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17th of May Parade brings out Norwegian in everyone

Everyone was Norwegian in Bay Ridge on Sunday, even if they weren’t born Norwegian! A special Scandinavian spirit took over the neighborhood as the 63rd Annual 17th of May Parade — also known as the Norwegian Day Parade — took place on Third Avenue. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge school board backs parent demands for more half-day pre-K

A Bay Ridge school board is siding with parents who are demanding that the de Blasio administration offer more half-day pre-kindergarten classes for their children. … Full Article
 

No Five-Peat: Poly Prep upset in Ivy Prep League baseball quarterfinals

Poly Prep's incredible run of four consecutive Ivy Prep League championships is officially over after the Blue Devils lost 5-3 to Hackley in the quarterfinals round of the New York State Association of Independent Schools playoffs in Bay Ridge on Saturday. … Full Article
 

State lawmakers meet China’s new consul general

State lawmakers, including members of the State Legislature’s Brooklyn delegation, welcomed a Chinese diplomat during her first visit to Albany on May 13, showing the foreign dignitary around the capitol and discussing trade and other issues. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick Drama Club’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ shows audience ‘A Whole New World’

Members of the St. Patrick Drama Club performed “Aladdin Jr.,” a musical inspired by the animated Disney movie “Aladdin,” to sold-out crowds inside St. Patrick Catholic Academy’s Aldo Bruschi Auditorium during its recent run. … Full Article
 

Rob Amato tosses first perfect game in Xaverian history

With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, a sharp ground ball was hit to Xaverian’s Phoenix Hernandez. He scooped it up and fired it to first base, but the ball sailed high. … Full Article
 

Golden hosts informational fair for senior citizens

Senior citizens will be able to get answers to questions on everything from housing issues to Metrocard discounts at a special fair taking place in Bay Ridge on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s P.S. 102 boasts high number of male volunteers

Fathers are becoming more and more involved in the education of their children, according to a nonprofit group that works to get families and community leaders to take an active interest in New York City public schools. … Full Article
 

GOP lawmakers look to strengthen animal cruelty penalties

New York State should be doing a better job of protecting animals, according to two Republican state lawmakers who are pushing for passage of a package of bills designed to increase the penalties for suspects committing cruelty to animals. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge floral designer’s mission: Helping kids in hospitals

Robert Rising is proof that great ideas can come out of the most trying circumstances. … Full Article
 

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