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.


More than a dozen sex offenders residing in unmarked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens building

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents were alarmed to discover that a nondescript, unmarked building in their neighborhood has been home to more than a dozen sex offenders. 1785 Bedford Ave., between Sterling St. and Lefferts Ave., began housing the dangerous residents about two years ago. While neighbors and community leaders are outraged at what they say is a lack of proper notification, the landlord claimed all proper procedures were followed to establish the facility.


Ragamuffin Parade luncheon raises funds for kiddie march

Preparations are being finalized for the 48th Annual Ragamuffin Parade, an event that features thousands of children wearing homemade costumes marching up Third Avenue in Bay Ridge to the cheers of tens of thousands of spectators lining the streets.


Xaverian students tie giant gold ribbon around school for cancer awareness

There's plenty of gold in Bay Ridge!

Students at Xaverian proudly displayed gold ribbons inside and outside the school building at 7100 Shore Road in Bay Ridge on Sept. 16 to announce their participation in “Go Gold Bay Ridge,” in support of children with cancer. Students from Genesis, Xaverian's middle school program, also took part in the “Go Gold” campaign.


Bay Ridge Lawyers swear in Lisa Becker as president

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) held its Passing of the Gavel ceremony at Hunters Steakhouse in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night, when Hon. Matthew D'Emic swore in the association's new officers, directors and incoming president, Lisa M. Becker.

The other officers taking on new roles include Grace M. Borrino as vice president, Stephen A. Spinelli as secretary, Margaret M. Stanton as treasurer and Joseph R. Vasile as corresponding secretary.



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