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Value of fasting is key theme of interfaith iftar in Midwood

“Abraham would be the happiest person,” said Mehmet Kilic, vice president of the Turkish Cultural Center, in his opening remarks to participants in an Interfaith iftar on Tuesday night. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge throws party for outgoing 68th Precinct Council head

It was a going away party, but the guest of honor isn’t planning on leaving, much to the delight of her friends and admirers. … Full Article
 

Valedictorian says Adelphi Academy has profound impact

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn provides a warm, nurturing environment that helps students follow their dreams, according to Arthur Furman, the valedictorian of the Class of 2016. … Full Article
 

P.S. 229 show brings out artistic side of students

Second-grader Jaida Cruz proudly pointed out her Picasso-inspired drawing to her parents, Valerie and Mike Cruz, as the family toured an art exhibition at P.S. 229 in Dyker Heights Thursday night. … Full Article
 

Council bill would take money from crooked landlords

Charging that unscrupulous landlords are bypassing the city’s zoning laws by gutting one- and two-family homes and turning the dwellings into multiple-unit apartment houses, a trio of Brooklyn elected officials came to Dyker Heights on Monday to announce proposed legislation aimed at stoppi … Full Article
 

Fantasia to perform in free concert at Fort Hamilton

Grammy Award-winning singer Fantasia is giving a special gift to troops at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. The “American Idol” winner will headline an “Independence Day Salute to the Troops” concert at the army base on July 1. … Full Article
 

Pols praise proposal to restore weekend X28 buses

A proposal to restore weekend service on the X28 express bus is winning praise from elected officials who represent neighborhoods where riders would stand to benefit from a return ofSaturday and Sunday buses. … Full Article
 

Judge considers controversial Brooklyn CB9 rezoning case

Alicia Boyd, firebrand founder of the neighborhood group Movement to Protect the People, was ebullient following an appearance at state Supreme Court on Thursday. … Full Article
 

MTA to extend R train shuttle

Straphangers who ride the R train late at night could be getting a big break. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney grads boast $29 million in scholarships

The Bishop Kearney High School’s Class of 2016 earned an impressive $29 million in college scholarships, according to school officials, who said 100 percent of the graduates will go on to colleges and universities. … Full Article
 

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