Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

Borough-wide

Burakoski makes it official with St. John’s

Amanda (Buzz) Burakoski verbally committed to play basketball at St. John’s University about a year ago and, in short order, the critics came out of the woodwork. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Williamsburg

A purrrfect night out on the town at New Cats Cafe

New Cats Café (2027 Emmons Avenue, in the Loehmann’s Plaza; 718-332-4850 or www.newcatscafe.com) offers a cornucopia of reasons to stop by, from the unique menu, boasting gourmet dishes inspired by French, Spanish and Italian kitchens, to the live music, to the exceptionally well stocked bar and menu of fine wines, and the environment of beauty and good times. The warm, contemporary interior beckons with a comfortable and cozy dining experience. Comment.
Borough-wide

Boys & Girls finding its place among elite

Barry O’Connor didn’t want to just win games when he returned to Boys & Girls in 2002. The football coach, in his second go-around at the Brooklyn school, had visions of turning the Kangaroos into a city power. So even though Boys made the 16-team city playoffs in 2004 and 2005, O’Connor wasn’t satisfied. Comment.
Borough-wide

All about execution as Fort Hamilton rolls in quarters

The Fort Hamilton football team was able to come up with big play after big play to beat Tottenville, 32-7, in the quarterfinals of the PSAL football playoffs Saturday in Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

LIU leaves Carnesecca Arena frustrated after winnable game

If you hear Jim Ferry tell it, his Long Island University men’s basketball team didn’t lose to St. John’s on Friday night. The Blackbirds gave it away. Comment.
Borough-wide

Williams calls Hofstra signing ‘proof’ of his arrival

Chaz Williams had already led Bishop Ford to its first CHSAA Class A city and state championship and earned recognition as one of the best point guards in the city. But it wasn’t until he put pen to paper Friday afternoon that the senior felt he had silenced his doubters. Comment.
Borough-wide

CHSFL ‘AAA’ semifinal preview: Xaverian-Iona Prep

At a Glance: CHSFL Class AA semifinalhttp://www.ionaprep.org/directions.jsp?rn=611734 Comment.
Borough-wide

Fort Hamilton wary of upset-minded Tottenville

When Vinny Laino looks at Tottenville he doesn’t see a No. 13 seed or the same club his Tigers walloped, 50-14, to end the regular season. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sheepshead Bay back learns as fast as he runs

Ayo Isijola leads the city in rushing yards and is among the league leaders in touchdowns. He has been offered a full scholarship by Hofstra. Cornell came to visit him. Rutgers and UConn are duly interested, and may offer sometime this winter. Comment.
Borough-wide

SSLJR comes from nothing -- literally -- to contender

Before last year, Dalliana Toussaint was the pseudo coach of the Secondary School for Law, Journalism and Research girls’ volleyball team. Except there were no games and, well, there wasn’t exactly a team, either. Comment.
Borough-wide

LGBTs take on Mormons

Borough Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples upset at the success of California’s Proposition 8 are taking their fight to the source of their opposition: the Mormon Church. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sounding off on noise - Complaints over local bars rack up in CB1

A pattern of noise complaints from people living next to establishments with outdoor seating arrangements has been emerging from several community meetings over the past few months. Comment.
Borough-wide

Serb hold out - Suspect still sought in beating of Brooklynite

Justice for Fort Greene resident Bryan Steinhauer is a feat that’s getting harder and harder to accomplish. Comment.
Borough-wide

New hook brew - Beer distributor eyes move to nabe

The city could be close to inking a deal that would bring Phoenix Beverages, one of the country’s largest beer distributors, to Pier 11 in Red Hook, this paper has learned. Comment.
Borough-wide

Walk this way - New pedestrian plaza at mall

A pedestrian plaza is coming to the Fulton Mall, but shoppers looking to answer nature’s call on the busy commercial corridor should seek bathrooms in friendly stores. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ditch Rx now - New study looks at BQE

A new study may not repair the chasm carved out by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway—but it might just gussy it up considerably. Comment.
Borough-wide

