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Recchia opens Brooklyn campaign headquarters

Being a candidate for political office in a district that spans two boroughs brings special challenges. … Full Article
 

Schooner helps Bay Ridge celebrate eco dock opening

It’s not every day you get to board an historic schooner and it’s certainly not a common occurrence in Bay Ridge. But on Saturday, people lined up for the chance to board the Lettie G. Howard, an 1893 fishing schooner that was docked at the 69th Street pier for the day. … Full Article
 

The B37 bus is back!

After four years of waiting, Brooklyn bus riders finally have their B37 back! … Full Article
 

St. Anselm grads earn $500,000 in scholarships

In only its second year of existence, Saint Anselm Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge is showing remarkable signs of success, according to school officials, who said the Class of 2014 has earned an impressive $500,000 in high school scholarships. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney’s new president a big believer in single sex education

Dr. Margaret Minson, the new president of Bishop Kearney High School, said the all-girls Catholic school in Bensonhurst is part of an important educational movement in the US, one that has positive and lasting effects on students. … Full Article
 

New Utrecht students use school walls as their canvas

Daniela Garcia, member of the Class of 2014, has left a parting gift to the students who will come after her to New Utrecht High School in the years to come. … Full Article
 

Free yoga lessons bring 100 participants to Shore Road Park

The first in a series of free outdoor yoga lessons sponsored by two Bay Ridge lawmakers took place in Shore Road Park on June 24, attracting an enthusiastic crowd of 100 participants looking to limber up and find inner peace in a bucolic setting. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Eco Dock opens for 2nd season on Saturday

The Bay Ridge Community Eco Dock will open for a second season of waterfront activities on June 28 and local officials are pulling out all the stops to mark the reopening, including free tours of an historic schooner and lessons on how to cultivate oysters. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Bay Ridge—a Brooklyn success story

A recent Brooklyn Daily Eagle article by Paula Katinas states that “Bay Ridge is such a desirable neighborhood to live in, people will do anything to live there.”  … Full Article
 

Colton says city’s trash plant plan is ‘not progressive’

Undaunted by the uphill battle he is facing in his fight to keep the city from building a trash processing plant on the Bensonhurst waterfront, Assemblyman Bill Colton said now is not the time to give up. In fact, things might be on the upswing, he hinted. … Full Article
 

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