Public Housing Tenants in Coney Island Without Cooking Gas for 15 Months

A main gas line sprang a leak on Aug. 30, 2021, forcing the installation of new gas lines in the O’Dwyer Gardens and Surfside Gardens apartment complexes in Coney Island. Gas started to come back on line recently, following a $3.5 million repair project that took 15 months to complete. During that time, 376 residents had no cooking gas.

William McKenna has been a Bright Christmas Supporter for Over 30 Years

Bay Ridge-born and raised William McKenna knows very well what The Tablet’s Bright Christmas campaign can do. Even after moving first to New Jersey and then retiring to Saugerties, New York, the former president, chairman and CEO of Ridgewood Savings Bank has been a generous donor to Bright Christmas for over 40 years. 

TMLA Club Fosters Pride in African American & Caribbean Students

Adrionna DaGuillard, a senior at The Mary Louis Academy, greatly admires black women who have made a difference in society, whether it be out front or behind the scenes. As a member of the school’s African Heritage/Caribbean Club, she has had the opportunity to learn about the contributions of many women.

CCBQ Turkey Giveaway Provides Food, Joy and Relief For Families

Many families in need will be having a turkey for Thanksgiving, despite the high price for the bird — nearly $2 per pound according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (73% higher than last year) — thanks to Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, which distributed free turkeys at Holy Innocents Church in Flatbush, on Monday, Nov. 21.

Queens Native Calls Bright Christmas a Lifesaver for Children

For Victoria Satlov, Bright Christmas is about both giving and receiving. For years she has been a generous donor to the Bright Christmas campaign and believes that she is the one who is receiving the true gift of being able to help those less fortunate.