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New rails should solve R train vibrations, MTA says

The MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) doesn’t know what caused buildings along the Fourth Avenue route of the R train to shake, but the agency has come up with a solution, an official said. … Full Article
 

MTA reveals: N station repairs to take 4 years

N train riders in Southwest Brooklyn are going to face significant detours in their commutes starting in January when a $500 million project to renovate nine stations on the subway line enters a crucial phase, MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) representatives revealed at a meeting in Ba … Full Article
 

Golden to hold Sept. 11 tribute at 69th Street Pier

State Sen. Marty Golden, who has organized a Bay Ridge tribute to the victims of 9/11 each year since the devastating attacks took place in 2001, is planning a ceremony again this year to mark the 14th anniversary of the event. … Full Article
 

Edward R. Murrow HS teacher wins prestigious Sloan award

How do you teach complex macroeconomic concepts like supply and demand, balance of trade and inflation to high school students? … Full Article
 

Poly Prep begins search for new headmaster

In the wake of a surprising announcement from the headmaster of prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School that he plans to leave his job at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, the co-chairs of the school’s board of trustees said they will immediately begin a search for a new headmaster. … Full Article
 

Maimonides doctor says kids need 10-12 hours of sleep

Here’s an unusual back-to-school tip for parents: Children need plenty of ZZZs in order to learn the three Rs. … Full Article
 

Meet Leng Tan, East Midwood Jewish Center's Israeli dance teacher

Mazel tov, Leng Tan. The shayna maidel (which loosely translated means “lovely lady”) who teaches Israeli dance at a Conservative Jewish synagogue in Midwood is the daughter of immigrants from Hainan Island, China. … Full Article
 

Teens conduct litter sweep of Bensonhurst streets

More than 100 Bensonhurst teenagers are spending the last weeks of summer vacation before school re-opens sprucing up the sidewalks of their neighborhood and encouraging their fellow residents to do the same. … Full Article
 

Second phase begins for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Drivers will have to pay extra attention on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge now that a major reconstruction project has entered its next phase. … Full Article
 

Religion Vs Education: City probes Orthodox schools, 38 in Brooklyn

The story that Yeshivas serving New York's Hasidic communities – including 38 in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods -- provide scant secular education to their students has hit a nerve with readers across the Internet. … Full Article
 

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