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PRO BONO BARRISTER: Sen. Schumer makes history, visits Bay Ridge, makes more history

Bay Ridge
Sen. Chuck Schumer starred at President Barack Obama's Inaugural where he deftly performed as master of ceremonies and a few days later stopped off at the Bay Ridge Manor for the Bay Ridge Community Council's Presidents Luncheon. … Full Article
 

IT'S ACADEMIC: Brooklyn College lecture calls for boycott of Israel

Flatbush
An event at Brooklyn College calling for boycotts and sanctions against Israel went off calmly Thursday with the panelists speaking to a largely supportive crowd. … Full Article
 

Councilwoman leads voter registration drive at Bay Ridge co-op

Bay Ridge
Residents of 260 65th St., one of the two high-rise co-ops that comprise the Towers of Bay Ridge, have long enjoyed a privilege afforded to very few in New York City. On election days, the residents have taken the elevators from their apartments down to the lobby to vote. … Full Article
 

Catholic schoolgirls bake cookies for wounded soldier

Bay Ridge
Enterprising students at Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge raised more than $3,000 for a wounded soldier by holding a bake sale at their school last year. They’re working at their ovens again this year.  … Full Article
 

Grimm: Don’t give Facebook password to your boss!

Bensonhurst
Should bosses be able to require workers to divulge the passwords to their Facebook or Twitter accounts?  A bi-partisan trio of lawmakers says, “no way!” … Full Article
 

Bloomberg weighs in on Brooklyn College speaker controversy

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking up for the cause of academic freedom amid controversy over an event at a public college. The speakers in question advocate boycotting Israel to try to influence its policy toward Palestinians. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn: Frequent target of Postal Service cutbacks

Bay Ridge
The U.S. Postal Service’s announcement Wednesday that it would stop delivering mail on Saturdays – except for packages and mail for post-office boxes – was just the latest salvo in a battle that has often spilled over to Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Third Ave. Merchants take big step forward for ‘Summer Stroll’

Bay Ridge
A proposal from the Merchants of Third Avenue business group to hold another “Summer Stroll on 3rd” event in Bay Ridge this July and August cleared its first major hurdle when a key committee of Community Board 10 voted unanimously in favor of the plans Tuesday night.  … Full Article
 

Stop and Frisk: Brooklyn tops NYPD lists for most and least by neighborhoods

Bay Ridge
Looking to avoid being stopped and frisked by the NYPD? Try moving to Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Hikind puts the squeeze on Brooklyn College

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Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Midwood/Borough Park), who recently led a protest against the Brooklyn College Political Science Department’s co-sponsorship of a lecture advocating a  … Full Article
 

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