Shut out of gifted class - Half as many kids get into programs

The existence of fewer gifted programs in local public schools has renewed fears of families leaving Brooklyn for the suburbs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Playground resistance - Some oppose new park on Avenue D

East Flatbush does not need another park, according to a volunteer parents’ group. Comment.
Borough-wide

Crime time live is back - Cops record overall rise in stats

Increases in the areas of burglary, robbery and grand theft auto have resulted in a small overall rise in crime in Canarsie in 2008. Comment.
Borough-wide

Just no way - CB10 balks at DOT’s refusal to implement safety improvements

Concern about potential danger where the Greenway meets the roadway had members of Community Board 10 voting unanimously to recommend that the city take a fresh look at two local intersections. Comment.
Borough-wide

Asbestos at Kaiser park - Discovery puts rehab on hold

Asbestos has been found in Kaiser Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Mike sparks astro-buzz - Note talks of reopening

A note from Mayor Michael Bloomberg promising to “pursue an interim measure that will allow Astroland to reopen” has filled some diehard amusement park enthusiasts with new hope this week even as rides have begun to be dismantled. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008

Williamsburg

Your guide to local 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, newspaper at 718-615-2500, ext. 3332. 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.
Williamsburg

Wolves look to rebound - Grand St. Campus footballers not let down by 0-9 record

As they have all season long, the Grand Street Campus Wolves fought valiantly last Sunday, turning in a gritty performance that would make any coach proud. But as they have all season, the Wolves lost, this time 38-6 to Boys and Girls High School. Comment.
Williamsburg

What’s brewing in parks - Locals discuss park projects in store for North Brooklyn

A large and enthusiastic group of local parks advocates packed the Brooklyn Brewery Monday night for a community meeting hosted by the North Brooklyn Open Space Alliance, the non-profit whose work supplements the Parks Department in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Comment.
Williamsburg

Uniting behind a cause - Activists celebrate Obama’s victory in the election

Reaction around North Brooklyn to the historic and transformative victory of President-elect Barack Obama was both joyous and cathartic, as revelers spilled from local bars and danced in the streets of Williamsburg, disrupting local traffic. Comment.
Williamsburg

Spreading the word about AIDS - El Puente hosts its annual Latino AIDS Awareness Day, featuring performance art

El Puente, the Southside community human rights organization, hosted its fourth annual Latino AIDS Awareness Day last Monday night, an evening of performance art honoring those stricken with a disease that disproportionately affects the Latino community. Comment.
Williamsburg

Spooky sights on Parade in the nabe

Williamsburg continues to live up to its reputation of some of the most creative Halloween costumes in the city, and many residents showed off their work at the 13th Annual Williamsburg Halloween Parade. Comment.
Williamsburg

Road to glory runs through nabe - Runners stream North Brooklyn during the ING New York City Marathon

Marathoners braved morning chills in the 40s to run in the 2008 ING New York City Marathon this past Sunday, which sliced through several Brooklyn neighborhoods from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint. Comment.
Williamsburg

Getting rid of all the waste - Compost project aims to turn garbage into a sustainable resource

The North Brooklyn Compost Project is doing its part to reduce the vast quantity of garbage produced by New York City residents, something that disproportionally impacts North Brooklyn residents because of the area’s high concentration of waste-transfer facilities. Comment.
Williamsburg

Show your ‘Love’ for Second Fridays

With more restaurants and retail stores filling empty storefronts on Grand Street in Williamsburg, local businesses are trying to mobilize and offer sales in an effort to increase traffic to the corridor, starting with a sales event called Second Fridays on Nov. 14. Comment.
Williamsburg

DOE move not so smart, say parents - Assert city should have sought parental input into procedures for gifted programs

The new admissions procedures for gifted and talented programs would have run smoother if the city Department of Education (DOE) had sought parental input before implementing the changes, according to Brooklyn parents. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklynite crazy over casserole - Local author Emily Farris hosting classes, parties devoted to the baked dish

On the night before the presidential election, author Emily Farris was running around the kitchen of her parent’s home in Kansas City, MO, making a five-cheese casserole concoction known as cheese love, with her sisters. Comment.
Borough-wide

