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Pols sponsor holiday toy drives for children in need

Two of Southwest Brooklyn’s elected officials are getting ready to play Santa Claus this holiday season by sponsoring toy drives for children from underprivileged families. … Full Article
 

Ragamuffin Inc. names Arlene Keating president

Ragamuffin Inc., the nonprofit Bay Ridge organization that sponsors the annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade on Third Avenue, has named longtime civic activist Arlene Keating as its new president. … Full Article
 

MTA to close Bay Ridge Ave. station for repairs

One of the busiest subway stops in Bay Ridge will be closed for a period of time to allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to conduct major renovations at the train station. … Full Article
 

Flatbush Avenue BID hosts annual Thanksgiving luncheon

A Thanksgiving luncheon at the historic Flatbush Reformed Church on Saturday, Nov. 19, was enjoyed by nearly 200 community members. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne opens Maria Bartiromo Broadcast Studio

One of Fontbonne Hall Academy’s most famous alums is giving back to her old school in a big way. Maria Bartiromo, the highly respected FOX Business Network (FBN) anchor, is sponsoring a new broadcast studio on the Fontbonne Hall Academy campus at 9901 Shore Road in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Scissura gets set for new job at NY Building Congress

Carlo Scissura, who announced last week that he is leaving the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to become president and CEO of the New York Building Congress, said he is looking forward to his new job for many reasons — not the least of which is the fact that he admires the role the construction indu … Full Article
 

Greenfield hosts free Medicare information session

“Applying for Medicare and using your Medicare benefits can be confusing, especially when so many seniors these days have so much going on in their lives,” said Councilmember David Greenfield, who is seeking to clarify the confusion by holding an information session at his district office. … Full Article
 

MTA fare hike plan draws swift reaction

The announcement by the MTA that it will likely have to raise bus and subway fares in March drew shift reaction from transit advocates and lawmakers who pushed for lower-cost Metrocards for low-income New Yorkers and demanded that the agency get its fiscal house in order. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Cares to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound

For the third year in a row, members of a Bay Ridge charity group will take time away from their families on Thanksgiving to deliver delicious hot meals to homebound senior citizens and lonely disabled people in their community. … Full Article
 

Adelphi art auction brings out reality television star

A dazzling reality television personality loaned her star power to a Bay Ridge private school to help students sell their artworks. … Full Article
 

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