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GOP lawmakers say budget fight is not over

Both houses of the State Legislature have voted to approve the state’s new budget, but two of Brooklyn’s Republican legislators said the fight over funding for health care programs and other expenditures is far from over. … Full Article
 

Harried dad’s book reveals ‘How Not To Parent’

Walk into any bookstore and you’ll see plenty of self-help books on shelves. Writers offer advice on everything from how to find the perfect mate to how to lose 50 pounds. But writer Brad Manzo’s new autobiographical book can be viewed as the anti-advice book. … Full Article
 

Report: Body snatching doctor is dying of bone cancer

The doctor convicted of masterminding a ghoulish scheme to harvest the bones and organs of deceased people in order to sell them at high prices is dying of … Full Article
 

Pro Bono Barrister for April 1, 2013

It’s Never Too Late To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
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Mayoral Candidate Lhota to deliver Poly Prep’s commencement address

New York City Republican Mayoral candidate and former MTA CEO & Chairman Joe Lhota will deliver the keynote address at Poly Prep Country Day School during the school’s 156th commencement on Friday, May 31, at Poly Prep’s Dyker Heights camp … Full Article
 

High school students say they love hearing war stories from veterans

Once a month, former military men and women undergoing treatment for various ailments at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center receive visits from high school students who bring them cookies and play cards with them. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn students thank New Orleans visitors for hurricane help

When students from Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge suffered the destruction of their homes and the loss of their belongings in Hurricane Sandy in October, they got a helping hand from thousands of miles away from teenagers who knew exactly what they had gone through. … Full Article
 

Bank vice president wins Bay Ridge council’s top award

A bank executive with strong ties to Brooklyn’s civic life and its religious organizations has been named winner of the Bay Ridge Community Council’s Civic Award for 2013. … Full Article
 

Crowded Classrooms: Parent panel claims city is ignoring overcrowding in schools

The city is doing nothing to ease overcrowding in public schools and the New York State Department of Education is letting the city get away with it, a panel of PTA leaders charged in a resolution passed unanimously at a recent meeting.  … Full Article
 

Thrift sale to raise funds for restoration of New Utrecht Reformed Church

Shoppers can find great bargains and help an historic old church at the same time by attending a thrift sale in Bensonhurst.  … Full Article
 

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