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Sunday, June 8, 2008

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POLICE BLOTTER

Urination intervention Comment.
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Zigun quits CIDC board

The self-proclaimed “mayor” of Coney Island has handed in his resignation from partnering with the city to rezone the area. Comment.
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‘Spirit’ moves BK teens - New religious-themed mag begins publishing here

Two years of hard work by a group of local youngsters came to fruition this past week with the launch of KidSpirit, a new magazine published in Brooklyn that explores spiritual issues among young people. Comment.
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Women’s health symposium

Female physicians and women in the Brooklyn community will come together for the free “Women Caring for Women” symposium, June 7 at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Comment.
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Too young to rob - Cops blame kids for crime spike

Bensonhurst is seeing a spike in robberies and cops say kids are to blame. Comment.
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Text and get a ticket - New effort underway to penalize dangerous drivers

If you want to flip anything while driving around New York, it’s gonna have to be your finger. Comment.
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Super civic alliance

Local organizations are considering the formation of the Southern Brooklyn Civic Alliance, a coalition of civic groups sharing common concerns. Comment.
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Seventh Heaven fest

The Park Slope Chamber of Commerce’s 31st Annual Park Slope Street Fair, “Seventh Heaven,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15. Comment.
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PTA’s most dedicated earn flowers, kisses

The ‘eyes and ears’ of the Department of Education were hailed for being involved in their children’s education when the Community District Education Council 22 lauded mom and dad during an awards ceremony at Public School 255. Comment.
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More cash for college makeover

Thanks to an influx of state funding, Brooklyn College is getting a makeover. Comment.
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Messy search for GOP candidate

Democrats hoping to snag the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Vito Fossella may face a primary fight, but Republicans trying to hold the seat apparently can’t even decide whose candidacy to endorse. Comment.
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Local Lawmen and lawmakers inspire I.S. 14 students

What shall I be when I grow up? Comment.
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It’s a stretch in Manhattan Beach

Workin’ it: Manhattan Beach residents hit the sand for the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association’s free Pilates class. Organizers say that about 30 people showed up to shape up and slim down. Comment.
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It’s all about Parks

Nature lovers embraced their emerald empire with a daylong showcase of fun and festivity for “It’s Our Park Day” at Kaiser Park. The outdoor celebration drew mom, dad and kids to the sprawling green – bounded by Neptune and Bayview avenues and West 24th and West 25th streets – where they enjoyed hours of simple pleasures; among them, a talent show, sports tournaments, music and air rides. The annual spectacle – part of National Parks Day celebrations – was presented locally by Friends of Kaiser Park to the theme of, “Fitness is Fun.” Comment.
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Holocaust Memorial event

The Holocaust Memorial Committee will hold its 24th Annual Gathering & Exhibit, June 8 at 11 a.m. inside The Bay Academy-IS 98, 1401 Emmons Avenue at the foot of Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
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Hands off horseshoe crabs - Gateway rangers cracking down on pesky poaching

Gateway National Recreation Area is showing some respect to Earth’s elders. Comment.
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GOP to host Ridge

Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and the first Secretary of Homeland Security, has agreed to serve as the principal speaker at the Kings County GOP’s 2008 Lincoln Dinner at 6:30 p.m., June 18 at the Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue in Park Slope. Comment.
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Funding fiasco has chilling effect - Nonprofits fear future as money is frozen

As Speaker Christine Quinn announced several major changes to the City Council’s current budget allocation process earlier this month, local nonprofit organizations are still wondering when they will receive their discretionary funding for the current fiscal year. Comment.
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Fossella aide to vie for Assembly

A longtime community activist and political aide is making a bid for public office. Comment.
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Fast acting: Stroke awareness at Maimonides

The acronym was among the tips on how to prevent and treat the nation’s third leading killer when the state’s top health official held a public alert at Maimonides Medical Center for National Stroke Awareness Month. Comment.
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Fashion on Fulton & Friends

Witness the remarkable homecoming of fashion, community leadership and economic development at the Sixth Annual Fashion on Fulton and Friends benefiting Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS), one of New York City’s premier providers of supportive housing, at 6 p.m., June 9 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 30 Lafayette Avenue. Comment.
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Enter the New York City Hall of Fame - Click on Big Apple heroes online

With a wealth of information and a dramatic flair, the New York City Hall of Fame’s new website has been launched at www.nychalloffame.org. The site features the inductees from 2007 and is open for nominations for the Class of 2008. Comment.
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2008 edition of Bay fest floats all boats

Sheepshead Bay overflowed with marine merriment as spring revelers embraced the borough’s liquid jewel by heading for Bay Fest 2008. Comment.
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East 21st Street pulls up welcome mat

Curses and recriminations flew fast and furious inside Kingsborough Community College’s faculty dining room last week as upset neighbors protested the proposed opening of a group home on East 21st Street. Comment.
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Dylan to plug into Brooklyn

Bob Dylan will help celebrate Brooklyn this summer when he plays the Prospect Park Bandshell on August 12. Comment.
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Drink, but only in HAMS - Group dedicates itself to reducing alcohol’s risks

There’s a new Brooklyn start-up non-profit dedicated not to stop drinking, but to lesson the harm that alcohol causes. Comment.
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Cutting away at quality education - Parents send out S.O.S.

