Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Saturday, July 19, 2008

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‘Tiger cubs’ line up and tee off at Junior golf center

Mom, dad and the kids headed to the links at the new Junior Golf Center in Dyker Heights, where a community fun day helped the nation’s first free children’s golfing facility tee-off to a dynamic start. Comment.
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Visitation Academy takes close look at its carbon footprint

Visitation Academy Middle School students delivered the lowdown on “Ecology and the Environment” when the school held its Annual Math/Science/Technology project for grades five to eight. Comment.
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Thanks for the attention

Thank you so much for giving the prominent space and coverage to the Salem Fields visit by the Kings County Council, Jewish War Veterans, in honor of Memorial Day. Comment.
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Stepping up for Ferraro Awards - Outstanding students are honored

Bensonhurst and Bath Beach’s future was honored at St. Finbar’s last week as the 62nd Precinct named their 2008 Michael J. Ferraro award winners. Comment.
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Special salute to everyday hero

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented a citation to Mohammad Dolah of Bay Ridge, an everyday hero who rescued his neighbor and her father from their burning home. Comment.
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Sitt mouthpiece: ‘It’s our land’ - Thor equities says ride advocates ‘lack understanding’

While preservationists provided most of the histrionics at last week’s scoping meeting on the rezoning of Coney Island, the amusement district’s largest property owner continued to dig his heels into the ground over negotiations with the city. Comment.
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Shavana fan

Re: “A Britisher’s View” by Shavana Abruzzo. Comment.
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Rezoning battle - Brighton split over new plan

The city’s rezoning plan for Brighton Beach was finally unveiled to the public – and resulted in a war of words among neighborhood residents. Comment.
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Parents: Charter will cost us

If a Hebrew-themed charter school opens in District 22, area schools will lose money, according to parents. Comment.
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NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - Who needs manuals? Just give me the pictures

For someone who never ever relies on manuals — who needs them as long as you have the picture? — I found myself referring to them twice in one week. Not for nuthin’, but what’re the odds? Comment.
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IT’S ONLY MY OPINION - Let freedom ring on the Fourth of July

“…. July 3, the eve of the 210th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the torch of the newly restored Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor will be lit again……What could be more fitting than to celebrate this moment with the joyful clamor of bells?” - President Ronald Reagan, 1986 Comment.
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GUEST OP-ED - Here’s how to save Bay Ridge’s ‘Green Church’

First it was the Bay Ridge Methodist Church (the “Green Church,” where I was baptized), now it’s the Bay Ridge Jewish Center and possibly Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. What’s next — St. Anselm’s parking lot? Trinity Lutheran on Third Avenue? All are selling or considering selling their properties. Why is this happening? Are they greedy and looking to make a killing in the inflated real estate market? What is the reaction of the Bay Ridge community? Comment.
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Green is groovy at neighborhood eco-festival

The longest day of the year provided a local group with reason enough to nurture the community with a family-friendly eco-fest in Bay Ridge. Comment.
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Fleet-footed winners

Few experts expected the Sheepshead Bay High School Boys 4x100 Track Team to vie for the national title at the USA Nike Nationals North Carolina A&T University because few PSAL boys teams have prevailed in the recent past. Comment.
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Energized BK Activists put cancer on the run

An overnight party with a purpose drew mom, dad and the kids to Bay Ridge where they paid tribute to cancer victims and survivors at the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life benefit. Comment.
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City invites Coney development

A thatch of land in the northernmost part of Coney Island may soon be in the hands of a commercial developer. Comment.
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Children flashed

A Sheepshead Bay man was arrested Thursday for flashing and sexually abusing three little girls all under the age of seven, officials allege. Comment.
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Celebrating 60 years of marital bliss

Long-time Bay Ridge residents Howard and Mae Dunn (second and fourth from left) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the Bay Ridge Manor. Also pictured are their daughter Jerry and State Senator Marty Golden, who recognized the couple with an award on their special night. Comment.
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Brooklyn GOPers still reeling - Search for congressional candidate continues as time ticks down

With just days to go before the end of the petitioning period, local Republicans still haven’t settled again on a candidate to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Representative Vito Fossella. Comment.
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Bravo! Man applauds lifesavers

A Brooklyn man, who was on the brink of death a year ago, returned to the scene of his revival to personally thank the crew of paramedics who helped save his life. Comment.
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A Scholar and a gentleman

Adelphi Academy student Zain Ahmad from Brooklyn, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Comment.
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A celebration of academics and religion

