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P.S. 8 robotics teams: More than STEM

“It was a good day” at the recent FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, said P.S. 8 robotics coach Brandie Hayes. … Full Article
 

Elected officials help distribute food for Passover

Elected officials pitched in to help a charitable group give out free food for Passover during a distribution effort at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that was organized like a precise military operation. … Full Article
 

At St. Francis: Finding a balance with police and communities

St. Francis College hosted two reporters — Harry Siegel and Azi Paybarah — for a talk called “Policing in New York and America” in Brooklyn Heights on Friday. … Full Article
 

Two honored for advocating for regulation-size playing field in Brooklyn Bridge Park

What does it take to get a world-class, regulation size playing field built on the Brooklyn waterfront? Students at Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) learned on Monday that it takes peaceful cooperation, collaboration and perseverance – core Quaker values. … Full Article
 

‘Please Touch the Art’ exhibition coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article
 

Park Slope PTA protests student-handcuffing incident

Parents at a Park Slope secondary school are protesting what they say was the uncalled for handcuffing of a student on Thursday by NYPD officers who acted despite protestations from witnesses that the boy had done nothing wrong. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Gentrification, a holdup of Crown Heights

The first time I had an indirect encounter with a holdup was in 2010. I saw his tall figure standing at the end of the hallway. He had a buzz cut, wore army-green cargo pants and a white graphic T-shirt that was soiled a murky yellow in the armpits and neckline. … Full Article
 

Met Council to distribute food for Passover

To enable families in financial difficulty to celebrate Passover this year, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will distribute 2.2 million pounds of kosher-for-Passover food to community-based organizations in the five boroughs, council officials announced this week. … Full Article
 

Live at BAM: ‘The Tallest Tree in the Forest’ recreates, celebrates Paul Robeson

Mary McLeod Bethune, the renowned early 20th century African-American educator and advocate, once called Paul Robeson "the tallest tree in our forest." You'll be forgiven if Robeson's name isn't immediately familiar; he's not a big name in contemporary music and theater. … Full Article
 
Ideas Aired At First Brooklyn Heights Library Workshop

Ideas aired at first Brooklyn Heights Library workshop

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and Marvel Architects held the first of two workshops on Monday evening which allowed the community to contribute ideas for a new library that will replace the present Brooklyn Heights branch located on Cadman Plaza West. … Full Article
 

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