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Coalition of Student Groups brings Middle East politics to Bay Ridge, takes to the street

The bloodshed over contested territories in Israel and Palestine may be thousands of miles away, but several dozen protesters sought to bring the debate home with a rally and march in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Friday Aug. 21, Our World In Pictures

GEORGIA — Women Make Army History: Fielding questions during a press conference on Thursday at Fort Benning are, from left, 2nd Lt. Erickson D. Krogh, 2nd Lt. Anthony Rombold, 2nd Lt. Michael V. Janowski, 1st Lt. Shaye L. Haver, Staff Sgt. Michael C. Calderon, Spec. … Full Article

Schumer proposes new law to virtually eliminate chance of drones crashing into planes

In light of several unauthorized drones spotted nearby New York area airports, U.S. Sen. … Full Article

Lentol heads site inspection of BQE exit

Assemblymember Joseph Lentol and a group of Williamsburg officials and civic leaders joined Brooklyn Transportation Commissioner Keith Bray on site inspections of North Brooklyn roadways that residents have said are dangerous. … Full Article

Schumer has extra ticket for Pope’s DC speech

When Pope Francis delivers his historic address before Congress next month, one lucky New Yorker will get to see the speech live, thanks to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer. … Full Article

239th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn to be celebrated in borough this weekend

Old Stone House in Park Slope will celebrate America’s path to independence during the week-long commemoration of the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn — the largest battle of the Revolutionary War — beginning Saturday, Aug. 22 and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 30. … Full Article

Thursday Aug. 20, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Everyone Gets a Vacation: Children and volunteers take in the sun at the Eiffel Tower during Vacation for Everyone Day on Wednesday. … Full Article

Impassioned debate continues at mobbed Brooklyn Heights Library hearing

Local residents, union members and library advocates offered hours of passionate testimony about the plan to sell and redevelop the Brooklyn Heights Library at a standing-room-only hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday night. … Full Article

Northfield Bank Foundation donates $15,000 to help hungry Bay Ridge residents

The Bay Ridge Center (BRC) is a shining example of an organization doing its part to help the community. Now, thanks to a generous $15,000 donation from the Northfield Bank Foundation, the center is going to be able to do even more to help those in need. … Full Article

IDNYC program comes to Bay Ridge

The city’s municipal ID card program is setting up shop in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

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