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Malliotakis named to U.S. delegation for China trip

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has been chosen by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation to visit China this month. Malliotakis will be part of a delegation of eight elected officials from all around the U.S. making the 10-day trip. … Full Article
 

City to start building Bensonhurst trash plant

In a move that has set off alarm bells all over Southwest Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) sent a letter to elected officials informing them that construction of a controversial trash plant is about to begin on the Bensonhurst waterfront. … Full Article
 

Education panel demands raises for assistants

Members of the Community Education Council of School District 20 are demanding a raise – not for themselves but for their administrative assistant, Randi Lazarus, and for others like her who work diligently behind the scenes for councils across the city. … Full Article
 

Xaverian student asks charity donors to share Christmas memories

When Dyker Heights teenager Dominick Santo decided to embark on a one-man mission to raise funds for his favorite non-profit group to help the organization pay for a holiday party for underprivileged children, he thought about his own happy childhood and the wonderful Christmases he shared with h … Full Article
 

Writer resurrects Agatha Christie’s famous detective

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah’s new book revives an old character made famous by the grand dame of mystery writers, Agatha Christie. … Full Article
 

City shuts down 9 massage parlors in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst

Acting on complaints from elected officials and local residents, police and investigators from Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office swept into Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge on Thursday, raided nine massage parlors, arrested 15 women on prostitution-related charges, and padlocked the alleg … Full Article
 

Greenfield applauds police crackdown on truck drivers

Truck drivers who park overnight on a stretch of 21st Avenue in Borough Park have been hit with a flurry of tickets in the past few weeks and at least one elected official is applauding the crackdown. … Full Article
 

School nurses do more than take child’s temperature

School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student’s temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depression. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn food pantries struggle to keep up with demand

A knock on the door, your signature, a flash of your ID, and you’re in. … Full Article
 

Gentile unveils Verrazano sculpture in Bay Ridge Park

Charging that Brooklyn was effectively “shut out” of the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Councilmember Vincent Gentile organized a tribute of his own on Wednesday, unveiling a sculpture of the man after w … Full Article
 

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