Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Williamsburg

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Foreclosure fiend Comment.
Letters

Unaffordable at this price

I read with interest Myron Shulman’s letter, regarding his plight with the huge increase for his rent stabilized apartment. Comment.
Letters

Too much smut

I’m a retired senior citizen, born, raised and aged in New York City. I’m not religious, nor am I a prude, but menacing changes are occurring. Comment.
Letters

Betting against Obama

Why is the stock market melting down now? Right now? Why not three months ago? Why not two months from now? Is it just coincidence that it’s in the final weeks leading up to the election? I don’t think so. Comment.
Letters

A barbaric practice

It was shocking and appalling to me to read of the torture and murder of so many chickens that a certain group of Orthodox Jewish people perform to expiate their sins before the high holy days. Comment.
Williamsburg

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - Living life on ‘Del Waiting Time’

I pride myself on getting to any event on time, if not a little early. My husband, on the other hand, prides himself on getting to any event late, or as has happened on many occasions, not at all. So after 20 years of wedded bliss, and countless spats, I have learned to build in “Del Waiting Time,” or DWT as it is affectionately known in our home. Comment.
Williamsburg

IT’S ONLY MY OPINION - Reasons Stan won’t be voting for Obama

I recently received a letter from a reader who is an Obama fan. I told him that this is a great country. Anyone can vote for any candidate and he doesn’t have to give a reason. I added that I have many reasons for not giving the Senator my vote. If David Bowman is reading the paper today, here are some of them. Comment.
Williamsburg

A BRITISHER’S VIEW - The ‘Green Church’ could have been saved

“For the love of money is the root of all evil…” [Timothy 6:10]. Comment.
Williamsburg

CONSUMERS’ CORNER

It’s Halloween, so let’s take a look at some of the tricks n treats Brooklyn has to offer shoppers this week. Comment.
Kings Courier

‘Dynamite’ way to beat alcohol & drug abuse

Big-hearted Brooklynites waged war against two potential killers by putting their best foot forward during a benefit walk to mark “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” Comment.
Kings Courier

Top cops recover cash, bags of pot - Burglary in progress yields surprising haul

Even criminals need police protection every once and a while. Comment.
Kings Courier

The power of Perioperative Nursing

Lutheran HealthCare hosted the area’s first perioperative nursing conference, “The Power of Perioperative Nursing…It’s Not Just the OR!,” at the New York Marriott Marquis (in Times Square). Comment.
Kings Courier

The Feds owe BK cash

About 4,700 Brooklynites are owed federal money and the Internal Revenue Service wants them to get it. Comment.
Kings Courier

3 sought in ‘Auto’ heists - Wanted in connection with two separate robberies

Cops are looking for three thugs who are partial to auto parts stores. Comment.
Kings Courier

Some gave all

A young hockey player recites the names of the 212 soldiers from New York who have made the supreme sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was one of dozens of pucksters who gathered at Aviator Sports, Hangar 5 at Floyd Bennett Field on Flatbush Avenue, as part of the New York State Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign. For more, see Page 17. Comment.
Kings Courier

Public School 255 puts academic spotlight on outstanding learners

Members of the pint-sized “brain trust” of Public School 255 were lauded for maintaining exceptional attendance records, grades, and exhibiting kindness towards others. Comment.
Kings Courier

Preferred Health Partners

Preferred Health Partners is one of the largest multi-specialty groups in Brooklyn with more than 150 multilingual board certified physicians serving the diverse population of Brooklyn. The 12 medical offices throughout the borough are designed to provide multiple services at each one of our locations so patients can see their primary care doctor and see specialists at one office location. Comment.
Kings Courier

Ongoing arson in the park

Vandals are setting benches and swings in Marine Park ablaze, according to residents. Comment.
Kings Courier

No Shabbat for thieves

Shabbat is a time for reflection, a time for prayer — and apparently, a time for crime. Comment.
Kings Courier

New shul on on E. 36th St. - Former deli to be transformed into synagogue

The mystery of the Hebrew banner has been solved. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fidler faces backlash

By voting to extend term limits, City Councilmember Lew Fidler ignored the wishes of his constituents, according to angry Marine Park residents. Comment.
Kings Courier

Dollar van headaches hit home

Hendrickson Street is the prime target for speeding dollar van drivers, according to Marine Park residents. Comment.
Kings Courier

Correction

A photo set depicting a haunted Halloween walk in last week's Kings Courier misidentified the photographer. Steve Solomonson took the photos, not Bob Hacken. Comment.
Kings Courier

Civic meetings

The following is a list of local community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718-615-2500, ext. 3323. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time; however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.
Kings Courier

Broadway calls for Marine park students

Seventeen Marine Park Intermediate School 278 students were invited to perform at the Broadway League Dinner honoring Chairman of the Schubert Organization Gerald Schoenfeld, and New York City School Chancellor Joel Klein. The two gentlemen were awarded with the first ever “Schoenfeld Vision for Arts in Education Award.” Comment.
Kings Courier

