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Bay Ridge Jewish Center draws young families into the faith

Bay Ridge is becoming known in Brooklyn for its large and rapidly growing population of Arab-Americans, many of whom live near busy Fifth Avenue, where they shop in halal meat markets and buy clothing in boutiques catering to a Middle Eastern clientele. … Full Article
 

FDA mulls ban on ‘torture’ in boarding schools

The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering imposing a ban on “aversive conditioning” techniques, including shock treatments, in boarding schools for developmentally disabled students, a move that won praise from Councilman Vincent Gentile, who has been speaking out against the distur … Full Article
 

Business advocate disputes New York's ‘rosy’ economic forecast

Take one at the new television commercial touting New York State’s positive business climate, a spot that boasts about corporations moving here that don’t have to pay taxes for 10 years and you’ll think the economy is on the upswing, said Mike Durant, state director of the National Federation of  … Full Article
 

Writer chronicles year spent living like Martha Stewart

In January 2012, New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster announced to her husband that she was embarking on a unique one-year mission: to live her life according to the dictates of Martha Stewart. … Full Article
 

Don’t throw out old pills!

Don’t toss those old, outdated prescription pills in the trash! … Full Article
 

Malliotakis says State Legislature wastes too much paper

They have to kill a lot of trees to make laws in Albany. … Full Article
 

Harbor Fitness conducts workouts for autistic kids

Harbor Fitness, a company that operates health clubs in Bay Ridge and other Brooklyn neighborhoods, is opening its doors to a group of autistic children for a special workout on April 23. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge singers hope to bring 'Rhapsody' to crowds at fundraiser

The Rhapsody Players, the popular Bay Ridge-based singing group that performs the greatest hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, will be harmonizing for a good cause – to help kids get a foothold in the theater. … Full Article
 

Shred old documents for free at Golden’s office

Spring cleaning doesn’t just mean washing the windows and painting the living room. It can also mean opening that desk drawer, sorting through that mountain-high pile of old papers inside and throwing them out. … Full Article
 

Photographer’s images of natural wonders captivate crowds at gallery

The majesty and mystery of Mother Nature have been captured by the camera of Dyker Heights photographer Robert DeSantos, whose work is currently in display at Baboo Gallery in Chelsea. … Full Article
 

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