NEWS: On the morning of Friday, May 31, parishioners at St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church [356 82nd St] discovered two apparently desecrated statues among the landscaped trees and shrubs that line the building’s perimeter.
NEWS: In yet another bar fight involving first responders in Bay Ridge, two NYPD officers have been suspended without pay after one allegedly pointed his gun at a group of women before firing a shot into the air. Officer Lester Sanchez of East New York’s 75th Precinct was arrested following the incident, which took place in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 9, at AM Bar [7221 3rd Ave], notes the Daily News.
NEWS: In what’s beginning to feel like a case of déjà vu, the combination of speeding and reckless driving has once again caused serious injury to a pedestrian on the streets of Bay Ridge. A 34-year-old woman was struck by a speeding motorist at the corner of 86th Street and Third Avenue on March 13.
EVENTS: Erin go bragh is the anglicisation of an Irish Gaelic phrase which means, “saving the best parade for last.” Oh, you think you want to go to a parade that’s on March 17, actual St. Patrick’s Day. Well, kids, it’s 2013 – the best college bowl games aren’t on January 1st anymore, either, they’re played the week after New Year’s. Just like the best St. Patrick’s Day parade is a week after St. Patrick’s Day. On Sunday 3/24, the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march down 3rd Avenue.
NEWS: As a brutal civil war continues in Syria between the rebel groups of the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, website Latitude News shows how one Bay Ridge hair salon owner is using social media sites such as Facebook, as well as an interactive smart phone app, to keep tabs on loved ones back in his native country.