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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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

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. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick’s Parade Committee to host meet & greet

The committee organizing the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick Parade isn’t waiting until the day of the parade to stir up excitement over the big march. There is a whole host of pre-parade activities planned between now and March 22, when the parade takes place on Third Avenue. … Full Article
 

Gentile pushed council to fund bulletproof vests for cops

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who led a drive back in 2006 to secure funding to outfit 18,000 New York City cops with new bulletproof vests, praised a proposal announced last week by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to replace the vests with new ones. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge business owners like Cuomo’s tax cut proposal

Owners of small, mom and pop-type businesses in Bay Ridge expressed cautious optimism about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to lower their taxes. … Full Article
 

Golden predicts Albany session to be packed with action

Public safety, jobs and transportation are the top items on state Sen. Marty Golden’s plate now that the state legislature’s new session is under way. … Full Article
 

Adelphi kids wear pajamas to school for Spirit Day event

Students at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn came to school dressed in pajamas on a recent Friday, but it wasn’t because they all overslept. It was actually Pajama Day! … Full Article
 

Poly Prep hosts founder of nonprofit promoting acceptance of athletes of all sexual orientations

Poly Prep’s Middle and Upper Schools welcomed Hudson Taylor, founder of Athlete Ally, to their Tuesday morning chapels on Jan. … Full Article
 

Xaverian internships give students a career head-start

Randy Antoun, a senior at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, is on his way to the top. Well actually, he’s already been there. The top of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, that is. … Full Article
 

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