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An accident shuttered this Brooklyn polling site. Then, community members stepped in.

November 4 | Anastasiia Carrier

Voters began lining up before 6 a.m. at William E. Grady High School in Sheepshead Bay on Tuesday. And they waited. And waited. The site’s Board of Elections coordinators had been involved in a car accident. Without them, the location’s poll workers, most of them first-timers, were unable to open the site. As the line […]

Brooklyn rabbi leads the way with virtual Seder

April 13 | Kathy Willens Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, on the first and second nights of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the youngest child has asked his or her elders, “Why is this night different from all others?” This year, the nights are truly different. And Rabbi Shlomo Segal is among the spiritual leaders who are adapting to […]

Bernie Sanders high School newspaper

Before he was a candidate, Bernie Sanders was a Brooklyn high school track star

February 18 | Noah Singer

The Brooklyn Public Library has digitized nearly 1,000 newspapers published between 1853 and 1994 by New York City high school students, including one featuring a young track star named Bernie Sanders, among other notable Brooklynites.  The newly archived collection, comprised primarily of papers dating from the mid-1950s to mid-1960s, provides an opportunity to “see the […]

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