Fontbonne Hall introduces new business, journalism classes

Fontbonne Hall Academy is introducing new classes in business entrepreneurship and journalism, according to Principal Mary Spicijaric, who revealed the school’s plans at a recent open house event.

Fontbonne Hall, the Catholic girls’ high school at Shore Road and 99th Street in Bay Ridge, held an event called Accepted Students Night on Jan. 22, welcoming prospective students and parents to the school to learn about its programs.

At the event, Spicijaric spoke about the new programs that will be available to students starting in the fall.


Treyger: Don’t blame officials for snow storm hype

Winter Storm Juno didn’t turn out to be the blizzard of the century, as many parts of New York City were hit with less snow than had been anticipated. But Councilmember Mark Treyger said it was still a significant storm and that city and state officials still did the right thing by preparing for the worst.


Bright lights of Kings Theatre return to Flatbush

Brooklyn saved the Kings!

Flatbush Avenue's Kings Theatre has been out of commission for nearly 40 years, but it officially reopened its doors on Friday as local politicians and civic leaders gave a group of reporters and photographers a tour of the $95 million restoration.


Brooklyn celebrates Catholic Schools Week

The entrance hall at Holy Angels Academy looked as busy as Grand Central Station at rush hour on Sunday. Parents crowded around an information table and picked up information packets, while Principal Rosemarie McGoldrick talked to people individually about why they should enroll their children in her school. Nearby, students were organizing groups to take tours of the building.

It was all part of the kickoff to Catholic Schools Week, which was scheduled to run from Jan. 26 to Jan. 30.


ASPCA tells how to keep pets safe in blizzard

If a blizzard is bad for us humans, imagine how your pet pooch feels! The ASPCA is urging pet owners to take special precautions during and after Winter Storm Juno.

The ASPCA has issued a list of tips on how pet owners should handle the snow storm.

Here are the highlights:


Winter Storm Juno has Brooklyn jumping

Officials in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Coney Island and other Brooklyn communities didn’t wait for Juno to make her appearance to start preparing for the monster winter storm.

Even before the first snowflakes hit the ground, storm preparations began.

Community Board 10 (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) officials monitored the weather reports carefully and made the decision Sunday night to postpone the board’s monthly meeting that had been scheduled for Monday night at Shore Hill, 9000 Shore Road in Bay Ridge.


Pols push Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll discount plan

In the wake of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority move to increase bridge and tunnel tolls and bus and subway fares, two Bay Ridge elected officials are renewing their call for Brooklyn residents to receive a discount on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll.


Barry Club tests students’ knowledge of Revolutionary War hero

College students can win prizes for their knowledge of the Revolutionary War and Irish history by entering a contest sponsored by the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, Inc.

The club promotes the legacy of Commodore John Barry, the Irish immigrant who fought in the Revolutionary War and is considered by many to be the father of the U.S. Navy. The club is soliciting submissions from college undergraduates for its contest.


College basketball stars help kids with cancer

Children with cancer will be getting expert advice on how to improve their basketball skills at a special sports clinic taking place Jan. 25 in Bay Ridge.

Members of the men’s basketball teams from Saint Francis College and Mount Saint Vincent College will be participating in the Fourth Annual “Swish for Kids Basketball Classic,” a sports clinic which will to take place at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 9511 Fourth Ave. on Sunday, starting at 10 a.m.

“Swish for Kids,” is sponsored by the Saint Ephrem Basketball/Youth Program with support from Investors Bank.


Lockdown at Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School cancelled after knife mix-up

Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon as police followed up on a report of three black males armed with knives.

The report turned out to be in error, a police spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle.

The person making the report "didn't recognize the individuals were students," she said.

Nothing criminal was going on, she emphasized. The students may have had "a pair of scissors, and they thought it was knives," she said. 



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