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April, 2014

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Arbor yay! Nets give trees to Coney kids

Fifty families took home 50 trees and met retired Nets players, cheerleaders, and the team’s mascot on April 8. Comment.
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The hunt begins

Brooklyn kicked off its Easter celebration on April 5 and 6 with the first wave of egg hunts planned for this month. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment.
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Parade in the shade

Rain didn’t stop Gerritsen Beachers from marching in the neighborhood’s fifth annual Saint Patrick’s Festival Parade on March 29. Comment.
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Learning by doing

The Bay Academy held a science night for its students, with teachers and professionals doing demonstrations for the kids. Comment.
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Sharing is caring

The social-service group HeartShare raked in $700,000 at its centennial gala. Comment.

March, 2014

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BWECC-tacular! Carmine throws a party

Carmine “Big Screecher” Santa Maria threw his 35th annual party for his 53-year-old civic group at El Caribe on March 19 — honoring neighborhood leaders and eating some delicious food. Comment.
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Little dancers and artists show their skills

Students from PS 326 in Flatlands presented the district’s superintendent with a dance show and hand-painted pictures to decorate her office. Comment.
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Special guest readers encourage tiny bookworms for Read Across America Day

Alan Maisel stopped by the Mill Basin library branch to make kids’ reading time extra special for “Read Across America Day.” Comment.
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Ugly duckling finds beauty and love in PS 207’s ‘Honk! Jr.’

Students of PS 207’s Drama Club took to the stage to put on their version of the musical “Honk! Jr.” last week. Comment.
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Southern Brooklyn high schools Sing! for good cause

The multi-school Sing! competition returned for the first time in decades, pitting Edward R. Murrow, James Madison, and Marine Park high schools against each other to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Comments (2).
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Gala celebrates People’s Playground

Coney Island’s movers and shakers came out in droves for the Alliance for Coney Island’s second annual winter gala on March 6. Comment.
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All downhill from here

Boy Scouts from across the borough competed for pinewood derby supremecy at Kings Plaza on March 1. Comment.

February, 2014

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Can you tell me how to get to Fort Hamilton?

The beloved “Sesame Street” Muppet stopped by the base to delight 75 children on Feb. 7 — part of a Valentine’s Day gift to the service members. Comment.
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Barack attack! Ridge Dems toast Bam on State of the Union night

Two dozen members of the Bay Ridge Democrats club gathered inside Third Avenue’s Longbow Pub on Jan. 28 to cheer on President Obama as he laid out his agenda for the coming year. Comment.

January, 2014

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Long live King! Ridge vigil honors slain civil rights giant

Anti-war group Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition held its third annual candlelight vigil to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday. Comment.
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Gotham’s first New Year’s baby was born in Brooklyn — at the stroke of midnight!

The city’s first newborn of the year is from Brooklyn! Adorable Shannon-Lee Willis jockeyed for attention with the Times Square ball drop when she made her dazzling entrance at New York Methodist Hospital — right at the moment the calendar page turned. Comment.
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Too cool for high school school

The Brooklyn School for Collaborative Services threw a party on Jan. 17 for its students who finished semester-long internships that the school says better prepare them for college and the workforce. Comment.
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L & M Tours celebrates 15 years in business with a party for staff and customers

The Bay Ridge bus-tour operator and full-service travel agency hailed its milestone anniversary with a fete for customers and workers on Jan. 11. Comments (1).

December, 2013

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Pre-K tots travel to Grady HS for Christmas party

Students from PS 253’s pre-K class traveled to William E. Grady Career and Technical High School on Dec. 20 for a lunchtime visit with Santa Claus. Comment.
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Flatbush celebrates Hanukkah

Kids celebrated Hanukkah in style at the Flatbush Park Jewish Center on Dec. 1, where they played games and ate pizza during the community group’s annual holiday party. Comment.

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