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Christopher Mega street sign honors late judge

Pre-K classes are a staple of New York City education today, but there was a time when they were considered a bonus instead of a necessary part of a child’s growth. The man who helped change that around was the late Christopher J. Mega, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article
 

Community Board 10 approves new school for Bay Ridge Prep

After months of meetings and delicate negotiations, Community Board 10 has voted to recommend that the city approve ambitious plans by a Bay Ridge private school to build a new facility on 89th Street. … Full Article
 

Neighborhood Giveaways founder wins Dyker award

If you ask Sandy Irrera for help, you’ll get it. And if she can’t help you, she can put you in touch with someone who can. That’s the way friends and admirers of Irrera have described this Dyker Heights resident. … Full Article
 

Country music fans pack Chadwick’s in Bay Ridge

Chadwick’s Restaurant was transformed into a good-timin’, free-wheelin’ country music honky tonk on Saturday night, Oct. 8. The popular Bay Ridge restaurant presented an evening of classic country music, courtesy of featured entertainer Loren.  … Full Article
 

St. Mary’s Orthodox Church hosts art auction

The St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) recently hosted an art auction featuring some world-class artwork, memorabilia and collectables. … Full Article
 

Fariña coming to District 20 for education town hall

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, who held a memorable town hall in District 20 two years ago, is paying a return visit to Southwest Brooklyn next week to meet with parents to discuss such issues as student achievement, school finances and the de Blasio administration’s educational goals. … Full Article
 

City sends out plastic bag warnings to merchants before ban

The Department of Sanitation has started sending out its first official notices to store owners around the city notifying them of the coming implementation of the new law mandating a five-cent per bag fee for plastic bags, according to a supermarket manager who is upset at the rule change. … Full Article
 

Guy Fieri visits Bay Ridge bookstore to sign books

Food Network favorite Guy Fieri, host of the popular television series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” was at The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Tuesday to promote his new book “Guy Fieri’s Family Food.” The popular author and game show host happily greeted fans who waited on line to get th … Full Article
 

Food for thought: Telecom High School opens greenhouse

Students can grow their own vegetables and eat them too, now that a state-of-the-art greenhouse has opened at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Cops hunt 3 in Bay Ridge deli shooting

Police have stepped up their hunt for three dangerous suspects involved in a shooting at a Bay Ridge deli that seriously injured four people during the early morning hours of Oct. 8. … Full Article
 

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