Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Williamsburg

Skate Rage

A road rage incident landed on a whole new level of crazy last week when a motorist was attacked by a skateboarder testing out tricks on Berry Street. Comment.
Williamsburg

Push for new sick%A0day legislation

Barely two weeks after the Democratic primary, several hundred Latino immigrant workers and students pressed City Council members new and old to pass paid sick days legislation in a mass demonstration across the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Williamsburg

More mammograms, fewer deaths

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sugar-Sweets Bake Festival on Havemeyer St.

The City Reliquary is closing Havemeyer Street for the Sugar-Sweets Bake Festival, October 10 from 12-6 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

School, day care ctr. showcase

Town Square and Council Members Diana Reyna and David Yassky invite all to the educational showcase Schoolfest at PS 147 & the Brooklyn Latin School, 325 Bushwick Avenue in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Truck traffic backlash

Williamsburg residents are taking traffic matters into their own hands. Comment.
Williamsburg

McCarren Tennis Rallies to Fix Courts

Williamsburg resident Sean Hoess has been playing tennis on McCarren Park’s popular courts for the past seven years.On awarm fall weekend, the courts could often be occupied for several hours. Comment.
Williamsburg

1-year creek study

After making an initial recommendation to put Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, on the federal Superfund list, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials noted that it will take approximately one year of testing to determine whether the federal government will begin cleaning pollution along the creek. Comment.
Williamsburg

Markowitz draws Dems’ ire

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment.
Williamsburg

Focus on Breast Cancer: Online resource aids in%A0fight

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization is a partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services. Comment.
Williamsburg

Focus on Breast Cancer: Confronting illness head on

Thanks to early detection and recent medical advances, women are surviving breast cancer, remaining disease free and living longer, healthier lives. Yet, despite this encouraging news, being diagnosed with breast cancer can still be an overwhelming experience. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, remember that no one has to face this disease alone. Comment.
Williamsburg

Let there be ‘Light’ at fest

Williamsburg, Brooklyn will get a bit brighter with the grand opening of Light-Up Brooklyn, an unprecedented lighting concept shop, whose inception will be marked with an Oktoberfest block party celebration from 2-8 p.m., October 17. Comment.
Williamsburg

Vollies wanted for canal clean

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for volunteers to participate in their next monthly Clean & Green event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 17 at Degraw Street off Bond Street, west of the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Williamsburg

Modern day streaker!

I’m a doorman in a building in Midtown. Comment.
Williamsburg

13 charged as scam artists

Thirteen Brooklyn con artists were pulled from a life of riches and luxury cars to a jail cell and a shared toilet after falling into Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes’ ever widening fraud net. Comment.
Williamsburg

GOPers return Eaton as county chairman

GOP chair Craig Eaton was overwhelmingly re-elected to another term last week, besting challenger and longtime borough Republican politico Arnaldo Ferraro. Comment.
Williamsburg

Thompson opens up campaign office here

Amid a cheerful crowd spilling out onto the street and chanting “Eight is Enough!”, City Comptroller William Thompson, the Democratic nominee for mayor, officially opened his Williamsburg campaign office on October 2. Comment.
Williamsburg

Transit wait times to go digital

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s time to hold rogue Iran accountable

“Confronting the Zionist regime is a national and religious duty,” fumed Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to worshippers in Tehran during the recent annual anti-Israel rally, which ironically consecrates the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan and raises disturbing concerns about the focus of Iran’s controversial nuclear desires. Comment.
Williamsburg

The Gershbeins will boycott the Beck boycott

BoroBeat

Most Holy Trinity Church blesses nabe’s pets

The courtyard of Most Holy Trinity Church morphed into an outdoor altar, drawing pet lovers from across the neighborhood for the annual blessing of the animals. Comment.
BoroBeat

Time for fun and games at new P.S. 110 playground

There’s a brand new playground at Public School 110 %u2013 and the kids are jumping for joy over it. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Mr. Karate USA’ wows Kings Kids youngsters

