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Town Hall on Education Next Wednesday Evening, February 25

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James will host a town hall meeting, “Our Schools, Our Voices,” to discuss education, mayoral control, and parent/community engagement this coming Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Room, 250 Joralemon Street. It’s free, and all are invited.

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Renderings Suggest Brooklyn Heights Library Replacement Tower Taller Than Depicted

In this guest post, long time BHB reader “Sensei B” ponders the rendering of the Brooklyn Heights Library project vs. reality.

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P.S. 8 and all NYC Public Kindergarten Registration is Now Open Through February 13

The NYC Department of Education Kindergarten application period for children born in 2010 is now open.  “If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, it’s time to apply to kindergarten.  All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015. All families, including those of students with disabilities […]

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PS 8 Kindergarten Application Process to be Addressed at January 20th Info Session

PS8 PTA Co-Presidents Kim Glickman and Ansley Samson have not sat idle since the November 20th town hall meeting that outlined the serious issues of overcrowding at PS8. The over-arching message of their latest missive, sent yesterday is that it is not too late for your voice to be heard. If you have not signed […]

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Electeds Hope New LICH Bill Will Prevent Future Hospital Closings

From the lemons to lemonade department comes word of an effort by our local electeds to prevent future hospital closings in the wake of the LICH closing:

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Millions Marchers Delay Trip to ER for MTA Employee Injured While Working at Court Street Station

MTA worker Vincent Dobe suffered leg injuries last night while on duty at Court Street station in Brooklyn Heights. EMS planned to take him to Bellevue Hospital but demonstrators participating in the Millions March were blocking the Brooklyn Bridge, reports the New York Daily News. Instead, he was taken to Lutheran Medical Center. NYDN: Dobe, […]

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Squadron to Host Town Hall on “Making Albany Work for Our Neighborhoods”

State Senator Daniel Squadron will host a Town Hall Meeting next Thursday, December 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Forchelli Conference Center at the Brooklyn Law School, 205 State Street, 22nd floor (between Court Street and Boerum Place). The meeting’s topic will be “Reforming the State: Making Albany Work for Our Neighborhoods.” I never […]

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LPC Approves Building Plans for Empty Hicks Street Lot

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the LPC has approved plans for a development on Hicks Street after being rejected previously:

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Town Hall Addresses Overcrowding at P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights

In case you haven’t heard, PS8 is overcrowded. The Annex, completed in 2011 was supposed to help. Instead it was filled to capacity almost the minute it opened. Add unchecked residential development and BOOM, the student population has exploded once again.

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Overcrowding is an Issue at P.S. 8 and There Will be a Town Hall Meeting on November 20 to Discuss

Via Facebook we’ve received word about a Town Hall meeting on overcrowding at P.S. 8. Details here:

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