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Essay topic for kids: How to stop littering

Children in Southwest Brooklyn are being asked to put on their thinking caps and come up with ideas on how to stop their fellow New Yorkers from littering.

And if the kids do a good job, they’ll win pizza!


Pols say new library hours help Orthodox Jews

The Brooklyn Public Library’s new six-days-a-week schedule will be a boon to residents of Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, according to two City Councilmembers who said branches in those communities can now be open on Sundays.

Councilmembers David Greenfield and Brad Lander came to the Midwood Library to announce that four branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be open on Sundays to accommodate Brooklyn's growing Orthodox Jewish population.


FDNY: Gas did not cause Brooklyn building explosion

Authorities have identified the second victim who died when a Brooklyn apartment building exploded last week.

New York City's medical examiner identified the woman Thursday as Francisca Figueroa.

Authorities had initially believed the blast happened after a stove was removed from a gas line they thought might not have been properly disconnected.


City plans $9.9 million repairs of two parks

Two parks in Bensonhurst and Gravesend will be getting some much needed attention to the tune of $9.9 million under the NYC Community Parks Initiative, a Mayor Bill de Blasio administration program designed to rebuild smaller, neglected recreation spaces around the city.


NYPD fans set to ‘wallpaper’ precinct with messages of support

The walls of the 68th Precinct station house are going to be getting a new look, but it’s not because an interior decorator is coming.


Bike path pushers to rally at foot of Verrazano Bridge

Buoyed by news that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is looking into the possibility of installing bike-pedestrian lanes on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, two environmental activist groups will hold a rally on the Bay Ridge side of the Brooklyn-Staten Island span on Saturday to boost public support for the idea.

Transportation Alternatives and the Harbor Ring Committee will gather on Shore Parkway and Fourth Avenue at noon on Oct. 10 to call on the MTA to move forward with a plan to put a walkway on the bridge.


Maimonides celebrates participants of Summer Youth Employment Program

Maimonides Medical Center recently honored the participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program at a special recognition ceremony. The event celebrated the important contributions made by the 324 participants, whose efforts help Maimonides’ staff to provide great care for patients and their families, as well as the community.


Bishop Kearney HS goes gold for alum’s daughter

Bishop Kearney High School held a fundraiser and tied gold bows on the fence surrounding the school in September to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to pay tribute to the courage of the young daughter of a Kearney alum.

The ribbon-tying event, which took place at the school, 2200 60th St. in Bensonhurst, on Sept. 22 and was sponsored by the student council, was done in honor of Sally Kabel, the daughter of Kearney alum Nicole DeSantis Kabel and her husband Matt Kabel. The Kabels live in Bay Ridge.


Bay Ridge Lawyers install Grace Borrino as president

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted its annual Passing of the Gavel ceremony as Grace Borrino was sworn in as the newest president along with the other officers and directors by Judge Barbara Panepinto at Hunter's Steak and Ale House on Wednesday night.

The organization was originally formed in 1954 with 15 members and currently has more than 200 members. The ceremony, where each past president in attendance gives a brief speech welcoming the newest president, goes back roughly 20 years.


Donovan meets with cancer research advocates

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan met with cancer research advocates visiting Washington D.C. from Brooklyn and Staten Island as part of the American Cancer Society’s Leadership and Advocacy Day and called on the Senate to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that would increase cancer research funding.



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