Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina faced a torrent of criticism from elected officials, teachers and others for their decision to keep the public schools open on Thursday as a major snow storm hit the city. … Full Article
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) will be traveling south, not to escape the cold winter weather of New York, but to be a guest lecturer at Duke University in North Carolina on Feb. 18. … Full Article
A grand show business tradition of Brooklyn high schools is getting a new twist.
SING!, the school talent show that pits students from the same school against each other, is for the first time going to feature a three-school rivalry. … Full Article
Military veterans have served their country and now their country should be serving them, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who is among a group of elected officials pushing for legislation to give veteran business owners a helping hand. … Full Article
With another snowstorm predicted for Feb. 12, two Borough Park lawmakers are reminding property owners in their district to clear the sidewalks after the flakes stop falling to the ground. … Full Article
Chris Noth, famed for his roles in “Law & Order” and “Sex and the City,” plans to play former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes in a new independent film, according to the Daily News. … Full Article
Brooklyn musician Vince Giordano, “Jazz Age” buff and leader of the Nighthawks 1920s-era revival band, has performed at venues around New York City, including Lincoln Center, for more than 30 years. … Full Article