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Xaverian senior earns scholarship from JP Morgan Chase

David Peña, who will graduate from Xaverian High School next month, won’t have to worry about how he is going to pay his college tuition. His tuition will be paid for in full. … Full Article
 

Opposition to 5-cent plastic bag fee building

The five-cent fee on plastic shopping bags at New York City supermarkets isn’t even in effect yet, but efforts are already under way to terminate the controversial policy. … Full Article
 

Gristedes manager says plastic bag fee hurts customers

The City Council’s vote to impose a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags in stores isn’t sitting well with one supermarket manager, who charged that lawmakers are unfairly “nickel and diming New Yorkers.” … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge asks seniors, ‘How are you doing?’

Jane Kelly, 94, sat at a table in the cozy Third Avenue coffee shop Caffe Café Thursday morning with her friends Judith Grimaldi, Pierre Lehu, Marianne Nicolosi and Todd Fliedner chatting about her life as a senior citizen in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Hikind plants protest over sidewalk trees

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is continuing to plant trees on city sidewalks as part of the MillionTreesNYC beautification project started by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but one Brooklyn lawmaker is raising objections to the plan. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Community Council says thank you to cops, firefighters

New York’s Finest and Bravest took bows at a recent ceremony in Bay Ridge, where they were honored for their courage and community service. … Full Article
 

House passes Donovan homeowner protection bill

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan said that legislation he sponsored that was recently passed by the House will go a long way toward ensuring that homeowners who are still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy are treated fairly. … Full Article
 

Family, friends, community mourn Hon. Arthur Schack

Tributes poured in from Bay Ridge civic leaders and elected officials as news of the death of New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack spread throughout Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

NASA to perform experiments from Kearney students

Members of the Science Club at Bishop Kearney High School recently received exciting news from NASA. The students, who had submitted designs for five micro-gravity experiments they thought NASA should conduct, learned that the nation’s space agency has agreed to do all five. … Full Article
 

Bichotte seeks help for minority, women-owned businesses

New York state should be doing more to provide opportunities for economic growth for minority and women-owned businesses, according to Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, who has introduced a package of 13 bills aimed at assisting entrepreneurs. … Full Article
 

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