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Renowned Fort Hamilton basketball coach Kenneth Kern dies

June 9, 2017 by Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn ReporterKenneth Kern, former basketball coach at Fort Hamilton High School, died at the age of 89 in Hollywood, Florida last month. He is survived by his wife Lillian. Kern, who passed away on May 12, attended Tilden High School and joined the Army, where he ...

Legendary Brooklyn hoops coach passes away

June 7, 2017 by Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn Daily EagleKenneth J. Kern spent three decades developing a powerhouse basketball program at Bay Ridge's Fort Hamilton High School. He passed away last month in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 89. Photo courtesy of the Kern Family ...

BKLYNER: Cathy Gigante-Brown & The Bells of Brooklyn

May 31, 2017 by BKLYNER

BKLYNERCatherine Gigante-Brown is writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and a third generation Brooklynite. She was born in Bay Ridge, went to Fort Hamilton High School, and currently lives in Windsor Terrace with her husband and son. Her latest book, The ...

Fort Hamilton salutes Navy for Fleet Week

May 24, 2017 by Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn Daily EagleOn Wednesday morning, it was the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge that led the way as Brooklyn residents welcomed U.S. Navy ships arriving at New York Harbor for the start of Fleet Week. Fleet Week began on Wednesday and will last until ...

[Updated: FOUND] Midwood Teen Missing From Fort Hamilton High School

April 7, 2017 by BKLYNER

BKLYNERAnderson Ortiz, 15, was last seen at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, on April 3 at 8am, said cops. Ortiz is described by police as 5 feet 10 inches and 140 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, medium build, and a light complexion. He was last ...

Elected officials and DOE clash over lead in water in Brooklyn public schools

March 6, 2017 by Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn ReporterNo elevated lead samples were found at Fort Hamilton High School or P.S. 205, or at the Pre-K Centers at 2165 71st Street and 1355 84th Street. According to DOE, there is little need for panic for parents and their students. “New York City's drinking ...

Carroll Jumps Into The Bay Ridge City Council Fray

February 7, 2017 by Kings County Politics (registration)

Kings County Politics (registration)Carroll grew up in the district and is a graduate of the New York City public school system having attended McKinley Junior High and Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge. He then continued his academic career in the City University system (CUNY), ...

Brooklyn schools face potential funding loss under Trump administration

January 17, 2017 by Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn ReporterBrooklyn schools face potential funding loss under Trump administration ... The UFT's analysis, which details Title I funding for New York City schools for 2016-17, breaks down just how much schools throughout the city stand to lose if Trump's plan ...

Generally Speaking: Happy Birthday, Bay Ridge!

December 12, 2016 by Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn ReporterHowever, in 1898, with the consolidation of the city of New York, Brooklyn became one of the city's five boroughs. When Bay Ridge celebrated its sesquicentennial (that's 150 years, folks), it was a ... Later in the evening, with rotating searchlights ...

Pols honor veterans with wreaths, certificates, breakfast

November 15, 2016 by Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn Daily EagleElected officials in Southwest Brooklyn didn't wait for Nov. 11 to honor local veterans. In the days ... Councilmember Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Hamilton High School's “Honoring Our ...

The Newsies! honors three New York City high school students for excellence in photojournalism

November 3, 2016 by New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe Newsies! high school journalism competition awarded its top photojournalism honor for 2016 to Emma Harwood of Brooklyn Technical High School for her images of people celebrating the Chinese New Year in New York City. "She captured strong ...

Fort Hamilton High School celebrates 75 years

November 1, 2016 by Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn Reporter“It was wonderful to see former classmates as well as educators who have made FHHS a shining beacon in Bay Ridge and Brooklyn. The school's long history was rekindled through its halls as tours of the building were held in ... Perhaps a cherry on top ...

Fort Hamilton HS throws big bash to mark 75th anniversary

October 31, 2016 by Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn Daily EagleThey knew the kids smoked,” Fisher (Class of 1953) told the Brooklyn Eagle. It's hard to imagine high school administrators today giving students a cigarette break. Fisher, Gordon (Class of 1959) and Krantz (Class of 1951) were all at Fort Hamilton ...

Fort Hamilton High School gearing up to celebrate 75 years

October 26, 2016 by Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn Reporter“As a graduate of Fort Hamilton High School, and I'm very active with the alumni association, I'm pretty excited about it,” said Ted General, a columnist with this paper and the FHHS Alumni Association's publicity coordinator. ... Additionally, the ...

Generally Speaking: Fort Hamilton HS to celebrate 75th anniversary

October 21, 2016 by Brooklyn Reporter

Brooklyn ReporterFort Hamilton High School will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Shore Road School on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sprawling campus — which includes a large athletic field and swimming pool — was ...

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