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Not cool for school: Residents reject state pol’s plan to put body scanners in local learning houses

Health: Local tech and education boffins are sounding the alarm after a Bay Ridge state senator announced his legislation calling for body scanners in schools. Comments (1)

Over the line: Haitian and Dominican artists team up for new exhibit

Art: Call them artists without borders. Comments (2)

Now hear this: Your toys are listening!

Rhymes with Crazy: Believe it! Today’s dolls double as surveillance devices. Comment

Now hear this: Your toys are listening!

Rhymes with Crazy: Believe it! Today’s dolls double as surveillance devices. Comment

The feds should ‘go postal’ again

Re: Larry Penner’s letter, “Stamp it Out” in the Feb. 16–22 edition of Bay News. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Beach read: Junot Diaz launches his kids’ book ‘Islandborn’

Books: The book is a sail down memory lane. Comments (1)
Bergen Beach: An employee at PS 312 in Bergen Beach is suing the city and her school’s principal, alleging a litany of discriminatory actions targeting her Orthodox Jewish beliefs. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’re all about the ladies, with a female jazz singer, a go-go grandma, and a reading from former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Rock out this weekend in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: This Ridge is a-rockin’! Comment
Event: Coney Islanders turned out on March 23 to celebrate the co-naming of an intersection in front of a church after its beloved late pastor, who was committed to serving the neighborhood’s homeless, sick, and elderly. Comment
Marine Park: These cubs are scouting the competition! Comment
Fixing the BQE: The streamlined design-build process is integral to the city’s repairs to a crumbling portion of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, according to Gov. Cuomo, who this week signaled his support for the process that would fast-track the fix — months after local pols and residents began demanding he authorize the procedure. Comments (9)
Co-op d’Etat: Membership at the Park Slope Food Co-op is now so overgrown that the bastion of cheap, organic produce must either expand to a new location or begin refusing thousands of grocery-starved shoppers’ admission to the cooperative market, according to a founding member and employee. Comments (7)
Music: Their songs can be a little cheesy. Comments (1)

Beer taster at Marine Park Golf Course benefits the disabled

Marine Park: It’s the yeast they could do! Comment
Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge attorney and Civil War buff commands a collection of more than 10,000 miniature military figurines poised in the midst of famous battles — and even showcases about 4,000 of them at his Fifth Avenue law firm. Comments (1)
Standing O: U.S. Navy Yeoman First Class Shellyann Atwater, a Brooklyn native, received her Blue Angels Crest after successfully completing several weeks of training at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Calif. Comment

Council’s women aim to multiply

Party Line: A newly elected East Flatbush pol has joined a group of activists fighting to get more women elected to the Council. Comment
Digital editions: This week’s print edition teaser is going to be as powerful as yesterday’s storm. And … that’s it. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

On BPR: Teamster says long hours make it tough for his drivers to stay safe

Podcast: Drivers behind the wheel of private garbage trucks are so overworked they can barely keep their eyes open near the ends of their shifts — which usually happen when kids are heading off to school, a union rep for truckers told Brooklyn Paper Radio’s hosts on another scintilating episode. Comment
Event: They rocked out for a good cause. Comment
Fixing the BQE: Officials’ approval of a developer’s long-gestating proposal to dig up a tree-lined courtyard behind a Brooklyn Heights building to make way for an underground parking garage sandwiched against the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway could send the road’s already crumbling triple cantilever crashing down before it is repaired, warned residents and their reps. Comments (5)

Heaven help them

Dyker Heights: Catholic Charities is forcing the seniors of the beleaguered Narrows Center out of Dyker Heights’ Angel Guardian building nearly three weeks before the June move-out date the seniors previously secured, a rep from the charity told the oldsters during a recent visit to the home. Comment
Dyker Heights: Local pols penned a joint letter to the city Landmarks Preservation Commission on March 1, begging the preservationists to landmark the Angel Guardian home in Dyker Heights in order to save it from demolition at the hands of its mystery buyer. Comment
Event: They gave back to those who give so much. Comment

Beauty and the breast: Art exhibit celebrates nursing mothers

Art: This art is all natural! Comment

Death in Park Slope

Blind Spots: Harsher penalties must be dealt to reckless drivers whose behavior behind the wheel results in tragic collisions, Mayor DeBlasio told a crowd that rallied to confront him Tuesday morning as he left his gym on the same Park Slope street where a driver hit and killed two children on Monday. Comments (11)
Blind Spots: Prosecutors did not immediately charge a female motorist after she allegedly killed two children and sent two women — one pregnant — and a man to the hospital with injuries when she plowed her vehicle into the victims while they crossed Ninth Street near Fifth Avenue in Park Slope on Monday afternoon. Comments (22)

‘Thoughts and prayers’ won’t stop car nuts — but new rules can

Brooklyn Angle: It’s time we stopped letting car owners talk about murderous drivers the same way that gun owners talk about murderers with weapons, writes Windsor Terrace resident Gersh Kuntzman. Comments (19)
Flatlands: One man was killed and three others were wounded in a wild shooting near Kings Highway on March 3. Comment

Uphill battle: Citi Bike struggles to restock Bklyn docks in elevated nabes, exec says

Prospect Heights: Citi Bike users in some hilly parts of Brooklyn are pedaling their rented two-wheelers downward, but not back up again, according to a honcho of the program, who said riders frequently fail to redock bikes at stations in Prospect and Crown Heights because they’re located on higher ground. Comments (8)

Back in motion: Displaced PLG dance academy offers discounted classes ahead of grand reopening

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Honchos of a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens dance school forced to abandon its classrooms due to allegedly rising rents are ushering in the academy’s March 11 grand reopening inside a brand new location with a week of discounted classes ahead of the event. Comment

Two drivers hit Bensonhurst senior in back-to-back collisions, killing man

Mean Streets: Two motorists successively plowed into a senior crossing a Bensonhurst street steps from his home before dawn on Friday, killing him. Comments (1)

Coney cop indicted for repeatedly exposing himself to female colleagues while on duty

Coney Island: He wasn’t flashing his badge! Comment

Hallo Spaceboy: Brooklyn Museum welcomes a stellar David Bowie exhibit

Art: The Starman has touched down in Brooklyn! Comment
Manhattan Beach: Manhattan Beachers told the city to stick those solar panels where the sun don’t shine! Comment
Fort Greene: A massive sculpture featuring three carved visages will soon greet visitors to Fort Greene’s eponymous meadow, the Department of Parks and recreation announced on Wednesday. Comments (1)

Death by cheesecake! Sheepshead Bay woman charged with feeding victim poisoned dessert, stealing identity

Bay Ridge: A Sheepshead Bay woman allegedly fed her look-alike in Queens a poisonous cheesecake in an attempt to kill her and steal her identity. Comments (1)

Epic fail: Council education chair blasts DeBlasio for secretive school chancellor selection process

Coney Island: Call it a lesson learned the hard way. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The developers restoring the swanky Bossert Hotel yet again postponed its long-awaited reopening, pushing the luxe Brooklyn Heights lodge’s debut to some time this summer while they secure a new operator after their previous candidate packed its bags. Comments (3)
Boerum Hill: It’s a hole new day! Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: The owners of Coney Island eatery Gargiulo’s have reportedly bowed to pressure from local pols, officials, and residents and cancelled its controversial April fund-raiser for the National Rifle Association. Comments (23)
Bay Ridge: The New York Cosmos and the league it competes in cancelled their 2018 season after the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Feb. 23 to boot the league from the division it has played in for the past five seasons. Comment

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