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Brooklyn Public Library teams up with Bard to offer free college degrees

A new program to help students who have been discouraged or excluded from higher education will be bringing liberal arts Associate degrees to Brooklyn starting this winter, Bard College and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced recently. … Full Article
 

How surgery helped woman survive brain tumor

The brave battle that U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is waging against brain cancer has put a spotlight on brain tumors in a way that is making millions of Americans pay attention.  … Full Article
 

Making movies that change lives: Filmmakers to discuss their powerful documentaries at St. Francis College

With great storytelling and a marketing strategy to match, documentaries and feature films can raise awareness of the most pressing issues of our time, and even initiate major change.  … Full Article
 

Arguments in court continue, as Brooklyn Heights Association fights mayor & park on Pier 6 development

Oral arguments continued on Monday in the lawsuit brought by the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) against Brooklyn Bridge Park opposing two residential towers the park has begun to build on Pier 6. … Full Article
 

Sunset Park experiencing construction boom

Sunset Park is experiencing good times. And the neighborhood’s Asian-American community is in at the center of all the action. … Full Article
 

Shabbos parking meters come to South Williamsburg, as promised

Shabbos observers in South Williamsburg can now park their cars overnight without worrying about parking tickets and towing. … Full Article
 

CUNY study warns of City Council gender gap

The number of women on the City Council is likely to decrease significantly after the Nov. 7 election, according to an analysis of gender politics conducted by the City University of New York’s Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG). … Full Article
 

Grant to bolster Greenpoint school’s STEM program

A $2,000 grant from a coalition of pharmaceutical companies will come in handy at a Greenpoint elementary school, according educators, who said the much-needed funds will be put toward enhancing the school’s budding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. … Full Article
 

Arrest of City Council candidate at Bedford-Union Armory protest draws criticism

The arrest of a candidate running for City Council in Brooklyn’s District 35 (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, parts of Crown Heights) has drawn criticism from groups backing his candidacy. … Full Article
 

Renowned clowns seize the stage at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Comic genius is a wondrous thing to behold. This is another way of saying Marcello Magni and Jos Houben will make you laugh like a hyena and maybe shed a furtive tear. … Full Article
 

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