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P.S. 102 kids run for fun and health

When students at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 102 wanted to show the importance of getting regular exercise and eating healthy foods, they didn’t just talk the talk. They walked the walk.

Actually, they ran the race!

In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of healthy living, the students recently organized a charity race that raised money for WaterAid, a nonprofit organization that helps communities around the world build and manage clean water supplies.


Ray Kelly tells Bishop Kearney grads to ‘be ready’

Former police commissioner Ray Kelly was the commencement speaker at Bishop Kearney High School’s graduation ceremony, where he told the graduates to be ready to make a difference in the world.

In his address, Kelly sought to remind the graduates that the education they had received at Bishop Kearney High School, a school for Catholic girls located at 2202 60th St. in Bensonhurst, had prepared them well for the years ahead.


City repairs sinkhole on Bay Ridge street

The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) had to deal with a sinkhole that had suddenly developed on a Bay Ridge block Monday night.

It’s not clear why the roadway in front of 465 Bay Ridge Parkway suddenly buckled, but DOT quickly dispatched crews to investigate and patch up the street.

A car parked at the location was dangerously close to being swallowed up by the sinkhole, according to witnesses.

DOT placed tape around the sinkhole site so that drivers and pedestrians would know to stay away.

By Tuesday morning, repair crews had covered the sinkhole.


Malliotakis tells Rutgers students to get active in politics

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who first won a seat in the Assembly at the age of 29, told a group of female Rutgers University students about her journey to elective office and urged them to think about careers in politics.

Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) was a guest speaker at a recent panel discussion at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and talked about why she decided to run for public office.


Schumer guest speaker at Xaverian HS graduation

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony for Xaverian High School, telling the Class of 2015 that they must not take for granted the privilege they have received in being educated at Xaverian, referring to the Catholic school for boys as one of the best in the state.

Schumer also spoke to the new graduates about the need to “go for it” as they navigate their future education, careers and personal lives.


Bay Ridge precinct council starts ‘Summer of Support’ for NYPD

Fighting what they termed an avalanche of negative publicity against cops, a coalition of Southwest Brooklyn civic and political groups announced the start of “Summer of Support,” a show of public support for the NYPD in which everyday New Yorkers are asked to sign pro-police message boards in lawmakers’ offices and other sites.


Spike in anti-Semitic crimes worries Greenfield

Councilmember David Greenfield, who earlier this year introduced a bill that would allow yeshivas and other religious schools to have city-funded security officers, is redoubling his efforts to get the legislation passed, charging that a recent spike in anti-Semitic crimes makes passage imperative.

This year to date, anti-Semitic crimes in the city have increased by 29 percent, according to Greenfield, who cited figures from the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.


Donovan votes against THUD bill

The House passed a $55 billion transportation and housing bill, but the legislation passed without the support of the Republican member of the New York City delegation.

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan said the Transportation Housing Urban Development (THUD) bill contained a $251 million cut to Amtrak.

The bill passed by a close vote of 216-210 on June 9.


Credit unions help local economies grow, regulator says

The nation’s credit unions are doing their part to ensure the continuing growth of local economies, according to a federal regulator who said the unions play a vital role in the country’s financial health.


Looking for work? Gentile to host job fair

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has seen numerous residents coming into his Bay Ridge district office, resumes in hand, asking for his help in landing jobs.

In an effort to help New Yorkers find work, Gentile is turning into a one-man employment, at least for one day.



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