Doyin Isaac is the straw that stirs the drink for Xaverian

Call him the messenger.

Last season, the Xaverian Clippers knew they were inexperienced, so the focus was on development rather than championships. This year, they are much improved and point guard Doyin Isaac is out to send a message to the rest of the Catholic High School Athletics Association: Xaverian won’t be satisfied without a crown. 


Report: Gentile is Democratic frontrunner for Grimm’s seat

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has emerged as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination as the candidate to run for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated earlier this month by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance.


Silver critic Malliotakis reacts to speaker’s ouster

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, a longtime critic of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, said the news that Silver is going to be replaced constitutes a victory for those who would like to see changes in the political climate in Albany.

“For those of us who have long opposed Speaker Silver, this is a victory,” Malliotakis told the Brooklyn Eagle on Wednesday.


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.



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