Murrow chess team, a New York City powerhouse, falls short at national championship

The Edward R. Murrow HS chess team — famed in the borough and the reigning state champ — placed 13th out of a field of 443 schools competing in the National High School Chess Championship this past weekend, placing the Midwood-based public school in the top 3 percent in the nation. … Full Article

Justin Brannan says he is getting death threats for anti-NRA comments

A City Councilmember who exercised the First Amendment against the Second Amendment made some people so mad that they’re threatening to violate the Fifth Commandment, he says. … Full Article

Building plans would demolish historic Borough Park synagogue

Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 4024 12th Ave. … Full Article

MTA to start 86 St. Subway elevator in June

MTA is finally starting a long-awaited elevator at the 86th Street R train station — but Bay Ridge officials remain unhappy with the location. … Full Article

Brooklyn NRA supporters finally meet in Dyker Heights

About 100 members of Brooklyn’s Friends of the NRA were met by roughly a dozen anti-gun protesters as they gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dyker Heights — which allowed the controversial and shadowy group to meet after two other venues had canceled on them. … Full Article


Area residents keep pressure to save Angel Guardian Home

In the latest salvo in a long-running battle, supporters of the Angel Guardian Home and the Narrows Senior Center, which was located within the home until recently, rallied recently for the historic building’s preservation. … Full Article

Justice Matthew D’Emic discusses diversity, bias at Bay Ridge Lawyers Association meeting

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted Justice Matthew D’Emic, administrative judge of the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, for its monthly meeting on Third Avenue Wednesday night where he gave a continuing legal education lecture on diversity and bias in the criminal justice sy … Full Article

Hikind not running for re-election to Assembly after 36 years in Albany

Assemblymember Dov Hikind, a flamethrowing conservative Democrat with a safe seat in a highly Orthodox Central Brooklyn community, is calling it quits. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols hate Cuomo's plastic bag ban

Two Brooklyn pols who can’t agree on much of anything hate Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s idea to ban single-use plastic bags from stores. Lefty Councilman Brad Lander (D-Park Slope) found himself agreeing with right-wing state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge) — albeit for different reasons. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Fontbonne Hall Academy celebrates 80th anniversary

Fontbonne Hall Academy has had a great year. Well, make that 80 great years of turning out promising high school graduates who have gone on to top colleges across the country. … Full Article


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