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Feds cite Kings Highway Rite Aid for safety violations; fines could be $83K

Bensonhurst
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Rite Aid for repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at the retailer’s store located at 185 Kings Highway in Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

Gentile backs Mark-Viverito for council speaker

Bay Ridge
The man who will soon become the City Council’s most senior member is backing a liberal councilwoman from East Harlem to become the next council speaker. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick’s Christmas pageant teaches kids true meaning of holiday

Bay Ridge
Being locked inside a school during Christmas vacation because of a snowstorm isn’t a kid’s idea of fun. But students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge used that concept as the plot of a play about the real meaning of Christmas. … Full Article
 

Grimm vows fight against cell phone use on planes

Bay Ridge
With everything airline passengers put up with these days – long security checkpoint lines, fees for carry-on bags, bad food – you might have to add one more: having to listen to the idiotic ring tone blaring from the cell phone of the guy sitting next to you. … Full Article
 

Golden times at senator’s holiday party

Bay Ridge
When state Sen. Marty Golden and his wife Colleen decided to throw a Christmas party, they invited a few of their friends. A few hundred, that is! Hundreds of guests packed the main ballroom of the Bay Ridge Manor Monday night for party hosted by the Goldens. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Historical Society has big plans for 2014

Bay Ridge
A group steeped in history has its eye on the future. … Full Article
 

Golden plans ‘Holiday Senior Festivals’ to cheer up elderly residents

Bay Ridge
State Sen. Marty Golden is helping senior citizens in his southern Brooklyn district welcome the holidays by hosting a series of festivals this week. … Full Article
 

Diana Nyad inspires students at PS 185

Bay Ridge
Long distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who made headlines around the world when she swam from Cuba to Miami this past summer, was treated like a rock star when she paid a visit – this time on dry land – to a Bay Ridge elementary school Thursday afternoon. … Full Article
 

Grimm welcomes Lech Walesa to Capitol Hill

Bay Ridge
Capitol Hill isn’t known as the film capitol of the U.S., but for one night it was. … Full Article
 

Felder calls Kelly city’s ‘best police commissioner ever’

Flatbush
As Bill Bratton prepared to take command of the New York Police Department, the outgoing commissioner was being lauded at a breakfast in Flatbush organized by a state lawmaker and a soon-to-be councilman. … Full Article
 

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