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Brook-Krasny’s Long Journey to State Assembly

Bay Ridge
When Alec Brook-Krasny arrived in the United States for the first time in 1989 after growing up in Russia, he actually spoke more Italian than English. Confused? Read on. It’ll all become clear. … Full Article
 

School Bus Service Halted, Leaving St. Anselm Kids Stranded

Kathleen Leone’s daughter came home from Saint Anselm Catholic School on Jan. 6 with a note informing her that the yellow school bus her seventh-grader had been taking back and forth to school since kindergarten would no longer be available as of Jan. 9.
 
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Increased Evictions Mean Big Business for Movers

Bay Ridge
Bay Ridge Movers Say 20% Comes From Ejected Renters

NEW YORK — Property owners across the country bear a burden from the recession: paying a fortune in moving and storage costs to evict tenants who fail to pay their rent. … Full Article
 

Beth Israel-Kings Highway Switches to Green Energy

Midwood
A  12-ton clean energy cogeneration system, a heat and power plant that is central to Beth Israel Medical Center’s Go Green project, was hoisted by crane to the roof of the Kings Highway Division in Brooklyn recently. … Full Article
 

Laura Garza Murder Trial Begins

Bay Ridge
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A murder trial is getting under way for a registered sex offender accused of murdering an aspiring dancer who lived in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Don’t get hooked by E-ZPass phishing scam

Bay Ridge
There’s a new scam out there, and it could ensnare anyone who uses the E-ZPass when driving on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and other crossings. … Full Article
 

Nadler acts to counter Hobby Lobby ruling

Bensonhurst
The fallout from the US Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception case reached all the way from Washington DC to Brooklyn as House Democrats started forming a response strategy. … Full Article
 

Gold Star mom tells Bay Ridge students about her late son’s love for U.S.

Bay Ridge
A mother whose son was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while serving in the US Marines came to a Bay Ridge Catholic school Friday morning to tell students about her child and to urge the kids to proudly fly the American flag on Memorial Day. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton marks Earth Day with environmental fair

Bay Ridge
Children of military personnel stationed at the US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge played a major role in the installation’s celebration of Earth Day on Tuesday, helping the grown-ups plant a tree on the bluff overlooking New York Harbor, presenting handmade projects at an environment … Full Article
 

Catholic school parents demand financial aid from state

Bay Ridge
Francesca Emery, whose son Matias is a first grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, said New York State should be doing more to help financially strapped parents who choose to send their kids to religious or private schools. … Full Article
 

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