Martial Arts Superstar Paul “Mr. Karate USA” Mormando and his demo team put on a spirited demonstration for members of their Kings Kids Club, as well as to teach them some self-defense moves. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Downward spiral

Park Slope is continuing its trend toward becoming a crime-free zone. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Borough Hall showcases ‘Dreamland Bell’

Poised majestically on Dreamland Pier, it used to announce the arrivals and departures of steamships traveling from Brooklyn and the tip of Manhattan. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Pechefsky:%A0Brad means%A0’politics as usual’

Who says that Green party candidates are nothing but tree huggers? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK on the%A0march to D.C.

Brooklyn will be well-represented in Washington D.C. this Sunday as hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) residents prepare to join the historic National Equality March. Comment.
Borough-wide

Campaign reunion at%A0Atlantic Antic

Three candidates for the 33rd District City Council race had a reunion of sorts on October 4 at the Atlantic Antic, the annual street festival that celebrates everything Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Boo! Check into the ‘Gravesend Inn’

Prepare to be scared! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Self-service library book check-out

You’ll be able to check out your own books at the Park Slope library by the time its roster of improvements is completed. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lander lands a big one

He’s not just the bona fide winner: He’s the certified winner. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Walk to help beat back breast cancer and heart disease

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Woof and amen: area church blesses furry flock

Some of the “parishioners” had four legs and their howls, yelps and chirps could be heard from blocks away as the annual blessing of the animals got underway at St. Peter St. Paul Our Lady of Pilar Church. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fresh haunt for Halloween parade

Fifth Avenue has finally joined the parade. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Yards traffic suit

Community groups will soon file a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of a modified plan for the Atlantic Yards project, arguing that the Empire State Development Corporation accepted skewed data and failed to meaningfully engage the public during its review of the controversial plan, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Free Book Swap on tap soon

The Cobble Hill Association is sponsoring a free Book Swap, October 17from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long Island College Hospital Sitting Park,corner of Henry and Pacific streets in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Good vibrations

Park Slope’s favorite sex shop is doing its part to fight cancer. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Spanning the years: the Manhattan Bridge at 100

The youngest of the four East River bridges is a fully-fledged golden oldie. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Candidates: just how democratic are we?

With Brad Lander’s primary win all but assuring him a seat in the New York City Council come January, Monday night’s candidates forum on 7th Avenue was more about how we conduct elections in this city than who might actually be the best person to represent the 39th District. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cell phone tower ‘check-ups’

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cancer claims Issue Project Room’s Suzanne Fiol

Suzanne Fiol, the stylish, spirited artist and founder of Issue Project Room, the experimental music venue in Gowanus, died October 5 at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New funding for Gowanus Canal cleanup study

The US House of Representatives approved $134,000 in federal resources for the US Army Corps of Engineers study currently underway at the Gowanus Canal and Bay. The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations conference report.Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez applauded the funding as the next step toward completing this important study. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Catch up with BK’s modern streaker

Brooklyn Courier

Marty earns Democrats’ ire

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Clean and Green event

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for volunteers to participate in their next monthly Clean & Green event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 17 at Degraw Street off Bond Street, west of the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Commuter clock coming

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hockey always stays in the blood

They dangled for their dearly departed. Comment.
High School Sports

Big plays help Cougars ground Falcons

The feeling was mutual among the Bishop Ford players. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech loses two-touchdown lead, game to Erasmus

Brooklyn Tech was nursing a lead with 35 seconds left in the first half. The Engineers were hoping to steal another score before the break, so coach Kyle McKenna reached into his bag of tricks and called for a halfback pass. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thousands pack Atlantic Avenue for Antic

A sun-kissed autumn lark %u2013 and then some %u2013 was in store for revelers as they marched to the jaunty beat of Brooklyn’s premier party, the Atlantic Antic. Comment.
Kings Courier

