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GERMANY – Leaders Meet to Discuss Coalition: German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union party Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, chairman of the Chris … Full Article

Ortiz: Don’t dump homeless in Sunset Park hotels

More than 200 homeless people are currently being housed by the city in hotels in Sunset Park, a situation Assemblymember Felix Ortiz says is causing a “homeless housing crowding crisis” in his Brooklyn district. … Full Article

Maloney and Velázquez call for investigation into alleged Russian election hacks

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velázquez, whose districts include parts of Brooklyn, have joined with other U.S. officials in calling for investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. … Full Article

5 NYCHA leaders voice support for BQX streetcar

A group of five NYCHA resident association presidents announced on Monday their support for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar line. … Full Article

Brooklyn scores more than $15 million in regional economic development awards

Brooklyn institutions and companies will be receiving more that $15 million from the state in competitive grants awarded by the New York City area Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). … Full Article

In Downtown Brooklyn, a difference of opinion on the BQX

Since its inception in February, Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar line has been a hot topic of discussion. … Full Article

Seth Low Playground reopens after 1st phase of renovation

A Bensonhurst park named after an early 20th century mayor of New York City is revamped for the 21st century thanks to a $4.5 million renovation project that was largely funded through the efforts of a local lawmaker. … Full Article

Community Board 10 salutes Bay Ridge auxiliary cops

Community Board 10 starts off each of its monthly meetings with a tradition called “Honor of the Pledge,” in which a well known figure from Bay Ridge or Dyker Heights leads the board in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. For its Dec. … Full Article

St. Nicholas Home board of directors host Christmas banquet

On Wednesday, Dec. 14 the St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted its board of directors’ Christmas Banquet. … Full Article

Proponents of Bushwick Inlet Park triumphant as final piece falls into place

A promise longstanding from City Hall to the residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg was finally fulfilled as Mayor Bill de Blasio joined other elected officials, business leaders and neighborhood activists on Saturday to formally announce the purchase of an 11-acre parcel that comprised the fin … Full Article

Metropolitan Commercial Bank organizes winter coat drive

Metropolitan Commercial Bank, which has branches in Manhattan, Long Island and in Borough Park, has organized a winter coat drive to help needy families. Boxes have been set up in all of the bank’s branches to allow customers to drop off coats. … Full Article

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