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Xaverian student asks charity donors to share Christmas memories

When Dyker Heights teenager Dominick Santo decided to embark on a one-man mission to raise funds for his favorite non-profit group to help the organization pay for a holiday party for underprivileged children, he thought about his own happy childhood and the wonderful Christmases he shared with h … Full Article
 

Writer resurrects Agatha Christie’s famous detective

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah’s new book revives an old character made famous by the grand dame of mystery writers, Agatha Christie. … Full Article
 

City shuts down 9 massage parlors in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst

Acting on complaints from elected officials and local residents, police and investigators from Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office swept into Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge on Thursday, raided nine massage parlors, arrested 15 women on prostitution-related charges, and padlocked the alleg … Full Article
 

Greenfield applauds police crackdown on truck drivers

Truck drivers who park overnight on a stretch of 21st Avenue in Borough Park have been hit with a flurry of tickets in the past few weeks and at least one elected official is applauding the crackdown. … Full Article
 

School nurses do more than take child’s temperature

School nurses do a lot more these days than just take a student’s temperature and dispense aspirin. The nurses working in New York City schools do such things as offer first aid, train people in the proper use of an Epi-Pen and screen children for mental issues like depression. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn food pantries struggle to keep up with demand

A knock on the door, your signature, a flash of your ID, and you’re in. … Full Article
 

Gentile unveils Verrazano sculpture in Bay Ridge Park

Charging that Brooklyn was effectively “shut out” of the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Councilmember Vincent Gentile organized a tribute of his own on Wednesday, unveiling a sculpture of the man after w … Full Article
 

Edward R. Murrow High School to mark 40th anniversary

Edward R. Murrow High School, named after the legendary CBS newsman, turned 40 years old last month and officials are making plans for a big celebration during the spring semester. Murrow alumni will be invited to join the anniversary party in the spring. … Full Article
 

NYC parks breaks ground on Glenwood Playground construction

NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey Tuesday joined representative Kai Feder from the office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, City Councilmember Jumaane D. … Full Article
 

Bob Costas goes to bat for buddy at Xaverian gala

Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas, who has covered everything from the Olympics to the World Series for NBC during his long career, took on the role of surprise guest at the Xaverian High School Gala, where he introduced one of the evening’s award winners, his friend Dr. Andrew C. … Full Article
 

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