Revenge is as sweet as honey for Hornets

Shannon Appel wanted this match badly. The sophomore middle hitter on the Midwood girls’ volleyball team has been out since Oct. 22 with an ankle injury, but worked hard to come back in time for the Hornets’ tiebreaker rematch with Secondary School for Law, Journalism and Research. SSLJR, a first-year varsity program, snapped Midwood’s four-year league winning streak Oct. 17. Comment.
Borough-wide

These Hornets don’t mind lack of buzz

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the Midwood girls’ basketball team has been overlooked. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Yvette Clarke: After-school hero

Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke received the “After-School Hero Award” from The After-School Corporation (TASC) and Global Kids for her successful fight to save 207 endangered after-school programs, and for her commitment to ensure that kids in New York have access to high quality after-school and summer programs. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Spooktacular’ event for elderly residents - Mugavero Ctr. Halloween bash

Witches hobnobbed with beasties and a chicken made merry with a magician during a Halloween revel at the Bishop Mugavero Center for Geriatric Care. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Sick’ green cure - Latest on Public Pl. cleanup

Public Place, that vast, contaminated tract of land in Carroll Gardens, might be “sick,” but Gardiner Cross seems confident in its cure. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Toy guns cost ‘em $500K

These days, life’s not a party at Party City. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The 21st century street

Transportation Alternatives, the cyclist and pedestrian advocacy organization, recently announced winners for its Designing the 21st Century Street contest, which encouraged the rethinking of a particularly hazardous and unpleasant Brooklyn intersection. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Talk it out: teach in at Plymouth - Dialogue Project brings in diverse voices

The Dialogue Project’s Annual City Wide Teach In takes place November 16, 1:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, 75 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Spooky merry go-round - Carousel of ‘creepiness’

Frightful fanfare accompanied its final twirl of the season when the famous Prospect Park Carousel morphed into a rotating ‘haunted house’ for Halloween – before putting its wooden flock to sleep for the winter. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Snow Showers of Dollars

Calvary Hospital in the Bronx announced that they have officially launched their 21st consecutive Snow Showers of Dollars campaign. Since 1988, when Sister Mary Sean Reagan first implemented this unique program, Snow Showers has raised more than half a million dollars to date for the Hospital’s diverse range of inpatient and outpatient services. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Shredding Day

It’s “Shredding Day” at the Hoyt Street Garden, Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Schools forum

Community District Education Council (CDEC) 15 will be holding a Middle School Principals’ Forum from 7-9 p.m., November 13 at PS 295/MS 443 New Voices, 330 18th Street between Sixth & Seventh avenues. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Reflections on historic vote - Election carries special significance for Brooklynites

Although historic for the entire nation, Barack Obama’s ascension to the pinnacle of American government was especially poignant for the 34 percent of Brooklynites who are listed in the latest Census as black/African-American. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Pow-wow for Dems - Fundraiser at Junior’s

It was a veritable who’s who of Brooklyn politics, as Democrats gathered at Junior’s Restaurant (386 Flatbush Ext.) Friday morning in downtown Brooklyn for an annual Democratic fundraiser hosted by 50th Assembly District leader and Seneca Club President Steve Cohn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Piano & violin

Music at the Church of the Ascension presents the duo of Emi Kagawa on piano and Joel Lambdin on violin at 8 p.m. November 8 at the Brooklyn Heights house of worship, 127 Kent Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Park Slope enjoys a howling good halloween

Spooktacular stroll: Park Slope howled with festivities as mom, dad and the kids came dressed to thrill at the annual Halloween parade presented by the Park Slope Civic Council – topped this year by a procession of towering papier-mâché puppets and a DIY costume cavern for garbless gargoyles. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Old Stone House Tricks & treats - Costume party benefits programs

Trick o’ treaters mixed politics with pleasure when they put on the dog and cavorted with other fanciful critters during “The First Makin’ History Costume Party Bash” at the Old Stone House. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Obama’s the man

