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Fontbonne students greet school year with sunrise ceremony

The cliché about teenagers is that they like to sleep late. But try telling that to seniors at Fontbonne Hall Academy! They started off their school year literally at the crack of dawn. … Full Article
 

Eaton hosts ‘Funtasia’ to raise money for cure of rare bone disease

If Craig Eaton’s name is in the news, it’s usually because of his role as Brooklyn’s Republican Party chairman. But Eaton is also a husband and a father whose family has endured a great deal of pain and has triumphed over adversity for nearly two decades. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge activist wins city’s ‘Helping Hand Award’

A Bay Ridge civic and political activist who organized a local relief effort to assist the victims of superstorm Sandy last fall that involved leading volunteers in cooking thousands of meals for displaced families was honored by the city with a Helping Hand Award. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pays tribute to 9/11 victims

With the Tribute in Light in view across New York Harbor, hundreds of people gathered on the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge for a ceremony to remember the victims of Sept. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author’s ‘Lit at Lark’ series targets ‘underserved literary community’

Abound with writers and bookworms, Brooklyn has a distinctly rich literary culture. But despite the wealth of bookstores and literary events, there are communities in the borough that have comparatively less access to such innovative programs. … Full Article
 

Markowitz praises newly remodeled Hinsch’s restaurant

For Marty Markowitz, accompanying manager Lee Moudatsos to the dessert display case inside Mike’s Hinsch’s restaurant in Bay Ridge to look at the creamy confections was a recipe for trouble. "It's like sending an alcoholic to a bar,” joked the food-loving borough president. … Full Article
 

Gentile inspects eco dock at 69th St. pier

Southern Brooklyn’s first eco dock is finally in place at the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge and kayakers will be able to start pursuing their water sport at the end of this month, according to Councilman Vincent Gentile, who came to the pier Tuesday morning Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin  … Full Article
 

Harbor Defense Museum reopens at Fort Hamilton

The US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton is steeped in history. Located on Brooklyn’s southwest waterfront in Bay Ridge, the fort was built in 1825, when the US was still a young nation. The famous names that have served there throughout its history include Robert E. … Full Article
 

Grimm changes his position on Syria strike

As congress debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, President Barack Obama learned on Thursday that he can’t count on US Rep. Michael Grimm’s vote. … Full Article
 

New era begins at St. Patrick’s in Bay Ridge

Wednesday marked the beginning of the school year for thousands of children who attend Catholic schools in Brooklyn. But for the students of St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge in particular, it was the start of a new academic and spiritual journey. … Full Article
 

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