President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catcher … Full Article

Board 10 member’s toy drive helps kids in shelter

Children who have been ripped from their homes because of domestic violence will still have toys for the holidays, thanks to Bay Ridge civic leader Greg Ahl, who conducts a toy drive each year to make the season a little brighter for kids housed in a shelter sponsored by the Center Against Domest … Full Article

Tuesday Dec. 16: Our World In Pictures

PAKISTAN — Mourners Carry Casket of School Attack Victim: People carry the casket of a victim of a Taliban attack at a school, after receiving it from a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday. … Full Article

Bypassing city, Sunset Park group posts its own speed limit signs

Members of a Sunset Park civic improvement group have decided to take matters into their own hands to warn motorists of the recently lowered speed limit on New York City streets. … Full Article

NYPD are now seeking 6 in Brooklyn Bridge protest melee

Six people who joined a massive demonstration in New York City over recent police-involved deaths were being sought Monday after police spotted them on amateur video swarming two officers trying to make an arrest. … Full Article

Public menorah lightings around the globe include Brooklyn events

Public Hanukkah celebrations are being planned around the U.S. and abroad, including one hosted by the Brooklyn Nets and a menorah lighting and concert at the Eiffel Tower. … Full Article

CUNY professor charged in Brooklyn protest melee

A judge has suggested that an award-winning poet from Brooklyn who works as a professor at Baruch College may have been the victim of circumstance as he participated in a march over the Brooklyn Bridge at which some unruly acts were committed.  … Full Article

Monday Dec. 15: Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK — Santas Unite for SantaCon: Revelers dressed in holiday theme costumes participate in SantaCon on a rooftop bar on Saturday in New York. SantaCon organizers retained lawyer Norman Siegel last week as part of an effort to tame the excesses of the daylong party. … Full Article

Pols demand action from city to stop illegal home conversions

Bay Ridge’s elected officials have stepped up their efforts to fight the troubling trend of illegal home conversions in their community and in other southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, charging that the practice is endangering lives. … Full Article

De Blasio raises Gracie Mansion fence, citing security

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who moved to high-profile Gracie Mansion from a townhouse in Park Slope, has gotten a higher fence at his new home after White House fence-jumping incursions recently raised security concerns. … Full Article

Millions March NYC: ‘Deeper than Black’

Some were there independently or with friends and family, protesting the recent grand jury decisions not to indict the officers involved in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown killings.   … Full Article


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