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St. Patrick students make their own Easter hats

Hats off to creativity! Students at St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge celebrated Easter by making their own bonnets and participating in an Easter Hat Parade in the school auditorium. … Full Article
 

Leaders form Bensonhurst Alliance to foster cultural ties

The ugly reaction on social media to news that an Asian-American company had purchased the former Waldbaum’s supermarket on New Utrecht Avenue spurred Bensonhurst leaders into action and led to the formation of a new group aimed at building ties between cultures. … Full Article
 

Visitation students get close-up view of government in action

Sixth-graders from a Bay Ridge Catholic school were treated like VIPs in the state Capitol when they paid a visit to their local lawmaker. … Full Article
 

GOP says Albany ethics reforms do not go far enough

The New York State Assembly’s efforts to clean up corruption in state government are noble, but don’t go far enough, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who has been calling for major ethics reforms in Albany since she was first elected in 2010. … Full Article
 

Abbate honors Women of Distinction in celebration of Women’s History Month

In celebration of March as Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Peter Abbate honored five females from his district as the 2016 Women of Distinction. The winners were recognized at an awards ceremony in Abbate’s district office on Fort Hamilton Parkway on March 24.   … Full Article
 

De Blasio takes bow after winning affordable housing fight

Fresh off his big victory in the affordable housing fight, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a bow, sending an email out to Democratic supporters boasting that his grand plan will secure 200,000 affordable apartments by the year 2024. … Full Article
 

Former Fort Hamilton commander lauds female-friendly changes

The U.S. military has made great strides in terms of women’s rights, the former commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton told a group of soldiers and civilian workers at a Women’s History Month observance at the fort on March 23. … Full Article
 

Xaverian robotics teams come up big in FIRST competition

Xaverian High School had a strong showing in the New York City FIRST Competition and Expo, a citywide contest for robotics teams. FIRST is a trademarked term that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. … Full Article
 

Local pols ‘pleased’ that Prince Hotel is up for auction June 8

Bay Ridge’s elected officials could hardly contain their glee at the news that a fleabag hotel that one lawmaker called “an albatross around the area’s quality of life,” will soon be changing owners. … Full Article
 

State senate looks to add pedestrian safety to driver’s ed

Forty-eight pedestrians were struck by vehicles and killed on Brooklyn streets in 2014, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who cited statistics from the New York City Department of Transportation. Another 3,559 pedestrians were injured in accidents.   … Full Article
 

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