Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, May 2, 2008

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SPEAK OUT - Five boroughs survive mayor’s assault

The Mayor’s scheme to sever our five-borough city was scrapped after long study by my Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver. Representing a district on both sides of the lower Manhattan-Brooklyn bridges, Silver wisely let the Bloomberg $8 toll bill die aborning. Comment.
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BIG SCREECHER - English only in Little Italy, Chinatown

I graduated Brooklyn Tech High School in 1954, so it’s safe to say that an awful lot has changed in the education system these past 60 years. I’m adding the years spent in elementary school PS 130 down in Chinatown/Little Italy. Comment.
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Your identity: stolen!

Identity theft is very real and it is happening right here in southern Brooklyn. Comment.
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‘Wheel’ cool cats prowl Strickland Ave.

One of the road’s cool cats made a smooth swerve onto the realty highway when the Brooklyn Board of Realtors presented a Jaguar showcase as part of its agents day in Mill Basin. Comment.
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Working hard to build healthier Brooklyn families

Healthy Families Brooklyn, a community-based health advocacy program under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, welcomed its newest round of grantees with a recognition and grant awards ceremony at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. Comment.
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Ulmer Park epilogue - City takes title of Bath Ave. building

The contentious battle between the city and the owners of the Ulmer Park Branch Library is coming to an end. Comment.
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Twain runs out of cash

The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented is feeling the heat from the city’s budget cuts. Comment.
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86th Street ‘disaster’ - Sewer main project causes headaches

The replacement of water mains and sewers along 86th Street has been long-awaited in the community as an essential project. Comment.
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68th Precinct Grime-busters roll up their sleeves

The long arm of the law polished up on the elbow grease and helped transform eyesores into sights for sore eyes during a cleanup in Bay Ridge, coordinated by the 68th Precinct. Comment.
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The beauty of early detection: life!

Lutheran Family Health Centers’ main site in Sunset Park and local Avon representatives held a special beauty and cancer awareness workshop to educate area women about cancer screening and early detection. Comment.
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Sweating bullets and dropping extra pounds

Through a recent weeklong sweatfest of benefit group fitness classes and a fundraising drive, Harbor Fitness was able to raise more than $3,500 for HeartShare Human Services’ Autism Programs. Comment.
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Stakeholders react to Coney bombshell

Coney Island stakeholders are wondering this week just how much they stand to gain and how much they’re likely to lose now that the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has decided to modify its proposal to rezone Coney Island. Comment.
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Robberies up in Bensonhurst - Crimes up almost 24 percent

If it weren’t for all the robberies, Bensonhurst would be almost crime-free. Comment.
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PCBs in our local schools - New effort to test buildings for potentially dangerous toxins

Toxic chemicals are lurking in dozens of Brooklyn schools and the city has no plans to remove them. Comment.
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Parents flip lids over gang gear

Angered about the spread of gang violence throughout their communities, Brooklyn mothers and community activists from more than a dozen police precincts visited the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to learn how to identify gang members and the local businesses that cater to their interests. Comment.
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Local couple helps change the world - Brooklynites featured in President Bill Clinton’s book ‘Giving’

Former Lincoln High School teacher Mark Grashow and his wife, Sheri Saltzberg, residents of Park Slope, Brooklyn, have been featured in former President Bill Clinton’s latest book, “GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World” because of their endeavors to save schools and schoolchildren in Zimbabwe. Comment.
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Lenten soup supper at St. Anselm R.C. church

St. Anselm R.C. Church hosted the Fifth Annual Cluster “Lenten Soup Supper” at the school’s meeting hall, 365 83rd Street. Comment.
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Jeers for Vito Fossella - Opponents protest outside swanky fundraiser

A late April fundraiser for Republican Rep. Vito Fossella, held at the Manhattan residence of billionaire David Koch and attended by Vice President Dick Cheney, drew a great deal of attention from groups opposed to Fossella’s continued tenure in the House of Representatives. Comment.
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Greenway ride