Budget cuts planned for Brooklyn schools this September will have devastating effects for schoolchildren, according to a local parents’ group. Comment.
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Clean sweep in old Gravesend

Local scouts polished up on the elbow grease and made short work of cleaning up a historic place of repose. Comment.
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CB13 kept rezoning under wraps

It was Community Board 13’s policies that prevented City Planning from presenting its long-awaited Brighton Beach rezoning plan at the board’s meeting last week. Comment.
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Brighton beach hails WWII veterans

World War 11 veterans were extended a tall salute for their supreme sacrifices during a Victory Day commemoration in Brighton Beach, which hailed the memories of the 22 million Soviets, who perished in the “patriotic war.” Comment.
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Beach feudin’ continues - Further fragmentation could impact security patrol

The man who operates Manhattan Beach’s Beachside Neighborhood Patrol officially cut his ties with the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) this week, alleging that the organization was freezing him out. Comment.
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Babes in BK toy land

Marlene Hochman, founder and executive director of The Doll and Toy Museum of NYC, will host the museum’s Ninth Anniversary Celebration, June 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Heights Public Library 280 Cadman Plaza West, second floor. Comment.
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Annual Israel celebration

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will bring Israel to the Greater Sheepshead Bay/Marine Park community for its Annual Israel Celebration June 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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BIG SCREECHER - A perfect Memorial Day weekend

I got myself in the Memorial Day Spirit by putting Old Glory on my new car just leased from Manfredi Subaru in Staten Island. I’m glad I was able to find one; they’ve become pretty scarce lately. Usually I buy them a dozen at a time in the Dollar stores because I like to fly them two at a time, one on each back window. Not only does it show patriotism, but makes your car easier to find in the Mall’s parking lots…lot of cars got one flag only. Comment.
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10 years in public eye

From law enforcer to law maker. Comment.
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‘Dustbowl’ days are numbered - Leif Ericson Park to be revamped

There’s a reason why the ballfield at Leif Ericson Park are known familiarly as “the dustbowl.” Comment.
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Tsk, tsk...texting is going to cost you - New crack down coming on bad drivers

If you want to flip anything while driving around New York, it’s gonna have to be your finger. Comment.
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St. John’s parishioners hold feast of Corpus Christi

Parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal culminated Holy Week rites with a Solemnity Feast of Corpus Christi. Comment.
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Shoppers rally to save Key Food

Upwards of 100 people gathered outside the soon-to-be-shuttered Key Food this past Saturday to protest the loss of another supermarket in the community. Comment.
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Israel celebration

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will bring Israel to the Greater Sheepshead Bay/Marine Park community for its Annual Israel Celebration June 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
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Fossella aide to vie for Assembly

A longtime community activist and political aide is making a bid for public office. Comment.
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Dylan on a Brooklyn stag e

Bob Dylan will help celebrate Brooklyn this summer when he plays the Prospect Park Bandshell on August 12. Comment.
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Dark ages provide a lot of illuminating fun

Mock jousting and medieval costumes were among the scene-stealers when budding thespians staged a Shakespearean festival at Dyker Heights Intermediate School 201. Comment.
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Bully boy crime - Teens blamed for robbery spike

Bensonhurst is seeing a spike in robberies and cops say kids are to blame. Comment.
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Brother george Larkin Scholarship winner

Jessica Minotti Verderame of Bay Ridge, daughter of Sam Minotti and Holly Habuba of Poland, Ohio, has been selected as a four-year recipient of the St. Francis College Brother George Larkin Scholarship. Comment.
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Bay Ridge prep school marks 10th year

A milestone was hailed with cheers and a trip down memory lane when the Bay Ridge Preparatory School celebrated its 10th anniversary at the El Caribe Country Club. Comment.
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Bad news for parts peddlers

As one of the “cutters” in Brooklyn’s body-snatching scam awaits his sentence, a local elected official has spearheaded changes to make sure that the ghoulish practice isn’t repeated anytime soon. Comment.
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A Community salute to inspiring women

Two “outstanding” women were delivered a tall salute during an honor tea, presented by the Bay Ridge Business and Professional Women’s Club. Comment.

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