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Historic Episcopal Church in Ft. Hamilton prepares to close

Fort Hamilton
A historic church in Bay Ridge where two Confederate Generals once worshiped has made the hard decision to close its doors and merge with a nearby Episcopal parish. … Full Article
 

From Midwood to Harvard via the gridiron

Midwood
He’s got brains, not just brawn. In a day and age where so many young student-athletes are struggling just to get by, or worse, just being pushed through the system, Mark Goldman from Midwood has thrived. … Full Article
 

Summer Stroll promises fun for everyone

Bay Ridge
Go ahead, take a summer stroll up Third Avenue! You can even walk in the middle of the street without worrying about a car hitting you. Cars? Forget about them! They’re banned from the avenue so that the entire street can be turned over to you for your enjoyment. … Full Article
 

New Borough Park playground knows no handicap

Borough Park
Children with physical disabilities deserve to have as much fun on a playground as their more able-bodied peers, according to two Borough Park lawmakers, who are the key figures behind the construciton of a new recreation area that includes amenities for youngsters in wheelchairs. … Full Article
 

Chain bakery-cafe makes Bay Ridge a little sweeter

Bay Ridge
Hey Bay Ridge, are you ready for Asiago Cheese Focaccia? Panera Bread, the nationwide chain of cafes famous for its wide selection of freshly baked artisan breads, is coming to 86th Street. … Full Article
 

Parks are alive with the sound of music

Bay Ridge
“Summertime and the living is easy,” George Gershwin wrote. Well, the music is easy, too, especially if you live in southwest Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Gentile secures $8 million in funding to fix parks

Bay Ridge
Councilman Vincent Gentile, the longest serving member of the City Council, used his clout to secure millions of dollars from the city budget for repair projects for parks in his district, along with funding to increase sanitation collections on local streets. … Full Article
 

Holy Angels Academy students raise $2,200 for wounded soldiers

Bay Ridge
Nolan Keegan, a third grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, said he was saddened to see images on his television of wounded military veterans returning home from Afghanistan. … Full Article
 

Employees at Brooklyn demolition site faced potentially fatal falls

Prospect-Lefferts
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that workers demolishing a three-unit, three-story residential building in Brooklyn’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section were exposed to potentially fatal falls due to their employer’s failure to provide and ensure the u … Full Article
 

Med School: Where there is money there is a way

Bay Ridge
Medical schools in New York State would have an easier time attracting the talents of top researchers if they had more funding at their disposal, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who said he plans to continue pushing for legislation to smooth the way for them. … Full Article
 

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