Monday, June 20, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Driver runs over hero fireman — for no reason!

84th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Jerk preys on moms in playgrounds

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Who’s on Third?

A civic panel shot down a bid to turn Third Avenue between 82nd and 92nd streets into a pedestrian mall for six evenings this summer, saying the proposal was misguided because it didn’t take into account the problems with traffic, litter and noise it would create. Comment.
Borough-wide

Camp Floyd

Welcome to Camp Floyd! Comment.
Borough-wide

Pole position: City says Verizon broke the law

The city says a telecommunications giant broke the law when it installed two 20-foot-tall fiberglass poles in two historic districts in Brooklyn without getting permission to do so, and now residents are demanding the obelisks come down. Comment.
Borough-wide

Timber! Thieves chop down tree to get to bike

Thieves will go a long way to steal a bike — and a YouTube video proves it by showing a group of men chopping down a tree on E. Eighth Street near Avenue C to steal a mountain bike that was chained to it. Comment.
Bay News

Life’s a Kiddie Beach

The waters near Gerritsen Beach are clean, clear and under control, locals say, as about 200 residents flocked to Shell Bank Creek on Saturday for the opening day celebration of the beloved Kiddie Beach, and most had no qualms about swimming in water that four local businesses had allegedly used as a sewer for nearly a decade. Comment.
Features

Google’s got nothing on good ‘ol MapQuest

Why is the road getting there always longer than the one coming home? Especially when I use Google Maps? Comment.
Features

Memo to hoodlums — Judge DiMango is waiting for you

The smirk was wiped right off her sullen face — and her second chance swiftly dumped in the can. Comments (1).
High School Sports

Emotional week makes Xaverian’s Soto stronger

Elvin Soto’s week ended a lot better than it started. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian blasts All Hallows, wins second crown in four years

There were no dominating ace pitchers like Ruddy Lugo or Pedro Beato, or, as it turned out, any stud seniors selected in the Major League Draft. Comment.
Borough-wide

Midwood grad to play women’s hoops at Stony Brook

Jessica Previlon has overcome harder things before. So she didn’t get too down last month when most interest from four-year colleges had all but dried up. Comment.
Borough-wide

Zapped out of cash: Taser terrors hit Flatbush

Shocking! Comment.
Features

My e-mail can make me a very rich man

Wow! What a week this has been. It started on Monday when I received an e-mail from Caroline Flynn, the clinical facilitator for the Irish National Lottery Online Draw. I don’t know what that means, but someone with a title like that must be important and wouldn’t waste time delivering an insignificant message, so I read on. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Knife mugging on Prospect Place

77th Precinct Comment.

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