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Cara Mulrooney

While other teens plan spring break, this Bay Ridge senior builds award-winning robots

February 19 | John Alexander

On top of school work and the demands of being a teenager, Loyola School senior Cara Mulrooney has her plate full with the responsibility of overseeing an award-winning robotics project.  Mulrooney, who lives in Bay Ridge, was thrilled to learn that her robotics team, uKnighted, finished in second place in a FIRST Tech Challenge, despite […]

dyker lights

A month after the Dyker Lights went out, officials are still evaluating the fallout.

February 12 | Paula Katinas

It went better than expected but not as well as it could have. That was the assessment local officials and community leaders offered on the nationally famous Dyker Lights, the holiday event featuring dozens of extravagantly decorated homes with thousands of twinkling lights that draws hundreds of thousands of people who jam the neighborhood’s residential […]

Amid white nationalist activity, Bay Ridge takes cues from veteran activist

February 10 | By Noah Singer and Alex Williamson

Anti-hate group Fight Back Bay Ridge hosted a forum last week to address recent white nationalist activity in the neighborhood, including an incident discovered earlier that same day at the church that hosted the forum.  Stickers advertising a far right group were plastered all over the gate at Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church when Pastor David […]

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