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Bay Ridge Democrats throw party for State of the Union

Bay Ridge
The invitation reads, “Fish, chips, malt vinegar, beer, and democracy. What more do you want?”  What more, indeed. … Full Article
 

Community board chairman calls on members to report sex trafficking

Bay Ridge
Seeking to bring a shocking crime out of the shadows and into the spotlight, a Brooklyn community board chairman called on her members to report sex trafficking to police if they see evidence that it is taking place. … Full Article
 

The Race Is On! How about Cardinal Dolan for Pope?

Bay Ridge
The College of Cardinals hasn’t even met yet to select the next pope, but one prominent Catholic New Yorker is lobbying for Timothy Cardinal Dolan to get the top job. … Full Article
 

Nemo no big deal in southern Brooklyn, officials say

Bay Ridge
The Department of Sanitation did a good job of quickly plowing the streets of Bay Ridge and many other neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn after the snowstorm named Nemo that hit the Northeast on Friday night, according to local officials and civic leaders.  … Full Article
 

GOP pushes to allow middle income seniors to qualify for Medicaid

Bay Ridge
A little-known provision in state law that allows middle income senior citizens to qualify for Medicaid is in danger of being watered down to the point where it won’t help people in need, according to two Bay Ridge Republican lawmakers. … Full Article
 

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
 

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