Rutgers beauty wins Miss Norway of Greater New York title

A young woman who was born on the day the Winter Olympics began in Lillehammer in 1994 has been crowned as Miss Norway of Greater New York 2015. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton honors Vietnam veterans with ceremony

Fort Hamilton held its annual Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day ceremony at the Post Theater on the base on Thursday, where Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Claude “Mick” Kicklighter spoke and honored the dozens of veterans in attendance. … Full Article

Bensonhurst looks to hold Weekend Walks this July

A major Bensonhurst shopping strip will turn into an outdoor plaza – where vehicular traffic will be banned and foot traffic will be welcomed – for two days in July if an application filed with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) by a community service organization is approved. … Full Article

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


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