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Bishop Kearney students enjoy wonders of Ireland

Trinity College in Dublin was among the stops on a nine-day tour of Ireland, England and Scotland taken by a group of Bishop Kearney High School students this spring, a journey that gave the teens the opportunity to see sights they will remember for the rest of their lives. … Full Article
 

Property tax relief bill passes state senate

Homeowners would see a big savings the next time a property tax bill arrives in the mailbox if legislation passed by state Senate eventually becomes law. … Full Article
 

Midwood Holocaust survivor shares her story with Staten Island students

Sally Frishberg is a true survivor, having escaped from Germany during WWII, and lived to tell her inspiring story to generations of students at a recent lecture at the College of Staten Island. … Full Article
 

At Brooklyn town hall, de Blasio agrees to expand Shabbos parking program

Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to expand a popular program that began in Borough Park and allows drivers in that predominantly Jewish neighborhood to pre-pay parking meters ahead of time on Friday afternoons to avoid getting hit with summonses during Shabbos. … Full Article
 

Tong fundraising kicks into high gear

In one fell swoop, Democrat Nancy Tong has propelled herself into the top ranks of candidates running for outgoing Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s seat, according to figures from New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) that showed that she raised an impressive $53,650 in campaign donatio … Full Article
 

McCabe touts Adopt-A-Subway idea

A City Council candidate has an idea on how to make subway stations less grungy and more user-friendly: have business owners adopt stations. … Full Article
 

Street Sounds to host Gretsch Day celebration & concert in Bay Ridge

On Saturday June 3, beginning at 12:30 p.m., Street Sounds in Bay Ridge will host its 10th annual Gretsch Day celebration. … Full Article
 

Quaglione calls for community board approval for new bike lanes in Bay Ridge

City Council candidate John Quaglione has a plan to curtail excessive ticketing practices for cars or trucks temporarily stopped in bike lanes. He announced his proposal at a Tuesday press conference held at 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge gets ready for Norwegian Day Parade

Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue will look like a grand boulevard in Oslo on Sunday, May 21, as the 65th Annual Norwegian Day Parade takes place, bringing hundreds of visitors to the neighborhood to enjoy the sights and sounds of a big day. … Full Article
 

MTA subway fix-up plan gets mixed reviews

The extraordinary admission by MTA that the subways are a mess and the announcement by agency officials on Monday of a six-point plan to address the situation are getting mixed reactions from transit advocates and elected officials. … Full Article
 

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