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The world’s most notorious drug kingpin and prison escape artist, “El Chapo” Guzman, won’t be tunneling his way out jail in New York City, law enforcement officials said at a press conference … Full Article

Arab American Association marks 15th anniversary

A Bay Ridge-based organization founded to assist New York City’s growing Middle Eastern community is making plans to celebrate its 15th anniversary in a big way. … Full Article

East Flatbush woman serving on combat ships

Carol Thompson is originally from Brooklyn, but now she is 3,000 miles away in San Diego. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society unveils new Historic District plaque

“It’s not about the building; it’s about the people in the community,” U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (7th District) reminded members of the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), elected officials and preservationists on Friday. … Full Article

From 5,500 miles away, a Brooklyn pol cheers African girls’ freedom

Brooklyn Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte is celebrating a victory Tuesday, not in a local political election, but in an ongoing humanitarian campaign to free schoolgirls being held captive by terrorists in Nigeria. … Full Article

BAM announces Adam E. Max as chairman of the board of trustees

Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), has announced the election of Adam E. Max as chairman of BAM’s board of trustees, effective January 2017. Max joined the board in 2003 and has served as vice chairman since 2008. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s credit not too bad, according to NY Fed report

Most Brooklynites don’t need to cut up their credit cards, according to a report issued on Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. … Full Article

DOT gets ‘friendly’ with Midwood residents

In response to complaints from Midwood residents about traffic problems around Friends Field, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has erected signs around the popular recreation spot to increase safety in the area. … Full Article

Brownsville pol to unveil neighborhood hub for tech ed, wellness, culture, career development

Surrounded by numerous state, city and community dignitaries, state Sen. Jesse Hamilton will preside Friday (Oct. 21) at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for a collection of facilities he hopes will change the social landscape of inner-city Brownsville. … Full Article
Pier 3 Scott

Officials: Pier 3 groundbreaking a milestone for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) leaders and elected officials on Wednesday didn’t let the drone of helicopters taking off from the heliport across the river interrupt a sun-blessed groundbreaking ceremony on Pier 3. … Full Article

Play time is paint time for Bay Ridge kids

John Quaglione was walking through Russell Pedersen Playground in Bay Ridge with his 4-year-old daughter Natalie on a summer afternoon when Natalie noticed something that bothered her. “The hopscotch board was all worn out. You couldn’t even see the numbers. … Full Article

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