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Adams says Verrazano Bridge fare not fair

Bay Ridge
Borough President Eric Adams said he plans to use a little-known power of his office to try to get equity for all New York City motorists driving across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn 'Jazz Age’ revivalist Giordano to recreate 'Rhapsody in Blue’ concert

Midwood
Brooklyn musician Vince Giordano, “Jazz Age” buff and leader of the Nighthawks 1920s-era revival band, has performed at venues around New York City, including Lincoln Center, for more than 30 years. … Full Article
 

Mark-Viverito puts Gentile on Land Use Committee

Bay Ridge
Vincent Gentile isn’t a real estate broker, but he is going to have a lot to say about property development in New York City over the next four years. … Full Article
 

Pols seek Verrazano toll discount for Brooklyn residents

Bay Ridge
Staten Island residents who drive on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be getting a break on the toll, thanks to a new plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Michael Grimm wants Obamacare repealed before it's too late

Bay Ridge
The Congressional Budget Office report projecting the loss of 2.5 million full time jobs over the next decade due to the effects of the Affordable Care Act has been seized upon by the opponents of Obamacare, who charged that it is proof the law is unworkable and hurts Americans. … Full Article
 

Scissura’s slogan: Clean streets bring out shoppers

Midwood
What does litter have to do with the economy? Plenty, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Conservative Party's first couple recalls road to romance

Bay Ridge
Conservatively speaking, they’re a cute couple! Conservative Party sweethearts Christine Sisto and Liam McCabe, founders of the Brooklyn South Conservative Club, are proof that true love can blossom in the heat of a political campaign. … Full Article
 

Superheroes invade St. Patrick Catholic Academy!

Bay Ridge
Spiderman, Captain America and other superheroes paid a recent visit to a Bay Ridge Catholic school to the delight of students. Actually, the superheroes were the students! … Full Article
 

Abbate predicts state will find way to fund universal pre-k classes

Dyker Heights
Assemblyman Peter Abbate, a lawmaker with nearly three decades of experience in Albany, predicted that Mayor Bill de Blasio will get his wish for state funding for universal pre-kindergarten classes for New York City’s four-year-old children. … Full Article
 

Kassenbrock Scholarship Fund rewards students for community service

Bay Ridge
Councilman Vincent Gentile remembers how happy he was many years ago when as a senior at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, he was awarded a scholarship from the Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund. … Full Article
 

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