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Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade brings out Irish in everyone

Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, but in Bay Ridge, people get to enjoy being Irish for a couple of weeks! … Full Article
 

Cops say Bay Ridge bank bandit had fake beard

The bandit who robbed a Bay Ridge bank on March 21 wasn’t wearing a mask, but tried to conceal his identity by wearing a fake beard, police said. … Full Article
 

Grimm shaves aide’s head for charity

Liam McCabe lost nearly all of his hair on Saturday, but he didn’t mind a bit. McCabe, an aide to U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Staten Island), agreed to have his boss shave his head to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a children’s cancer charity. … Full Article
 

Pro Bono Barrister: Bay Ridge lawyers view social media, criminal law

When members of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, led by President Joann Monaco, get together for their next-CLE accredited dinner meeting, they will explore what has become a leading topic of our times: “Social Media Issues You Should Be Aware Of.” … Full Article
 

Brooklyn teachers wrongly fired after sex allegations, court rules

Two language teachers at a Brooklyn high school were improperly fired after a sexual encounter on school grounds, a Manhattan appeals court ruled. … Full Article
 

Caton Market hosts Black History Children’s Day

Brooklyn youth recently relived more than a century of African-American musical history as part of a Black History Month fun facts scavenger hunt at the Flatbush/Caton Market.  … Full Article
 

2 mob associates convicted for murder of Brooklyn businessman

U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch announced Thursday that following a two-week trial, a federal jury convicted Richard Riccardi, 41, of Manalapan, N.J., and Louis Grasso, 46, of Staten Island, N.Y., of the robbery and murder of James Donovan on  July 2, 2010. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge blood drive draws lots of donors

A blood drive organized by a Bay Ridge mom in memory of her late son drew a tremendous amount of support on Wednesday, as scores of people rolled up their sleeves to donate their plasma for a good cause. … Full Article
 

Grimm hosts Victorian Tea for 21st Century women

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm turned into a waiter for an afternoon, pouring tea and offering scones on a tray to a group of highly accomplished women at a luncheon he hosted in their honor on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students join global campaign for girls’ education

“Girl Rising” is the name of a global campaign to promote the education of women and girls in developing countries. Students at Fontbonne Hall Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Bay Ridge, learned about the campaign from a filmmaker who presented “Girl Rising,” a movie focusing on the s … Full Article
 

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