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Mary Pat Thornton, former Brooklyn Heights Association president, elected to SCO board of directors

Mary Pat Thornton, a founder and partner of Putnam, Lovell & Thornton, Inc. and former president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has been elected to SCO Family of Services’ Board of Directors. … Full Article

Dyker Heights Civic Association still going strong at 86

Dyker Heights is world famous for the elaborate, over-the-top Christmas decorations in front of people’s homes featuring thousands of twinkling lights, two-story-high wooden soldiers, giant snow globes and supersized reindeer pulling Santa Claus in his sled. … Full Article

De Blasio: I won't second-guess my NYPD driver

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says everyone must follow laws, but he won't question his drivers' judgment after video footage showed his official vehicle breaking several traffic laws as he sat in the front seat. … Full Article

Al Roker, Bill de Blasio smooth over their snow spat

TV weatherman Al Roker and New York City's mayor made up Monday after a spat over snow and school closings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Boys & Girls Club receives book donations from local McDonald's owner

On Friday, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Elaine Diekmann was joined by Ronald McDonald at the Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club, where they donated 600 Happy Meal Books for children ages 6-9 who are learning how to read.  … Full Article

Greenfield’s idea: Make city shovel snowy sidewalks, have property owners pay

If a property owner is too lazy to shovel the snow from their sidewalk, the city should do it and then charge them. … Full Article

De Blasio and homeless services department announce reforms to two large shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Gilbert Taylor today announced the administration’s plan to convert the Auburn Family Shelter and the Catherine Street Family Shelter – two of the largest city owned and operated family shelters – into facilities that … Full Article

Fundraiser announced for Min Lin, who was tragically killed in Bay Ridge snowstorm

Friday afternoon, the Brooklyn Branch of the Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) together with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Council Member Carlos Menchaca announce a fundraiser to support the Lin Family in the aftermath of Sunset Park resident Min Lin’s tragic death on Feb. 13. … Full Article

Security cameras aimed at Borough Park, Midwood streets

If you’re walking down the street in Borough Park or Midwood, be aware that Big Brother is watching you. … Full Article

All Roads Lead Back to Brooklyn: Travel writer Joe Brancatelli never forgets his roots

Brooklyn native and Business Travel writer Joe Brancatelli was born on East 18th Street in Brooklyn, where he lived until he was five years old. … Full Article

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