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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
 

68th Precinct commander warns: Scammers are pros

The crooks behind the Green Dot MoneyPak scam are pros that could make even the most cynical citizen fall for their tricks, a police commander in Bay Ridge warned. … Full Article
 

Is Fort Hamilton on the chopping block?

The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton could be targeted for closure if budget cuts outlined on Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel become a reality. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis says Cuomo saved the day on welfare reform

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Governor Andrew Cuomo are on opposite sides of the political fence, but the Republican-Conservative Bay Ridge lawmaker is lauding the Democratic governor for taking steps to crack down on welfare fraud. … Full Article
 

Summer Stroll returning to Bay Ridge this year

Sure, it’s cold out now, but in Bay Ridge, business leaders are thinking of summer. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights Civic Association still going strong at 86

Dyker Heights is world famous for the elaborate, over-the-top Christmas decorations in front of people’s homes featuring thousands of twinkling lights, two-story-high wooden soldiers, giant snow globes and supersized reindeer pulling Santa Claus in his sled. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s hidden heroin problem

There is a hidden drug problem in Bay Ridge that state Sen. Marty Golden is trying to shed a light on. … Full Article
 

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