Friday, Jan. 9, 2009

Bay News

Sharing and caring

Seasonal spirit added to the joy of glad tidings when the Coney Island Lighthouse Mission coordinated a holiday outreach drive for its neighbors in need. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Williamsburg

Letters To The Editor

In Joanna DelBuono’s rant on Mayor Bloomberg in her “Not for Nuthin” (12-4-09 issue) column, I’m surprised she didn’t mention that except for last year, each of Mayor Bloomberg’s $400 October real estate rebates were followed by taking more than half of it back the month after Election Day in the form of property tax increases, at least in my case. Comment.
Williamsburg

Gloves to come off in term limit battle

While the city appears calm as the cat who ate the canary, opponents of the City Council’s recent vote to extend their stay in City Hall for another four years are licking their lips at the opportunity for their day in court. Comment.
Williamsburg

Tweeting and texting for a cause-Change You Want to See Gallery hosts technology forum for North Brooklyn activists

Imagine being able to send text messages from a remote location, directing demonstrators where to go to, while receiving and compiling information as situations on the ground changes. Comment.
Williamsburg

bike lane victim-Toro deposed amid flak

The October installation of bike lanes on Kent Avenue – which necessitated the elimination of parking spaces and was accompanied by regulations prohibiting stopping – has exploded into a controversy in Williamsburg and Greenpoint in recent months. Last week, it led to the dismissal of one of Community Board 1’s most active committee chairs. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Live Light’ with Brookdale

The “Live Light — Live Right Program,” Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center’s pediatric obesity program has, for the second year, received a substantial grant from the Robin Hood Foundation. This year’s grant, in the amount of $380,000 will be used exclusively for expansion of the program. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

unified voice-Parents sticking together

There’s a new group representing parents as politicians decide the future of the public school system. Comment.
Borough-wide

the sound of christmas at Middle school 51

The William Alexander Middle School Show Choir has preformed in a number of locations throughout Brooklyn providing holiday cheer to all. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Term limit salvo-Opening arguments to start

While the city appears calm as the cat who ate the canary, opponents of the City Council’s recent vote to extend their stay in City Hall for another four years are licking their lips at the opportunity for their day in court. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Some dutch hospitality for BK students

Students in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) at the High School for Enterprise Business and Technology (EBT), 850 Grand Street, are certainly not getting your typical high school education. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Santa Claus comes to town-NYPD helps make the Christmas season brighter

Kids from Sunset Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sheepshead Bay and others from Harlem to the Bronx who sent their wish lists to Santa at Manhattan’s main post office on 34th Street this year will have their dreams come true, thanks to Cedric D. Raymond, Captain and Executive Officer at the 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Mourning Lark in Bklyn

Mia Farrow ducks into a waiting car in Park Slope after attending the funeral of daughter Lark Previn at St. Saviour Roman Catholic Church. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH honors nursing excellence

The Thomas and Elizabeth Butson Awards for Clinical Excellence and Compassionate Nursing practice are granted annually to LICH nurses by Elizabeth Butson in memory of her husband, Thomas, who received his medical care at LICH. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Letters to the Editor

Raise these taxes Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Laugh with Doris Yeltsin

The comedy-variety show, “Doris Yeltsin,” disembarks in Williamsburg to deliver eclectic acts once again. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hanukkah lights up Brooklyn borough hall

New York State Senator-elect Daniel Squadron joined Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights to light the third candle on the menorah at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza in front of the Brooklyn Supreme Court Building, Court & Montague streets. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Moving to Brooklyn’s groove

The NBA’s Nets may not be in Brooklyn yet, but two of their star time-out performers have already made the move. Pictured are Nets dancers Jerese Kimbough, left, and Allison Barnes who have moved to Brooklyn from Michigan and Alabama respectively to pursue dance careers. The two talented ladies say they love their new home borough and can’t wait for the team to relocate to Brooklyn. For an exclusive look into their lives turn to Page 4. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Consumer’s Corner

Look, we all know that the economy is in the toilet. But Santa’s got his hands full — what with trying to keep a workshop full of elves in line and a stable of hungry reindeer fed. He could use a little help. Fortunately, a little help goes a long way when you’re a savvy consumer. Let’s see what bargains are out there this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn orgs feted for service

Five Brooklyn-based organizations were honored at the annual Union Square Awards celebration at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. Each received the Union Square Arts Award and a $35,000 grant in recognition of innovative work in the arts with youth and families in low-income communities. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BPL Sunday shut down-Economic crunch forces controversial cutbacks

