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St. Patrick Academy students present junior version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge isn’t a place where you’ll find wild beasts. But for one weekend, a beast in the school brought out the romantic in everyone. … Full Article
 

Parents to demonstrate against state education budget

Parents from southwest Brooklyn are planning to take part in a citywide march on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office Thursday to protest the state education budget. … Full Article
 

Met Council distributes kosher food packages for Passover

Ahead of Passover, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is giving away 2.1 million pounds of kosher food to an estimated 50,000 families in New York who might otherwise not be able to afford to have a Seder. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn College faculty breaks with CUNY: votes to retake control of curriculum

The full-time faculty at Brooklyn College passed a resolution on Wednesday to “retake control of curriculum decision making” and demand that the Brooklyn College and CUNY administrations “respect the faculty’s historic role in designing courses,” programs and degree requirements. … Full Article
 

It’s official: B37 bus back in service starting June 29

The B37 bus is coming back! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) confirmed to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday that the shuttered bus line, which was eliminated in a cost-cutting measure in 2010, will be back in service starting June 29. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge pols seek legislative action to curb drug abuse

Two Bay Ridge lawmakers, each taking a separate tack, are seeking legislative ways to combat heroin and prescription drug problems among the community’s young people. … Full Article
 

Conservative Party speaker assesses de Blasio’s first 100 days in office

April 10 will mark Bill de Blasio’s 100th day in office and a New York Post columnist offered an assessment of the mayor’s tenure so far, telling the Brooklyn Conservative Party that the mayor’s proposed ban on carriage horses on city streets bears particular scrutiny. … Full Article
 

Windsor wins Ronald Reagan Award from Conservative Party

Laurie Windsor, president of the Community Education Council of School District 20, exemplifies what Ronald Reagan talked about when he urged Americans to volunteer to help their communities, according to leaders of the Brooklyn Conservative Party, who gave her an award named after the 40th presi … Full Article
 

Capetanakis named winner of Bay Ridge Community Council Civic Award

Basil Capetanakis, a longtime business leader and community activist in Bay Ridge, was named by the Bay Ridge Community Council as the recipient of the 2014 Civic Award, council leaders announced April 3. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union VP says NYC’s economy is looking up

The city’s economy is getting a lot better and its growth will strengthen this year, a financial expert is predicting. … Full Article
 

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