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School custodian’s mom hosts blood drive in his memory

The cafeteria of P.S. 102 was converted into a blood donation center for four hours on Thursday, as a steady stream of people showed up at the Bay Ridge elementary school to donate blood in memory of the school’s late custodian. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Lawyers host Judge D’Emic for a sentencing and punishment talk

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) on Wednesday held its monthly Continuing Legal Education (CLE) meeting in Bay Ridge, where Hon. Matthew J. D'Emic discussed “Judicial Decision Making — Sentencing and Punishment.” … Full Article
 

Councilmember Deutsch holds fire safety training in memory of Sassoon children

Councilmember Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn) hosted a community fire safety training this week in memory of the seven Sassoon children who were tragically killed in a fire early Saturday morning. … Full Article
 

St. Anselm retreat helps parishioners understand Lent

Lent, the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, is usually a time of reflection and prayer by Catholics. … Full Article
 

State Senate moves to curb city’s ability to raise property taxes

A bi-partisan group of state senators successfully pushed for passage of a bill that would force New York City to cap property tax increases at two percent a year, a move that supporters said would help homeowners get a better handle on their household budgets. … Full Article
 

In wake of lethal Midwood fire, BP Adams calls for Brooklyn burn center

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced a borough-wide fire safety education campaign, following a fatal fire Saturday in Midwood that claimed the lives of seven siblings, aged five to 16, from the Sassoon family. … Full Article
 

Piano virtuoso visits Bay Ridge for special performance

Maxim Anikushin, a piano virtuoso who has performed at Lincoln Center at other famous venues, will be bringing his talents to Bay Ridge on Friday. … Full Article
 

Brook-Krasny wants name change for Interstate 278

Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, whose district includes the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, is pushing to have the portion of Interstate 278 that is located within Brooklyn to be named in honor of military veterans. … Full Article
 

GOP pols push city to pump more money into MTA

Straphangers started paying more to ride buses and subways on Sunday, but New York City isn’t paying its fair share into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan budget, according to two Republican lawmakers, who are calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to rectify the financ … Full Article
 

You don’t have to be Irish to love Bay Ridge St. Patrick Day Parade

Irish eyes were certainly smiling on Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue on Sunday, as the neighborhood celebrated the spirit of Saint Patrick and saluted the Emerald Isle in grand style. But Irish eyes weren’t the only ones smiling at the 22nd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. … Full Article
 

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