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Brooklyn tenants file suit against landlords for targeting black renters

A number of residents of the Homewood Gardens Estates, a group of apartment buildings in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, have banded together and filed a federal lawsuit alleging that their Brooklyn landlords have engaged in wrongful acts of race discrimination.
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Miss Norway of Greater New York is crowned

A Brooklyn-born beauty who charmed the judges by confessing that she rooted like mad for Norway to win gold medals in the recent Winter Olympics was crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York in a contest held Saturday afternoon in Dyker Heights. … Full Article
 

Bay Parkway Community Job Center marks 12 years of service

There is a small trailer on the Bensonhurst waterfront where great matches are made every day. No, it’s not love matches we’re talking about. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge education council charges state bias toward charter schools

On the night before a planned protest march by parents to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office, members of a Bay Ridge education panel went on record in opposition to the new state budget, charging that the state has a bias in favor of charter schools. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick Academy students present junior version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge isn’t a place where you’ll find wild beasts. But for one weekend, a beast in the school brought out the romantic in everyone. … Full Article
 

Parents to demonstrate against state education budget

Parents from southwest Brooklyn are planning to take part in a citywide march on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office Thursday to protest the state education budget. … Full Article
 

Met Council distributes kosher food packages for Passover

Ahead of Passover, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is giving away 2.1 million pounds of kosher food to an estimated 50,000 families in New York who might otherwise not be able to afford to have a Seder. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn College faculty breaks with CUNY: votes to retake control of curriculum

The full-time faculty at Brooklyn College passed a resolution on Wednesday to “retake control of curriculum decision making” and demand that the Brooklyn College and CUNY administrations “respect the faculty’s historic role in designing courses,” programs and degree requirements. … Full Article
 

It’s official: B37 bus back in service starting June 29

The B37 bus is coming back! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) confirmed to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday that the shuttered bus line, which was eliminated in a cost-cutting measure in 2010, will be back in service starting June 29. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge pols seek legislative action to curb drug abuse

Two Bay Ridge lawmakers, each taking a separate tack, are seeking legislative ways to combat heroin and prescription drug problems among the community’s young people. … Full Article
 

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