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Burglary spree has Dyker Heights residents on edge

 In response to a rash of break-ins of private homes in Dyker Heights, the commanding officer of the 68th Police Precinct has stepped up the investigation and has issued tips to residents on how to reduce the chances of having their houses burglarized. … Full Article
 

Nadler gets star speaking role at pro-gay marriage rally

US Rep. Jerrold Nadler will be getting one of the prime speaking slots at a pro-gay marriage rally to take place on March 24, two days before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the issue of same sex unions. … Full Article
 

One-Stop-Shop medical center to open in Bensonhurst

A new medical facility, hailed by its developers as a “one-stop-shop” place for patients seeking health care, is set to open in Bensonhurst within the next few weeks, officials said. … Full Article
 

Knives on planes? Grimm angry at TSA head’s cutting remark

Calling a decision by the Transportation Safety Administration’s top leader to allow passengers to bring knives on airplanes “borderline idiotic,” US Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C-Brooklyn-Staten Island) said he has introduced legislation to prevent it from happening. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s Catholics mourn Bishop Ignatius Catanello

The Most Reverend Ignatius A. Catanello, Titular Bishop of Deultum and Retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, died after a lengthy illness on Monday, March 11.
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Union says city should start new chapter in library funding

The city’s largest municipal union is pushing for a new system of funding libraries that would use a percentage of property taxes to cover the costs of keeping them open. … Full Article
 

Conservative Party backs Greenfield’s re-election bid

Councilman David Greenfield is a Democrat, but his name will also appear on the Conservative Party line on the ballot when he runs for re-election in November. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Remembering a unique Brooklyn high school student

I’ve been teaching writing and literature in New York City’s public school system for almost nine years.  This spring, my former building will graduate its final class just shy of reaching the century mark.  The school’s phase-out process followed the usual script that no education reformer … Full Article
 

Jury convicts suspect in fatal Bensonhurst fire

A 31-year-old man was convicted of setting that turned his Bensonhurst apartment house into an inferno, killing five people, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced. … Full Article
 

High school students bowl for charity

Students from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge went bowling for dollars and raised more than $3,000 for a school scholarship fund.  … Full Article
 

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