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Guild for Exceptional Children says thanks to ‘Exceptional Friends’

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it also takes a village to help the Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) fulfill its mission. … Full Article
 

Department of Buildings vacates illegally constructed apartments in Dyker Heights

According to a spokesperson for the Department of Buildings (DOB), on Thursday, the DOB made an inspection at 1317 73rd St. responding to a 311 complaint. Upon arrival, DOB inspectors observed an illegally constructed apartment in the cellar, with unpermitted gas and plumbing lines. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney team raises $4,000 for cancer research

Students from Bishop Kearney High School became warriors in the war against cancer and raised $4,000 for the effort to find a cure for the devastating disease. … Full Article
 

City Council Candidate Liam McCabe learns valuable lesson about honor on the National Honor Flight

At a time when families are honoring their fathers and grandfathers, City Council candidate Liam McCabe reminisced about a special journey he recently took with his war hero grandfather.  … Full Article
 

Kids had ‘ferry’ good time on Lunchbox boat

A group of second graders from Bay Ridge got the thrill of their young lives on Wednesday when they were treated to a ride on one of the NYC Ferry vessels traveling from the 69th Street Pier to Manhattan. … Full Article
 

Dance festival offers sweet treats at P.S. 127

The kids at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 127 sure have a lot of sweet moves on the dance floor! There were several stars at the school’s 21st Annual Dance Festival, which took place on June 16.  … Full Article
 

Parker seeks to expand local drug treatment centers

State Sen. Kevin Parker, the ranking member on the State Senate Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee, said the issue of drug addiction is deeply personal to him. … Full Article
 

McKinley students showcase their writing during ‘Poetry in the Park’

On Sunday, June 11, sixth, seventh and eighth grade William McKinley I.S. 259 students, in collaboration with the Narrows Botanical Garden (NBG) in Bay Ridge, presented “Poetry in the Park,” a daylong showcase of the students’ art and literary works. … Full Article
 

Harbor Fitness racers raise money for HeartShare

Residents who regularly exercise at Harbor Fitness in Bay Ridge took their quest for healthy living outdoors on June 11 to take part in the Harbor Fitness Race for Autism, an event held to raise money for the nonprofit organization HeartShare Human Services of New York. … Full Article
 

House members want Confederate Fort Hamilton streets renamed

The legacy of the Civil War is at the center of a renewed fight to get the federal government to change the names of two streets at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton named in honor of a pair of Confederate generals.  … Full Article
 

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