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High school students say they love hearing war stories from veterans

Once a month, former military men and women undergoing treatment for various ailments at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center receive visits from high school students who bring them cookies and play cards with them. … Full Article

Brooklyn students thank New Orleans visitors for hurricane help

When students from Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge suffered the destruction of their homes and the loss of their belongings in Hurricane Sandy in October, they got a helping hand from thousands of miles away from teenagers who knew exactly what they had gone through. … Full Article

Bank vice president wins Bay Ridge council’s top award

A bank executive with strong ties to Brooklyn’s civic life and its religious organizations has been named winner of the Bay Ridge Community Council’s Civic Award for 2013. … Full Article

Crowded Classrooms: Parent panel claims city is ignoring overcrowding in schools

The city is doing nothing to ease overcrowding in public schools and the New York State Department of Education is letting the city get away with it, a panel of PTA leaders charged in a resolution passed unanimously at a recent meeting.  … Full Article

Thrift sale to raise funds for restoration of New Utrecht Reformed Church

Shoppers can find great bargains and help an historic old church at the same time by attending a thrift sale in Bensonhurst.  … Full Article

Greenfield says education is key to stopping ‘gotcha’ tickets

Brooklyn’s small business owners would be hit with fewer “gotcha” tickets for such things as sidewalk litter if city agencies were required to spell out the regulations, according to City Councilman David Greenfield, who has introduced legislation to put the onus on the city to inform merch … Full Article

Worker injured at Bay Ridge `Green Church' site

A construction worker is taken in a stretcher after he fell off a 6-foot ladder at a building site for a new school at Ovington Avenue and 70th Street, Bay Ridge. … Full Article

On eve of Passover, one injured in fire in Boro Park, Brooklyn

An all hands fire broke out Monday morning at a three-story private house in the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park (also spelled Boro Park), Brooklyn. One person in the house was injured and was taken in serious condition to Maimonides Medical Center. … Full Article

Quaglione says his council campaign raised $30,000 in 2 weeks

John Quaglione, a Republican hoping to unseat longtime Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile, said his campaign got off to a flying start by raising an impressive $30,000 in its first two weeks.  … Full Article

Gentile wants mayor to hire 200 cops to catch speeders

Two hundred cops would be flooding the city streets for the sole purpose of catching drivers who speed, under a plan put forth by Councilman Vincent Gentile. … Full Article


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