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Miss Norway of Greater New York is crowned

Dyker Heights
A Brooklyn-born beauty who charmed the judges by confessing that she rooted like mad for Norway to win gold medals in the recent Winter Olympics was crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York in a contest held Saturday afternoon in Dyker Heights. … Full Article
 

Bay Parkway Community Job Center marks 12 years of service

Bensonhurst
There is a small trailer on the Bensonhurst waterfront where great matches are made every day. No, it’s not love matches we’re talking about. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge education council charges state bias toward charter schools

Bay Ridge
On the night before a planned protest march by parents to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office, members of a Bay Ridge education panel went on record in opposition to the new state budget, charging that the state has a bias in favor of charter schools. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick Academy students present junior version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Bay Ridge
Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge isn’t a place where you’ll find wild beasts. But for one weekend, a beast in the school brought out the romantic in everyone. … Full Article
 

Parents to demonstrate against state education budget

Bensonhurst
Parents from southwest Brooklyn are planning to take part in a citywide march on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s midtown Manhattan office Thursday to protest the state education budget. … Full Article
 

Met Council distributes kosher food packages for Passover

Bensonhurst
Ahead of Passover, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is giving away 2.1 million pounds of kosher food to an estimated 50,000 families in New York who might otherwise not be able to afford to have a Seder. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn College faculty breaks with CUNY: votes to retake control of curriculum

Midwood
The full-time faculty at Brooklyn College passed a resolution on Wednesday to “retake control of curriculum decision making” and demand that the Brooklyn College and CUNY administrations “respect the faculty’s historic role in designing courses,” programs and degree requirements. … Full Article
 

It’s official: B37 bus back in service starting June 29

Bay Ridge
The B37 bus is coming back! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) confirmed to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday that the shuttered bus line, which was eliminated in a cost-cutting measure in 2010, will be back in service starting June 29. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge pols seek legislative action to curb drug abuse

Bay Ridge
Two Bay Ridge lawmakers, each taking a separate tack, are seeking legislative ways to combat heroin and prescription drug problems among the community’s young people. … Full Article
 

Conservative Party speaker assesses de Blasio’s first 100 days in office

Bay Ridge
April 10 will mark Bill de Blasio’s 100th day in office and a New York Post columnist offered an assessment of the mayor’s tenure so far, telling the Brooklyn Conservative Party that the mayor’s proposed ban on carriage horses on city streets bears particular scrutiny. … Full Article
 

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