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New novel intertwines mythology and history

Anne Fortier’s New York Times bestselling debut “Juliet” quickly became an international bestseller published in 33 territories worldwide, and her new novel, “The Lost Sisterhood” (Ballantine Hardcover; March 11), already has received similar recognition. … Full Article
 

Council holds hearing on patronage at Board of Elections

Patronage and dysfunction at the city’s Board of Elections were the focus of a tense City Council hearing on Feb. 28, as lawmakers vowed to make changes to insure more transparency at the board that oversees elections in the city. … Full Article
 

Recchia vows to fight for Fort Hamilton

Former Democratic councilman Domenic Recchia, who is seeking to oust Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm in November, vowed that if he is elected, he will fight to spare the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton from a Pentagon budget ax. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge mom organizes blood drive in memory of her son

Mathiew Johnson, a school custodian, always joined his mother June Johnson when she went to donate blood at various blood drives in their community of Bay Ridge over the years. … Full Article
 

Merchants, city workers help lead cops to scam suspects

They picked the wrong people to scam. … Full Article
 

MTA gives progress report on Montague Street tunnel repairs

Take heart, R train riders! The Montague Street Tunnel repair project is moving along on schedule and the tube will likely reopen in October – 14 months after it was closed. … Full Article
 

Golden defends charter schools

While several of his fellow southern Brooklyn elected officials were criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio over Hizzoner’s decision to allow plans for two charter schools to share space with traditional public schools in Bensonhurst to move forward, state Sen. … Full Article
 

De Blasio's approval of Bensonhurst charter schools angers pols, parents

Mayor Bill de Blasio overruled plans for three charter schools to share space with regular public schools that had been previously approved by his predecessor Michael Bloomberg, but in his decision, announced on Feb. … Full Article
 

OPINION: A smaller hospital: better than none

As readers of this paper know by now, after various legal machinations that are too complex to repeat here, SUNY has gone back to the drawing board and issued a new RFP for Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article
 

PS/IS 104 hosts International Brotherhood Tea

At PS/IS 104 in Bay Ridge, the students wear T-shirts emblazoned with a Superman logo on the front. On the back is a slogan, “PS/IS 104 puts a stop to bullying.” … Full Article
 

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