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) for a 10-mile ride at a family pace, starting in Greenpoint and ending at Red Hook’s spectacular waterfront, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Comment.
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FIAO hails distinguished Italian-Americans

Since its inception in 1976, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) has continued its mission to better serve the cultural, educational, spiritual and environmental life of their community, as reflected with pride on the growth and indispensable services provided by the federation. Comment.
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Eaton to exit Community Bd. 10

The former chairperson of Community Board 10 has announced that he is stepping down from the board. Comment.
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District 21 students score better - Schools are meeting achievement targets, superintendent reports

District 21 is getting back on track, according to a city Department of Education (DOE) administrator. Comment.
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District 21 kids score better

District 21 is getting back on track, according to a city Department of Education (DOE) administrator. Comment.
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Cropsey Avenue reinvented - New $4.5 million development in the making; new retailers coming

This isn’t your grandparents’ Cropsey Avenue anymore. Comment.
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Changing of the guard at St. Francis College

After almost 40 years in the banking industry, Chairman and CEO of Metro New York/New Jersey Division of Sovereign Bancorp, Brendan J. Dugan ’68, is joining the world of higher education; becoming the 18th president of St. Francis College, effective July 1. Comment.
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Brooklyn lions roar loud and clear

Fond words and a trip down memory lane marked the occasion when the South Brooklyn Lions Club celebrated more than 50 years of community service with a black-tie charter night at Sirico’s. Comment.
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BPL looks to ‘draft’ war veterans - Work begins on Veterans History Project

American veterans are being encouraged to tell their personal stories through an oral history project being conducted by the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). Comment.
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Bklyn Real Estate roundtable - Meet at Historical Society

The Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable will hold its second quarterly luncheon for 2008, May 6 at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street, in Brooklyn Heights. A networking reception will begin at 12 p.m. and the luncheon and a program featuring four speakers will begin at 12:30 p.m. Comment.
Letters

Where’s the money?

There’s a phrase I remember, “Liar Liar Pants on Fire” I think it was about 30 years ago that someone came up with an idea about how to fund the City’s public schools. A lottery wish which I believe cost $1. Comment.
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Thanks for aiding Jack

Please accept this long overdue thank you for running my grandson Jack’s story, and to all the wonderful people who acted on it. Jack’s illness ( he is still fighting hard) has brought the realization to my family and I that people care. Comment.
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Tax luxury condos

In the last few years, our community had changed radically with the construction of expensive condominium apartment buildings and the destruction of solid older buildings. Comment.
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Shavana offends

Shavana Abruzzo, I found your article to be very offensive [“He simply isn’t ready to be our commander-in-chief,” A Britisher’s View, 3/27 issue]. Comment.
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Money for nothing

The bank sent me a five-dollar check in the mail. I like checks in my mail. This is a good surprise especially since I live on a budget. My rent, my utilities, my food, medicines are disbursements. Money goes out, but where are my revenues? Comment.
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Homeless jamboree

I’m sure that the homeless population of Bay Ridge is very grateful that Inspector Eric Rodriguez, of the 68th Precinct, has provided them with such an excellent place to congregate. Comment.
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Councilman knucklehead

In explaining his vote for the congestion tax, Councilmember Domenic Recchia said he was elected to lead. Apparently, he forgets who he is leading. When he voted with the mayor to raise our property taxes by 18.5 percent, he said he was doing it for his constituents. Comment.
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Behind the swastika

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reports that there is an increase in Anti-Semitic crimes in the metropolitan area and the state as a whole, but your March 13, article on the subject cites some interesting facts on these statistics. Comment.
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Barclay’s Center blood sport - Ultimate fighting has its supporters

The new Barclay’s Center, the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets that is expected to open sometime in 2010, may also feature Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. Comment.
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Your comprehensive guide to 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, 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.
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‘You gotta be kidding’ - Plan to allow teens on community board gets booed

