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Key Food fight

Bay Ridge is hoping that the pen is mightier than the store. Irate Ridgites are petitioning against the closing of the Key Food on Third Avenue and 95th Street, which is slated to close and become a Walgreens pharmacy in June. Comments (5)

Vito’s scandal has Dems in turmoil

Politics: Rep. Vito Fossella’s drunk-driving arrest and subsequent admission that he was an adulterer who fathered a child out of wedlock hasn’t only thrown the GOP into disarray — it’s apparently done the same thing to Democrats trying to pick a challenger to take on the disgraced congressman. Comments (2)

As Fossella keeps quiet, job remains in limbo

Politics: It’s not over ’til the thin Italian sings — and he’s not saying a word. Embattled Rep. Vito Fossella (R–Bay Ridge) is not only fighting his May 1 drunk-driving charge in court, but apparently fighting for re-election. Comments (3)

Bodega burglars

Crime: Two masked thugs burst into an Eighth Avenue bodega on May 10, flashing a gun and stealing electronics. Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment

BEATEN! A pre–Mother’s Day mauling in Dyker Heights

Crime: A merciless marauder broke into a Dyker Heights apartment on May 9 — two days before Mother’s Day — and slugged a 69-year-old grandmother on the head, knocking her to the floor. Comment

Ferry needs riders

Ferry needs riders

Transit: The new ferry service between Bay Ridge and the Lower Manhattan is a long way from being able to stay afloat without help from the city. Comments (3)

Faulty fencing fixed?

A dilapidated fence surrounding a Bay Ridge rail yard will be replaced, patching up holes that turned the site into a homeless encampment and safeguarding a jet fuel pipeline that neighbors fear could be a terror target. Comment

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