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Help MS8 Win iPads From DuoLingo

¡Por favor y gracias! The popular (and free) language instruction program, DuoLingo is giving away free iPads and MS8 needs your vote.  MS8’s Spanish teacher is leading the charge and explains on the contest profile page how the technology would benefit her students. “Having the technology…I would be able to create lessons that blend traditional […]

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St. Ann’s School Makes Post’s Page Six: Door Closed for Matt Damon’s Kids

Page Six of the New York Post, your local source for all things Kardashian and their ilk, reports that St. Ann’s School is “too exclusive” for the children of actor Matt Damon, who is moving from L.A. to New York. Reading through the short piece, it becomes evident that this wasn’t an incident of snobbishness […]

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Come One, Come All to P.S. 8’s Paddlewheeler Block Party This Saturday

P.S. 8 invites one and all to come out this Saturday, June 11th to enjoy delicious food, fun rides, arts & crafts and a performance by the MS8 rock band at their annual Paddlewheeler Block Party.  We have it on good authority there will be a dunk tank, too. The festivities take place 12:00 pm […]

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D13 Education Round Up: Farina Town Hall, Rezoning Implementation, Walentas Family Foundation Grants

There are two unique opportunities to engage directly with the DOE this week on issues specific to District 13. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd: The District 13 CEC hosts a Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Farina.  The gathering provides a unique, albeit brief opportunity to ask the Chancellor about the issues that matter most to you […]

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Love Thy Neighbor: Upcoming Vote to Fund Community Projects

It’s Participatory Budgeting time again and City Council Member Steve Levin wants to know how you would spend up to 1.5 million dollars of the city’s money.  “These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district decide,” Council Member Levin explains via his Tumblr blog. Levin […]

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Let St. Francis College Prep You For St. Valentine’s Day

This Friday, February 12, starting at 3:00 p.m., in the Callahan Center of St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, St. Francis College will launch its Self Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), led by professors Marisa Cohen and Karen Wilson. SABL will consider questions like,”Does color affect your level of romantic attraction? Does social media impact […]

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The Three Gentlemen Featured At Hill Country Brooklyn Family Jam Sunday

The Three Gentlemen (photo) will be performing this Sunday afternoon, February 7, starting at 1:00, at Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams Street. There’s no cover charge. Hill Country’s website gives this interesting description of what to expect: The Three Gentlemen, this foursome are a brand-new, noteworthy, BK roots/country, dare we say, super group: Konrad Meissner […]

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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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District 13 CEC Votes 6 to 3 in Favor of P.S.8/P.S. 307 Re-Zoning

After months of meetings, public discourse and national news coverage, the District 13 CEC has voted in favor of the re-zoning in a 6 to 3 split.   The Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch live blogged the proceedings. The CEC first held a Working Session where they attended to other district business including the Superintendent’s Report.  The […]

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CEC Sets Date for Re-Zone Vote, Debates Pros & Cons of Proposal

The District 13 CEC held a Working Session meeting this past Tuesday night.  Several items were on the agenda but the merits of the P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 re-zoning proposal was by far the longest and most multi-faceted debate of the evening. First, members approved a special session for the re-zoning vote.  The vote […]

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