Jubilant students and staffers are seized by Barack Obama fever as they pump up the volume outside Middle School 51, 5th Avenue and 4th Street, where smiles and cheers celebrated the Democrat’s historic triumph as the nation’s 44th president-elect. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - Cost of crude falls but not our bills

What’s falling faster than a soufflé left in the oven too long? The price of crude oil. In July, the price per barrel was $147. Last week the price dropped down to $72 per barrel. Whoa, Nelly, what a drop. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More commuter cyclists - Number of bikers riding to work increases

More Brooklynites are getting on the bike. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

5.5-mile ride along new lane

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, in collaboration with Open Space Alliance invite one and all to a casual 5.5-mile bike ride on the newly striped bike lanes on Kent Avenue and West Street on November 16 at 1 p.m. (meet at 12:30 p.m.). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Middle school info

School District 15’s Community Education Council (CEC) is trying to prevent another middle school admissions fiasco. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Memorial for all the veterans - Special ceremony pegged for next Memorial Day

If everything is executed with military precision, then the borough’s World War II memorial in Brooklyn Heights could have a “soft” reopening by next Memorial Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Madcap masquerade - Halloween fun with Bears

Grassroots goblins over at the North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District swapped their civvies for Halloween finery and feted neighborhood youngsters with an afternoon of spine-tingling chills and thrills at the Brooklyn Bears Community Garden. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH toasts its 150th anniversary with gala ball

Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn celebrated its 150th anniversary with a Gala Ball. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH forms new board - Critics challenge advisory committee effectiveness

Several months after announcing the dismantling of their maternity, pediatrics and dentistry units, Long Island College Hospital’s management consortium has given the green light to the establishment of a Community Advisory Board. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Leaf recycling

Fall leaves are turning into ‘Brown Gold’ thanks to the members of 6/15 Green. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

IT’S ONLY MY OPINION - Super-fantastic-hurray! A million euros

Wow. What a week this was. Some of you are happy. Some of you are not. Me? I am elated. I am overjoyed. I am thrilled. To say that I am so excited would be an understatement. I am like a pig in….never mind. This was one of the most super-sensational, mega-magnificent, ultra fantastic weeks of my life. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

In Marty’s defense

Re: “Marty defends taking Ratner’s money,” (10-23 issue). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

History buffs put to the test - Brave accept Mental Floss’ worldwide challenge

It’s history, but it’s not going to be exactly what you learned in social studies class. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Help for BPH sufferers - NYM Hospital offers treatment for men

Most men experience a period of prostate growth in their mid-or late 40s. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. If left untreated, BPH may lead to more serious complications such as bladder and kidney damage, urinary tract infections, bladder stones and incontinence. Treatment of BPH depends on the symptoms a patient is experiencing. It may include medication, surgery or other types of therapy. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Halloween PALs and treats - Youngsters enjoy a special holiday full of fun and games

Carroll Gardens morphed into a spooktastic haven of frightful fun as revelers put on the dog and headed for the PAL Miccio Center for a Halloween hobnob. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Mitchell-Lama misstep Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fewer kids in gifted programs

The new admissions procedures for gifted and talented programs would have run smoother if the city Department of Education (DOE) had sought parental input before implementing the changes, according to Brooklyn parents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Daffodil planting

Everything’s coming up Daffodil Bulbs on November 14. You’re invited to come on down between 3 and 4 p.m. to 124 Hoyt Street, where they’ll package up bags of a dozen daffodil bulbs for a planting event on November 15, (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

CONSUMERS’ CORNER

With the excitement from this week’s historic election you might still be feeling a little giddy. But that’s no reason to rush out and start shopping all willy-nilly. It’s still important to be a savvy shopper. Let’s see where all the best bargains are this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cobble Hill gala

Lonnie Quinn, CBS News’ Weathercaster, will emcee the program at Cobble Hill Health Center’s Annual Fall Gala on November 12th at Steiner Studios/ Stage 6 in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Blood seminar

Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is hosting an informative seminar on Blood Conservation on November 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big night for Squadron - Young newcomer wins election in a walk

