Fun Run for Brooklyn Public Schools

May 11, 14 Fun Run for Brooklyn Public Schools

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Sponsored by Councilmember Brad Lander and other elected officials including Laurie Cumbo, Steven Levin, and Carlos Menchaca, the seventh installment of the “Brooklyn PTA 5K Fun Run for Schools” took place this past Saturday, raising much needed funds for Brooklyn public schools. Last year the event raised $10,000, which was...

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Mayor de Blasio Flexing Muscles Over Domino Sugar Development

Mar 02, 14 Mayor de Blasio Flexing Muscles Over Domino Sugar Development

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In what John H. Mollenkopf, director of City University’s Center for Urban Research says “is curtains up on the first act of the real-estate drama for the new administration,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding more space for affordable housing to the $1.5 billion development proposal along the waterfront in...

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Rabbi Tully Bryks, Devin Rose and Raghad Ebied on Finding Love

Feb 10, 14 Rabbi Tully Bryks, Devin Rose and Raghad Ebied on Finding Love

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Although there are still some societies that practice polygamy, it seems that the thrust of history is towards monogamy. Especially in more westernized societies the majority of the population seeks stable relationships with only one special person with at least the initial desire that the connection last a lifetime. This...

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Diversity Trumps Academics in Brooklyn Elementary School

Feb 02, 14 Diversity Trumps Academics in Brooklyn Elementary School

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Mary McDonald, principal of PS 139 in Ditmas Park, along with school officials have decided to discontinue several in-school programs which were designed to focus on accelerated learning for gifted students. The programs are being phased out in order to promote more diversity in the school, seeking to improve academic standards...

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BPL Requests Public’s Opinion of Controversial Plans for Brooklyn Heights Branch

Dec 29, 13 BPL Requests Public’s Opinion of Controversial Plans for Brooklyn Heights Branch

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The Brooklyn Public Library is urging the public to voice their opinion on seven proposals for the future of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the BPL. Residents are being asked to visit the BPL’s website where they will be able to examine the seven plans for the library and then offer their comments on each plan. Among the proposals...

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