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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
 

Brooklyn workers strike on Day Without Immigrants

The nationwide Day Without Immigrants strike on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies was also expected to have significant support in Brooklyn, where members of nonprofit group Worker's Justice Project (WJP) planned to join the 24-hour work stoppage to send a me … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Community Council names Hidden Treasures award winners

Seven grassroots leaders who have worked, often behind the scenes, to make their neighborhood a better place to live will be rewarded for their efforts by the Bay Ridge Community Council at the organization’s annual Hidden Treasures of the Community Awards ceremony later this month. … Full Article
 

Snowy sidewalks an issue in Bay Ridge council race

In the wake of the snowstorm that hit New York City last week, the icy winter weather has become a hot issue in the Bay Ridge City Council race. … Full Article
 

State Senate Democrats mount resistance agenda to fight Trump

In a concerted effort to show their opposition to Donald Trump, Democratic state senators are mounting what the lawmakers are calling a “Resistance Agenda” aimed at fighting the president’s policies. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols differ on Cuomo plastic bag fee move

Lawmakers on both sides of the issue spoke out in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision Tuesday to back the state Legislature’s move to stop New York City from imposing a fee on shoppers using plastic bags at retail stores. … Full Article
 

Rotary Club of Verrazano raises money for a good cause

The Rotary Club of Verrazano held its 21st annual Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 10, at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island. … Full Article
 

City Council looks at half-price Metrocard plan for low-income riders

Transportation advocates pushing for low-income straphangers to get a break on the price of a MetroCard had a double dose of activities on Monday. … Full Article
 

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