Daniel Squadron doesn’t know what he’s more proud of – the fact that he’s Downtown Brooklyn’s newest state senator or that he officially became a state senator the day that Barack Obama was elected into the White House. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Beyond the books - BPL to host 12th annual gala & benefit

Brooklyn Public Library hosts its 12th Annual Gala with benefit auction, November 13 at the Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. Live auction proceeds will benefit their newest Bookmobiles, mobile libraries that bring books and programs to areas and people who need them. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BBG goes right out of its gourd - Halloween fun & frolics

Family frolics were on the fun-filled agenda when Brooklyn Botanical Garden played fall-time host to a Halloween harvest festival. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bare Bones ‘08

Forgotten Championship Wrestling presents “Bare Bones 2008,” November 15 at the Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Avenue between Union and President streets. Doors open at 8 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Atomic Wings drops here - Brooklyn entrepreneur debuts new chicken restaurant

By day, Canarsie resident James Brown leads a team of technicians in his capacity as a manager for Verizon. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Armed against the flu season

For the fifth year in a row, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman and Long Island College Hospital partnered to administer free flu shots. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A risky recipe

A study of 16,000 people in 52 countries in the current issue of “Circulation” found that eating meat, fried foods, and salty snacks raised the risk of a heart attack by 35 percent. Conversely, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables reduced the risk of a heart attack by 30 percent. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Accolades along the Gowanus - GCCD hails dedicated friends and supporters

A quartet of honorees was feted with awards and words of admiration when the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation held its annual awards dinner at Giando on the Water. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A BRITISHER’S VIEW - Good luck, Mr. President – you’ll need it!

You wanted it. Comment.
Greenpoint

Your guide to civic meets - Local community groups meeting in November

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, newspaper at 718-615-2500, ext. 3332. 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.
Greenpoint

Uniting here behind a cause - Local activists celebrate Obama’s victory in the presidential election

Reaction around North Brooklyn to the historic and transformative victory of President-elect Barack Obama was both joyous and cathartic, as revelers spilled from local bars and danced in the streets of Williamsburg, disrupting local traffic. Comment.
Greenpoint

Road to glory in Bklyn

Marathoners braved morning chills in the 40s to run in the 2008 New York Marathon this past Sunday, which sliced through several Brooklyn neighborhoods from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint. Comment.
Greenpoint

New store with a ‘flare’ for kitsch - Craving a hamburger phone? Popular online retailer Fred Flare now in Greenpoint

Fred Flare, a 10-year Internet wholesale success story, has made the plunge into storefront retail, and its intensely devoted customers couldn’t be happier. Comment.
Borough-wide

Haunted Halloween - St. Nick’s Teen A.C.T.I.O.N. program puts on a ‘spooktacle’

On Halloween night, South Williamsburg residents packed into the new community garden on S. 4th and Hewes streets, where neighborhood volunteers teamed up to provide a venue for scary but wholesome Halloween fun. Comment.
Greenpoint

DOE move not so smart, say parents

The new admissions procedures for gifted and talented programs would have run smoother if the city Department of Education (DOE) had sought parental input before implementing the changes, according to Brooklyn parents. Comment.
Borough-wide

East River State Park to close this winter

The New York State Department of Parks has announced plans to close the East River State Park for the winter months due to additional budget cuts requested by Governor David Paterson. Comment.
Greenpoint

Brains & beer on tap at trivia night - Williamsburg’s The Diamond to host History of the World Bar Trivia Night on Nov. 11

It’s history, but it’s not going to be exactly what you learned in social studies class. Comment.
Borough-wide

Biking on the rise - Bridges see cyclist increase

More Brooklynites are getting on the bike. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Youths find new direction with Explorers - Cops and kids team up to blaze pathways to brighter futures

Well into its second decade of existence, the 88th Precinct Explorer Program is going strong, a heartwarming example of the area’s youth and its police force coming together. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Atomic Wings’ debuts

By day, Canarsie resident James Brown leads a team of technicians in his capacity as a manager for Verizon. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Martyrs Monument ready for its close up - Officials say work will be done for gala

