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Bay Ridge Pre-k proposal subject of two hearings

A proposal by the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) to open a pre-kindergarten center in the former offices of Community Board 10 has raised concerns for Bay Ridge educational leaders because of the location’s closeness to the Gowanus Expressway. … Full Article
 

Squadron urges MTA to inspect R subway line

The R train is desperately in need of improvements, according to state Sen. Daniel Squadron, who is among several elected officials pushing the MTA to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the subway line. … Full Article
 

Cuomo’s State of State draws mixed reaction in Brooklyn

Reaction poured in from both sides of the political aisle and from Brooklyn’s business community in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sixth State of the State Address on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

NYC Emergency Management honors volunteers who assisted in October Borough Park building explosion recovery efforts

New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito hosted a recognition ceremony at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn to honor the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers who assisted the Borough Park community following a building expl … Full Article
 

Malliotakis blasts Cuomo’s minimum wage hike

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for State University of New York (SUNY) workers sets a dangerous precedent, according to Republican Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. … Full Article
 

City eyes opening Bay Ridge pre-K site next to expressway

Roaring trucks and 4-year-olds aren’t a good combination, according to a Bay Ridge educational leader who is raising objections to a proposal by the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to open a pre-K center next to a Gowanus Expressway exit. … Full Article
 

Donovan defends move to repeal Obamacare

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who sided with his fellow Republicans in the House majority in voting to repeal major components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Jan. … Full Article
 

Did you break your New Year’s resolutions yet?

A week has passed since New Year’s Day and already many Brooklyn residents are probably kicking themselves over breaking their resolutions. … Full Article
 

Holy Cross volunteers take New Year’s Day plunge

Fundraising is going swimmingly at the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School in Bay Ridge. And when we say it’s going swimmingly, we mean it literally! … Full Article
 

City to reimburse non-public schools for security guard costs

Private and religious schools will be able to hire security guards and get reimbursed by the city, thanks to a new law Mayor Bill de Blasio signed on Jan. 5. … Full Article
 

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