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Nemo no big deal in southern Brooklyn, officials say

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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’

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
 

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