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Rosanna Scotto chairs benefit for police, fire widows

Fans who enjoy watching of Rosanna Scotto on “Good Day New York” now have even more reason to admire the television host. Scotto, a native of Dyker Heights, will be the honorary chair at the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund’s 29th Annual Gala, to take place at the Waldorf Astoria on Oct. 23.

The event will honor William A. Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, LP.


Grimm, all alone at debate, assails Recchia’s readiness

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm sought to take advantage of the absence of his opponent Domenic Recchia at their first scheduled debate in Bay Ridge on Tuesday, telling voters in the audience that a vote for Recchia is a vote for the policies of Mayor Bill de Blasio, and then telling reporters at a post-debate press conference his opponent is not ready for prime time.


Erasmus Hall graduate serving on US Navy ship in Japan

A 1996 Erasmus Hall High School graduate is serving aboard USS John S. McCain, living and working at a US Navy base in Japan.

Petty Officer 1st Class Miguel Barker is a machinist mate aboard the ship operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. Often called “the tip of the spear,” Yokosuka is located approximately 35 miles south of Tokyo and accommodates America’s furthest forward deployed naval forces.


Chris Mullin named to Xaverian High School’s board of trustees

Chris Mullin, a five-time NBA all-star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and an inductee into the NBA Hall of Fame, is taking on a new challenge – one that will have him helping to guide Brooklyn students. Mullin has been named to the Board of Trustees at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge.

Mullin, who retired as a player and is now an advisor to the owner and chairman of the Sacramento Kings, is a 1981 graduate of Xaverian. He is one of five new members of the Catholic school’s Board of Trustees.


Bay Ridge Cares to hold fundraiser for cancer patients

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, but a group of activists in Bay Ridge is working to make sure September goes out with a bang. Bay Ridge Cares, a non-profit organization that assists families in need, will host a party on Sept. 27 to raise money for the families of children with cancer.

A portion of the funds will be donated to the World Go Gold fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


41st Third Avenue Festival to be 'best one yet,' organizers say

The 41st Annual Third Avenue Festival will be the best one yet, the event’s organizers predicted. The festival, a 25-block-long street fair featuring everything from concert stages to flea markets, is set for Sept. 28 on Third Avenue from 69th Street to 94th Street from noon to 6 p.m.


Brooklyn Eagle publisher wins Pioneer Award from Bay Ridge biz group

Dozier Hasty, publisher of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the only major daily newspaper focusing solely on the borough, has been named one of the winners of the Merchants of Third Avenue Pioneer Civic Service Awards for 2014. The announcement was made at the Merchants meeting Monday night in Bay Ridge.

Hasty and his fellow honorees will receive their awards at a cocktail reception on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th St., at 7 p.m.


Norwegian Christian Home hosts fall fair

The Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center welcomed autumn by hosting a Fall Fair on Saturday, featuring food, gifts, raffles and fun activities for children.

The center, located at 1250 67th St. in Dyker Heights, sponsors a fall fair in its main building every year.

The fair had something for everyone. There was a flea market in the ballroom where shoppers could purchase napkins and candle holders decorated with the Norwegian flag, handmade scarves, children’s books and other items. Those who felt lucky could buy raffle tickets for chances to win great prizes.


Lawmakers seek to extend deadline for WTC victims to get medical help

Even 13 years later, people who worked on the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of Sept. 11 are in need of medical help, according to Assemblymember Peter Abbate, who is working to extend a deadline by which they could apply for assistance from New York state.


Gentile throws house warming party at his new office

Councilmember Vincent Gentile threw open the doors to his new district office, welcomed well wishers and, like any good host, provided visitors with lots of food, turning the official opening of his office into a house party on Saturday.



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