Arab-Americans seek status change for next U.S. Census

The Arab-American Association of New York is urging residents to support a proposal to change the form Americans will fill out for the 2020 U.S. Census to allow those of Middle Eastern heritage to be designated as such by checking a box on the form.

The association, based on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, has sent an email to people on its mailing list asking them to signal their support for the proposed measure.


NY Rising to present disaster recovery plan

Representatives of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, a project established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to address ways to prepare for future Sandy-type natural disasters, will present a preparation and recovery plan in Bensonhurst on Wednesday night.

NY Rising will host a public meeting on Jan. 14, at the Block Institute, 133 Bay 27th St., at 7 p.m.


Malliotakis drops out of race for congress

Ending speculation about her political future, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis announced that has brought her campaign to run for the congressional seat vacated by Michael Grimm to a halt.

Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) issued a statement to the media on Jan. 12 announcing that she has thrown her support behind Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who was chosen over her by the Staten Island Republican Party to be the candidate in an upcoming special election to fill Grimm’s seat.


Bay Ridge Community Council cancels luncheon

A time-honored Bay Ridge tradition is biting the dust. The Bay Ridge Community Council has decided not to hold its Presidents’ Luncheon, an event that has attracted mayors, borough presidents, city commissioners and other top officials over the years.

The luncheon took place each year, usually on the last Saturday in January or the first Saturday in February, to honor the presidents of the community council’s member organizations.

But it will not be held this year, community council leaders said. And its future is in doubt.


Xaverian extends winning streak to 9 with win over St. Mary's

The Xaverian Clippers beat St. Mary’s 65-58 in Bay Ridge on Sunday night to extend their winning streak to nine games. The impressive run was news to head coach Jack Alesi, who is so locked into his two-year plan that he isn’t worried about wins so early in January.


Colton supporters urge him to run for congress

With the Staten Island Republican Party announcing its selection of that borough’s District Attorney Daniel Donovan as its candidate to run for the congressional seat left vacant by Michael Grimm, attention is now turning to the Democratic Party.

On Sunday, supporters of Assemblymember Bill Colton (D-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) organized a rally at the United Progressive Democratic Club, his political clubhouse in Bensonhurst, to try to convince the nine-term Assembly member to throw his hat into the ring.


Students mount campaign to fix Fort Hamilton Athletic Field

Years of football games, track meets and outdoor physical education classes have taken a toll on the Fort Hamilton High School Athletic Field, according to students, who said the field is in terrible shape and is badly in need of repairs.

The field’s synthetic grass is coming apart and the track surrounding the field has several gaping holes, students said.


Don’t ignore lawsuits, judge warns Bensonhurst residents

If someone files a lawsuit against you, don’t ignore it thinking it will just go away. It won’t. And you’ll wind up paying big time.

That advice comes from Hon. Genine D. Edwards of the Civil Court of New York City. Edwards, who sits on the bench in Brooklyn, was the guest speaker at a Community Board 11 meeting in Bensonhurst on Jan. 8 and offered some friendly advice on how to navigate the court system.


Gentile sponsoring free mammograms

Women seeking mammograms can get the all-important the breast cancer screening for free, thanks to Councilmember Vincent Gentile and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, who are teaming up to provide a mobile clinic outside the lawmaker’s Bay Ridge district office on Jan. 9.

The mobile clinic will be parked outside Gentile’s office at 8018 Fifth Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday to offer free digital mammograms and clinical breast exams to all women ages 40 and older. No co-pays are required and all deductibles will be waived, according to Gentile’s office. 


Grace Chorale to perform ‘Luminous Night’ in Bay Ridge

Works by Beethoven as well as music from contemporary composers will be on the program when Grace Chorale of Brooklyn makes its first appearance at Art on the Corner, an arts program in Bay Ridge.

Grace Chorale’s performance, which will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Ave. (corner of Fourth Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway), at 3 p.m., is called “Luminous Night.”



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