Over-caffeinated

A 34-year-old Flatlands woman was arrested on assault charges Thursday after she allegedly attacked another woman with the help of her old friend Joe %u2013 as in “cup of.” Comment.
Kings Courier

Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association to meet

The first meeting of the season for the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association will be held at 7:30 p.m., October 15 at the King’s Chapel, Quentin Road and East 27th Street. Comment.
Kings Courier

Job losses & declining pay

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment.
Kings Courier

70th Precinct: ‘Better than last year’

In terms of crime reduction, the 70th Precinct is “doing three times better than last year.” Comment.
Kings Courier

Cop faces indictment in crash%A0

A grand jury is expected to be called this week to weigh the charges against a drunken Bay Ridge cop arrested for mowing down a 33-year-old woman in Mill Basin. Comment.
Kings Courier

St. Columba Church blesses a very furry flock

Some of the “parishioners” had four legs and their howls, yelps and chirps could be heard from blocks away when St. Columba Church held its annual blessing of the animals to honor St. Francis of Assisi. Comment.
Kings Courier

Ace crime-busters at the%A0‘7-0’

A pair of 70th Precinct police officers were honored as “Cops of the Month” for their efforts to preserve the life of an injured child at the most recent gathering of the 70th Precinct Community Council. Comment.
Kings Courier

Man’s best friend goes for the gold!

Marine Park has gone to the dogs %u2013 complete with a wag-nificent awards ceremony. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn teen leads fight against MHE

A Brooklyn teen who is battling a rare disease received a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a fundraiser for the Bay Ridge youth at the El Caribe Country Club. Comment.
BoroBeat

Annual Senior Idol is a show-stopper

Move over, Carrie and Clay, there are some golden kids on the block and they’ve stolen your thunder %u2013 at least in Brooklyn. Comment.
Flatbush

Brutal baby rearing

A five-month-old boy was clinging to life at a local hospital Monday after his mother took a knife to his throat because he wouldn’t stop crying, police alleged. Comment.
Flatbush

‘3x better than last year’

In terms of crime reduction, the 70th Precinct is “doing three times better than last year.” Comment.
Flatbush

Mark on the badge

A grand jury is expected to be called this week to weigh the charges against a drunken Bay Ridge cop arrested for mowing down a 33-year-old woman in Mill Basin. Comment.
Flatbush

Fire rips through Flatbush Ave. apartment

Two people were injured Tuesday morning after an all-hands fire erupted inside a Flatbush Avenue apartment near Foster Avenue, officials said. Comment.
Flatbush

Roads, sprinklers top CB 14 priorities

Among the items that Community Board 14 will consider, when it develops its list of budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2011, are the resurfacing of Church Avenue and the installation of a sprinkler system on the malls in Fiske Terrace. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Swastika smear

A woman walked out of her home on Strong Place between Degraw and Kane streets last week to find that someone had scrawled a swastika on her front door. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

13 charged as scammers

Thirteen Brooklyn con artists were pulled from a life of riches and luxury cars to a jail cell and a shared toilet after falling into Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes’ ever widening fraud net. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Catch up with Bklyn’s modern-day Streak

Brooklyn Courier

MTA promises new ‘clock’

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Council reacts to ‘bad vibes’

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

There’s a brand new bishop in town

Long Island’s new Brooklyn-born Episcopalian leader received a warm borough welcome %u2013 complete with the skirl of bagpipes and a Chinese lion dance %u2013 when he arrived for a “meet and greet” service with his new flock at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew. Comment.
Canarsie

Bad birthday wishes

A bullet ripped through a teen’s wrist as he celebrated his 17th birthday last week. Comment.
Canarsie

Ring a ding dunce

A bone-headed Brooklynite who tried -- and failed -- to hire a hit man to take out his estranged wife was singing the jailhouse blues Monday when he was sentenced to two to six years in prison. Comment.
Canarsie

