shelter sponsored by the Center Against Domest … Full Article
 

War veteran's donation touches Xaverian lacrosse team

Bay Ridge resident Charles Zale served in both World War II and the Korean War and is still finding ways to be of service to others. A small gesture he recently made has had a large impact on a local high school. … Full Article
 

Pols demand action from city to stop illegal home conversions

Bay Ridge’s elected officials have stepped up their efforts to fight the troubling trend of illegal home conversions in their community and in other southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, charging that the practice is endangering lives. … Full Article
 

Salvation Army red kettle donation drive falling short

The Salvation Amy in Bay Ridge, which has helped thousands of people get back on their feet over the years, is asking for help itself these days. … Full Article
 

Fariña says school overcrowding hard to solve

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to a town hall in Bay Ridge Wednesday night and faced a surprising number of questions about a housing controversy in southwest Brooklyn and its impact on school overcrowding. … Full Article
 

Adelphi Academy students take Turkey Trot through Bay Ridge

Students and teachers at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn put their school pride on parade for all of Bay Ridge to see when they wore sweatshirts bearing the school colors – gold and brown – and marched through the streets of the community on a recent Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Guild holds rally to save early childhood program

Low tuition would be a dream for most parents sending their children to a private school. But at the Guild for Exceptional Children, low tuition rates are actually endangering a popular pre-school program. … Full Article
 

Shore Road becomes small town for Christmas tree lighting

The Shore Road Parks Conservancy hosted its 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Monday night in Bay Ridge, an event that turned the park’s overlook into a scene from small town America. … Full Article
 

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