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John Starks hits 3-pointer with Bensonhurst kids

Students at P.S. 112 in Bensonhurst are far too young to remember when John Starks was a big star with the New York Knicks in the 1990s, but they treated him like a rock star when he paid a recent visit to a day camp at the school to promote the importance of reading. … Full Article
 

GOP joins effort to stop illegal home construction

The concern over the future of housing in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area is running across political party lines, with Republicans and Democrats alike demanding action from the city to prevent the neighborhood from becoming overcrowded due to increasing numbers of people moving into former one  … Full Article
 

Backpacks needed for kids from low-income families

Parents struggling to make ends meet often don’t have the money after paying the rent and the bills to indulge their children by buying a new backpack for school. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst junior golfer to play in major tournament

Nortee Panpinyo could be the Tiger Woods of the future. The 13-year-old Bensonhurst youngster will compete in a major tournament in Florida in December, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which recently awarded him a scholarship. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton grad wins scholarship from Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald may have helped launched the career of a future Broadway star. … Full Article
 

Task force strives for unity in Bay Ridge in response to intolerance

In the wake of a series of troubling anti-Muslim incidents in Brooklyn, a task force made up of religious, business and community leaders in Bay Ridge has decided to hold its annual breakfast event at a mosque as a sign of solidarity, the group’s leader said. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Democrats hope their party’s convention is Brooklyn-bound

It’s not just the big shots in the city’s Democratic Party that want the 2016 Democratic National Convention to take place at the Barclays Center. The party’s loyal foot soldiers want it too. … Full Article
 

Cancer groups want Empire State Building to pay tribute to kids

An effort to use the Empire State Building to honor courageous children with cancer is gaining support from a wide variety of Brooklyn groups and health advocates after the building’s managers did not adhere to requests to authorize the tribute. … Full Article
 

Rescue Me: Prospect Park South's 80 Rugby Road, scorched by fire

Fire. Foreclosure. Eviction. Awful afflictions, all of them. … Full Article
 

Nadler introduces resolution condemning anti-Semitism in Europe

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a democrat whose district includes Brooklyn neighborhoods, introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House with U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, condemning the growing anti-Semitism abroad.  … Full Article
 

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