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Credit unions help local economies grow, regulator says

The nation’s credit unions are doing their part to ensure the continuing growth of local economies, according to a federal regulator who said the unions play a vital role in the country’s financial health.


Looking for work? Gentile to host job fair

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has seen numerous residents coming into his Bay Ridge district office, resumes in hand, asking for his help in landing jobs.

In an effort to help New Yorkers find work, Gentile is turning into a one-man employment, at least for one day.


J.Lo takes Bay Ridge by storm

Jenny From The Block is the new Queen of Bay Ridge.

J.Lo's frenzied fans cheered on the superstar during her Wednesday filming of new NBC TV cop drama “Shades of Blue” on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue.

Unruly neighborhood residents crowded the sidewalks and jostled each other for good angles to take smart-phone photos of superstar Jennifer Lopez in her scenes with co-star Ray Liotta of “Goodfellas” fame.


Driving lessons would teach bike safety under new bill

With more and more people riding bikes these days, it makes sense for everyone – bicyclists and motorists alike – to learn to share the city’s streets, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who is looking to change the driving lessons that New Yorkers take to include a special section on bike-pedestrian safety.


Three students share valedictory honors at Bay Ridge Prep

Bay Ridge Prep had not one, but three students who were named valedictorian for the Class of 2015.

The honor of being the valedictorian was shared by Solomiya Bavlovych, Monica Fainshtein and Hussna Javed.

Bay Ridge Prep, an independent, private school, held its 17th Annual Commencement Exercises on May 29 at the Brooklyn Museum’s Cantor Auditorium.

Keeping with a tradition Bay Ridge Prep has established, the graduation ceremony featured student speakers and performers who spoke about how valuable the Bay Ridge Prep experience has been to the graduates.


‘A Box Came To Brooklyn’ to have world premiere June 13

Neighbors living on a quiet Brooklyn street wake up one morning to find a mysterious box sitting on their block. How did it get there? What does it mean? That’s the premise of independent filmmaker Jason Cusato’s dark new comedy, “A Box Came To Brooklyn,” which will have its world premiere June 13 at the Manhattan Film Festival.


Hey Drea, welcome to Bay Ridge

"Sopranos" actress Drea de Matteo hit the streets of Bay Ridge Wednesday afternoon -- or more specifically, 68th Street.

She was dressed in a denim shirt and was wearing a badge -- for her role as Detective Tess Nazario in a new TV cop drama, "Shades of Blue," also starring superstar singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta of "Goodfellas" fame.

The NBC TV series, which J.Lo is executive-producing, started location filming last week in New York City neighborhoods including Astoria, Queens.


Maimonides Cancer Center honors Brooklyn Nets, community members at annual benefit

On Tuesday night at the scenic LeFrak Center in Prospect Park, roughly 600 people came together for the 2015 Cancer Center Benefit, organized by the Brooklyn-based Maimonides Cancer Center, to celebrate the facility’s 10th anniversary. The event was hosted by Patrick Borgen, M.D., director of the Maimonides Breast Center, and Erminia Rivera, co-chair of the Maimonides Cancer Center Advisory Board. 

Rivera opened the event with a story of her own.


P.S. 127 kids enjoy carnival, right in school yard

Students at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 127 didn’t have to travel far to go to a carnival. The carnival came to them!

The school yard at P.S. 127, at 7805 Seventh Ave., was filled with rides and games on a recent afternoon thanks to the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A.), which organized a fun-filled carnival for kids to enjoy.

The students had a blast jumping in the bouncy houses, trying their hand at the various games of skill— including a Frisbee toss— and munching on cotton candy.


BJ’s sends food, electronics to Colin Powell USO Center

The United Service Organizations (USO) has been entertaining troops and providing fun-filled activities for military service members and their families since World War II. The New York City chapter of the group recently received a helping hand that in turn benefitted the USO center at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton.

Representatives of BJ’s Wholesale Club at 1752 Shore Parkway presented the USO of Metropolitan New York with $1,700 worth of food items and electronic devices to be donated to the USO General Colin L. Powell Center, a facility located at Fort Hamilton.



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