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Brooklyn political activists push for publicly financed state campaigns

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Should taxpayers be obligated to pay for candidates to run for political office? At a Bay Ridge rally Wednesday night organizers called a “Rally for Fair Elections,” dozens of people answered a resounding “yes” to that question. … Full Article
 

Parent panel says state violates students’ privacy

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Confidential student records could wind up in the wrong hands, violating youngsters’ privacy, because of a move by New York State to open school files to certain organizations, a parent panel is warning.  … Full Article
 

Sandy victims go to prom wearing donated dresses

Bay Ridge
The ballroom of the Bay Ridge Manor looked like the dress department at Macy’s on Tuesday, as scores of teenage girls arrived to pick out the elegant dresses they would wear to the senior prom. … Full Article
 

Bomb scare hits Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
Residents on one Bay Ridge block, whose nerves might have been jittery in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, had even more reason to be frightened when someone left what looked like a bomb on the front porch of a house on April 17.  … Full Article
 

Poly Prep's quest for three

Bay Ridge
It was exactly one year ago that the Poly Prep Blue Devils' varsity baseball team was shaking out of a middling start to what would ultimately become its second straight New York State Independent Schools Championship season. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton anti-terror unit sent to Boston bombing site

Bay Ridge
Members of an elite anti-terror unit from Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton Army Base were deployed to Boston to assist in the recovery effort following the horrific April 15 bombing, a lawmaker has revealed. … Full Article
 

How to spend city money? Residents vote for countdown clocks

Bensonhurst
If you had $1 million, how would you spend it? … Full Article
 

Pentagon eyes closing military bases; Fort Hamilton advocates ‘not worried’

Bay Ridge
The Fort Hamilton Army Base, the only active military post in New York City, could wind up on a list of facilities slated for shutdown if Congress grants a Pentagon request for the formation of a new base realignment and closure commission (BRAC) next year. … Full Article
 
 

GOP mayoral candidates seek votes from Conservatives

Bay Ridge
Two men vying for the Republican Party’s nomination to run for mayor broke bread with Conservative allies on Sunday, speaking at a luncheon about issues championed by the right, including government spending and fighting crime. … Full Article
 

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