President Obama: Twisting & turning

My Grandma Jenny never went to school, but she really knew how to teach life lessons. I didn’t understand them then, but the older I get the more her stories have come back to me with a renewed understanding. Comment.
Canarsie

A helluva time with church

Nighttime activities at one Canarsie church have neighbors praying for peace and quiet. Comment.
Canarsie

MJHS salutes ‘Most Valuable Employees’

Three of Metropolitan Jewish Health System’s (Metropolitan) “Most Valuable Employees” received special citations from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment.
Canarsie

Dems balk at Marty’s Bloomberg plug

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment.
Canarsie

MTA to introduce ‘countdown clock’ to Bklyn

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Canarsie

Hats off to the%A0’midnight watch’

If they had the technology to clone cops, Captain Milt Marmara of the 69th Precinct would want Police Officer Matthew Woods at the front of the line. Comment.
Canarsie

Berardelli ‘whacks’ Fidler

The debate over who should lead the 46th City Council District has reached the Internet, but not in a way that anyone would have thought. Comment.
Canarsie

Crime down%A0in Canarsie

Nearly three quarters of the way through 2009, crime is down more than 14 percent in Canarsie, compared to 2008. Comment.
Canarsie

69th Pct.%A0’Cops of the Month’

For their successful crime-fighting efforts, six 69th Precinct police officers have snagged Cop of the Month honors. Comment.
Canarsie

School District 18 CEC elects prez

School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) finally has a president. Comment.
Canarsie

New%A0’dorm’%A0dawning for Brooklyn College students in the spring

Brooklyn College’s new dormitory could be open as soon as next spring. Comment.
Canarsie

Walk to beat heart%A0disease, breast cancer

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment.
BoroBeat

St. Rose of Lima blesses pets

Some of the “parishioners” had four legs and their howls, yelps and chirps could be heard from blocks away as the annual blessing of the animals got underway at St. Rose of Lima Church. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kid Cudi helps give a ‘boost’ to Flatbush ave.

Hip hop artist and local Brooklyn resident, Kid Cudi, was on hand to introduce Boost Mobile to the community and helped present a $10,000 donation to the Urban Assembly School of Music and Art during the opening of New York’s first Boost Mobile exclusive retail store. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sign up for a flu shot

Seasonal flu shots will be given October 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Prospect Park Residence, 1 Prospect Park West in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

New school ‘quake’

A Quaker school could make life a living hell for area homeowners if it rises at the northeast corner of State and Hoyt streets, local residents politely charged this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New effort to monitor cell towers

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Commuter countdown coming%A0

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Return of the Streak: Naked runner hits town

Brooklyn Heights

Yards challenge

Community groups will soon file a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of a modified plan for the Atlantic Yards project, arguing that the Empire State Development Corporation accepted skewed data and failed to meaningfully engage the public during its review of the controversial plan, this paper has learned. Comment.
Bay News

70 years of matrimonial bliss

Here is a sterling example of the “Six Degrees of Separation” theory. In case you are not familiar with it, basically it goes something like this -- I know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody%u2026 who knows somebody that knows Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra or whatever celebrity past and present you know. My claim to fame is I have a cousin whose mother-in-law is a Daughter of the American Revolution.So do you get the picture? Comment.
Bay News

Big bucks poured into area beaches

You can’t beat Mother Nature, but a federal lawmaker is hoping that a few million greenbacks might at least appease her. Comment.
Bay News

Jeers for CB13%A0‘iron curtain’

“The former Soviet Union no longer exists, but it looks like it’s alive and well on Community Board 13.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Eaton keeps seat as GOP chair

GOP chair Craig Eaton was overwhelmingly re-elected to another term last week, besting challenger and longtime borough Republican politico Arnaldo Ferraro. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cell phone tower check-up

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
Borough-wide

Legal Services makes motion to merge Brooklyn offices

Legal Services of New York City, the largest federally-funded civil legal services program in the country is considering a move to consolidate its Brooklyn offices in order to centralize operations. Comment.
Borough-wide

