Every dog has its day – especially in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, where a newly renovated park just for pets was officially dedicated on Tuesday. … Full Article

DiNapoli rejects public campaign financing trial

ALBANY— Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has rejected public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it. … Full Article

OBIT: Brooklyn native and iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES— Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. … Full Article

Two NYPD cops critical after Coney Island fire, teen charged with arson

Two NYPD housing cops remain in critical but stable condition after becoming overcome by smoke at 2007 Surf Ave. in Coney Island around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.  _____________ … Full Article

Capetanakis named winner of Bay Ridge Community Council Civic Award

Basil Capetanakis, a longtime business leader and community activist in Bay Ridge, was named by the Bay Ridge Community Council as the recipient of the 2014 Civic Award, council leaders announced April 3. … Full Article

G-Train complaints erupt at Greenpoint forum

The announced purpose of Thursday night’s community forum at the Polish and Slavic Hall in Greenpoint was to focus on the upcoming five-week summer suspension of the G train between Nassau Avenue and Long Island City.
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Brooklyn Law School cuts tuition, prioritizes access over profit

Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees announced on Thursday a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. … Full Article

Wounded Warrior amputees' softball team to play Bay Ridge charity game

Baseball Hall of Fame greats have got nothing on Josh Wege and his buddies! … Full Article

NYPD sending two officers and K-9 partners to assist Washington state mudslide search

Tuesday night, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security activated part of New York Task Force 1 (NY-TF1), a search and rescue team made up of the most highly trained first responders in the nation. Two NYPD Canine Team Officers, were deployed to Washington State. … Full Article

Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

A federal appeals court in New York has reversed a 2012 decision allowing a small church to hold religious services at a public school. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that a city ban on religious services in schools is constitutional. … Full Article

Bay Ridge begins organic recycling April 28

Bay Ridge is joining the city’s composting revolution. Residents in the southwest Brooklyn community will begin voluntarily taking part in the Department of Sanitation’s pilot program to recycle organic trash for composting at the end of this month. … Full Article


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