Xaverian’s Hoban Run raises $30,000 for scholarship fund

The memory of a Xaverian High School graduate who died in the line of duty as a police officer more than two decades ago is being kept alive at his old school. The 26th Annual Police Officer Christopher Hoban Memorial Run took place in Bay Ridge on Sept. 21, drawing hundreds of runners and their friends for a day of sports, music and fun.

Hoban, a 1980 Xaverian graduate, was shot to death in 1988 while working undercover to arrest drug dealers.


Brooklyn puts it in writing, ‘We support Fort Hamilton troops’

The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton was established in 1825 and has honored many military traditions over the past 189 years. But on Tuesday morning, army brass, Bay Ridge elected officials and civic leaders took part in a relatively new event that the participants said they hope will become a time honored tradition at the military base.


Brooklyn Chamber to kick off Italian Restaurant Week with sneak peek at Il Centro

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its Second Annual Italian Restaurant Week, which will take place Oct. 8 to 15, with a commencement party on Oct. 7 at Il Centro in Bensonhurst. The event will allow for a sneak peek at the Federation of Italian American Organizations' new cultural community center, and participating restaurants will showcase their culinary talents.  Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carlo Scissura will attend the kickoff ceremony.


Carole King sings Recchia’s praises

Domenic Recchia is injecting some star power into his congressional campaign. The Democrat, who is trying to unseat Republican-Conservative U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, is getting a hand from music legend Carole King.

King, whose 1971 album “Tapestry” is one of the best-selling albums of all time and whose life story is the basis for the hit Broadway show “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical,” sent out a fundraising email to Democratic Party members on Recchia’s behalf over the weekend.


Bay Ridge celebrates its biggest weekend of the year

It was Bay Ridge’s biggest weekend of the year, and it gave the neighborhood a chance to roll out the red carpet to show visitors what the community is all about — being a small town in the big city.


Cahill blasts Schneiderman’s job performance as attorney general

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman “has utterly failed to restore confidence in state government,” said John Cahill, the man who wants to replace him. Cahill, a former commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is running against Schneiderman for attorney general and blasted the incumbent’s job performance during a recent reporter’s roundtable in Bay Ridge.


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.



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