LGBT Brooklynites to storm DC

Brooklyn will be well-represented in Washington D.C. this Sunday as hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) residents prepare to join the historic National Equality March. Comment.
Crime

Killed at Internet cafe

A 25-year-old was killed and two other young men were wounded Sunday following a bloody knife fight in an Internet cafe on 61st Street near Seventh Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Countdown clock for commuters

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Borough-wide

Strivelli show-stoppers

Lauren Gibaldi, Danielle Giovinazzi, Lucia Mazzone and Amanda Giorgio (from left), part of the Strivelli Players, tirelessly rehearsed for the new musical revue, "Show-stoppers and Standards,” to be held at the Christ Church in Bay Ridge, 7301 Ridge Boulevard, October 9-11. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dems balk at Marty’s%A0endorsement of Bloomy

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment.
Borough-wide

Arm yourself%A0against flu season

Seasonal flu shots will be given October 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Prospect Park Residence, 1 Prospect Park West in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bloomberg keeps in step with ragamuffins

Jaunty floats, pulsating music and a surge of revelers transformed the area into a dazzling boulevard of fun and frolics as the annual children’s Ragamuffin Parade got underway in Bay Ridge %u2013 with a visit from Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union marks 75th

The Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Comment.
Borough-wide

Instead of reading them, Jay makes headlines%A0

TV host Jay Leno is donating his customized Star V-Max motorcycle for an Oct. 10 auction to benefit Bailey’s Cafe community center, 196 Albany Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Seniors shine in the spotlight

Move over, Carrie and Clay, there are some golden kids on the block and they’ve stolen your thunder %u2013 at least in Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cop faces indictment%A0in woman’s death

A grand jury is expected to be called this week to weigh the charges against a drunken Bay Ridge cop arrested for mowing down a 33-year-old woman in Mill Basin. Comment.
Borough-wide

Walk to help overcome heart disease and breast cancer

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment.
Borough-wide

GOPer-in-charge

GOP chair Craig Eaton was overwhelmingly re-elected to another term last week, besting challenger and longtime borough Republican politico Arnaldo Ferraro. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cell tower check-ups

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
Borough-wide

Overwhelming generosity

Building on community response to a devastating fire earlier this year, a group of Ridgites wants to found a pantry for clothing and other necessities that would be accessible to those who are in need. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thousands enjoy%A0’green’%A0Third%A0Avenue%A0festival

An end-of-summer adventure %u2013 and then some %u2013 was in store for revelers as they marched to the jaunty beat of one of Brooklyn’s premier parties, the Third Avenue festival, which this year went green for the first time in its 36-year history. Comment.
BoroBeat

Pet lovers ask church to bless fido

Some of the “parishioners” had four legs and their howls, yelps and chirps could be heard from blocks away as the annual blessing of the animals got underway at St. Anselm Church in Bay Ridge. Comment.
Bay News

Brutal boyfriend

Cops have arrested a 27-year-old man allegedly responsible for sneaking into his ex-love’s apartment, nearly stabbing the young woman to death and then running off with her car, police said. Comment.
Bay News

Bloomberg’s record of failure

Noting that he was a billionaire from the Boston area, with a widowed mother, we wondered where did he get so wealthy and how? Then we noted that he had his own stock-oriented NYC radio station and a similar TV network. Big Business for a little guy, mixing neatly on big Wall Street in our City. Comment.
Bay News

Join the fight against breast cancer, heart disease

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment.
Bay News

District 21 schools move from ‘needy’ to ‘good’

School District 21 is in the clear. Comment.
Bay News

Not so ‘amped up’ anymore

When is an amphitheater not an amphitheater? Apparently, when the people expected to live next to it decide they don’t want it. Comment.
Bay News

Instead of reading them, Jay makes headlines

TV host Jay Leno is donating his customized Star V-Max motorcycle for an Oct. 10 auction to benefit Bailey’s Cafe community center, 196 Albany Avenue. Comment.
Bay News

Big bucks for beach protection

You can’t beat Mother Nature, but a federal lawmaker is hoping that a few million greenbacks might at least appease her. Comment.
Bay News

Ace crime-busters at%A0‘6-0’

From pulling a man out of rough seas to grabbing guns off the street and locking up perpetrators, the 60th Precinct had a busy summer. Comment.
Bay News

Swine flu has got to go!

