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Brooklyn principals meet to discuss incoming high school freshmen

Kaye Houlihan, the principal of Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, recently welcomed to her school the principal of a Bensonhurst intermediate school whose eighth graders will be freshmen at Fort Hamilton in September. … Full Article
 

Gentile discusses why he supports De Blasio affordable housing plan

On the eve of a City Council vote on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mammoth affordable housing plan, Councilmember Vincent Gentile appeared before the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights community board and explained his reasoning for coming out in support of the controversial plan. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge group gets grant for mental health help

A Bay Ridge-based organization that runs educational programs for residents from the Middle East has been named as one of the recipients of a grant from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and will now expand its mission to provide assistance to people facing mental health issues. … Full Article
 

Conservative club to hold voter registration drive

The Brooklyn South Conservative Club will host a meet-and-greet in Dyker Heights with U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan that will double as a voter registration drive. … Full Article
 

Irish eyes smiled through cold for St. Patrick’s Parade

There was a chill in the air and temperatures hovered in the 30s all afternoon on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the participants of the 23rd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade from having fun. … Full Article
 

Violin virtuoso brings ‘Southern Comfort’ to Brooklyn

Regina Carter, a renowned violin virtuoso, will be bringing her blend of Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns and folk music to the borough when she performs in concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on April 16. … Full Article
 

De Blasio touts affordable housing plan in Flatbush

Three days before his controversial affordable housing plan sailed through two key City Council panels, Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at a Flatbush town hall and told hundreds of residents his proposal is good for New York, according to organizers of the event. … Full Article
 

Senate wants crackdown on drug pushers in playgrounds

With New York state in the grip of a heroin and opioid drug epidemic, the state Senate is looking to crack down on drug pushers who target adolescents in parks and playgrounds. … Full Article
 

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
 

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