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Dude, Where’s My Bus? How to Amplify Your Child’s Transportation Issues & Advocate Like a Champ

If the NYC DOE’s Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) is a thorn in your side, raise your hand. (Ooh, Mr. Kotter!!! Pick me! Ooh! Ooh!) Pupil Transportation in NYC has always been bad. All one has to do is Google “NYC DOE” with”student transportation” and years’ worth of articles full of horror stories will unfurl on […]

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Kid Friendly Weekend Roundup

In addition to this weekend’s Montague BID Sunday Social, several additional family-friendly events are happening in and around Brooklyn Heights. So get out there while the gettin’ is good! Thursday, September 16th – Sunday, September 19th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival: When bands have names like The Wild Goats, Bobtown, and The Dang-It Bobbys you KNOW you’re in for […]

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Get Social IRL at the Montague BID’s Sunday Social This Weekend

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, The Montague BID’s 5th Annual Sunday Social is this Sunday, September 19th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm on Montague Street between Clinton Street and the Promenade. This free outdoor, family-friendly event will feature an Entertainment Zone full of music and dance, more than 25 free activities in […]

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DeBlasio Announces Opt-In Window for Blended Learning

Patch reports, Mayor DeBlasio has unveiled a new opt-in period for families who had initially chosen fully remote learning for the 2020-21 academic year. (Families were initially told there would be opt-in periods throughout the academic year. In late October 2020, the DOE abruptly announced a two-week window in November would be their last chance. So, […]

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NYC School’s Chancellor Richard Carranza Steps Down

Chalkbeat and the New York Times, among others, have each reported NYC DOE School’s Chancellor Richard Carranza has resigned this past Friday. The embattled Chancellor has faced harsh criticism from parents and teachers alike over the DOE’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. But Chancellor Carranza is also widely reported to have clashed both privately and publicly with Mayor DeBlasio […]

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Know Your Voting Rights

      Election Day is FINALLY here! And it’s a beautiful day to vote!  Today, you can look for mostly sunny weather with a high of 53 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 41 degrees. Polls are open until 9:00 pm.  Here is some vital information to help you navigate any difficulties. Now get out […]

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Early Voting Hours Extended

Due to massively long lines at early voting polling sites, the NYC Board of Elections has extended their hours of operation. The polls will now open at 7:00 am and stay open an hour later than originally scheduled. We posted helpful voting tips last week.  You can click HERE for a refresher. HOT TIP: If you have an […]

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New York’s Early Voting Begins This Saturday!

Huzzah! We’re in the home stretch of an arduous election. Early voting starts tomorrow Saturday, October 24th. Here are all the details to vote in person or via absentee ballot between now and November 3rd. So get out there and let your voice be heard! Use findmypollsite.vote.nyc to identify your early voting site and its hours (or […]

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Botched Ballots to Be Resent to Over 100,00 Brooklyn Voters

If you received your absentee ballot and it’s got the wrong name on the return envelope, raise your hand. Both Gothamist and The New York Times reported a “printing error” as the cause of the literal mix-ups. As many as 100,000 absentee ballots were sent with return envelopes mismatched to the intended voter. The vendor responsible, Phoenix […]

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NYC Schools Delayed Again

Just four days before NYC school children were supposed to begin in-person learning, Mayor DeBlazio announced further delays to the school year. Monday, September 21st: Pre-K and children in special needs D75 schools begin school Tuesday, September 29th: K-5 and K-8 schools open Thursday, October 1st: Middle and High Schools open The Mayor explained the […]

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