It was a meeting of the minds as State Senator Marty Golden, Brooklyn parents and health experts discussed ways to prevent the spread of swine flu in Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay News

‘Countdown clocks’ coming in 2010

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Bay News

Jeers for CB13 ‘Iron curtain’

“The former Soviet Union no longer exists, but it looks like it’s alive and well on Community Board 13.” Comment.
Bay News

BK Chamber finds silver lining

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment.
Bay News

Scam artists target the elderly

Con artists posing as National Grid workers are preying on the elderly in Coney Island. Comment.
Bay News

New dorm dawning at Brooklyn College next spring

Brooklyn College’s new dormitory could be open as soon as next spring. Comment.
Bay News

New bid to monitor cell phone towers

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
Bay News

WFP weak on Thompson?

Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson was the “third happiest man” in New York City last week following run-off victories by Working Families Party-endorsed Bill de Blasio and John Liu, one longtime politico observed. Comment.
Bay News

Your guide to 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, newspaper at 718-260-2529. 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.
Bay News

Hockey stays in the blood

They dangled for their dearly departed. Comment.
High School Sports

Interceptions cost Clippers in%A028-14 loss to Iona Prep

The Iona Prep answer came too quickly and too easily for Joe DeSiena’s liking. Comment.
High School Sports

Trash talk spurs on Chiefs RB

Steven Rene plans on sending a thank you card to Campus Magnet linebacker Jhaleel Oswald sometime soon. Before Saturday’s PSAL City Championship division tilt, Oswald offered some choice words not suitable to print for the Syracuse-bound back. Comment.
High School Sports

14-year Tiger reign ends%A0

The streak is over. Comment.
High School Sports

Big plays bring fighting Falcons low

The feeling was mutual among the Bishop Ford players. Comment.
High School Sports

Hall uses ‘hammer’ to best Tech%A0 %A0

The Erasmus Hall football team broke up a huddle around coach Danny Landberg and began walking toward the locker room. Senior Jauvan John trotted along toting a sledgehammer in his right hand. Comment.
High School Sports

Tricks yield no treats

Brooklyn Tech was nursing a lead with 35 seconds left in the first half. The Engineers were hoping to steal another score before the break, so coach Kyle McKenna reached into his bag of tricks and called for a halfback pass. Comment.
High School Sports

Bonnies bask in glow of historic victory

Kara Egan took a swing from the back row and the ball hit right on the white tape at the top of the net. There it hung for seconds, but it seemed like minutes, hours even. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Robert M. Buonvino Place’ debuts in B’hurst

The legacy of a neighborhood crusader who was “everyone’s friend and unselfish servant” %u2013 and who preserved the history of the Town of New Utrecht by delivering homespun lessons to the community %u2013 will live on for future generations, thanks to efforts by his peers and family to co-name a street corner in Bensonhurst “Robert M. Buonvino Place.” Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn Teen leads fight%A0against MHE disease

A Brooklyn teen who is battling a rare disease received a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a fundraiser for the Bay Ridge youth at the El Caribe Country Club. Comment.
BoroBeat

St. Edmund’s church blesses a furry flock

The courtyard of St. Edmund’s Church was transformed into an outdoor altar as the annual blessing of the animals got underway. Comment.
BoroBeat

On your marks...get set....go! at Kaiser park

Start your non-engines, please! Comment.
BoroBeat

God bless all the creatures great and small

Yelps and howls filled the air as the blessing of the animals got underway at Good Shepherd Church in Sheepshead Bay with the rite spirit. Comment.

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