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De Blasio takes bow after winning affordable housing fight

Fresh off his big victory in the affordable housing fight, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a bow, sending an email out to Democratic supporters boasting that his grand plan will secure 200,000 affordable apartments by the year 2024. … Full Article
 

Former Fort Hamilton commander lauds female-friendly changes

The U.S. military has made great strides in terms of women’s rights, the former commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton told a group of soldiers and civilian workers at a Women’s History Month observance at the fort on March 23. … Full Article
 

Xaverian robotics teams come up big in FIRST competition

Xaverian High School had a strong showing in the New York City FIRST Competition and Expo, a citywide contest for robotics teams. FIRST is a trademarked term that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. … Full Article
 

Local pols ‘pleased’ that Prince Hotel is up for auction June 8

Bay Ridge’s elected officials could hardly contain their glee at the news that a fleabag hotel that one lawmaker called “an albatross around the area’s quality of life,” will soon be changing owners. … Full Article
 

State senate looks to add pedestrian safety to driver’s ed

Forty-eight pedestrians were struck by vehicles and killed on Brooklyn streets in 2014, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who cited statistics from the New York City Department of Transportation. Another 3,559 pedestrians were injured in accidents.   … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge district manager warns of scams

Josephine Beckmann said she has heard of numerous incidents in which senior citizens have been conned out of their money by clever scam artists who use a variety of ways to steal cash from unsuspecting victims. … Full Article
 

Adelphi Academy wows audiences with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

At Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, students said “Bye Bye Birdie” and audiences said “Hi Hi Fun!” … Full Article
 

Histowiz Joins Start-UP NY at SUNY Downstate

Cancer researcher Histowiz will be participating in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY business-friendly program, at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical College in Flatbush, the governor recently announced. … Full Article
 

‘Hamilton’ star wins applause in City Council

Anthony Ramos, an actor appearing in the Broadway mega-hit “Hamilton,” found a whole new audience of fans when he came to the City Council chamber on Tuesday to take a bow and accept a proclamation. … Full Article
 
 

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