Efforts to give kids as young as 16 an opportunity to join local community boards as full-fledged voting members are likely to face a tough sell here in Brooklyn. Comment.
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‘Wheel’ cool cats on the prowl - El Caribe Country Club hosts special Jaguar showcase

One of the road’s cool cats made a smooth swerve onto the realty highway when the Brooklyn Board of Realtors presented a Jaguar showcase as part of its agents day in Mill Basin. Comment.
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‘Spring into Beauty’ with CSI

Elena Solitario, College of Staten Island Class of ’82 and owner of Pilo Arts Day Spa & Salon, is inviting all CSI alumni to Pilo Arts’ Third Annual “Spring Into Beauty” event from 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 5 at the day spa and salon, 8412 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. Comment.
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‘Spirit of Life’ walkathon in Bergen Beach

Family, friends and neighbors united to hail the memory of one of their own with a “Spirit of Life” walkathon in Bergen Beach. Comment.
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‘Barging’ into hall of fame - City salutes Olga Bloom

Olga Bloom was 57 years old in 1976 when she gave up her career as a violinist and violist to create Bargemusic. Comment.
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Women’s health

In observance of Mother’s Day, New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor a free Women’s Health Day, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Medical Office Pavilion Lobby, 263 Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Comment.
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Walk to remember a 9/11 hero - Second annual Capt. Martin J. Egan Memorial 5K coming May 4

Hundreds of people will flock to Staten Island next week to participate in an annual run honoring a fallen Brooklyn Heights firefighter who didn’t think twice about racing over to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Comment.
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Walk against multiple sclerosis

Approximately 400,000 Americans are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and each week 200 additional individuals are diagnosed. New York Methodist Hospital is offering a free support group for individuals diagnosed with MS in the past two years. Comment.
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Visitation spring concert

The Upper School of Visitation Academy will present its Annual Spring Concert, featuring performances of the Cabaret Troupe, Brass Band and the eighth grade production of “Willy Wonka Jr.,” at Our Lady of Angels, Fourth Avenue and 74th Street, May 9 at 7 p.m. Comment.
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Twain runs out of funds

The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented is feeling the heat from the city’s budget cuts. Comment.
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Teachers of the year

Nominations for the New York 2007-2008 TOTY™ (Teacher of the Year) are being accepted through April 30. The announcement came from the TOTY Award™ sponsor, Teachers’ Insurance Plan™, a car insurance program exclusively for members of the educational community. Comment.
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Tai Chi day

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St. Vincent de Paul society commemorates 175 years

The faithful flocked to St. Mark Church to help laud a charity that has been helping underprivileged people for 175 years. Comment.
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Story of wartime retribution - Yom Ha’Shoah program at Temple Sholom

Temple Sholom is sponsoring a special Yom Ha’Shoah program entitled “Justice Served: A Story of Wartime Retribution” at 7 p.m., May 1 at the synagogue, 2075 East 68th Street. Comment.
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Stipends for community activism - New program looks to reward civic involvement at NYCHA sites

In an effort to encourage community involvement among public housing residents, a pair of area legislators have teamed up to secure funding for a pilot program designed to reward active citizens. Comment.
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Staying put on the Bklyn waterfront - American Stevedoring gets lease agreement

For those who make their livelihood along Red Hook’s waterfront, a year of anxious uncertainty ended last week, with official announcement of a long-term lease agreement between a container terminal and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Comment.
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Spring cleaning, repaved streets

State Senator Marty Golden is seeking community input in an effort to repair local streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold days of winter. Comment.
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Slavery in old New York

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Sherrill D. Wilson on the history of African-Americans in New York City from 1637-1865. Free and open to the general public, the event begins at 12 p.m., May 17 at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road. Comment.
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Sixth Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Fest - Program to include dance & demonstrations

State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting his Sixth Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival May 4 from 1-5 p.m. at McKinley Park, Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton parkways, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage, throughout May. Comment.
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Shore Blvd. mall to open - Access to be returned soon

