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Soldiers from Fort Hamilton with Col. Andrew Zieseniss, Tom Neve, Fran Vella-Marrone and David Ryan. Eagle photos by Helen Klein

Merriment and munificence at 68th Precinct holiday celebration

December 17 | By Helen Klein Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It was an evening of giving as the Dyker Heights Civic Association (DHCA) and the 68th Precinct Community Council celebrated the season together at a party whose culmination was the awarding of stacks of gifts to two worthy causes — Reaching-Out Community Services,which runs a food pantry on New Utrecht Avenue and organizes a pair […]

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis and her former opponent, Adam Baumel, said they agree on many issues facing the city and state. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas

Malliotakis, Baumel break bread weeks after facing each other in Assembly election

December 17 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Bucking the Trump-era political divisiveness of the country, a Republican Assembly member and the Democratic opponent she defeated in November got together to break bipartisan bread over lunch in a Bay Ridge diner Friday afternoon and found, to their delight, that they agreed on many issues. Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, whose district includes parts of Bay […]

Christopher Safi. Photo courtesy of Christopher Safi

Local teen collecting toys for cancer hospital that saved his life

December 17 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

One local teenager is giving back in a big way to a hospital close to his heart. Sixteen-year-old Bay Ridge native Christopher Safi is spending his holidays collecting toys for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, a hospital he spent some time in as a child. Safi was diagnosed with a rare type of […]