Enterprising students at Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge raised more than $3,000 for a wounded soldier by holding a bake sale at their school last year. They’re working at their ovens again this year. … Full Article
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking up for the cause of academic freedom amid controversy over an event at a public college.
The speakers in question advocate boycotting Israel to try to influence its policy toward Palestinians. … Full Article
The U.S. Postal Service’s announcement Wednesday that it would stop delivering mail on Saturdays – except for packages and mail for post-office boxes – was just the latest salvo in a battle that has often spilled over to Brooklyn. … Full Article
A proposal from the Merchants of Third Avenue business group to hold another “Summer Stroll on 3rd” event in Bay Ridge this July and August cleared its first major hurdle when a key committee of Community Board 10 voted unanimously in favor of the plans Tuesday night. … Full Article
WASHINGTON— The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says. … Full Article
Three Poly Prep Country Day School seniors -- Alexandra Capellini, Zachary Kaletsch, and Sam Nakagawa -- have carried out remarkably sophisticated research projects over the course of the past three years as part of a special Science/Engineer … Full Article
Bay Ridgeite Sal Albanese, a maverick Democrat hoping to become the city’s next mayor, blasted the man who currently occupies that post, Michael Bloomberg, for his final budget in office. … Full Article