Just in time for summer strolling, the Bay News has learned that sections of the long-shuttered Shore Boulevard Mall will soon be reopened. Comment.
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SFC names Frank’s successor

After almost 40 years in the banking industry, Chairman and CEO of Metro New York/New Jersey Division of Sovereign Bancorp, Brendan J. Dugan ’68, is joining the world of higher education; becoming the 18th president of St. Francis College, effective July 1. Comment.
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Scout boosting troops’ morale

Billy Loesch, a Bay Ridge resident and local student, is seeking to become an Eagle Scout and has begun his work on an Eagle Project to reach the highest rank in Scouting. Loesch is a member of Troop 310 of the Boy Scouts of America based at the Fort Hamilton Army Base. Comment.
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Salt & Sea mission honors pillars of the nabe

A big-hearted group is honored for its service to the needy during a benefit awards in Coney Island, presented by the Salt & Sea Mission. The tribute at Gargiulo’s restaurant, 2911 West 15th Street, honored: Judy Orlando, Astella Development, “Woman of the Year”; Brooklyn School for Global Studies, “School of the Year”; Keosha Chance and Rosangela Negron, “Students of the Year”; Frank Walsh, “Volunteer of the Year”; and William Ammatuna, John Adesso and Sean Ahearn, “Community Service” (not in order). Comment.
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Robbery spike in Bensonhurst

If it weren’t for all the robberies, Bensonhurst would be almost crime-free. Comment.
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Reconnect to ‘Life Lines’

The “Life Lines” Community Arts Project, a free, Sunset Park-based arts and leadership program for youth, ages 10-21, is searching for all former members as they are fast approaching their 25th Anniversary Celebration and Performance, May 14-15, of “From The Stoops of Sunset” at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Comment.
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Ready for fresh round of fun & games - Ribbon cut on Gravesend Pk

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined City Council Member Simcha Felder, Community Board 12 District Manager Wolf Sender, 66th Precinct Inspector Peter DeBlasio, and students from PS 48 and Yeshiva Stolin to cut the ribbon on renovations at Gravesend Park, 18th Avenue and 56th Street, and officially opened the park to the community. Comment.
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Reaction to Coney bombshell

Coney Island stakeholders are wondering this week just how much they stand to gain and how much they’re likely to lose now that the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has decided to modify its proposal to rezone Coney Island. Comment.
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Rabbi Sokol to be honored

The Yavneh Minyan of Flatbush will honor and give Hakarat Hatov to its Mora D’Atra, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Z. Sokol as he celebrates 18 years as the spiritual leader of the minyan. Comment.
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Protesters denounce Fossella re-election bid - Opponents demonstrate outside high-priced fundraiser for Republican congressman

A late April fundraiser for Republican Rep. Vito Fossella, held at the Manhattan residence of billionaire David Koch and attended by Vice President Dick Cheney, drew a great deal of attention from groups opposed to Fossella’s continued tenure in the House of Representatives. Comment.
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Price tags for new houses rise, sales drop

The average Brooklyn home price inched up three percent to $627,324 in the first quarter of 2008, despite a 15 percent decline in sales volume, according to a study by Brooklyn-based real estate consulting and appraisal firm HMS Associates. Comment.
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Pontiff’s visit unites Brooklyn catholics

It’s a day that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Xaverian High School Band are not likely to forget. Comment.
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Pols say city stiffing Bklyn

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Pinkster holiday

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will host a free celebration of the Pinkster holiday with various family activities, May 17 from 12-4 p.m. Comment.
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Peek-a-boo: Bank bandit is caught on tape

Police have released a photo of a note-passing bank robber whose own specifications could have been his undoing. Comment.
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Passover food drive in Brighton

Selfless Brooklynites helped make the holidays brighter for needy neighbors by banding together for a Passover food drive at the JASA Brighton Beach Scheuer House. Comment.
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Parking update

All vehicle owners should be aware of summer parking regulations which go into effect May 15. These regulations prohibit parking on most streets in Manhattan Beach on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Comment.
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Over 60? Get help staying in shape - ‘Senior Fitness’ program includes tennis, yoga, walking

