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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Fort Hamilton

Narrows Community Theater goes under the sea

They’re part of your world! Comment
Coney Island

Building on the beach: Coney Island hosts 27th-annual sand-scultping contest

The sculptures may get washed away, but the fun lives on! Comment
Fort Hamilton

Rep. Clarke pushes bill to rename Fort Hamilton’s Confederate streets

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D–Flatbush) intensified her campaign to rename streets in Fort Hamilton named after Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson when she introduced federal legislation last week to rename any military properties and installations honoring Confederate soldiers and generals. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Clinton Hill

Staring at the sun: Brooklynites look up at library’s eclipse event

All eyes were on the sky! Comment
Bay Ridge

Our sit-down with Bay Ridge Council candidate Justin Brannan

We had a chat with the candidate for Vincent Gentile’s Council seat at our office last week. Here’s what he had to say. Comments (8)

Police: Man slaps niece, steals her cellphone

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge

Thief snatches woman’s wallet while she shops

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Gun-toting robber steals chain from would-be paramour

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

Coney Island

Stickballers relive their youth in Coney Island

They had a ball by the Baordwalk! Comment

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Marine Park

Bearing Witness: Oldies group rocks out at summer concert series

Call it an oldie but a goodie. Comment
Bay Ridge

Our sit-down with Bay Ridge City Council Candidate Liam McCabe


Kids enjoy Family Fun Day in Canarsie Park

They put the fun in Family Fun Day! Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017


Sunset Playground reopens after renovation, expansion

Residents and local officials gathered at Sunset Playground to cut the ribbon to open the new-and-improved playground to the neighborhood’s youngsters on Aug. 17. Comment
Bay Ridge

Our sit-down with Bay Ridge Council candidate Bob Capano

In the first of a series of conversations with candidates for the open Bay Ridge Council seat, Republican hopeful Bob Capano met with the editors of Community News Group on Aug. 11, for a wide-ranging discussion about his run to replace term-limited Councilman Vincent Gentile. Comments (13)

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017


Sound Off To The Editor

Enough is enough! Let Charlottesville be the last hate march. America must be free of hate groups. Comments (6)

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Bay Ridge

Broken promises: Ridgites say mayor backed out of meeting pledge

Mayor DeBlasio’s word is garbage, say angry Ridgites who say he’s gone back on his promise to meet with them about trash-collection problems. Comments (14)
Park Slope

Keeping peace: Locals rally in response to fatal Charlottesville violence

They took it to the extremists. Comments (2)

His day in court: John O’Hara sues former DA, assemblyman for ‘malicious prosecution’ in ’90s conviction

The former top prosecutor and pol colluded to fabricate evidence and bribe witnesses so they could convict their political rival of voter fraud, the suit alleges. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Bay Ridge

Church of the Generals takes down plaque honoring Confederate leader

A plaque commemorating the Confederate leader General Robert E. Lee was hauled off the grounds of the so-called Church of the Generals in Bay Ridge on Aug. 16, in the wake of white supremacist protests and violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. Comments (19)
Marine Park

Branch falls after waiting three months for Parks to prune tree

A dangerously heavy branch finally broke off a tree on Kimball Street on Aug. 9, after the city ignored months of calls from nearby homeowners to prune it, and its just lucky that it didn’t fall on one of the kids who play on the block, said one resident. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay still fighting zone-busting Avenue Z development

A proposed development planned for Avenue Z just can’t seem to get out of park — because of parking. Comments (6)
Party Line

Court quashes Working Families line grab

Bay Ridge City Council Candidate Justin Brannan will still enjoy an uncontested spot on the Working Families Party line this September after his Republican opponent Liam McCabe’s attempt to hijack it was thwarted in court. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Bay Ridge

Firefighters battle blaze on 73rd Street

Firefighters battled an inferno in a 73rd Street apartment building early morning on Aug. 15, which sent nine people, including firefighters, to the hospital, said a spokeswoman for the fire department. Comment
Bay Ridge

City okays stop light for Ridge crossing

It’s a green light for the red light. Comment

Crooks pose as police to rob man’s home

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017


Cops cuff man in fatal stabbing 23-year-old over parking spot

Police arrested a man for fatally stabbing 23-year-old Omari Dahan in the chest and knifing his older brother in the arm over a parking spot on E. 73rd Street on Aug. 13. Comments (4)
Coney Island

Vendors bring the goods at Coney Art Walls FAD Market

One person’s old basketball is another’s new pencil case. Comment
Park Slope

Check, please: Dizzy’s Fifth Avenue diner closing in order to fund Ninth Street flagship

Talk about trimming the fat. Comment

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017


Car flips over on Avenue J

A woman driving a 2015 Toyota sedan sideswiped another car, causing hers to flip on its side on Avenue J on Aug. 6, police said. Comment

Kids cut a rug! Hundreds of local tots compete to perform for Brooklyn Nets

Call them dancing tweens! Comment
Coney Island

Coney Island-native basketball star Isaiah Whitehead comes home to give back

These kids really scored! Comment

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017


Meet the judge: Kings County Supreme Court Justice Noach Dear chats with us

This conversation is now in session! Comment

Sound Off To The Editor

With a job that has me traveling all over Brooklyn from my Red Hook home each day, I rely on a strong transportation system that can reliably get me from point A to point B. Unfortunately, construction on the R and N subway lines has made my commute a nightmare, and it can take me up to an hour and a half to get to my destination every morning. Comments (3)

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Sheepshead Bay

In the dock: Pol takes aim at party boats after seaside brawl

Talk about troubled waters. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Putting a price on history: Professor argues protected districts only preserve for the one percent

Call it a landmark argument. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

Tale of two stairways

An outdoor staircase in Bay Ridge that gained viral-video fame on social media when last week’s rains turned it into a waterfall is really just the ugly stepsister of a similar staircase a couple of streets over, according to residents. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Fort Hamilton

Stonewalled! Army refuses to rename Ft. Ham streets honoring Confederate generals

They want to let bygones be bygones. Comments (2)

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