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In a Borough Hall ceremony that brought tears to many eyes, Brooklyn World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, commemorated on Monday the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on  … Full Article

Sen. Parker hosts annual free turkey giveaway

On Tuesday state Sen. Kevin Parker hosted his Annual Turkey Drive at Vanderveer Park United Methodist Church in Flatlands. In partnership with Metro Plus and the Office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Parker provided more than 300 turkeys to residents across Central Brooklyn. … Full Article

Ragamuffin Inc. names Arlene Keating president

Ragamuffin Inc., the nonprofit Bay Ridge organization that sponsors the annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade on Third Avenue, has named longtime civic activist Arlene Keating as its new president. … Full Article

City finally acquires last parcel needed to complete Bushwick Inlet Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city had finally reached a deal to acquire the 11-acre CitiStorage site on the Williamsburg waterfront, allowing it to complete the long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn man arrested in alleged ISIS terror plot

The federal government on Monday arrested a Brooklyn man who allegedly attempted to join Islamic State. In papers released by federal court in Brooklyn, the man was also recorded by the FBI in plotting an attack on Times Square. … Full Article

BP Adams donates 1,000 turkeys, MetroCards to Brooklynites in need

Thanksgiving came early this year for hundreds of Brooklynites as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams distributed more than 1,000 turkeys and vegetables to the less fortunate on Tuesday. … Full Article

MTA to close Bay Ridge Ave. station for repairs

One of the busiest subway stops in Bay Ridge will be closed for a period of time to allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to conduct major renovations at the train station. … Full Article

Debris blows from roof of Brooklyn Heights Library, worrying neighbors

Neighbors contacted the city’s Buildings Department on Sunday after loose construction debris blew from the roof of the former Brooklyn Heights Library. … Full Article

Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, Brooklyn officials and a huge crowd denounce hate symbols in Adam Yauch Park

Hundreds came together Sunday morning to denounce ugly symbols of hate in a Brooklyn Heights playground named after one of music's greats. … Full Article

Friends of Historic New Utrecht presents Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, America’s first airport

Floyd Bennett Field, New York City’s first airport, will be the subject of a lecture by Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church on 18th Avenue and 84th Street in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

MTA fare hike plan draws swift reaction

The announcement by the MTA that it will likely have to raise bus and subway fares in March drew shift reaction from transit advocates and lawmakers who pushed for lower-cost Metrocards for low-income New Yorkers and demanded that the agency get its fiscal house in order. … Full Article

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