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Students share ideas on how to stop littering

Twenty-one students from Southeast Brooklyn elementary schools will get the chance to offer their ideas on how to reduce litter on city sidewalks when they present essays they have written for a contest sponsored by a local lawmaker. … Full Article
 

Palm Sunday Killer’s release angers Brooklyn pols

The release from prison of the killer responsible for the infamous Palm Sunday massacre in 1984 has generated an effort by two Brooklyn elected officials to change the law determining when convicts can get out of jail. … Full Article
 

Employee shot at Bay Ridge smoke shop

A usually safe and quiet business district in Bay Ridge was rocked shortly before midnight on Wednesday night when a gunman entered Moe’s Smoke Shop at 7123 Fifth Ave. and fired his weapon at a worker who was standing at the register. … Full Article
 

Erasmus Hall teacher indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting student

A 66-year-old business teacher at Flatbush’s Erasmus Hall High School was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing his 16-year-old student.

Mervyn Affoon pleaded not guilty at Brookl … Full Article
 

Come see landmark-worthy Beverley Square East and West

It's time to stitch together the patches in the quilt. That's how preservation advocates describe the micro-neighborhoods that make up Victorian Flatbush. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Prep student organizing town hall on guns

The movement started by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students that led to the March for Our Lives protest last month is showing no signs of slowing down. … Full Article
 

Guild for Exceptional Children marks 60 years of serving disabled

The Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC), a Bay Ridge-based nonprofit organization that provides educational and support services to developmentally disabled children and adults, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with a luncheon where administrators renewed their commitment to helping peop … Full Article
 

Wechsler tapped to be education director of InterSchool Orchestras

One of the city’s most well-known music programs for students has a new educational leader. The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) has tapped Dr. David Wechsler, Brooklyn resident, to be its new director of education, ISO officials announced. … Full Article
 

What IDC-Democratic reunion would mean for Brooklyn

Brooklyn political circles were abuzz Wednesday morning, following a New York Times article on a pending reunification of the State Senate’s Democratic Conference and the group of breakaway lawmakers called the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). … Full Article
 

MTA officer heading to trial for allegedly striking pedestrian

An MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer indicted for allegedly striking a pedestrian while on duty and dropping him in Staten Island is heading towards a May trial date. … Full Article
 

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