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Guild for Exceptional Children director wins pay raises for workers

The executive director of a Bay Ridge nonprofit agency that helps the developmentally disabled said his employees who work directly with clients will be getting much-needed raises now that lawmakers have promised to put money in the state budget to cover the costs. … Full Article
 

Temple Sholom honors pillars of the Flatbush community

Rabbi Eliseo Rozenwasser of Temple Sholom presided over a dinner and dance at the Flatbush Conservative synagogue to honor Democratic Party District Leader Sue Ann Partnow, Millennium Group Executive Director Paul Curiale, Sholom Ritual Vice President Hy Bogatch and attorney Susan Master fo … Full Article
 

Golden: De Blasio's Rikers closure plan could handcuff city

A state senator who used to walk the beat as a cop is raising a red flag over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close the infamous Rikers Island jail complex. … Full Article
 

Mark Twain Intermediate School hosts 4th annual gala

IS 239-Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented, located at 2401 Neptune Ave., hosted its Fourth Annual Gala at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on Friday. The 290 guests who attended this year’s event included elected officials, parents, students and honorees. … Full Article
 

NYU Langone VP reveals plans for new Bay Ridge site

A new health care center to be located in a former New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) building in Bay Ridge should be ready to open before the end of the year, according to a top official at NYU Langone Health Systems, who spoke to the Brooklyn Eagle about the ambitious plans for  … Full Article
 

Gangemi brings old school-style politicking to DA race

His candidacy is being treated in political circles as a quixotic quest, but Bay Ridge lawyer John Gangemi said he is in the race for Brooklyn district attorney for real. Gangemi said he firmly believes he would make a good district attorney. … Full Article
 

Quaglione says breast milk needed for premature babies

A Bay Ridge City Council candidate who donates his spare time to raising money for the March of Dimes is endorsing a proposal that would give mothers of premature babies easier access to breast milk donated by other moms. … Full Article
 

Brannan blasts R train delays at 59 St. station

Passengers flying from New York City to Washington, D.C. can expect the flight to last for 48 minutes. It can take nearly as long for a Bay Ridge-bound R train to arrive at the 59th Street subway station on many nights, according to transportation advocates. … Full Article
 

Bilingual LaSante Health Center vital part of Brooklyn mosaic

The LaSante Health Center literally announces its intention in its name. The words “la sante” are French for “the health.” … Full Article
 

Democrats, GOP both start petitions to lower Verrazano tolls

In a rare instance in which Democrats and Republicans are in complete agreement, a lawmaker and a political candidate have each started a petition drive to urge the MTA to lower the tolls for Brooklyn motorists driving on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. … Full Article
 

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