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Assembly’s GOP members want repeal of Common Core

Taking the election of new Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie as a sign of a fresh start, members of the assembly’s Republican minority are renewing their calls for major reforms in the state’s education system. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge officials praise de Blasio’s ferry plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that his administration will be instituting a citywide ferry service in 2017 is creating a great deal of excitement in southern Brooklyn communities like Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, where officials praised the plan as a much-needed boost for commuters tired of t … Full Article
 

Maimonides and North Shore-LIJ hospitals explore partnership

Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center and Long Island’s North Shore-LIJ Health System announced on Tuesday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) initiating “exclusive negotiations” to explore a partnership. … Full Article
 

Nadler blasts Boehner over Netanyahu’s visit

House Speaker John Boehner committed a big blunder by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of congress without first consulting the White House, according to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who said the controversial move could have major implications. … Full Article
 

Golden goes after cyber criminals

Alarmed by the massive data breaches that hit nationwide chains like Target and Home Depot in recent years, in which sensitive personal information on tens of millions of customers was obtained by cyber crooks, state Sen. … Full Article
 
 

Report: Gentile is Democratic frontrunner for Grimm’s seat

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has emerged as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination as the candidate to run for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated earlier this month by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article
 

Silver critic Malliotakis reacts to speaker’s ouster

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, a longtime critic of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, said the news that Silver is going to be replaced constitutes a victory for those who would like to see changes in the political climate in Albany. … Full Article
 
 

Fontbonne Hall introduces new business, journalism classes

Fontbonne Hall Academy is introducing new classes in business entrepreneurship and journalism, according to Principal Mary Spicijaric, who revealed the school’s plans at a recent open house event. … Full Article
 

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