Donovan wants ban on child sex dolls

The sexual harassment accusations leveled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and a slew of prominent men in the worlds of politics and media are causing lawmakers to re-examine many other sex-related acts in the country.  … Full Article

Business owner delivers early Christmas gift to foster kids

A Bay Ridge business owner had a special Christmas gift that is sure to make the holiday season brighter for teenagers in a foster care program. And she had help from generous donations made by kind-hearted people. … Full Article

Reclaim New York says anti-corruption bills a good start

A pair of bills the City Council passed this week to encourage everyday New Yorkers to get more involved in stamping out public corruption are winning praise from good government groups, but leaders cautioned that additional steps still need to be taken. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue Merchants host annual holiday toy drive

In the giving spirit of the season, Bay Ridge’s Merchants of Third Avenue held its annual holiday celebration and toy drive at Lobo Loco restaurant on Monday night. … Full Article

Community Board 10 collects toys for kids of domestic violence victims

Community Board 10 members are making sure that children who have had to flee their homes because of domestic violence will still have a Merry Christmas. … Full Article

Fontbonne student receives college basketball scholarship

Fontbonne Hall Academy coach Steven Oliver is beaming with pride these days. Katie Marquardt, one of his star athletes, has received a full athletic scholarship to Long Island’s Molloy College’s NCAA Division 2 basketball program. … Full Article

Report: Sisters of Mercy sell Angel Guardian Home

A large piece of property the size of three football fields where the Sisters of Mercy operated an orphanage for more than 80 years has been sold by the Catholic religious order, according to a published report. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s special relationship to ‘Saturday Night Fever’

It was the blockbuster hit movie that turned John Travolta into a superstar and put Bay Ridge on the map. “Saturday Night Fever,” featuring pulsating disco music by the Bee Gees, opened in movie theaters 40 years ago this week. … Full Article

Local civic groups distribute gift cards at Fort Hamilton’s annual children’s holiday party

The Rotary Club of Verrazano, the Salaam Club of New York and the Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) joined forces to bring an extra bit of holiday cheer to the children of servicemen and women at the Fort Hamilton Army base in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

City postpones big Bay Ridge water main project

The city is still coming to Bay Ridge to replace water mains but the project has been postponed until after Christmas, according to Community Board 10 officials. … Full Article


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