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Regina Opera survives loss of lease after 42 years

Bay Ridge
Regina Opera, which for four decades has staged full-length productions of such musical masterpieces as “La Boheme” and “The Barber of Seville,” has been forced to move from Regina Hall in Dyker Heights, its home since its inception. … Full Article
 

Knights win Parkville playoff, advance to championships

Parkville
Knights starting pitcher Nick Cona threw a solid three innings, earning 6-strikeouts and allowed no runs to be scored. Angelo Fogliano came in to close the game and earned a strike out in the final two innings. … Full Article
 

SENIORS: Shore Hill resident taught herself to play piano

Bay Ridge
Sylvia Burgess Cooper said she enjoys nothing more than a good laugh." Life is full of fun.

Sometimes, I wish I was a little more serious, but I can’t be,” said the 83-year-old resident of Shore Hill, the housing complex for senior citizens at 9000 Shore Road. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge accident leads to serious injury

Bay Ridge
Police inspect the scene of a tragic accident at the corner of 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge that resulted in serious injuries and massive body trauma for a 20-year-old woman. Around 6 p.m.
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1 dead, 3 wounded in Brooklyn shooting

Prospect-Lefferts
Police are investigating a shooting in Brooklyn that left a woman dead and three others injured.

It happened just after 9 p.m. at 40 Clarkson Ave., near Flatbush Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. … Full Article
 

Fire knocks out electricity at Oliver Street co-op

Bay Ridge
Shareholders of a Bay Ridge co-op lost power in the wake of a fire in an electrical panel on the building’s first floor on Aug. 23, authorities said. … Full Article
 

Ping ponging for fire prevention

Bay Ridge
Captain Tom Spade, left, of Bay Ridge Engine Company 242, and Firefighter Glenn Brown, of Midtown Engine Company 1, face off against gold medalists and champion tennis players Bob and Mike Bryan, at the Nesquik FDNY Foundation Charity Ping Pong tournament at SPiN Galactic. … Full Article
 

VOICE OF EXPERIENCE: Couple still dancing together after 60 years

Bay Ridge
Josephine and Anthony Orrichio met at a dance at a Knights of Columbus hall in the early 1950s. He asked her to dance.

“And we’ve been dancing together ever since!” Josephine said with a smile as wide as the Atlantic Ocean. … Full Article
 

Irish immigrant helps new arrivals

Bay Ridge
Mary Nolan has lived in Bay Ridge since 1965 and has been active in politics since the time she moved here from Park Slope. Nolan, who emigrated from her native Ireland to the U.S. in 1953, became an American citizen in 1959. Much of her political work is devoted to immigration reform. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge velodrome offers an alternative to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bay Ridge
In view of the controversy over the proposed NYC Fieldhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park and its centerpiece, a bicycle “velodrome,” an alternate velodrome proposal has come to light. … Full Article
 

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