Black eye for E. 24th St. permit - CB14 balks at Midwood home expansion bid

Concern over inadequate notification to nearby residents of a proposed Midwood home expansion has caused Community Board 14 to vote at its October meeting to oppose the a special permit for 1155 East 24th Street. Comment.
Kings Courier

Bklyn takes steps against breast cancer

Thousands of walkers, including breast cancer survivors and their loved ones, made their way into the Prospect Park for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Comment.
Kings Courier

A shot in the arm for the councilman

Councilman Lew Fidler has partnered with Beth Israel Kings Highway Hospital to provide flu shots to more than 700 adults, age 18 and over, during this month-long “Flu Prevention” effort. For the convenience of area constituents, morning, afternoon and early evening appointments are available. To make an appointment, call 718-241-9330. Pictured is Kathy Orsi, RN, administering a flu shot to Councilman Fidler. Comment.
Flatbush

Upcoming civic meets

The following is a list of local community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718-615-2500, ext. 332. Comment.
Flatbush

Trio sought in ‘Auto’ heists - Group wanted in connection to two separate crimes

Cops are looking for three thugs who are partial to auto parts stores. Comment.
Flatbush

67th Pct. Cop of the Month

He may be just 25 years old and three years out of the Police Academy, but police officer Devin Long is already making a positive impact in keeping the streets of the 67th Precinct safe. Comment.
Flatbush

Term limit ‘traffic’ delays - Candidates put campaigns on hold while term limit suits proceed

With the City Council recently extending term limits to a third four-year term, and less than a year before the September primaries, several upcoming races remain in the air. Comment.
Flatbush

A fall harvest full of fun and games

A magic show vied for attention with a pumpkin patch, providing gourds of fun for students at Public School 230 as they embraced fall with a harvest festival. Comment.
Borough-wide

Zoning laid down - Residents hear city’s plans

Residents filled the Swinging Sixties Senior Center this past Tuesday to hear the Department of City Planning’s contextual rezoning plan for 175 blocks in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, the so-called “inland portion” of Community Board 1 not covered in the area’s 2005 rezoning. Comment.
Kings Courier

‘Hot stuff’ for crooks - 63rd Pct. reports uptick in robberies

Often considered one of the saving graces of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, the 63rd Precinct is slowly finding itself following the borough's increasing robbery epidemic. Comment.
Borough-wide

Toll bros. pass - Condo project clears hurdle

Casting aside the indecision that had previously deadlocked its members, a Community Board 6 committee gave a measured blessing last week to a controversial residential development planned along the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Borough-wide

Play date jeers - Many reject PS 208 park

A playground for the students at Public School 208 is one thing. One that is open to the public is quite another. Comment.
Borough-wide

Livery misery mile - Dollar vans irk 65th St. residents

Commuter vans along 65th Street may be upping the danger quotient along the heavily traveled thoroughfare. Comment.
Borough-wide

Jeers for NYCTA - Substation under fire

A Transit Authority substation is short-circuiting the quality of life on a Bensonhurst block, a state lawmaker recently charged. Comment.
Borough-wide

Home sour home - Nabe has most foreclosures

No one knows more about the country’s money woes than the average Canarsien. Comment.
Borough-wide

Death on the road - Accidents on four boro streets

Senior citizens are increasingly risking life and limb just crossing Brooklyn streets. Comment.
Borough-wide

Death in the parlor - Gunfire rips through Fulton salon

A quiet afternoon in Fort Greene was ripped asunder by a running gunfight that left one man dead and four others wounded. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

XXX show Comment.
Bay News

‘Robert Merrill Way’ makes its debut on Bay 28th St.

A pomp-filled program drew area residents, officials and sports buffs to Bensonhurst where they helped co-name the intersection of Bay 28th Street and Benson Avenue, “Robert Merrill Way.” Comment.
Bay News

What a spooktacular sight in the nabe

Count on Brooklyn’s master crafter John Zammit to wow festive frolickers with his All Hallows Eve display. The annual showcase transforms Zammit’s house, 653 58th Street, into a whimsical exhibit of Halloween wonders complete with a boo-erific assortment of ghosts, ghouls, pumpkins and other seasonal crowd-pleasers. Happy Halloween, John. Comment.
Bay News

Victims of boating accident laid to rest - Many mourn the loss of three young men

As the morning sunlight accentuated the stained glass window depicting Mother Mary cradling the baby Jesus, two beloved youths from Dyker Heights were mourned at Regina Pacis Church before a visibly moved community. Comment.
Bay News

Top Ladies of Distinction - Gotham Chapter to hold leadership conference

The Gotham Chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction will be hosting its Area II Leadership Conference at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel, October 30-November 2. Comment.
Bay News

The littlest voters

Kids get to practice voting for the President of the United States at the Lefferts Historic House, November 4 from 12-5 p.m. Comment.
Bay News

Term-limit battle realigns playing field - Neighbors sound off on Nelson run

Old feuds and sore feelings between local elected officials and some of their constituents have taken on new significance now that the push to overturn term limits is in full swing. Comment.
Bay News

Shorting out in B’hurst

A Transit Authority substation is short-circuiting the quality of life on a Bensonhurst block, a state lawmaker recently charged. Comment.
Bay News

