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City memorializes community board pioneer by renaming street corner after him

A World War II veteran who helped pioneer the community board system in the 1970s has been given the city’s ultimate posthumous honor – a Brooklyn street corner was named after him. … Full Article
 

Grimm resigns from House Financial Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, under indictment by the feds for tax evasion, mail fraud and other charges, has resigned from his post as a member of the House Financial Services Committee. … Full Article
 

Colton salutes southwest Brooklyn’s ‘Women of Distinction’

More than a dozen women were presented with New York State Assembly citations for their work on behalf of their southwest Brooklyn communities in a ceremony hosted by Assemblyman Bill Colton on April 23. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst celebrates the new saints

Roman Catholic parishes in Bensonhurst and Borough Park were packed on Sunday as Brooklyn celebrated the canonization to sainthood of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. In particular, the canonizations had special meanings for St. … Full Article
 

BREAKING: Grimm surrenders

The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn says Brooklyn Rep. Michael Grimm has been taken into custody to face federal charges. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge merchants start making plans for ‘Summer Stroll on 3rd’

The super successful Summer Stroll on 3rd is coming back this year. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge pols say city’s water rate hike proposal is all wet

Bay Ridge elected officials from both sides of the aisle are busy pouring cold water on a proposal to raise the city’s water and sewer rates. … Full Article
 

Senior center buys a van thanks to $65,000 state grant

Members of the Bay Ridge Center have got a brand new set of hot wheels. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Jewish Center draws young families into the faith

Bay Ridge is becoming known in Brooklyn for its large and rapidly growing population of Arab-Americans, many of whom live near busy Fifth Avenue, where they shop in halal meat markets and buy clothing in boutiques catering to a Middle Eastern clientele. … Full Article
 

FDA mulls ban on ‘torture’ in boarding schools

The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering imposing a ban on “aversive conditioning” techniques, including shock treatments, in boarding schools for developmentally disabled students, a move that won praise from Councilman Vincent Gentile, who has been speaking out against the distur … Full Article
 

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