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Bay Ridge to mark Earth Day early

Earth Day is usually celebrated on April 22, but in Bay Ridge, people aren’t waiting. Community Board Ten (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) is working with the Robotics Team from Xaverian High School on plans for an Earth Day event sponsored by state Sen. … Full Article
 

Gentile secures $200,000 for cleaner streets

The shopping strips in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst are going to be a lot cleaner now that the city is pumping in nearly $200,000 in additional funding for sanitation services, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article
 

Xaverian students make heavenly music with harps

There are people who believe that they will hear harps playing when they enter heaven. But that heavenly sound can already be heard at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, where there are three harp ensembles showcasing the talents of students. … Full Article
 

De Blasio’s Bail Lab looks to change how suspects are treated

The de Blasio administration is moving forward with a plan to revamp the system by which crime suspects are jailed while awaiting trial. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney HS welcomes new Eucharistic ministers

Seven seniors at Bishop Kearney High School have been commissioned to serve as Eucharistic ministers by the Catholic Church, a responsibility that includes distributing Holy Communion during Mass. … Full Article
 

Gentile bets on Mets in wager with Chicago councilmember

The Mets and the Cubs aren’t the only people in competition with each other. Elected officials are getting into the act, too. … Full Article
 

Students remember Pope’s NYC visit with mini-Francis doll

Students and teachers at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge marked the recent historic visit by Pope Francis to New York City in their own unique and fun way. … Full Article
 

Hikind travels to Israel in a show of solidarity

Assemblymember Dov Hikind traveled to Israel in a show of solidarity with the Israeli people during a time of increasing violence and escalating tensions between Jews and Palestinians. … Full Article
 

British writer to speak in Bay Ridge on Nazis’ scorched earth policy in Norway

Award-winning British journalist Vince Hunt will be giving a series of talks in the U.S. later this month on the writing of his book about the scorched earth destruction of Finnmark in World War II. … Full Article
 

Kids lead chorus of praise for 68th Precinct cops

Children led the way as the Bay Ridge community took time out on Thursday to come to the 68th Precinct to offer a show of support to the NYPD at a time in the city’s history when police-community relations could use an injection of positive energy. … Full Article
 

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