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INDIA — Kite-Flying Endangers Birds: Locals fly kites on rooftops during Independence Day celebrations in the old quarters of New Delhi on Thursday. … Full Article

Lawmakers called back to Albany to reconsider mayoral control of NYC schools

The state Legislature will be reconvened Wednesday in Albany for an extraordinary legislative session to reconsider a bill which would extend mayoral control of New York City schools for one year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for the session in a proclamation on Tuesday. … Full Article

North Brooklyn to welcome ‘Angelmobile’

Residents of Greenpoint, Williamsburg and other communities will be getting help right on the street, thanks to the North Brooklyn Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a newly formed nonprofit organization which will deliver hot meals every day via a mobile soup kitchen called the "Angelmobile.” … Full Article

Harris salutes Brooklyn’s Men of Honor

Twenty of the most quietly influential men in Southwest Brooklyn received recognition for their contributions to their communities from Assemblymember Pamela Harris who bestowed on them Men of Honor awards during a recent ceremony in Coney Island. … Full Article

City’s Dyker Heights vacate order sign of progress, leaders say

The latest city crackdown on a suspected illegally converted home in Dyker Heights highlighted the need for the city and state to continue to take strong measures against greedy landlords seeking to cram large numbers of tenants into small living spaces, according to community leaders. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today June 27: Justice, Mercy, Hypocrisy and a Hot Nun

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 79°, Night 61°, rainy … Full Article

Tuesday June 27, Our World in Pictures

FLORIDA — Sun Sets: People are silhouetted by the sunset on the beach on Monday in Seaside. … Full Article

Albany’s failure to approve faster, cheaper fix for BQE ‘a disgrace,’ say Brooklyn officials

In another of Albany’s epic misses, the state Legislature ended its session last week having failed to authorize the city’s use of the “design-build” bidding process to expedite the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s (BQE) long-overdue $1.9 billion rehabilitation. … Full Article

The Salaam Club of New York presents scholarships to three deserving recipients

The Salaam Club of New York held its monthly dinner at La Sajj restaurant in Bay Ridge on Thursday to honor deserving young students with a scholarship award. The three recipients were selected from a group of 11 applicants, based on their exemplary grades and community service. … Full Article

Gay Pride Parades sound a note of resistance, and face some

Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era. … Full Article

Guild for Exceptional Children says thanks to ‘Exceptional Friends’

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it also takes a village to help the Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) fulfill its mission. … Full Article

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