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Fantasia to perform in free concert at Fort Hamilton

Grammy Award-winning singer Fantasia is giving a special gift to troops at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. The “American Idol” winner will headline an “Independence Day Salute to the Troops” concert at the army base on July 1. … Full Article
 

Pols praise proposal to restore weekend X28 buses

A proposal to restore weekend service on the X28 express bus is winning praise from elected officials who represent neighborhoods where riders would stand to benefit from a return ofSaturday and Sunday buses. … Full Article
 

Judge considers controversial Brooklyn CB9 rezoning case

Alicia Boyd, firebrand founder of the neighborhood group Movement to Protect the People, was ebullient following an appearance at state Supreme Court on Thursday. … Full Article
 

MTA to extend R train shuttle

Straphangers who ride the R train late at night could be getting a big break. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney grads boast $29 million in scholarships

The Bishop Kearney High School’s Class of 2016 earned an impressive $29 million in college scholarships, according to school officials, who said 100 percent of the graduates will go on to colleges and universities. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students star in science symposium

Several students at Fontbonne Hall Academy capped off their school year by starring in a school fair at which they presented ambitious research projects they are undertaking as part of a three-year program in science. … Full Article
 

Ridge Runners are on the right track

Felix Chen, an avid runner, was used to training by himself for marathons and other races. But he began to notice something that troubled him. “I used to run alone, but at one point, I started to plateau. I started to lose my motivation,” he said. … Full Article
 

Donovan wants anti-terror funds to fight cyber-crime

Is the computer becoming a terror weapon? In the wrong hands, it could be, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who has introduced legislation to change to the country’s cybersecurity procedures. … Full Article
 

Gentile says budget ensures 6-day library service

Book lovers can rejoice now that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council have agreed on a new budget, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said the fiscal package includes $23 million for libraries. … Full Article
 

McCreight hints Treyger is a carpetbagger

The race for Democratic leader in the 46th Assembly District (AD) focused this week on the issue of one candidate’s residency as his rival hinted that he’s a carpetbagger who doesn’t even live in the district that he’s running in. … Full Article
 

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