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Poly Prep gains big experience with a win over Riverdale

Bay Ridge
The Poly Prep coaches tried to downplay the significance of the game, but sophomore point guard J.D. Levine couldn't hide his excitement after the Blue Devils avenged their loss during last season's championship game by beating Riverdale 56-46 in Bay Ridge on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Police tell merchants to beware of scammers using ‘Green Dot’ cards

Bay Ridge
Police in Bay Ridge are urging business owners in the community to beware of a new type of scam out there in which crooks fool victims into thinking their electricity or some other service is going to be shut off unless they pay up immediately using a Green Dot MoneyPak debit card. … Full Article
 

State to provide more money for after-school programs, Brook-Krasny says

Bay Ridge
The new state budget will include funding for after-schools programs in New York City, according to Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, who said the money will be part of a $700 million fiscal package aimed at helping students. … Full Article
 

Golden says Brooklyn is ‘Ground Zero’ in state’s health care crisis

Bay Ridge
Brooklyn is “Ground Zero” when it comes to New York State’s health care crisis, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who said that what happens in the borough’s medical institutions over the next several years will set the template for health care across the rest of the state. … Full Article
 

What else is new? Brooklyn expected to get 6-10 inches in Monday storm

Bensonhurst
This is getting old fast! On top of last week’s major snowstorm, Brooklyn was hit with yet another winter storm on Monday, with the snow arriving just in time to turn the morning commute to work and school into a sloppy mess. … Full Article
 

In slap at Bloomberg, council committee votes to create animal abuser registry

Bay Ridge
In one last slap at the departed Bloomberg Administration, a City Council committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the full Council override a mayoral veto on fighting animal abuse. … Full Article
 

Fariña taps Bay Ridge principal to be her deputy

Bay Ridge
A Bay Ridge high school principal is graduating to a new job as a right hand man to City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. … Full Article
 

State law protects sex trafficking victims, Brook-Krasny says

Bay Ridge
With Super Bowl Sunday approaching, law enforcement authorities, aware that the biggest sporting event of the year is also prime time for sex trafficking, are on the lookout for any suspicious activity. … Full Article
 

Nadler ranks high on House’s Internet Subcommittee

Bensonhurst
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who has been a member of the House Judiciary Committee for the 22 years, has been selected as the ranking member on a Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and Internet. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick's students share their scientific discoveries

Bay Ridge
Chloe Fequiere, a seventh-grader, studied blood pressure levels in arteries and veins and worked hard to create a three-dimensional heart for her poster board, which she proudly displayed at her school’s science fair. … Full Article
 

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