Top Brooklyn Businesswomen Event draws 500; Raises $3,500 for charity


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BY HEATHER J. CHIN, DENISE ROMANO & HELEN KLEIN It was a glamorous and glittering scene, as The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator honored influential Brooklyn businesswomen whose major achievements and participation in many community activities throughout the years have helped the borough grow. The papers’ first annual Top Brooklyn Businesswomen Networking Awards Dinner was […]

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NYRR holds Youth Jamboree


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Even as the autumn weather rolls in, track and field stars from across the city tightened the laces on their running shoes for another New York Road Runners (NYRR) Youth Jamboree at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island on Saturday, October 16. Best known for organizing the ING New York City Marathon, NYRR began providing youth […]

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It’s Arverne with a ‘Y’


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Thursday, November 9 marked a watershed for south Queens, with groundbreaking on a 30,000 square foot home for a new YMCA as part of a massive $1.4 billion real estate development in Arverne, at Beach 77th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congress-member Anthony Weiner and others praised the project as “Serving the […]

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After-school programs get $3.8M boost


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The new city budget includes $3.8 million for The After-School Corporation (TASC) which assists more than 130 community-based organizations and strives to guarantee free accessibility to quality after-school programs for every child. Although not an actual after-school provider, TASC, established in 1998, apportions money so that after-school programs can continue to stay in operation. In […]

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Spelling Bee Winners Flourish Across The Borough


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District 27: First Place Angela Ramdhanny, M.S. 53, eighth grade Second Place David Kalos, P.S. 197, fifth grade District 28: First Place Snigbba Sur, P.S. 175 Second Place Shawn Clauther, J.H.S. 217 District 29: First Place Roseanne Schanehall, I.S. 109, sixth grade Second Place Tamisha Smith, P.S. 36, fifth grade District 30: First Place LaTroy […]

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