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Fire knocks out electricity at Oliver Street co-op

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

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

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

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

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
 

Pols blast Verrazano Narrows Bridge toll hike

In a pre-emptive strike against any move by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.) to raise the tolls on New York City’s bridges and tunnels, state Sen. … Full Article
 

Cops say drivers delivered more than UPS packages

On Thursday, Aug. 16, according to the NYPD, investigators assigned by Narcotics Borough Brooklyn South received a tip that a package containing several five-gallon buckets of marijuana was being placed into a UPS van parked on Farragut Road, Flatbush. … Full Article
 

Self-taught artist enjoys golden years

Tony Faiella says he can draw pretty much anything. A self-taught artist, Faiella, 83, once recreated the scene outside his hotel window when he and his wife Jean were staying on the beach in Hawaii in 1987. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst gets new senior center

A new senior citizens center is opening in Bensonhurst.

State Sen. Marty Golden made the big announcement. … Full Article
 

Former Bay Ridge cop sentenced in gun-running scheme

A former community affairs officer for the 68th Precinct has been sentenced to 40 months in a federal prison for his role in a gun-running scheme led by another former cop at the Bay Ridge stationhouse. … Full Article
 

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