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Reclaim New York says anti-corruption bills a good start

A pair of bills the City Council passed this week to encourage everyday New Yorkers to get more involved in stamping out public corruption are winning praise from good government groups, but leaders cautioned that additional steps still need to be taken. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue Merchants host annual holiday toy drive

In the giving spirit of the season, Bay Ridge’s Merchants of Third Avenue held its annual holiday celebration and toy drive at Lobo Loco restaurant on Monday night. … Full Article
 

Community Board 10 collects toys for kids of domestic violence victims

Community Board 10 members are making sure that children who have had to flee their homes because of domestic violence will still have a Merry Christmas. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne student receives college basketball scholarship

Fontbonne Hall Academy coach Steven Oliver is beaming with pride these days. Katie Marquardt, one of his star athletes, has received a full athletic scholarship to Long Island’s Molloy College’s NCAA Division 2 basketball program. … Full Article
 

Report: Sisters of Mercy sell Angel Guardian Home

A large piece of property the size of three football fields where the Sisters of Mercy operated an orphanage for more than 80 years has been sold by the Catholic religious order, according to a published report. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s special relationship to ‘Saturday Night Fever’

It was the blockbuster hit movie that turned John Travolta into a superstar and put Bay Ridge on the map. “Saturday Night Fever,” featuring pulsating disco music by the Bee Gees, opened in movie theaters 40 years ago this week. … Full Article
 

Local civic groups distribute gift cards at Fort Hamilton’s annual children’s holiday party

The Rotary Club of Verrazano, the Salaam Club of New York and the Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) joined forces to bring an extra bit of holiday cheer to the children of servicemen and women at the Fort Hamilton Army base in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

City postpones big Bay Ridge water main project

The city is still coming to Bay Ridge to replace water mains but the project has been postponed until after Christmas, according to Community Board 10 officials. … Full Article
 

St. Nicholas Home hosts annual board of directors Christmas banquet

The St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted its annual board of directors’ Christmas Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosts breakfast with Santa at Fort Hamilton army base

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) hosted its inaugural Breakfast with Santa at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Bay Ridge on Saturday, Dec. 2. Members, their families and friends all brought their kids as they shared a breakfast and then got to meet Santa Claus. … Full Article
 

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