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Grimm facing uphill battle getting Sandy relief bill passed

With the House of Representatives set to vote on a $51 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package on Jan. 15, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) said he’s spending nearly every waking moment trying to persuade his colleagues to vote for the bill. … Full Article
 

Remember long gas lines? So do we, say lawmakers

Those long lines at the gas stations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy should not be repeated when the next emergency rolls around, two Bay Ridge lawmakers said.  … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge crooner sings tribute to Brooklyn-born Danny Kaye

Comic actor Danny Kaye, who starred in movies like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “White Christmas,” would have turned 100 years old on Jan. 18.  … Full Article
 

Justice Schack: 'I'd rather handle killers than divorcing couples'

“People say I should write a book on what I’ve seen,” New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack said.  He has seen plenty. … Full Article
 

Assembly’s electoral reforms will strengthen NY voting process

In a democracy like ours, every person’s voice and vote counts. As a state Assembly member, it’s my duty to ensure that as many citizens as possible have the opportunity to be part of the electoral process, and that voters know where political messages – and the money behind them – come from. … Full Article
 

They're not 'retarded'! Councilman pushes use of 'developmentally disabled' monicker

City Councilman David G. Greenfield on Wednesday called on New York City to end its use of the term “mentally retarded” in all official documents. State and federal governments have already dropped the term, but the city's Departments of Education and Health still use it. … Full Article
 

Love blossoms on 3rd Avenue with help from a fortune cookie

It’s not everyday you get a fortune cookie that contains a marriage proposal. But that’s exactly what happened to Danielle Jabour, a real estate saleswoman from Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Councilman Gentile says slower subway trains will save lives

Most subway riders would like the train to arrive faster so that they can get to their destination quicker. But Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) is taking the opposite approach. … Full Article
 

Recent graduates return to Fort Hamilton HS to offer students advice

One would think that when you graduate from high school, the last place you’d want to return to after your first semester at college is your old high school. … Full Article
 

Afternoon of dance at Poly Prep this Sunday, January 13

Come to Poly Prep Country Day School's sixth annual Afternoon of Student Choreography on Sunday, January 13, and help raise money for for two charities for people with disabilities. … Full Article
 

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