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Trump Muslim ban proposal draws widespread condemnation

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. is keeping his name in the headlines and drawing widespread rebuke from several quarters, including Arab-American leaders in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man sentenced to 18 years for Bay Ridge stabbing death

A 54-year-old Bay Ridge man who admitted stabbing his wife to death in 2014 has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Dec. 9. … Full Article
 

Capano calls on Sarsour to resign from Community Board 10

In a move that could be seen as a pre-emptive strike against a future political rival, Bob Capano, a member of the Staten Island Republican County Committee, called on controversial Arab-American civic leader Linda Sarsour, a Democrat, to resign from her membership on Community Board 10 (Ba … Full Article
 

FDA to hold Jan. 22 hearing on muscular dystrophy drug

The parents of a Bay Ridge boy suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy are bringing their fight to save his life to Washington D.C. next month. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn College alumna Kate Benson's Obie-Award Winning production opens in new venue

Brooklyn College alumna Kate Benson ('14 MFA) was clear when she described her Obie-award winning play, “A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes” — which opens Dec. … Full Article
 

FDNY investigating Bensonhurst blaze

Fire Department officials are investigating to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that ripped through a commercial building in Bensonhurst on Sunday morning, sending flames and smoke shooting into the air and disrupting local subway service. … Full Article
 

DOT changes muni-meter rules in Borough Park

Orthodox Jewish motorists parking on two of the main commercial streets in Borough Park can rest easier on Friday evenings, according to Councilmember David G. … Full Article
 

Cuomo signs EMS anti-assault bill into law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation to put more teeth into existing laws protecting emergency medical technicians and other first responders from being assaulted on the job. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn business owners balk at Obamacare

From Dyker Heights to Park Slope, owners of small businesses all over Brooklyn are saying that they’re shelling out so much money for health insurance these days, it’s making them sick. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge man pleads guilty to killing his wife

A 54-year-old man who stabbed his wife to death during an argument inside their Bay Ridge apartment has pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced. … Full Article
 

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