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Law enforcement heavyweight William Bratton confirmed on Monday that he will not remain head of the NYPD past the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term in 2017. … Full Article

DA Thompson meets with gay community, establishes hotline following Orlando terror

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson issued a “Call to Action” on Tuesday at a private meeting with members of the LGBTQ community, including representatives from Brooklyn Pride. … Full Article

Wednesday June 15, Our World In Pictures

BROOKLYN — Milestone in Brooklyn Methodist Hospital: A fourth-generation baby was born at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) on April 17, when Phyllis (left) and Richard Pagnotta (center) welcomed baby girl ToniMarie into the world. … Full Article

Polar Bear president to speak at Bay Ridge Society

Tom McGann, president of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club USA, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society on Wednesday, June 15, the society announced. … Full Article

Treyger lauds post-Sandy shoreline restoration

The completion of a major project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen the Coney Island shoreline against future natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy is a great step, but more work needs to be done, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger. … Full Article

Army Corps announces completion of Sea Gate reach of Coney Island Shore Protection Project

Col. David Caldwell, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, announced on Monday the completion of the Sea Gate Reach of the Coney Island Shore Protection Project. Caldwell was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Audubon New York’s For the Birds! lands in Greenpoint

“OK, who can tell me what these are not for?” Audubon New York educator Tom Van Duyne asked, holding a garden trowel with a white metal blade and bright orange handle before the dozen or so uplifted faces that surrounded him in a rough semi-circle. … Full Article

From all quarters, condemnation of Orlando attack

From Bay Ridge to Washington, D.C., leaders of Muslim groups and elected officials from both sides of the political aisle came forward to condemn the horrific attack in Orlando, Florida that left 50 dead early Sunday morning, including gunman Omar Mateen. … Full Article

Contentious East Williamsburg club is back open after city shutdown

The controversial pop-up club The Brooklyn Mirage was indeed living up to its name following the city’s May 27 decision to shut it down, deeming the club a fire hazard. … Full Article

Community Board 12 represents diverse neighborhoods

Borough Park, Midwood and Kensington, the three neighborhoods that make up the Community Board 12 area, are more diverse than one might think, according to District Manager Barry Spitzer. … Full Article

NYC jail guard union boss removed amid corruption charges

The longtime head of New York City's jail guard union has been removed from his post following his arrest on federal corruption charges. … Full Article

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