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Wechsler tapped to be education director of InterSchool Orchestras

One of the city’s most well-known music programs for students has a new educational leader. The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) has tapped Dr. David Wechsler, Brooklyn resident, to be its new director of education, ISO officials announced. … Full Article
 

What IDC-Democratic reunion would mean for Brooklyn

Brooklyn political circles were abuzz Wednesday morning, following a New York Times article on a pending reunification of the State Senate’s Democratic Conference and the group of breakaway lawmakers called the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). … Full Article
 

MTA officer heading to trial for allegedly striking pedestrian

An MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer indicted for allegedly striking a pedestrian while on duty and dropping him in Staten Island is heading towards a May trial date. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge author chronicles Johnny Cash’s life through song

There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but “The Man in Song” is the first to examine Cash’s incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. … Full Article
 

A pastor shares the story of why the Baptist Church of the Redeemer is being demolished

This is the story of a Victorian Flatbush congregation that seeks to serve its community — and its momentous decision to demolish its century-old church. … Full Article
 

‘Pietro’s Fight’ helps raise funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Hundreds of people packed El Caribe Country Club on Friday night to help support the cause of Pietro’s Fight — a nonprofit co-founded by Bay Ridge parents Dayna and Manni Scarso to help raise money for research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton salutes Vietnam War veterans at community club ceremony

The brave soldiers who fought for our country in Vietnam are finally receiving the heartfelt thanks they deserve for their sacrifice. … Full Article
 

Pamela Harris resigns from State Assembly

Democratic Assemblymember Pamela Harris, who was indicted by a federal grand jury on a slew of corruption charges in January, has resigned in disgrace from her state Assembly seat. … Full Article
 

Kids line up for Marty Golden’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in Bay Ridge

A parade of children lined up outside Shore Road Park at 79th Street on Saturday awaiting their turn to run through the field gathering Easter eggs. The sunny, 60-degree temperature was perfect for state Sen. Marty Golden’s annual Easter egg hunt, which began at 2 p.m. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s 5th Ave. joins Weekend Walks fun

The idea of turning commercial thoroughfares into giant, car-free pedestrian plazas for a day has quickly caught on in several neighborhoods in New York City. … Full Article
 

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