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Irish eyes smiled through cold for St. Patrick’s Parade

There was a chill in the air and temperatures hovered in the 30s all afternoon on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the participants of the 23rd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade from having fun. … Full Article
 

Violin virtuoso brings ‘Southern Comfort’ to Brooklyn

Regina Carter, a renowned violin virtuoso, will be bringing her blend of Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns and folk music to the borough when she performs in concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on April 16. … Full Article
 

De Blasio touts affordable housing plan in Flatbush

Three days before his controversial affordable housing plan sailed through two key City Council panels, Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at a Flatbush town hall and told hundreds of residents his proposal is good for New York, according to organizers of the event. … Full Article
 

Senate wants crackdown on drug pushers in playgrounds

With New York state in the grip of a heroin and opioid drug epidemic, the state Senate is looking to crack down on drug pushers who target adolescents in parks and playgrounds. … Full Article
 

Gentile praises de Blasio plan to expand city ferry service

Councilmember Vincent Gentile praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s selection of a vendor to operate the city’s much anticipated expanded ferry service and said the choice sets the stage for a new era of transportation in New York. … Full Article
 

Irish eyes will be smiling at Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade

Talk about being green with envy! Emerald green, that is. Bay Ridge is set to honor the traditions of Ireland, the Emerald Isle, at a festive St. Patrick’s Day Parade that has become a beloved tradition in the community. … Full Article
 

Dad arrested after his child was barred from using school bathroom heads to court

A Brooklyn dad charged with menacing staff members at his kid’s school will be facing the judge at Criminal Court on Thursday, and many parents at P.S. 193 the Gil Hodges School in Midwood don’t think it’s fair. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney HS celebrates Sisters of St. Joseph

In celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week, Bishop Kearney High School in Bensonhurst paid tribute to members of the religious order that founded the school in the early 1960s. … Full Article
 

Journalism professor speaks on Italian-Irish relations

Paul Moses, professor of journalism at Brooklyn College, will discuss his book "An Unlikely Union, the Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians” when he speaks at a meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society on March 16. … Full Article
 

Students offer advice on how to keep sidewalks clean

Three girls from Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, who combined civic-mindedness with their writing talents and came up with bold ideas on how to keep streets and sidewalks clean, were named the big winners of an anti-littering essay contest sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article
 

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