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Fontbonne students hear cheers at Citrus Bowl

January 25 | Jaime DeJesus

Two Bay Ridge cheerleading stars performed on one of college football’s biggest stages Jan. 2. Fontbonne students Ava Berardelli and Gianna Felicia cheered with the Varsity Spirit Trophy Winners and All-Americans during a pre-game show at the NCAA Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., where the LSU Tigers beat the Purdue Boilermakers. Over the summer, the […]

Neighborhood holds vigil for senior killed by car

January 25 | Jaime DeJesus

A vigil was held Thursday night in Owl’s Head Park for Bay Ridge resident Norman Fruchter, who died two weeks after he was hit by a car near his home. Fruchter, 85, was crossing Bliss Terrace and 68th Street at 10:12 p.m. on Dec. 22 when he was hit by a Hyundai Elantra traveling in […]

The grand master at Edward R. Murrow High School is hurting

January 13 | Andy Furman

MIDWOOD — The Grand Master at Edward R. Murrow High School is hurting. Eliot Weis, the man who started the Chess Team at the school in 1981 – and created a power – is in a world of hurt. “I had an accident and we didn’t go to the Nationals last April,” he told Scholastic […]

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