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Gentile praises de Blasio plan to expand city ferry service

Councilmember Vincent Gentile praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s selection of a vendor to operate the city’s much anticipated expanded ferry service and said the choice sets the stage for a new era of transportation in New York. … Full Article
 

Irish eyes will be smiling at Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade

Talk about being green with envy! Emerald green, that is. Bay Ridge is set to honor the traditions of Ireland, the Emerald Isle, at a festive St. Patrick’s Day Parade that has become a beloved tradition in the community. … Full Article
 

Dad arrested after his child was barred from using school bathroom heads to court

A Brooklyn dad charged with menacing staff members at his kid’s school will be facing the judge at Criminal Court on Thursday, and many parents at P.S. 193 the Gil Hodges School in Midwood don’t think it’s fair. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney HS celebrates Sisters of St. Joseph

In celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week, Bishop Kearney High School in Bensonhurst paid tribute to members of the religious order that founded the school in the early 1960s. … Full Article
 

Journalism professor speaks on Italian-Irish relations

Paul Moses, professor of journalism at Brooklyn College, will discuss his book "An Unlikely Union, the Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians” when he speaks at a meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society on March 16. … Full Article
 

Students offer advice on how to keep sidewalks clean

Three girls from Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, who combined civic-mindedness with their writing talents and came up with bold ideas on how to keep streets and sidewalks clean, were named the big winners of an anti-littering essay contest sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article
 

Donovan demands Obama declare ISIS slaughter genocide

The torture, rapes, beheadings and other atrocities committed by ISIS against Christians in the Middle East are genocide and should labeled as such by the U.S. government, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Ciao! Fontbonne students visit Italy

Eighteen members of the junior class at Fontbonne Hall Academy got the opportunity of a lifetime when they traveled to Italy and immersed themselves in Italian culture during the school’s recent winter break. … Full Article
 

Eugene secures $4.9 million for Kings County Hospital

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, the City Council’s only physician, has done something to improve the health of Kings County Hospital, but he didn’t need a stethoscope to do it. … Full Article
 

Assembly GOPers push crackdown on sanctuary cities

As the national debate over immigration intensified, Republicans in the New York State Assembly were pushing legislation aimed at cutting state funding to so-called sanctuary cities that harbor undocumented immigrants. … Full Article
 

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