Prez rhetoric bleeds in - Congressional candidates invoke Obama, McCain

The candidates were there to make the case for their own aspirations, but a recent political forum focused on the 13th Congressional District turned, at times, into a referendum on the presidential contest. Comment.
Bay News

OLG kids get to stepping - Students pound the pavement to raise school funds

Fancy-footed students executed crowd-wowing moves during a jog-a-thon at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. Comment.
Bay News

NIA salutes pillars of the community

A group of notable boroughites was delivered a tall salute for their service to the Bensonhurst community during an awards ceremony, presented by the St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA). Comment.
Bay News

More high schools in the mix - Eighth graders asked to consider new programs

The high school admissions process isn’t over yet. Comment.
Bay News

Middle schools

Community District Education Council (CDEC) 22, along with middle school principals and the community superintendent, are inviting all area residents, interested parties, parents, guardians and their children to an informational session on District 22 Middle Schools at 7 p.m., November 6 at Shellbank-IS 14, 2424 Batchelder Street between Avenues X & Y. Comment.
Bay News

Living Judaism conference - Forum to look at how Jews interact with other faiths

Now in its fifth year, the Institute of Living Judaism (ILJB) in Brooklyn will hold its fall conference, “The Believers Next Door: How Mainstream Jews Interface with the Muslim, Evangelical, and Haredi” at 4 p.m., November 2. Comment.
Bay News

Kudos to the next principal - P.S. 200 has new leader

Amid an array of balloons, flowers and well-wishers, Javier Muniz was appointed principal of P.S. 200 at 1940 Benson Avenue. Comment.
Bay News

IMAX movies come to S’head Bay UA

Brooklyn’s first IMAX theater opened last week in Sheepshead Bay, giving borough moviegoers an immersive cinematic experience that previously was only available in Manhattan. Comment.
Bay News

Hockey skates with troops - Players honor U.S. heroes

Pomp, circumstance and a poignant reflection marked the occasion when borough patriots delivered a tall salute to New York’s military heroes during a troop tribute at Aviator Sports & Recreation, coordinated by the New York State Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign. Comment.
Bay News

Hall opens for Vance - Planotones star earns honor

In 1975 while most of us boogied to “King Fu Fighting” and swayed to “Love Will Keep Us Together,” Kenny Vance and the Planotones were looking for an echo. Comment.
Bay News

Free fitness class

Harbor Fitness is offering free trial classes for its new Fiteenz program, November 3-13. Harbor Fitness knows that the communities it serves needs fun activities for young people to help stay active, and so is launching a fitness program for young adults. Comment.
Bay News

Fractured right gives edge to McMahon - But insider says Cochrane could help Staniere

The four-way race to replace Rep. Vito Fossella – with three of the candidates ranged along the right flank – appears to give the advantage to the Democratic candidate, City Councilmember Michael McMahon. Comment.
Bay News

Community Health

The Bay Ridge Center for Community Services presents its Health Expo, November 10 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 414 80th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
Bay News

Caution: More traffic summonses ahead - CB11 puts area motorists on notice

Brooklyn motorists beware – cash-strapped city officials are bent on summonsing you mercilessly. Comment.
Bay News

Capano jabs at Brook-Krasny

A debate that began cordially with a handshake hit more than a few sour notes as the candidates clashed on a variety of issues. Comment.
Bay News

Candidates’ plans in holding pattern - Many hopefuls cool their heels as term limit lawsuits proceed

With the City Council recently extending term limits to a third four-year term, and less than a year before the September primaries, several upcoming races remain in the air. Comment.
Bay News

Call to protect Bay from spills

Oily discharges into Sheepshead Bay may not be unheard of, but those who work on the water say that the one that occurred on October 10 was exceptional. Comment.
Bay News

Brother Jack’s legacy - New after-school program dedicated to popular pastor

A beloved spiritual leader was immortalized when his community held a fundraiser at KeySpan Park for a new after-school program to be established in his memory at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly. Comment.
Bay News

Barack has a leg up - Obama shirts far outsell McCain gear

Barack Obama is cleaning John McCain’s clock – at least on 7th Avenue. Comment.
Bay News

Bad blitz of tix - Motorists decry fines

With approximately 40,000 tickets written citywide on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, it should come as no surprise that Brooklyn residents feel they are the cash cows the city is milking to line its coffers. Comment.
Bay News

Alleged thief busted on Ave. Z

A man accused of being a sticky-fingered thief ended up stuck in a jail cell Monday after he ran into a wall of police officers at the corner of Avenue Z and East 17th Street, officials said. Eight police officers were called to grab and handcuff the man, after he allegedly swiped an item from a nearby store on the afternoon of Oct. 27, according to witnesses at the scene. Cops carted the man off to the 61st Precinct without incident. Charges against him were pending as this paper went to press. Comment.
Bay News

Abbate on defense

Backed by a hall packed with extremely vocal supporters, one Republican Assembly hopeful turned a recent candidates’ forum into a freewheeling attack on the incumbent she is hoping to unseat. Comment.

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