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Bensonhurst dad fights to keep son’s developmental center open

A move by the Cuomo Administration to shut down four large facilities housing the severely developmentally disabled is having a devastating effect on a Bensonhurst couple whose grown son has been living in a Brooklyn center for 35 years. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick students perform musical tribute to NYC

Students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy are ending their school year in style, New York style that is! Kids at the Bay Ridge school recently put on a show that would put anyone in a “New York State of Mind,” as Billy Joel would say. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis changes position on legalizing medical marijuana

Momentum appeared to be building in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana in New York State as lawmakers entered the home stretch of their legislative session. … Full Article
 

From farm to table: fresh fruit, vegetables on sale at Greenmarkets

Southern Brooklyn residents looking to live healthier lives are getting help from tri-state area farmers. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are on sale every weekend in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, now that two popular Greenmarkets have returned for the season. … Full Article
 

PHOTO: Brooklyn disabled children run 5K

Sunday’s Race to Save Lives, the charity 5K the Hatzalah EMS organization held on Sunday on Roosevelt Island, featured 30 developmentally challenged kids from the Yachad School in Midwood, off Avenue M, who ran in the race.   … Full Article
 

Family of hit-run victims pleads: ‘Don’t forget our mom and sister’

On June 7, 1994, Donna Blanchard walked to her local deli in Bay Ridge to buy some groceries. She brought her four-year-old daughter Michele with her. They never made it home. … Full Article
 

Scavenger hunt, poetry slam, live music all part of Summer Stroll plans

Following a brainstorming session that took place on Monday, plans for the Third Annual Summer Stroll on 3rd are starting to take shape, with store owners on the commercial strip and Bay Ridge community leaders talking about entertaining the crowds with a scavenger hunt, a poetry slam and plenty  … Full Article
 

City Parks Foundation offers free tennis, golf lessons to kids

Kids in Brooklyn will be able to enjoy free lessons in tennis, golf and other sports this summer, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which is offering instructional programs in recreation areas all over the borough. … Full Article
 

Golden, Farina salute teachers in southern Brooklyn

More than 40 teachers from public schools in southern Brooklyn were saluted by state Sen. Marty Golden at the lawmaker’s 13th Annual Teacher of the Year awards ceremony recently held in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Tech entrepreneur takes on Marty Golden

Republican Marty Golden is running for re-election to the state senate, but Democrat James Kemmerer says he’s determined to take on the incumbent and defeat him in November. … Full Article
 

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