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‘Empty Bowls Project’ raises awareness of hunger

Visitors who come to the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bay Ridge on May 2 will get a chance to purchase handcrafted, beautifully decorated bowls that will be on sale at the church on that day only. But the bowls aren’t going to be sold as part of a flea market.

Instead, the bowls are being put up for sale as part of a fundraiser for Bay Ridge programs that provide food for hungry people.


Daniel Roth set to play Kilgen Organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church

One of the world’s most renowned organists, Daniel Roth, will perform at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Ditmas Park, as part of a concert series for the parish’s recently restored Kilgen Pipe Organ.

Michael Barone, of the popular radio program “Pipe Dreams,” will be the emcee for the event. Stephen Buzard will conduct the Schola. Friends from Quimby Pipes Organ, David Schopp of AR Schopp’s Sons will all be present for this program of works of Sweelinck, Bach, Franck, Vierne and Mendelssohn.


Construction workers, business leaders endorse Donovan

Republican Dan Donovan, the man seen by many political observers as the front-runner in the special election for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat, has picked up two more endorsements to boost his campaign.

On Monday, the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York threw its support behind Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney who is making his first run at congress.


Malliotakis says Cuomo’s trip to Cuba is a mistake

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, whose mother Veralia left Cuba in 1959 to escape the Castro regime, is highly critical of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s trade mission to that country, charging that the idea of promoting trade will fall flat.


Window collapse raises safety concerns at Dyker Heights school

The collapse of a large window in a classroom at Dyker Heights Intermediate School on Monday is raising alarms over school safety.

Students at the school were still in shock over the incident a day later. The accident took place shortly before noon on April 20 when a window in a fourth floor classroom at the school, at 8010 12th Ave., suddenly collapsed and landed inside the classroom during a science lesson, according to officials.


Telecom fails first test, still looking for heart and leadership

The Telecom Yellow Jackets are perennially one of the top baseball programs in Brooklyn, but there is a clear need for heart and leadership after they failed their first big test of the season when they lost to Tottenville 11-1 in Dyker Heights on Friday.

“We've been spoiled,” said head coach Ed D'Alessio, who is in his 15th year coaching the team. “We're a small school, a small program; we've been successful, but it's hard to keep it going. You are going to have years where it's hard to keep the talent going.”


Fort Hamilton celebrates West Point Day

Two historic military institutions, the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, joined together for a day and invited the public in to have a look behind the scenes.

Fort Hamilton celebrated West Point Day on Saturday, welcoming hundreds of cadets and academy officials to the garrison for a parade and a fair aimed at providing information about the academy to prospective students.


Maimonides embracing surgery-performing robots

Baby Boomers all remember “The Jetsons,” a jazzy cartoon series they watched as kids in the early-1960s about George Jetson, his wife Jane and their two children living in a futuristic society. The family’s maid, Rosie, was a sassy robot. At Maimonides Medical Center, they don’t have robot maids, but robots are coming in handy in the operating room.

Keeping with the hospital’s philosophy of performing minimally invasive surgery, Maimonides Medical Center is embracing surgical robotics in the OR. The hospital is located at 4802 10th Ave.


U.S. settles discrimination lawsuit against Fabco Shoes

A discount shoe store chain has agreed to pay a customer a $10,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney after an employee in its Bensonhurst store allegedly refused entry to the shopper because the woman was in a wheelchair, officials announced.

Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said the federal government had reached a settlement with the owners of Fabco Shoes over violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).


New novel captures a piece of Brooklyn’s past

Brooklyn during the Great Depression, when movie houses like the Loew’s 46th Street Theater sponsored “Dish Nights," families gathered around radios to hear Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats” and kids took the trolley to Coney Island, is the time frame in which writer Catherine Gigante-Brown’s novel, “The El,” takes place.



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