Count out Sunday as your day to check out the library. Comment.
Greenpoint

victim

The October installation of bike lanes on Kent Avenue – which necessitated the elimination of parking spaces and was accompanied by regulations prohibiting stopping – has exploded into a controversy in Williamsburg and Greenpoint in recent months. Last week, it led to the dismissal of one of Community Board 1’s most active committee chairs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Olympic champion — and those in training — on ice

Approximately 40 budding skaters learned tips from a pro on how to perfect their poppings, fine-tune their flutzes and make error-free edge jumps during a holiday skating party at Prospect Park, featuring world figure skating champion skater Oksana Baiul. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kicking off the holidays right at PS 9

Radio City Rockette Lauren Gibbs helped kick off the holidays for fans on this side of the East River by legging it over to Public School 9 for a holiday celebration and talk. Comment.
Greenpoint

Nets dancers betting on Brooklyn-Beauties call borough home; dish on their favorite spots in their neighborhoods

The Nets’ move to Brooklyn in the proposed Barclays Center arena may be stalled due to ongoing litigation and a crumbling economy, but two of the team’s star dancers have already made the move to the Borough of Kings. Comment.
Greenpoint

dust in the wind-City to monitor air quality

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) announced last week that they will launch an extensive city-wide survey to monitor street-level air pollution, and for North Brooklyn residents, the announcement came not a moment too soon. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Traffic study results in

It’s hard to change the status quo, at least in Park Slope, a study released this week found. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

adieu-Fulton business dist. formed

Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week signed legislation designating 22 blocks along Fulton Street from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue as the Fulton Street Business Improvement District (FSBID). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Term limit fight-Opening arguments to start

While the city appears calm as the cat who ate the canary, opponents of the City Council’s recent vote to extend their stay in City Hall for another four years are licking their lips at the opportunity for their day in court. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BPL eliminates Sunday service-Libraries suffer under economic crunch

Count out Sunday as your day to check out the library. Comment.
Crime

Police Blotter

No charm Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Nets dancers groove to Brooklyn

The NBA’s Nets may not be in Brooklyn yet, but two of their star time-out performers have already made the move. Pictured are Nets dancers Jerese Kimbough, left, and Allison Barnes, who have moved to Brooklyn from Michigan and Alabama respectively to pursue dance careers. The two talented ladies say they love their new home borough and can’t wait for the team to relocate to Brooklyn. For an exclusive look into their lives, turn to Page 6. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Streets no dirtier despite changes

It’s hard to change the status quo, at least in Park Slope, a study released this week found. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BID gets A-OK-Mayor supports Fulton group

Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week signed legislation designating 22 blocks along Fulton Street from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue as the Fulton Street Business Improvement District (FSBID). Comment.
Borough-wide

With one unified voice-Parents sticking together

There’s a new group representing parents as politicians decide the future of the public school system. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Noting Bklyn’s greatness-New ‘Hall of Fame’ debuts online; vote for your favorite

Brooklyn is bursting with pride, and now there’s an easy way to celebrate it. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Parking remains unfazed

It’s hard to change the status quo, at least in Park Slope, a study released this week found. Comment.
Borough-wide

Term limit salvo - Opening arguments to start

While the city appears calm as the cat who ate the canary, opponents of the City Council’s recent vote to extend their stay in City Hall for another four years are licking their lips at the opportunity for their day in court. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Betting on Brooklyn-Nets beauties now call borough home

The Nets’ move to Brooklyn in the proposed Barclays Center arena may be stalled due to ongoing litigation and a crumbling economy, but two of the team’s star dancers have already made the move to the Borough of Kings. Comment.
Borough-wide

Slow lane irks cyclists - City looks to curtail network

Apparently no one can speed away from the city’s fiscal crunch — no matter how fast their sleek new two-wheeler is. Comment.
Borough-wide

Santa Claus comes to town - NYPD helps make the Christmas season brighter

Kids from Sunset Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sheepshead Bay and others from Harlem to the Bronx who sent their wish lists to Santa at Manhattan’s main post office on 34th Street this year will have their dreams come true, thanks to Cedric D. Raymond, Captain and Executive Officer at the 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kris Kringle fights back! Balks at parking ticket

If the man was giving gifts, you must acquit. Comment.
Borough-wide

BPL’s Sunday shutdown

Count out Sunday as your day to check out the library. Comment.
Borough-wide

District 21’s schoolhouse blues - No new buildings over the next five years

No new schools will be built in District 21 in the next five years. Comment.
Borough-wide

Community boards face lean times - Budget cuts hit home hard

Community boards are already among the leanest of city agencies. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cabbie shot on Avenue Z - Good Samaritan tried to intervene during robbery

A beloved cabbie was left clinging to life after a near-fatal run-in with a crew of trigger-happy gunmen. Comment.

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