Fox News star Geraldo Rivera joins pizza party for cops, firefighters

Geraldo Rivera, the Fox News Channel star, will team up with U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) to host a pizza party for cops and firefighters at the famous L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

Senior Idol contest is Saturday night

Eleven finalists will be going after the title of Senior Idol for 2012 in a talent contest to take place in Bay Ridge. The 11 contestants, who will be performing in the finals on Oct. 13, all have two things in common – they are all over the age of 50 and they are all talented singers. … Full Article

Bay Ridge senior citizen doesn’t let M.S. bring him down

Anthony Pizzolato said he isn’t going to let “a little thing” like Multiple Sclerosis keep him down. “I’m able to get out of bed everyday because God wants me to. And I’ll keep getting out of bed as long as he wants me to,” Pizzolato, 75, said.
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New Fort Hamilton H.S. principal gets off on right foot

Kaye Houlihan has wasted no time getting right into the swing of things at Bay Ridge’s Fort Hamilton High School. … Full Article

Applause for MTA bus route restorations, and big plans for the future

Brooklyn bus riders are getting a break: As part of $29 million in service investments announced by MTA’s Chairman and CEO Joseph J. … Full Article

P.S. 264 teaches architects a lesson, S.C.A. president says

P.S. 264, the new elementary school where a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Oct. 3, will be a place where thousands of Bay Ridge children will learn their ABCs now and over the next several decades. … Full Article

Judge orders car dealers to pay customers back $294,500

In what New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called “a victory for consumers” a judge has ordered the owner of four Bay Ridge car dealerships to pay back a total of $294,500 to customers after it was found that the auto dealer had engaged in deceptive sales tactics. … Full Article

Gentile demands traffic agents back off

Double parking is illegal. But is it okay if it’s being done by a parent dropping off a child at school?

Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst) said yes, it is. … Full Article

Greek Cultural Festival shines in Bay Ridge

The Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church at 84th Street and Ridge Boulevard held its annual Fall Cultural Festival recently, and once again the streets of Ridge Boulevard were filled with revelers – not just Greek-Americans, but all who come together to make Bay Ridge a united neighborhood. … Full Article

Students at Brooklyn’s Explore Charter School tops in ‘Progress’

When it comes to student progress, Brooklyn’s Explore Charter School is tops among city schools. The Flatbush charter made more progress than any other K-8 public school in New York City this year, according to annual progress reports the city released this week. … Full Article


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