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School District 20 expands Universal Pre-k to more sites

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Universal Pre-K for All program is growing by leaps and bounds in Southwest Brooklyn, according to School District 20 officials, who opened a new site last week and are making plans to move into another location. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights Civic Association to honor neighborhood heroes

The spirit of volunteerism will be the theme of the evening when one of Brooklyn’s oldest civic organizations holds its annual dinner next week. … Full Article
 

Sarsour returning home to receive Arab Association award

Linda Sarsour left her job as executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) earlier this year to take on a larger role as a progressive activist on national issues, but she is returning to her roots next month for a special reason: She is coming back to accept an award f … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Merchants of Third Ave. honors pioneers, civic leaders

The Merchants of Third Avenue held its 24th annual Pioneer Awards reception on Monday night at the Bay Ridge Manor at 476 76th St. … Full Article
 

De Blasio supports Donovan pedestrian safety bill

Cities across the country would get federal funds to install safety bollards to protect pedestrians in heavily trafficked areas like New York’s Time Square if a bipartisan bill sponsored by a Brooklyn lawmaker wins approval. … Full Article
 
 

De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Councilmember Vincent Gentile signed the first-ever regulation on hookah smoking in NYC into law on Tuesday by adding non-tobacco hookah to the Smoke Free Air Act. … Full Article
 

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church hosts Bay Ridge Eats for a Cause

In an effort to raise money for its ongoing renovations, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church hosted its third Bay Ridge Eats for a Cause (BREFAC) event on Saturday. … Full Article
 

Housing preservation group to join City Hall protest

Dyker Heights-based housing preservation group that elected officials have credited with inspiring the city’s fight against landlords who illegally convert one- and two-family homes into multi-unit apartment houses is planning to join other advocates in a protest at City Hall on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Riders like renovated Bay Ridge Ave. subway station

Days after MTA reopened the Bay Ridge Avenue subway station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and classical music serenading straphangers, riders began the new workweek enjoying their new surroundings. … Full Article
 

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