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Speed the F up: Express F train service coming this September

July 10 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Limited express train service is coming to the F line this fall, the MTA announced Tuesday. Starting this September, two peak-hour Manhattan-bound F trains will run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-Metrotech between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. A pair of peak-hour Coney Island-bound trains will do the same between 5 p.m. and 5:40 […]

Hundreds of people lined up on New Utrecht Avenue outside Reaching-Out for Thanksgiving turkeys last year. Eagle file photo by Arthur de Gaeta

Funding shortage forces food pantry to turn away hungry families

July 1 | Paula Katinas

A Bensonhurst-based organization that has provided food and social service referrals to people in need for nearly 30 years has had to turn away hungry families due to a shortage of funds, according to the group’s founder, Tom Neve. Neve, the executive director of Reaching-Out, said he is seeing an increase in people coming to […]

The battle over the future of the SHSAT “will continue to be an issue,” Assemblymember William Colton predicted. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas

Parents step up fight with mayor over elite high school test

June 3 | Paula Katinas

Southwest Brooklyn’s Asian-American community, up in arms over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate the do-or-die entrance exam for the city’s elite high schools, is busy planning its next move in the escalating fight. A group of parents met with Assemblymember William Colton, who is supporting their efforts, at the United Progressive Democratic Club […]

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