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Bob Costas goes to bat for buddy at Xaverian gala

Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas, who has covered everything from the Olympics to the World Series for NBC during his long career, took on the role of surprise guest at the Xaverian High School Gala, where he introduced one of the evening’s award winners, his friend Dr. Andrew C. Fiore.


Bay Ridge business leaders collect toys for service members' kids

Bay Ridge business leaders saluted the men and women of the military by conducting a toy drive for the children of service members stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton so the youngsters can enjoy the holidays even though they are far away from home.


Fariña to speak at town hall in Bay Ridge school

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is coming to Bay Ridge for a town hall on Dec. 10, where she will likely face questions from parents about overcrowded classrooms and other issues.

Fariña, the top official in charge of the city’s massive public school system, will be speaking at a town hall hosted by the Community Education Council (CEC) of School District 20 on Dec. 10, at William McKinley Intermediate School, 7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway, starting at 6 p.m.


Homebound elderly residents get special delivery on Thanksgiving

Frail and elderly Bay Ridge residents who couldn’t make it to the homes of relatives for Thanksgiving were still able to enjoy turkey dinners with all the trimmings, thanks to a group of volunteers.


Adelphi Academy students give back for the holidays

Volunteers from Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn recently turned into Santa’s helpers for a good cause. Students at the Bay Ridge school assisted in the preparations for a winter wonderland display that a Queens lawyer sets up on the front lawn of his house to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).


St. Peter Academy students organize Thanksgiving prayer service

Thanksgiving weekend got off to a prayerful start at Saint Peter Catholic Academy in Bensonhurst as students from kindergarten to eighth grade took part in a church service Wednesday morning to express their gratitude for the good things in their lives.


Bay Ridge plumbers pipe money into cancer research

A group of plumbers wants to flush out cancer. Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in Bay Ridge is donating $625 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fight pediatric cancer.

Owner Michael Petri decided to take part in the Go Gold Bay Ridge campaign by donating a portion of his company’s earnings to fight cancer. Petri Plumbing and Heating is located at 901 Bay Ridge Ave.


Xaverian baseball stars select colleges they will attend

It's cold outside, but at Xaverian High School, the thoughts are of springtime, when the crack of the bat signals the start of baseball season.

Three of the school’s star baseball players who will graduate in June have signed letters of intent to play for college teams starting next year.


City hosts grand re-opening of Dyker Beach Dog Run

Every dog has its day – especially in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, where a newly renovated park just for pets was officially dedicated on Tuesday.


Malliotakis promotes Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is taking place Nov. 29 and a Bay Ridge lawmaker is urging residents to do their holiday shopping in neighborhood mom and pop stores to promote economic growth.

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) said shopping locally not only helps the individual merchant, but boosts the community’s overall economy as well.



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