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News & Features lunar-new-year

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

News & Features Source; Mark Treyger's office

A community leader committed to serving area youth and the neighborhood was honored last Sunday, when Councilman Mark Treyger and the family joined together to co-name the corner of East 2nd Street and Avenue W in her memory. Lifelong Gravesend resident Barbara Dattilo devoted years of her life to others through her service at Our…

News & Features manhole-fire-ave-z

A new employment center for low- and middle-income residents of Sandy-impacted areas opened its doors in Coney Island last week. One hundred free apprenticeship vouchers are now available through the Sandy Recovery Workforce 1 Career Center (1906 Mermaid Avenue), officials announced at a press conference at the Coney Island Library on Thursday. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s…

Arts & Culture Source: Elvir Ali / Murrow High School

No, Marisa Tomei and Darren Aronofsky didn’t show up, but hundreds of other graduates, retired faculty and their families did. Edward R. Murrow High School celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday with a massive open school and reunion, during which alumni, retirees and guests strolled down the high school’s hallways – and memory lane. The…

Arts & Culture Marissa Tomei (Source: Murrow High School yearbook)

Edward R. Murrow High School (1600 Avenue L) will celebrate 40 years in the community this Saturday, when more than 700 former students and their families will return to the school grounds. Opened under the visionary leadership of Saul Bruckner in 1974, the school seized upon an an unconventional curriculum, giving students more college-like freedom and scheduling…

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