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to sign up for the Spring 2008 Season of “CityParks Seniors Fitness,” a free program that runs April 28-June 20, offering tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in nine parks across New York City, including Marine and John J Carty parks in Brooklyn. Comment.
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No guitars, just a lot of shredding - ‘Shred Fest NYC’ wants to help you combat identity theft

It might sound like a rock concert, but Shred Fest NYC might do more for you than just damage your eardrums. Comment.
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New Dancewave Center to open

Dancewave, an Brooklyn-based arts and education organization, is opening a new Dancewave Center at 45 Fourth Avenue on the corner of Dean Street, one block from the Atlantic Avenue subway. Comment.
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Neighbors helping neighbors

Selfless Brooklynites helped make the holidays brighter for needy neighbors by conducting a Passover food drive in Bensonhurst. Members of the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations collected community donations of non-perishable kosher food items at the community facility, 8635 21st Avenue, and packaged them into boxes to be handed out to underprivileged area families in time for Passover. The observance celebrates the liberation of Israelites from persecution in ancient Egypt. Comment.
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More ways to get back into shape - Curves offers weight management options

With more than four million members worldwide, most would think the Curves women’s fitness franchise has nothing to prove. But the company is going above and beyond and looking for participants in the Bensonhurst area to be a part of the Curves/Avon Fitness Study to ensure that everyone knows the power of the Curves workout program. Comment.
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Media conference

“Race and New Media,” the first-ever conference of its kind, will take place at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), May 3 from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., in the campus’ Voorhees Building, 186 Jay Street. Comment.
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Many break a sweat to help beat autism - Harbor Fitness raises $3,500 for HeartShare Human Services programs

Through a recent weeklong sweatfest of benefit group fitness classes and a fundraising drive, Harbor Fitness was able to raise more than $3,500 for HeartShare Human Services’ Autism Programs. Comment.
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Magnificent magnolias - BBG marks 75th anniversary of Judith D. Zuk Plaza

Since their first planting in 1932, the magnolias have been a key collection at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), and to this day their sweet scent and showy blossoms are among the early signs of spring at the garden. Comment.
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Mad science, music, more

Spring is the growing season, and all through the month of May, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has programs to match. Comment.
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Librarys land in city’s hands - Family-owned land now under final price negotiations

The contentious battle between the city and the owners of the Ulmer Park Branch Library is coming to an end. Comment.
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LGBT meeting

Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes presents “A Voice After Violence: Investigation and Prosecution of Hate Crimes Against the LGBT Community” at 6 p.m., April 28 at The Prospect Park YMCA, 357 Ninth Street in Park Slope. Comment.
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Join the Rainbow for Girls

A “Prospective Member Day” and open house for the young women of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is scheduled for May 17 at the Midwood Masonic Hall, 1348 East 64th Street at 12 p.m. Comment.
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It’s pesach at the Warbasse houses with ORT

Observers recalled the history of Passover during a model seder at Warbasse Houses, presented by the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT) America. Comment.
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Holocaust memorial

Hundreds of community leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members will gather at 5 p.m., May 4 for the Annual Holocaust Commemoration Program at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Avenue. Comment.
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Hall of Fame honors ‘Nile’ doc

In the summer of 1999, Dr. Deborah Asnis, an infectious diseases specialist from Brighton Beach, alerted local health officials of the existence of West Nile Encephalitis in New York City. She had detected a “cluster” of patients with unusual and severe symptoms that were potentially deadly. Comment.
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Great Strides Against Cystic Fibrosis - Marine Park fundraising walk to help raise money for new research

Hundreds of walkers are expected to descend on Marine Park this Saturday, May 3, to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. Comment.
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Granville T. Woods Way debuts in Coney - Many come to honor inventor

The corner of Stillwell and Mermaid avenues is now Granville T. Woods Way in memory of the Ohio-born inventor and brainchild behind more than a dozen devices to improve electric railway cars and many more to control the flow of electricity. Comment.
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Going beyond ‘tolerance’ - Forum pushes understanding

