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Children’s arts festival dedicated to Malala Yousafzai

A children’s arts festival held in Bay Ridge every year that is dedicated to world peace will be saluting Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. … Full Article
 

State Senate wants word ‘prostitute’ banned from penal law

The New York State Penal Law will no longer contain the word “prostitute” if legislation approved by the State Senate this week becomes law. … Full Article
 

Arab-Americans seek status change for next U.S. Census

The Arab-American Association of New York is urging residents to support a proposal to change the form Americans will fill out for the 2020 U.S. Census to allow those of Middle Eastern heritage to be designated as such by checking a box on the form. … Full Article
 

NY Rising to present disaster recovery plan

Representatives of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, a project established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to address ways to prepare for future Sandy-type natural disasters, will present a preparation and recovery plan in Bensonhurst on Wednesday night. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis drops out of race for congress

Ending speculation about her political future, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis announced that has brought her campaign to run for the congressional seat vacated by Michael Grimm to a halt. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Community Council cancels luncheon

A time-honored Bay Ridge tradition is biting the dust. The Bay Ridge Community Council has decided not to hold its Presidents’ Luncheon, an event that has attracted mayors, borough presidents, city commissioners and other top officials over the years. … Full Article
 

Xaverian extends winning streak to 9 with win over St. Mary's

The Xaverian Clippers beat St. Mary’s 65-58 in Bay Ridge on Sunday night to extend their winning streak to nine games. The impressive run was news to head coach Jack Alesi, who is so locked into his two-year plan that he isn’t worried about wins so early in January. … Full Article
 

Colton supporters urge him to run for congress

With the Staten Island Republican Party announcing its selection of that borough’s District Attorney Daniel Donovan as its candidate to run for the congressional seat left vacant by Michael Grimm, attention is now turning to the Democratic Party. … Full Article
 

Students mount campaign to fix Fort Hamilton Athletic Field

Years of football games, track meets and outdoor physical education classes have taken a toll on the Fort Hamilton High School Athletic Field, according to students, who said the field is in terrible shape and is badly in need of repairs. … Full Article
 

Don’t ignore lawsuits, judge warns Bensonhurst residents

If someone files a lawsuit against you, don’t ignore it thinking it will just go away. It won’t. And you’ll wind up paying big time. … Full Article
 

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