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Fontbonne hoops star scores 1,000th career point

It was a big week for the Bonnies. Not only did Fontbonne Hall Academy’s Varsity basketball team come away with a victory against Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School on Feb. 7, but one of its players, Katie Marquardt, scored her 1,000th career point during the game. … Full Article
 

Rotary Club of Verrazano donates $20K check to guild for wheelchair-accessible van

Members of the Rotary Club of Verrazano routinely give back to the community, and their generosity recently made quite an impact at the Guild for Exceptional Children. … Full Article
 

Advocates seek landmark status for Angel Guardian Home

In a last-ditch effort to save the Angel Guardian Home in Dyker Heights from possible demolition by its new owners, senior housing advocates are throwing a Hail Mary pass to try to get Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to designate four buildings at the site as city landmarks. … Full Article
 

How Southwest Brooklyn is combating the opioid epidemic

As the nation’s opioid epidemic deepens, Southwest Brooklyn’s elected officials and civic leaders are grappling with the health crisis by coming up with ideas on how to confront the growing problem. … Full Article
 

Accused Brooklyn murderer decides at last minute not to take the stand

A Brooklyn man on trial for the 2015 murder of a Flatbush resident that sparked public outcry from the community decided last minute not to testify on his own behalf on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Community board mulls naming street for Arthur Schack

New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack will be immortalized on a street sign near his Bay Ridge home if an effort to get the city to officially recognize the late jurist is successful. … Full Article
 

Narrows Community Theater brings ‘Pirates of Penzance’ to Bay Ridge

The wistful melodies of Gilbert and Sullivan will be floating through the air as the Narrows Community Theater presents a special concert series featuring the songs in “The Pirates of Penzance” next month. … Full Article
 

Riders Alliance contest features ‘Worst Commute of the Week’

Subway riders, take heart. You now have the chance to win a prize for enduring that nightmarish commute on the R train.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's 100 Year Plan includes cyber hub at Fort Hamilton

The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton could become a hub of technology and innovation if a proposal by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) eventually becomes reality. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Why I love Marty Golden, and why you should, too

“There would be virtually no film or television production in New York but for Marty Golden,” according to Steiner Studios Chairman Doug Steiner. “He helped create the production tax credit, and has carried it through the Senate from inception through each of its renewals and expansions. … Full Article
 

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