After much hand wringing, the show will go. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Marathon Runners leg it out in Brooklyn

Marathoners braved morning chills in the 40s to run in the 2008 New York Marathon this past Sunday, which sliced through several Brooklyn neighborhoods from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH to convene community advisory board

Several months after announcing the dismantling of their maternity, pediatrics and dentistry units, Long Island College Hospital’s management consortium has given the green light to the establishment of a Community Advisory Board. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gifted & talented furor - Parents fume as fewer kids get into programs

The new admissions procedures for gifted and talented programs would have run smoother if the city Department of Education (DOE) had sought parental input before implementing the changes, according to Brooklyn parents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Efforts to grow bigger ‘Gowanus Green’ fail

Public Place, that vast, contaminated tract of land in Carroll Gardens, might be “sick,” but Gardiner Cross seems confident in its cure. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cycling to work: more of us are doing it

More Brooklynites are getting on the bike. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

B38 bus balk dec - Residents decry service

Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents are claiming that the MTA is making them miss the bus. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sick to the soil - ‘We can fix Public Pl.’, experts say

Public Place, that vast, contaminated tract of land in Carroll Gardens, might be “sick” but Gardiner Cross seems confident in its cure. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Petals and prose make nabe better - Boerum Hill Association hails talented writers and dedicated gardeners

The Boerum Hill Association, in its first general meeting of the fall season, celebrated three local authors and honored two local gardeners for their efforts to make Boerum Hill a better place. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New Community Advisory Board at LICH

Several months after announcing the dismantling of their maternity, pediatrics and dentistry units, Long Island College Hospital’s management consortium has given the green light to the establishment of a Community Advisory Board. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More biking to work than ever before

More Brooklynites are getting on the bike. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Middle school forum - DOE invited to answer parents’ questions

School District 15’s Community Education Council (CEC) is trying to prevent another middle school admissions fiasco. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gifted & talented furor - Parents fume as fewer kids are accepted into programs

The new admissions procedures for gifted and talented programs would have run smoother if the city Department of Education (DOE) had sought parental input before implementing the changes, according to Brooklyn parents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cops see ‘dormant’ burglary spike

Crime might be down in the 76th Precinct, but so far, burglaries refuse to follow this overall trend. Comment.
Borough-wide

POLICE BLOTTER

Caught in the act Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Sick right down to the soil - Experts say Public Place site can be cleaned up

Public Place, that vast, contaminated tract of land in Carroll Gardens, might be ‘sick,’ but Gardiner Cross seems confident in its cure. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

P.S. 261 brings its favorite storybook characters to life

Spooktastic Public School 261 students received an A-plus for creativity when they hailed the year’s zaniest day with a literacy parade. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Petals and prose make nabe brighter - Boerum Hill Association applauds talented authors and dedicated gardeners

The Boerum Hill Association, in its first general meeting of the fall season, celebrated three local authors and honored two local gardeners for their efforts to make Boerum Hill a better place. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

On top of the heap - Kudos to compost committee organizers

Dedicated volunteers from Concord Village Compost Committee were honored for starting a composting project in Concord Village, one of New York State’s largest cooperative developments. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New advisory board at LICH - Critics question formation

Several months after announcing the dismantling of their maternity, pediatrics and dentistry units, Long Island College Hospital’s management consortium has given the green light to the establishment of a Community Advisory Board. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gifted & talented ‘exodus’

The new admissions procedures for gifted and talented programs would have run smoother if the city Department of Education (DOE) had sought parental input before implementing the changes, according to Brooklyn parents. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bklyn cycle city - More commuters riding bikes to work

More Brooklynites are getting on the bike. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

A Verrry scary haunt at buddy Scotto’s place

Only the intrepid would even think of walking up to a mortuary on All Hallow’s Eve. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

A doggone good collar for cops - 84th Police Precinct salutes outstanding work of duo

Keen hearing earned two cops top honors at a recent meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brains and beer - Williamsburg bar to host ‘Mental Floss’ challenge

It’s history, but it’s not going to be exactly what you learned in social studies class. Comment.

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