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Meet Leng Tan, East Midwood Jewish Center's Israeli dance teacher

Mazel tov, Leng Tan. The shayna maidel (which loosely translated means “lovely lady”) who teaches Israeli dance at a Conservative Jewish synagogue in Midwood is the daughter of immigrants from Hainan Island, China. … Full Article
 

Teens conduct litter sweep of Bensonhurst streets

More than 100 Bensonhurst teenagers are spending the last weeks of summer vacation before school re-opens sprucing up the sidewalks of their neighborhood and encouraging their fellow residents to do the same. … Full Article
 

Second phase begins for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Drivers will have to pay extra attention on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge now that a major reconstruction project has entered its next phase. … Full Article
 

Religion Vs Education: City probes Orthodox schools, 38 in Brooklyn

The story that Yeshivas serving New York's Hasidic communities – including 38 in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods -- provide scant secular education to their students has hit a nerve with readers across the Internet. … Full Article
 

Teaching kids how to save, one penny at a time

“A penny saved is a penny earned,” as the old saying goes. Louis Peters agrees with that theory wholeheartedly. … Full Article
 

Felder launches ‘Wear a Helmet’ campaign for bike safety

In response to a recent report which labeled the 66th Police Precinct in Borough Park as the second most dangerous precinct in the city for bike riders, state Sen. … Full Article
 

Nadler endorses Iran nuclear deal after Obama letter

A personal letter from President Barack Obama to U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Coalition of Student Groups brings Middle East politics to Bay Ridge, takes to the street

The bloodshed over contested territories in Israel and Palestine may be thousands of miles away, but several dozen protesters sought to bring the debate home with a rally and march in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Northfield Bank Foundation donates $15,000 to help hungry Bay Ridge residents

The Bay Ridge Center (BRC) is a shining example of an organization doing its part to help the community. Now, thanks to a generous $15,000 donation from the Northfield Bank Foundation, the center is going to be able to do even more to help those in need. … Full Article
 

Maimonides President Pamela Brier to step down

In a bombshell development, Maimonides Medical Center announced on Wednesday that Pamela Brier, the hospital’s president and CEO, will retire at the beginning of 2016 after leading the institution for 20 years. … Full Article
 

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