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McKinley grad offers trumpet tribute to mom

As president of the Community Education Council of School District 20, Laurie Windsor attends dozens of graduation ceremonies at Southwest Brooklyn schools each June. … Full Article
 

Summer concert series brings music to Brooklyn parks

It’s summer time and for music fans in Southwest Brooklyn, the warm weather will bring the sounds of rock and roll, show tunes, jazz and folk music to their local parks. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne Speech Team dazzles judges in national contest

Two members of the Fontbonne Hall Academy Speech and Debate Team proved to be among the best speakers in the country when they competed in a national championship in Salt Lake City earlier this month. … Full Article
 

Legislature passes cop tuition waiver bill

A bill passed by the state Legislature to allow police officers to receive a waiver on tuition for one course at the City University of New York (CUNY) is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge pre-k program celebrates ‘Donuts with Dads’

Sugary snacks like donuts aren’t usually allowed in classrooms, but officials in School District 20 made an exception and allowed pre-K children to indulge in the sweet treat. And their dads were welcome to join them. … Full Article
 

Xaverian names new girl’s volleyball coach

Xaverian High School, which is going co-ed in September, is continuing its effort to establish a strong sports program for its incoming female students. … Full Article
 

Irene Chu is new president of Stars & Stripes Club

In a move signaling the increasing political clout of Asian-Americans in southwest Brooklyn, the Stars & Stripes Regular Democratic Club has selected Irene Chu, a Chinese-American, to serve as its new president. … Full Article
 

Tasty treats abound on Fifth Avenue

Fresh off its successful Fifth Avenue Spring Festival held earlier this month, the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is getting set to host another fun-filled event. … Full Article
 

Value of fasting is key theme of interfaith iftar in Midwood

“Abraham would be the happiest person,” said Mehmet Kilic, vice president of the Turkish Cultural Center, in his opening remarks to participants in an Interfaith iftar on Tuesday night. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge throws party for outgoing 68th Precinct Council head

It was a going away party, but the guest of honor isn’t planning on leaving, much to the delight of her friends and admirers. … Full Article
 

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