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Fariña says school overcrowding hard to solve

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña came to a town hall in Bay Ridge Wednesday night and faced a surprising number of questions about a housing controversy in southwest Brooklyn and its impact on school overcrowding. … Full Article
 

Guild holds rally to save early childhood program

Low tuition would be a dream for most parents sending their children to a private school. But at the Guild for Exceptional Children, low tuition rates are actually endangering a popular pre-school program. … Full Article
 

Shore Road becomes small town for Christmas tree lighting

The Shore Road Parks Conservancy hosted its 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Monday night in Bay Ridge, an event that turned the park’s overlook into a scene from small town America. … Full Article
 

Golf prodigy to compete in national tournament

A promising young golfer who learned how to play the sport at the CityParks Junior Golf Center in Dyker Heights is set to compete in his first major tournament later this month. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis named to U.S. delegation for China trip

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has been chosen by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation to visit China this month. Malliotakis will be part of a delegation of eight elected officials from all around the U.S. making the 10-day trip. … Full Article
 

City to start building Bensonhurst trash plant

In a move that has set off alarm bells all over Southwest Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) sent a letter to elected officials informing them that construction of a controversial trash plant is about to begin on the Bensonhurst waterfront. … Full Article
 

Education panel demands raises for assistants

Members of the Community Education Council of School District 20 are demanding a raise – not for themselves but for their administrative assistant, Randi Lazarus, and for others like her who work diligently behind the scenes for councils across the city. … Full Article
 

Xaverian student asks charity donors to share Christmas memories

When Dyker Heights teenager Dominick Santo decided to embark on a one-man mission to raise funds for his favorite non-profit group to help the organization pay for a holiday party for underprivileged children, he thought about his own happy childhood and the wonderful Christmases he shared with h … Full Article
 

Writer resurrects Agatha Christie’s famous detective

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah’s new book revives an old character made famous by the grand dame of mystery writers, Agatha Christie. … Full Article
 

City shuts down 9 massage parlors in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst

Acting on complaints from elected officials and local residents, police and investigators from Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office swept into Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge on Thursday, raided nine massage parlors, arrested 15 women on prostitution-related charges, and padlocked the alleg … Full Article
 

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