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District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza were all smiles before the start of the town hall. But the evening grew tense when Carranza was asked about proposed changes to the city’s elite high schools. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas

Chancellor defends plan to scrap elite school test

March 8 | By Paula Katinas

Facing a skeptical — and, at times, a booing — audience, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza staunchly defended Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial proposal to eliminate the do-or-die admissions test to New York City’s elite high schools at a town hall in Bensonhurst Wednesday night. “Let me be clear, because I’m not going to back off […]

Italian-American history is Brooklyn man’s passion

March 4 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

When Raymond Guarini was growing up in Bay Ridge, one his favorite places to eat was Cono’s, an Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue. “My family used to eat there all the time. We had wonderful memories of great meals we had there. But it closed a long time ago,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle. As […]

Colton demands DOT investigate fatal Bensonhurst crashes

February 5 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Alarmed by fatal car crashes on Bensonhurst streets in recent months, Assemblymember William Colton is demanding that the Department of Transportation turn its focus to the Southwest Brooklyn neighborhood to determine why the deadly incidents are happening. “What is really troubling me here is that too many people have lost their lives in those accidents. […]