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Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary remembered in Bay Ridge wreath ceremony

The Bay Ridge community gathered on Wednesday for a memorial tribute to the brave veterans who sacrificed so much to defend our nation during World War II in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. … Full Article

Kaiser Park volunteers graduate from fellowship program

Four volunteers who worked to make Kaiser Park a bright spot for families in Coney Island were rewarded for their efforts by the organization Partnerships for Parks, which praised their efforts at a recent ceremony. … Full Article

Police Commissioner O’Neil talks crime stats, promises to fix Atlantic Ave. permit problem in Brooklyn

Police Commissioner James O’Neill updated Brooklyn’s business community on the city’s improving crime statistics, took questions and promised to solve a nagging neighborhood issue at Tuesday’s Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's Newsmakers event. … Full Article

Pols express support for Muslim cop after attack

A Muslim police officer who was attacked in a suspected hate crime in Bay Ridge is receiving support and encouragement from a slew of elected officials and civic leaders. … Full Article

Pearl Harbor remembered at moving Brooklyn Borough Hall ceremony

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 Dec. 7, 1941. … Full Article

New Bay Ridge board of tourism discussed at Colonial Club meeting

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Brooklyn Colonial Club welcomed guest speaker Justin Brannan, a Bay Ridge community leader and former chief of staff to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, to speak about his newest endeavor, the Bay Ridge Board of Tourism.  … Full Article

Ocean Parkway residents push back against proposed New York State DOT changes along key intersections

It was a bright and beautiful December Sunday morning in Midwood as a seemingly endless stream of traffic flowed in both directions along Ocean Parkway and a crowd of nearly 100 people gathered at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Avenue J chanted: “No more no-turns! … Full Article

Adams says technology catches heat-stingy landlords

Amid the news that a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of tenants of a Brownsville building against the landlord over a lack of heat was a little-noticed development that Borough President Eric Adams said could wind up playing a major role in helping apartment dwellers fight heat-stingy landlords. … Full Article

Cops forge compromise in Dyker Christmas parking fight

A potentially messy controversy that erupted over the city’s decision to ban parking along a wide swath of 86th Street to accommodate tour buses bringing in visitors to see the world-famous Christmas lights of Dyker Heights appears to have been nipped in the bud. … Full Article

Obituary: William Pyles Jr., 93

William Pyles Jr., 93, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Midland, died Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2016 in Brooklyn. He was born August 31, 1923 in Flint, Michigan, son of the late William and HenryEtta (Baker) Pyles Sr. Mr. … Full Article

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