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Fontbonne students visit Brown University to plant STEM seeds

Fontbonne Hall Academy students who are participating in the high school’s Brown Pre-College Scholars Program in Engineering recently spent a day at Brown University, where they went on a guided tour of the engineering facilities and watched a chemical and mechanical engineering demonstrati … Full Article

Donovan writes to House members about WTC Health Program

In a letter that paid tribute to the sacrifice of a woman who spent weeks after the Sept. 11 attack rescuing pets from lower Manhattan apartments and who died of cancer earlier this month, U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Brooklyn residents are starting to rev up their preparations for Christmas and Hanukkah. This past weekend, Old Saint Nick and his reindeer showed up on a lawn on 80th Street in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Gilligan family announces establishment of perpetual scholarship at Spirit of Xaverian Gala

Xaverian hosted its annual Spirit of Xaverian Gala on Nov. 18 at the Metropolitan in Manhattan, drawing more than 300 attendees. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Cares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins

If you know someone, a friend or a neighbor perhaps, who will be all alone on Thanksgiving, contact the folks at Bay Ridge Cares. … Full Article

Pols say Cuomo veto of free bus transfers is un-fare

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation that would have allowed more than one free transfer for commuters taking multiple Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) buses and trains will hurt hard-working New Yorkers in the pocketbook, lawmakers charged. … Full Article

Pols demand city stop dredging at trash plant site

Councilmember Mark Treyger and Assemblymember William Colton, who have been leading a battle against the city over the construction of a waste transfer station on the Bensonhurst waterfront, charged that a dredging project connected with the facility is endangering the community. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney students deliver Thanksgiving food

Members of Bishop Kearney High School's Student Council collected, sorted and packed donated Thanksgiving food to be distributed to families in need. … Full Article

In Public Service: Gentile goes from young democrat to senior councilmember

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who is now the senior member of the City Council, got started on the road to a political career three decades ago. In 1984, he took his first steps by founding a political club, the Bay Ridge Democrats. … Full Article

Avonte’s Law increases school safety, lawmakers say

Avonte’s Law, which mandates the placement of audible alarms in public schools to warn education officials if a student tries to leave the building, is working well, according to Councilmember Robert Cornegy, who sponsored the legislation that created the law. … Full Article


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