Bay Ridge

Journalism professor speaks on Italian-Irish relations

March 14, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tom McCarthy, the group’s president, said “fantastic” speakers have been booked for the next two meetings. Photo courtesy of McCarthy

Paul Moses, professor of journalism at Brooklyn College, will discuss his book “An Unlikely Union, the Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians” when he speaks at a meeting of the Bay Ridge Historical Society on March 16.

Moses, a former city editor at Newsday, will be the guest speaker at the meeting, set to take place at the Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, at 7:30 p.m.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack will be the guest speaker at the society’s April 20 meeting at Shore Hill.

Schack, who served as a lawyer for the Major League Baseball Players Association for 16 years prior to becoming a judge, will speak about the reserve clause and free agency.

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In an email to members, Historical Society President Tom McCarthy described Moses and Schack as “two fantastic speakers.”

For more information about the Bay Ridge Historical Society, visit the organization’s website at

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