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Maj. Gen. Robert Rose dead at 77

Maj. Gen. Robert Rose, the former commanding general New York Army National Guard and a Bay Ridge civic leader who belonged to many organizations, including the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee and the Colonial Club, died April 5 at the age of 77. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn feeling the love from presidential candidates

Brooklyn is getting a great deal of attention from presidential candidates in both parties as primary day approaches, with White House hopefuls campaigning all over the borough seeking support from voters. … Full Article
 

Hikind’s office conducts shmurah matzah survey

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind’s (D-Brooklyn) staff visited numerous supermarkets throughout New York City this past week to survey handmade shmurah matzah prices at various locations. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students help homeless in Breakfast Run

Members of the National Honor Society at Fontbonne Hall Academy spent a recent Sunday taking part in a Breakfast Run — but it had nothing to do with track. … Full Article
 

Conservative leader says minimum wage doesn’t add up

The state’s new minimum wage law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, will create enormous problems for business owners and will wind up hurting low-wage workers rather than helping them, according to New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long. … Full Article
 

Gentile reads aloud to pre-k children

Councilmember Vincent Gentile met some of his youngest constituents — 4-year-olds — when he visited a pre-K program in Bensonhurst on April 1. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge man gets new flag to honor army veteran dad

Tom Joyce was beside himself when the American flag that had draped his father Patrick’s casket was destroyed in a car fire. Patrick C. Joyce had served in the U.S. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn baby shower for domestic violence victims generates hundreds of gifts

The 68th Precinct station house resembled Babies “R” Us on Saturday with hundreds of blankets, diapers, bottles, booties, onesies, toys and stuffed animals filling up the first floor muster room. … Full Article
 

Xaverian welcomes incoming co-ed freshman class

The incoming freshmen who showed up for Xaverian High School’s recent Orientation Day were like no other group of newcomers in the school’s history. The group of 325 students who will be attending Xaverian in the fall includes more than 120 young women. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Golden says GOP should be big tent party

State Sen. Marty Golden is the son of Irish immigrants and is the oldest in a family of eight children. Together, these two factors not only played an important role in his life, but also determined his outlook on life. … Full Article
 

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