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‘The past is present’: Brooklyn historian unpacks history of Bay Ridge in new book

August 16 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A Brooklyn historian’s love for his hometown was laid bare Tuesday evening at a launch party for his latest book, “How Bay Ridge Became Bay Ridge.” In celebration of the publication’s premiere, author Henry Stewart unpacked a bit of the neighborhood’s history in a live Q&A with Radio Free Bay Ridge co-host Dan Hetteix at […]

City unveils new admissions process for middle and high schools

August 15 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza joined parents and educators at M.S. 890 in Kensington on Thursday to announce a new, simpler admissions process for the city’s public middle and high schools. The overhaul will simplify paperwork and do away with an entire second round of applications. Tazin Azad, parent association president […]

Brooklyn Supreme Court. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Midwood contractor charged with collecting $700k for work he didn’t do

August 14 | Kelly Mena

A construction contractor is accused of stealing more than $700,000 from a Midwood couple by charging for work he never did, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Tuesday. The 55-count indictment filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court charged Steven Crystal, the owner of House Doctor LLC, with larceny and forgery in an alleged fraud scheme that […]

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