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Friday, July 4, 2008

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St. Finbar’s school graduates its final class

Misty-eyed pupils donned their mortar boards and put up a brave front for the final graduation day at St. Finbar’s School. Comment.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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SPEAK OUT - The Old Coney Island in this new regime

When the Mayor Bloomberg administration was new he held an annual, balmy pilgrimage to the sun-soaked Boardwalk in Coney Island. Comment.
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BIG SCREECHER - Hey, mayor...Do something big for schools

Nearly seven miles of streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge along a stretch of Park Avenue to 72nd Street, will be closed to traffic for three Saturdays this summer as part of an effort to create more open space for recreation in a program called Summer Streets. Comment.
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Verrazano lower level reopens

All of the westbound lanes of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge are now open to traffic, approximately two weeks ahead of schedule, after a community-wrenching project that had kept them closed for approximately a year. Comment.
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Tall salute to school volunteers

Dedication and hard work – that’s what makes local parents vital to the school system. Comment.
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Take our money, CEC heads say - Presidents want to sacrifice funding to offset school cuts

Don’t take money away from public schools – take it from Community Education Councils (CEC). Comment.
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Stars & stripes fly high over John Paul Jones Pk

Brooklynites transformed John Paul Jones Park into a patriot’s haven during a Flag Day ceremony, coordinated by State Senator Marty Golden. Comment.
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Safe at PS 200 - Dual-language program to survive

What could have been a disastrous situation for parents turned into a happy ending. Comment.
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Precision military marriage

Lieutenant Colonel Lee Anderson (second from right), head of the Army Junior ROTC Cadets at Fort Hamilton High School, 8301 Shore Road, tied the knot with lovely Fort Hamilton High School Art Teacher Sabrina Milo during a ceremony at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Staten Island. Comment.
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New TKTS booth to open in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s getting a taste of the Great White Way. Comment.
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Longest serving DM to retire

This summer Community Board 11 will do something it has never done before: look for a new district manager. Comment.
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LGBT voters blast Golden - Pol must go after he opposed same-sex marriage, they say

Members of the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community blasted State Senator Marty Golden for signing onto a lawsuit that could block New York’s acceptance of same-sex marriages from other states. Comment.
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Growing concern about ‘new’ Coney

Two activists opposed to the Bloomberg administration’s plan to redevelop Coney Island were talking about a new alliance this week just prior to Tuesday night’s public scoping meeting held at Abraham Lincoln High School. Comment.
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Dope dealing backlash

It’s not just the occasional joint. Comment.
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Deadbeats: EDC owes $4.5M water bill

The city’s Economic Development Corporation owes a bloated $4.5 million in unpaid water bills spanning the past 22 years, the city comptroller announced this week. Comment.
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Classrooms out, park in - After a decade, CB10 votes to boot out ‘temporary’ buildings

Ten years after the School Construction Authority (SCA) set up temporary classrooms for the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology, community activists are asking that they be removed. Comment.
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Tug of war - Beach patrol’s future in flux

Manhattan Beach’s own little civil war has broken out on a new front this week – right behind the wheel of its private security force. Comment.
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Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club awards dinner

A realtor and a clergyman shared the honors with other notables when the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Kings County held an awards dinner in Mill Basin. Comment.
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This time out prom is strictly for the senior set

Elders put on the glitz and tripped the light fantastic during a senior prom at Gargiulo’s Restaurant. Comment.
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Take our money, CECs say - Presidents offer to sacrifice funding to save schools

Don’t take money away from public schools – take it from Community Education Councils (CEC). Comment.
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Take home the Coney Island Cyclone

The world famous Coney Island Cyclone, known for its thrilling drops and blazing speed, might have achieved landmark status 20 years ago, but it will truly be immortalized this summer at KeySpan Park. Comment.
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S’head swindler busted - Man charged in over half-million-dollar stock scam

An alleged Sheepshead Bay swindler is facing 45 years in prison for masterminding a stock scam that bilked $540,000 from six investors peppered across the country. Comment.
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Students take on the teachers at P.S. 52

Budding athletes squared off against their teachers during a softball game at Public School 52. Comment.
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61st Pct. puts kibosh on career criminal

A career criminal with nearly three dozen arrests under his belt could be spending the next three dozen years behind bars thanks to the quick actions of the 61st Precinct’s “Cops of the Month.” Comment.
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St. Finbar’s school graduates its final class

Misty-eyed pupils donned their mortar boards and put up a brave front for the final graduation day at St. Finbar’s School. Comment.
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Showcase for public school 95 artists

Budding Rembrandts were in a class by themselves when they exhibited their masterpieces during an art show at Public School 95. Comment.
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Picnic with your pooch

Treat your best furry friend to a fun-filled walk in the park as FIDO — the Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners — hosts its annual “Summer Picnic for Pooches & Their People” from 5 p.m. to dusk, June 27 in Prospect Park’s Nethermead. Comment.
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Outstanding educators earn a special ‘A’

Outstanding borough educators received an “A” for “awesome” when state Senator Marty Golden held his annual “Teacher of the Year” awards ceremony at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment.
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On the front lines against diabetes - Masons hold gala to bash juvenile disease

The First Kings Masonic District is continuing its fight against diabetes. Comment.
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Old glory on the move - Independence Day Parade on 13th Ave.

