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Grimm shaves aide’s head for charity

Bay Ridge
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

Bay Ridge
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

Midwood
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

Flatbush
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

Bensonhurst
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

Bay Ridge
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

Bensonhurst
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

Bay Ridge
“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
 

Metropolitan Council delivers food to families for Purim

Flatbush
The Purim holiday which took place this past weekend was a lot more festive for hundreds of people in Brooklyn, thanks to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which distributed food packages to families in Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park and Borough Park as part of its Kosher Food Network. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge residents relieved after DA announces major drug bust

Bay Ridge
Residents and community leaders in Bay Ridge expressed relief in the wake of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson’s announcement on Monday about a major drug bust that shut down a sophisticated narcotics network in their neighborhood. … Full Article
 

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