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Friday, April 24, 2015

Borough-wide

Identity thieves steal nearly $12,000

Police are looking for two men who siphoned nearly $12,000 from a man’s bank account and blew the money on shopping sprees around the city last week. Comment.
Bergen Beach

Slow your roll! Bergen Beach couple’s new app tells parents when kids are speeding

They’re not your typical software moguls. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Fail! City holds controversial hearing on eve of major test

Bensonhurst protestors blasted the Department of Education for scheduling a public hearing on local charter school proposals on April 21 — the night before high-stakes state math exams. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Test anxiety: Exams force kids back into shaky school days after wall collapse

Class is back in session — whether you like it or not. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Don your fancy pants in Bay Ridge

Poetry and opera? The Ridge is getting classy this weekend! Comment.
Manhattan Beach

The art of memory

Nearly 500 students entered the Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest at Kingsborough Community College on April 19. Comment.
Marine Park

Double dose! Fidler finds two matching kidney donors on same day

Ask and ye shall receive — eventually! Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Hillary takes her presidential campaign comedy show on the road

Her Snootiness launched her presidential campaign with a public disconnect bigger than Mars, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Courts

Top cop! Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Lynch has clinched it! Comment.
Marine Park

Locals blast plans to rezone Marine Park

The city’s proposed citywide rezoning has some Marine Park residents fearful that their close-knit community will become just another overcrowded neighborhood. Comments (10).
Bay Ridge

Donovan ducks Bay Ridge debate

The only mark they’ll put next to his name is “absent.” Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Lights, camera ... Baldwin!

The stars came out in Sheepshead Bay for the filming of an indie flick written by and staring a borough native. Comment.
Marine Park

Celebrating Earth Day at the salt marsh

Dozens of residents celebrated the sun and soil at the Salt Marsh Nature Center’s 10th-annual Earth Day celebration on April 19. Comment.

Sorrentino renaissance

Clinton Hill

Writers celebrate the lost Bard of Bay Ridge

They’re turning over a new page on an old master. Comment.
Books

Gil-ded pages: Sorrentino’s Ridge-centric literature

Familiarize yourself with Gilbert Sorrentino’s many meditations on Bay Ridge. Comment.
DUMBO

Classical musicians and boxers to perform in harmony

Get ready for another round of “Strike!,” where classical musicians belt out Bach while boxers just belt each other. Comment.
Standing O

Bien venue and welcome

Standing O lauds local libraries, speechifiers, and a borough-bred banker. Comment.
Joe Knows

All-star games were about more than hoops for Fraser

Brianna Fraser wanted to take advantage of every last opportunity to play basketball as a high school baller before starting her collegiate career at Maryland. Comment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Flatbush

Man disappears in Flatbush

Police are looking for a 26-year-old man who vanished from his Flatbush home on April 20. Comment.

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Coney Island

Happy hunting: Coney youth group’s scavenger hunt takes them to Carribean

Talk about the trip of a lifetime! Comment.

Flower power

Prospect Heights

Magician will bring tricks, tradition to cherry blossom fest

They’re the oldest tricks in the book — but with a new spin. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Five things to do and see at this year’s cherry blossom fest

A hip-hop tea, cosplay fashions, cross-cultural comedy, and more. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna contemplates frozen embryos, and Mel Brooks

What to do with frozen embryos when the parents’ relationship gets icy? Comment.
Bay Ridge

Gunman to store clerk: ‘I have to do this’

Armed robbery, burglaries, and other crimes hit the Ridge this week Comment.
Borough-wide

Made in Brooklyn: Industry City makers show off their digs

Some of Brooklyn’s most cutting-edge manufacturers opened their doors to the public during Industry City’s open studios on April 18. Comment.
High School Sports

Experienced Poly striving for lacrosse state title

Poly Prep’s girls’ lacrosse squad is tired of playing second fiddle. It believes its experienced roster will allow it to make a run at a private school state title this season. Comment.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dyker Heights

School’s wall crumbles on Dyker Students

Class ended early for students at IS 201 when a wall collapsed into a packed fourth-floor classroom on April 20. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush man missing

Police are looking for a 56-year-old man who vanished from his home in Flatbush on April 17. Comment.
Gowanus

Toxic avenger! Activist to swim Gowanus

A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory — the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Greenpoint

Heat-seekers will compete to down world’s hottest peppers

They’re pepper pigs! Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Gospel show! Actor to perform book of Mark in C’Gardens church

He is a Jesus Christ superstar! Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep holds off defending champion Fieldston

Clutch hitting and some slick fielding provided Poly Prep with an important win over its Ivy League rival. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Veteran Xaverian squad has sights set on repeat baseball crowns

The Xaverian baseball team rebounded from an error-ridden loss to St. Francis Prep with two lopsided victories over Archbishop Molloy last week. Comment.
High School Sports

2015 All-Brooklyn Boys’ Basketball Honors

Brooklyn may not have won a citywide boys’ hoops championship this season, but the borough was still home to some of city’s best squads. Comment.

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