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Grandmaster tells Poly Prep students: Chess is fun!

Maurice Ashley, the first African-American international chess grandmaster, recently paid a visit to Poly Prep Country Day School’s Bay Ridge campus, where he told students in Poly’s middle school about his efforts to convince people that chess, while a difficult endeavor, is also a fun gam … Full Article
 

Town hall to focus on stopping illegal home conversions

Residents of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge are growing increasingly nervous about the prospect of a population explosion hitting their communities due to illegal home expansions that create multi-unit apartment houses in what were once charming one- and two-family dwellings. … Full Article
 

Maimonides doctors can replace heart valves without major surgery

A heart operation is never going to be as simple as going to the dentist, but doctors at Maimonides Medical Center are working on ways to reduce cardiac complications for their patients. … Full Article
 

Art on the Corner marks 10th anniversary with concert

An arts program that has been offering entertainment, education and enrichment in Bay Ridge for a decade is marking its 10th anniversary with a special concert that will also serve as a fundraiser. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge board seeks safer crossing for school children

Thousands of children are potentially in danger when they walk to schools in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights due to deteriorating roadway conditions and a shortage of school crossing guards, according to Community Board 10 officials, who are working on a transportation safety plan. … Full Article
 

Special guests, events highlight Catholic Schools Week at St. Patrick

A federal magistrate judge returned to her old elementary school in Bay Ridge, where she helped students kick off Catholic Schools Week festivities and picked up an award as a notable graduate. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton student wins football scholarship

On National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 4, Michael Brooks, who played as a defensive back and running back for the Fort Hamilton High School Tigers, signed with the University of Southern Connecticut. … Full Article
 

Assembly’s GOP members want repeal of Common Core

Taking the election of new Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie as a sign of a fresh start, members of the assembly’s Republican minority are renewing their calls for major reforms in the state’s education system. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge officials praise de Blasio’s ferry plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that his administration will be instituting a citywide ferry service in 2017 is creating a great deal of excitement in southern Brooklyn communities like Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, where officials praised the plan as a much-needed boost for commuters tired of t … Full Article
 

Maimonides and North Shore-LIJ hospitals explore partnership

Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center and Long Island’s North Shore-LIJ Health System announced on Tuesday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) initiating “exclusive negotiations” to explore a partnership. … Full Article
 

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