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Bay Ridge to host baby shower benefitting domestic violence victims

In an event organizers are calling the “Mother of All Baby Showers,” 100 of Bay Ridge’s local female leaders will gather at the 68th Precinct on Saturday to lend a helping hand to victims of domestic violence by donating blankets, bottles, bibs, stuffed animals and other items that new moth … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge GOPer impressed by Kasich at town hall

Bay Ridge resident John Quaglione had already been leaning toward supporting John Kasich for president before he attended a televised town hall the Ohio governor held on Wednesday. But he was even more impressed with Kasich after the meeting. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick students make their own Easter hats

Hats off to creativity! Students at St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge celebrated Easter by making their own bonnets and participating in an Easter Hat Parade in the school auditorium. … Full Article
 

Leaders form Bensonhurst Alliance to foster cultural ties

The ugly reaction on social media to news that an Asian-American company had purchased the former Waldbaum’s supermarket on New Utrecht Avenue spurred Bensonhurst leaders into action and led to the formation of a new group aimed at building ties between cultures. … Full Article
 

Visitation students get close-up view of government in action

Sixth-graders from a Bay Ridge Catholic school were treated like VIPs in the state Capitol when they paid a visit to their local lawmaker. … Full Article
 

GOP says Albany ethics reforms do not go far enough

The New York State Assembly’s efforts to clean up corruption in state government are noble, but don’t go far enough, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who has been calling for major ethics reforms in Albany since she was first elected in 2010. … Full Article
 

Abbate honors Women of Distinction in celebration of Women’s History Month

In celebration of March as Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Peter Abbate honored five females from his district as the 2016 Women of Distinction. The winners were recognized at an awards ceremony in Abbate’s district office on Fort Hamilton Parkway on March 24.   … Full Article
 

De Blasio takes bow after winning affordable housing fight

Fresh off his big victory in the affordable housing fight, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a bow, sending an email out to Democratic supporters boasting that his grand plan will secure 200,000 affordable apartments by the year 2024. … Full Article
 

Former Fort Hamilton commander lauds female-friendly changes

The U.S. military has made great strides in terms of women’s rights, the former commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton told a group of soldiers and civilian workers at a Women’s History Month observance at the fort on March 23. … Full Article
 

Xaverian robotics teams come up big in FIRST competition

Xaverian High School had a strong showing in the New York City FIRST Competition and Expo, a citywide contest for robotics teams. FIRST is a trademarked term that means For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. … Full Article
 

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