The stars and stripes will be moving from Third to 13th Avenue for this year’s Independence Day parade. Comment.
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Motorcyclist critical following Knapp St. accident

Cops look over a bashed motorcycle at the center of an accident which left one motorist clinging to life Saturday. Officials said that the owner of the Yamaha motorcycle was traveling southbound on Knapp Street in Sheepshead Bay at 7:30 p.m. on June 21 when it was hit by a Nissan traveling in the opposite direction. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in the crash and was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition late Saturday night. Police do not believe any criminality was involved in the crash and no arrests have been made, officials said. Comment.
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Legion spotlights outstanding scribes

Brooklyn’s budding scribes were hailed for their inspirational masterpieces during an essay contest presented by the Kings County American Legion. Comment.
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Ivy League flips for him - New Utrecht student admitted to 18 top schools

Lukasz Zbylut, a New Utrecht High School senior, won the college jackpot. Comment.
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iPhone crooks don’t get far - 60th Precinct cops converge on knucklehead teens

As police officers are quick to point out, the key to catching criminals is the timely reporting of their crimes. Comment.
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High praise for school vollies

Dedication and hard work – that’s what makes local parents vital to the school system. Comment.
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Help for ailing Coney b’walk

The weary wooden warrior received a financial boost to the tune of $10 million when Assemblymembers Steven Cymbrowitz and Alec Brook-Krasny presented the Parks Department with funds to retool the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comment.
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Hebrew without the religion - Charter school founders insist programs will be secular

The brains behind the Hebrew-themed charter school proposal offered parents details about the school’s curriculum – and reiterated that religion would not be taught at the school. Comment.
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Hard time for ghoul - Cell awaits convicted body snatcher

If he whiled away his nights looting corpses for profit behind a pair of rose-colored glasses, Christopher Aldorasi’s seeing everything much clearer now. Comment.
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Golden Gate strangler convicted

A mob associate accused of strangling a woman to death and stuffing her body in a captain’s bed at Sheepshead Bay’s Golden Gate Inn was convicted of murder Tuesday – 10 years after the gruesome crime took place. Comment.
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Globe keeps spinning at P.S. 200

What could have been a disastrous situation for parents turned into a happy ending. Comment.
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Full body skin cancer test

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, with support from Columbia Sportswear, has hit the road, offering free full body skin cancer screenings conducted by local board-certified dermatologists. Comment.
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First annual senior prom coming

Active adults and seniors from various communities, will dance, skip, and hop at the first annual Senior Prom, sponsored by Millennium Development, held at Midwood Active Adults Center, 4815 Avenue I, June 27. Comment.
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Extra special day for youngsters at Nelly Bly

“No man is so tall as when he stoops to help a handicapped child.” Comment.
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Doggone it, they’re trouble

His bottle was worse than his bark. Comment.
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DOE lawsuit brewing

Parents have long complained about a lack of sufficient arts education in public schools and now they may finally do something about it. Comment.
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District 20 advocate exits

School District 20 is saying farewell to one of its most dedicated education activists. Comment.
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Crime inches up at the 60th

Nearly halfway through 2008, crime in the 60th Precinct is up a modest six percent from its levels of 2007. Comment.
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Cries from Coney - Housing advocates oppose city plan

Two activists opposed to the Bloomberg administration’s plan to redevelop Coney Island were talking about a new alliance this week just prior to Tuesday night’s public scoping meeting held at Abraham Lincoln High School. Comment.
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Coney Island loses star walrus

Ayveq, the Pacific walrus who rose from orphaned Alaskan calf to beefy harem leader at the New York Aquarium, died on June 22. He was 14 years old. Comment.
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Cheers to Brooklyn Martini glass designer - Local woman wins ‘On the Rocks’ contest

Whether it’s shaken or stirred, the martini just got a whole lot cooler thanks to one Greenpoint resident. Comment.
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B’way box office hits Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s getting a taste of the Great White Way. Comment.
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Brooklyn in the house for food show

Local and proud of it — that is the hallmark of the Brooklyn food manufacturers showing at the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show under the Real Brooklyn™/Brooklyn Goes Global banner (booths 5414 and 5416), June 29-July 1 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Whether it’s fudge from an old family recipe but suited to today’s discerning foodie, or hot sauce that is truly “fuel for food,” Brooklyn will be well represented. Comment.
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B-ball courts remain ‘foul’ - Ditchek confronts comish

It’s an ugly part of Manhattan Beach that few notice unless they enter the park looking to play some ball. Comment.
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Baby walrus spends birthday with his fans

Brooklyn’s beefiest baby tipped the scales at 115 pounds at birth and boasts a legion of smitten fans, many of whom helped name him in a competition on the Today show to mark his first birthday. Comment.
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Annual blessing of the fleet - Flotilla to fill S’head Bay

State Senator Marty Golden will throw the memorial wreath from the lead boat in the 17th annual Blessing of the Fleets in Sheepshead Bay at 12 p.m., June 29. Golden will be aboard Commodore Bill Woodroffe’s ketch “Kalunamoo,” of the Deep Creek Yacht Club, which will lead a projected 100 plus boat flotilla from six local yacht and boat clubs. Comment.
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A clean sweep for Jamaica Bay

Operation Clean Bay was in full swing last week, as workers continued to rid Jamaica Bay of derelict vessels. Comment.

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