If there was one word in the English language that Hassan Askari would like to redefine, it would be the word “tolerate.” Comment.
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Frozen plan generates heat - New petition for hot meals

Council Member Vincent Gentile is launching a petition drive against the City’s Department for the Aging’s (DFTA) proposal to incorporate the delivery of frozen food to homebound seniors. Comment.
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Fighting Chernobyl’s legacy in Brooklyn - Assembly funds thyroid cancer screenings

Members of the New York State Assembly announced second year funding for lifesaving health screenings for many Russian-American New Yorkers. Comment.
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FIAO honors and scholarships - Stellar trio singled out for special community salute

Since its inception in 1976, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) has continued its mission to better serve the cultural, educational, spiritual and environmental life of their community, as reflected with pride on the growth and indispensable services provided by the federation. Comment.
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Early cancer detection saves lives

Brooklynite Dan Foster’s colorectal cancer was discovered in the emergency room. He never had the preventive screenings that could have detected and removed pre-cancerous polyps or found his cancer at an early stage, when it was easily treatable. Comment.
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DOE to parents: sound off

Log on now. Comment.
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District 21 schools score better

District 21 is getting back on track, according to a city Department of Education (DOE) administrator. Comment.
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Dems to dine out

The United Progressive Democratic Club of the 47th Assembly District, serving the community for more than 80 years, will hold its 42nd Annual Dinner Dance, May 1 at the Rex Manor, 1100 60th Street, to honor eight “outstanding citizens.” Comment.
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Crack-upped: Hit on the road - Pedestrian accidents soar

Accidents happen. Recently, a 20-year-old man driving down Ocean Parkway crashed his car into a female pedestrian. Witnesses say he stopped the car, got out and took a look at the 70-year-old victim lying in the street. Then, he took off and left the scene. Comment.
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Cops help P.S. 209 students plan for the future

What shall I be when I grow up? Comment.
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Caregiver support

Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division has announced the addition of twice a month evening caregiver support group meetings to help caregivers for the sick and disabled. Comment.
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Brooklyn Peace Fair - April 26 event at LIU

Brooklyn For Peace and the Long Island University Student Government Association are co-sponsoring the Fifth Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair from 11 a.m to 6 p.m., April 26 on LIU’s Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush & DeKalb avenues. Comment.
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Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the music and art of the Narrows Botanical Gardens during their Spring Festival, May 3 (rain date: May 4), which includes a number of events including “Art in the Park,” as well as a plant sale, craft fair and art show. Comment.
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Blacksmiths forge winning robot team

Senator Marty Golden (pictured, third from right) helps cheer on Xaverian High School’s robotics team, the “Brooklyn Blacksmiths,” during the regional F.I.R.S.T. robotics competition at the Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street. Xaverian High School is located at 7100 Shore Road. Comment.
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BK’s ‘Glamour’ girl - Junior wins Ruth Whitney Scholarship

Stefania Sainato, a junior in the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University, double-majoring in English and communication studies with a minor in journalism, has been awarded The Ruth Whitney Scholarship from “Glamour Magazine.” Comment.
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Big changes on Cropsey - Major new retailers coming to commercial strip

This isn’t your grandparents’ Cropsey Avenue anymore. Comment.
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Beep depicted as grasping politician - Posters take jabs at borough president

Someone is having fun with Photoshop and Borough President Marty Markowitz’s mug. Comment.
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Baron Dekalb K of C marks stellar milestone

Pomp-filled rites accompanied the milestone occasion when Baron DeKalb Council, Knights of Columbus hosted a 50th anniversary celebration for the St. Pius X Council of Canarsie on its 50th anniversary. Comment.
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Adopt a pet this week - Regina Pacis to host event

A group of “animal loving volunteers” will host an adoption event for animal at the local kill shelter, April 27 at Regina Pacis, 1230 65th Street. Comment.

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