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Maimonides tells churches: Let there be light

Dozens of churches in Southern Brooklyn will be getting a helping hand from an unexpected source when they decorate their parishes with trees, lights, wreaths, angels and mangers for the Christmas season this year. … Full Article
 

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions presents ‘Parade’

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions, a Bay Ridge-based performing arts company, is exploring murder and injustice in its next stage production. The company announced that it will present “Parade,” a musical which looks at the famous Leo Frank murder trial of 1913. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge board OKs school construction on 92 Street

Over the fierce objections of local residents, Bay Ridge’s community board voted Monday night to recommend that the city approve a controversial plan by the owners of a private school to construct a four-story building on 92nd Street. … Full Article
 

Has curtailment of stop-and-frisk caused Ditmas Park’s rising crime?

With a rising crime wave sweeping Ditmas Park, many residents have become guarded, and police are out in force. … Full Article
 

Kiwanis clubs donate $100,000 to children's medical center

Members of Kiwanis International have found a unique way to celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of their service organization. They donated $100,000 to the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center on Long Island. … Full Article
 

Xaverian students learn to live on $3 a day

What’s it like to live on a measly $3 a day? Students from Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge had the unique opportunity to find out when they took part in an urban retreat. … Full Article
 

Kids to wear pajamas to school for fundraising drive

Students from all over Southwest Brooklyn are being asked by a health advocacy group to wear pajamas to school for one day next month and to donate $5 each to help a five-year-old Bay Ridge boy and others like him battle a rare and potentially deadly form of Muscular Dystrophy. … Full Article
 

Pols vow action after Cuomo vetoes military pension bill

A bill that would have changed the formula under which military veterans employed by the state or city apply for retirement pensions was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but the legislation’s supporters are vowing to move the measure forward despite the setback. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge to throw birthday bash for Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

A group fighting to convince the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install a bike-pedestrian path on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will take time out from the battle to host a party in Bay Ridge to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bridge’s opening. … Full Article
 
 

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