Unsung Bay Ridge: The quintessential neighbor


Our unsung hero for this week is Mary P. Conaghanth Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, one of the most active, patriotic blocks in Bay Ridge.

Mary raised her children, Kathleen, Tony Jr., Thomas, Sean and Brian. I met her when she brought her sons to the 64th Precinct Youth Council baseball program many years ago.

Today, she spends most of her time running errands and caring for her neighbors. Their annual block party is the event of the year that brings everyone together and forges lifelong links with other children in the neighborhood.

This is what makes Bay Ridge a unique place in which to live and raise children. God bless you, Mary. Bay Ridge is proud to have residents like you.


State Senator Marty Golden is hosting a Senior Fair at St. Patrick’s Auditorium, Fourth Avenue and 97th Street, on December 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Various city agencies will be present to offer free services and information. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

Hats Off to Arlene FigaroUNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES: Cold Pressed Sesame Oil for Hypertension

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine published the results of a study in which patients were asked to substitute cold pressed sesame oil (not toasted sesame oil) for all other oils in their diet. After 45 days of consuming only this oil in food preparation, this group had a significant reduction in body weight as well as blood pressure.

A folk remedy to revitalize the sense of smell is to place some of this oil on a cotton ball and swab the nose daily.

Please consult your doctor if you are ill or on any medication.

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