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Donovan nominates students for West Point, Naval Academy

Ten local students who are seeking to attend the nation’s military service academies like West Point received a helping hand from U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan who announced that he has nominated them for admission. … Full Article
 

GOP mayoral hopefuls to speak at political forum

Two candidates with unusual resumes who are each hoping to win the Republican Party’s nomination to run for mayor in November will be appearing at a candidates’ forum in Dyker Heights this week. … Full Article
 

Rev. El-Yateem kicks off city council campaign

Rev. Khader El-Yateem, pastor of the Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge, kicked off his campaign for City Council on Sunday to a packed house at Le Sajj, a Lebanese restaurant at 8221 5th Ave. … Full Article
 

Matilda Cuomo brings mentor program to Midwood

Even though it was many years ago, Matilda Raffa Cuomo said she still remembers how intimidated she felt when she first walked into Midwood High School as a freshman. … Full Article
 

Thick white smoke concerns Bay Ridge residents

Bay Ridge residents are concerned about a thick white smoke that permeates the block of 91st street between Ridge Boulevard and Colonial Road. … Full Article
 

Candidates jockey for position in Bay Ridge council race

The Bay Ridge City Council race, which is shaping up to be one of the most closely watched contests in New York this fall, featured a great deal of action and political maneuvering this week, as three candidates announced plans to officially kick off their campaigns and another candidate bo … Full Article
 

Protesters keep putting pressure on Donovan

Republican members of Congress are feeling the heat from angry Democratic constituents this week as residents face off with lawmakers at town halls across the country on such issues as the Affordable Care Act and the policies of President Donald Trump. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge parents applaud return of cursive writing

Taking a page out of the past when school children spent hours perfecting their handwriting in classrooms, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is giving principals the option of bringing back cursive writing instruction. … Full Article
 

Sarsour leaving post at Arab American Association of NY

Linda Sarsour, a Bay Ridge political activist whose public profile has been raised to a national level thanks in part to her role in organizing the historic Women’s March on Washington last month, is leaving her job as executive director of the Brooklyn-based Arab American Association of Ne … Full Article
 

McCabe touts Storobin’s endorsement of him

City Council candidate Liam McCabe said his campaign has picked up a lot of steam with a recent endorsement from former Republican state Sen. David Storobin. Storobin called McCabe “a proven winner who is ready to fight for and protect his constituents.” … Full Article
 

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