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PS 127 kids learn tolerance on ‘Day of Gratitude’

There’s a new dance craze at P.S. 127. Everyone is doing the “Turkey Pokey.” … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge board rejects affordable housing re-zoning plan

Joining a growing chorus of Brooklyn community boards that are not singing the praises of Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan, Community Board 10 voted to reject a key element of the mayor’s ambitious proposal. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Felder aims to make life easier for residents

“Life is complicated. Whatever we can do to make it a little easier for people we should do,” said state Sen. Simcha Felder, summing up his political philosophy. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students visit Brown University to plant STEM seeds

Fontbonne Hall Academy students who are participating in the high school’s Brown Pre-College Scholars Program in Engineering recently spent a day at Brown University, where they went on a guided tour of the engineering facilities and watched a chemical and mechanical engineering demonstrati … Full Article
 

Donovan writes to House members about WTC Health Program

In a letter that paid tribute to the sacrifice of a woman who spent weeks after the Sept. 11 attack rescuing pets from lower Manhattan apartments and who died of cancer earlier this month, U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Brooklyn residents are starting to rev up their preparations for Christmas and Hanukkah. This past weekend, Old Saint Nick and his reindeer showed up on a lawn on 80th Street in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Gilligan family announces establishment of perpetual scholarship at Spirit of Xaverian Gala

Xaverian hosted its annual Spirit of Xaverian Gala on Nov. 18 at the Metropolitan in Manhattan, drawing more than 300 attendees. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Cares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins

If you know someone, a friend or a neighbor perhaps, who will be all alone on Thanksgiving, contact the folks at Bay Ridge Cares. … Full Article
 

Pols say Cuomo veto of free bus transfers is un-fare

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation that would have allowed more than one free transfer for commuters taking multiple Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) buses and trains will hurt hard-working New Yorkers in the pocketbook, lawmakers charged. … Full Article
 

Pols demand city stop dredging at trash plant site

Councilmember Mark Treyger and Assemblymember William Colton, who have been leading a battle against the city over the construction of a waste transfer station on the Bensonhurst waterfront, charged that a dredging project connected with the facility is endangering the community. … Full Article
 

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