To mark the end of another successful school year, St. Anselm Catholic School celebrated a special Mass with the seventh grade students giving readings, petitions, presenting the gifts of bread and wine as well as altar serving. Monsignor Michael Phillips, pastor, was the celebrant and welcomed students, faculty and parents for making the academic year “truly a blessing.” Comment.
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A BRITISHER’S VIEW - Questions loom about Bam’s blood ties

It is easy to romanticize Barack Obama’s personal melting pot and reconcile his qualifications to govern the planet’s most powerful country because of it. Comment.
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‘Tiger Cubs’ tee off at new Junior golf center

Council Members Vincent J. Gentile and Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., along with the City Parks Foundation, sponsored a Community Family Fun Day at the new CityParks Junior Golf Center in Bay Ridge. Comment.
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‘Costly’ charter school - Parents fear Hebrew school will drain district funding

If a Hebrew-themed charter school opens in District 22, area schools will lose money, according to parents. Comment.
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‘Butcher’ gets jail

Those who suffered from a multi-million dollar tissue harvesting scam were given the opportunity last week to pick apart the criminal mastermind behind the plot as 44-year-old Michael Mastromarino was sentenced to 18 to 54 years in prison. Comment.
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Touro graduate

Touro College’s School of Career and Applied Studies commencement ceremony at the Brooklyn Academy of Music stopped for one tearful moment to honor the memory of Alma Hope Devone, a recent graduate-school degree winner who died May 2. Comment.
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Thor to Coney: ‘It’s our land’

While preservationists provided most of the histrionics at last week’s scoping meeting on the rezoning of Coney Island, the amusement district’s largest property owner continued to dig his heels into the ground over negotiations with the city. Comment.
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They don’t know - Future of Verizon lot cloudy

Demolition work might be proceeding on a Sheepshead Bay property, but it still remains uncertain what will one day take rise on this massive site. Comment.
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The WOMB conference

Over the weekend of July 11-13, WOMB (Women Organizing, Mobilizing and Building) will host its 12th annual Manifest Destiny Conference for women and families in the faith and of the faith at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street. Comment.
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Taking positive steps against cystic fibrosis

Big-hearted boroughites battled a chronic disease by putting their best foot forward for a benefit walk-a-thon in Marine Park – raising $81,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Comment.
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S’head man busted as flasher

A Sheepshead Bay man was arrested Thursday for flashing and sexually abusing three little girls all under the age of seven, officials allege. Comment.
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Stepping up for the Ferraro Awards - 62nd Precinct salutes outstanding students

Bensonhurst and Bath Beach’s future was honored at St. Finbar’s last week as the 62nd Precinct named their 2008 Michael J. Ferraro award winners. Comment.
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Salute to Brooklyn 13 CERT

Members of Brooklyn 13 CERT were honored at Gracie Manson for their life-saving services, along with other CERT teams from throughout New York City. Comment.
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Rezoning splits Brighton

The city’s rezoning plan for Brighton Beach was finally unveiled to the public – and resulted in a war of words among neighborhood residents. Comment.
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P.S. 52 musicians strike a chord with audiences

Budding virtuosos commanded the spotlight – and wowed the crowd – when they teamed up for a recital at Public School 52. Comment.
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Polytech, NYU merger okayed

The state Board of Regents last week approved the merging of Polytechnic University in Downtown Brooklyn and New York University to become Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Comment.
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On the job in District 20 - Administrators elevated to assistant principal posts

Two educators have joined the School District 20 team. Comment.
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OK for chicken shack redo - Community Board 15 backs restaurateur’s apt. bid

Community Board 15 sure loves its chicken – at least they love Vinnie Mazzone’s chicken. Comment.
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2008 Nurse Excellence Awards

Members of the Calvary Hospital medical and nursing team were on hand at the “2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Awards” ceremony to cheer on their colleague, Luz Hernandez, MS, APRN, BC, NP. Hernandez was one of six NY/NJ Region finalists in the category of “Advancing and Leading the Profession.” Comment.
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Next 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 718-615-2500, 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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Local youths inspired to sing

It was sweet music to their ears. Comment.
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Lifesaving screenings

Residents living in and around Brooklyn can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke when Life Line Screening Radiology hosts a program at the Best Western Gregory Hotel, 8315 Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, July 10; appointments begin at 9 a.m. Comment.
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Late DOS worker honored - Memorial for Allen Gormely

A Coney Island sanitation worker who suffered a fatal heart attack on duty was honored for his municipal service when his agency renamed his base in memory of the departed Strongest. Comment.
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Kids cut in gang initiation - Classmates slice Public School 253 students with razor

Over a dozen students at a Coney Island public school had their arms sliced open so they could emulate the violent Hispanic street gang known as MS-13, officials learned last week. Comment.
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It’s caring at its very finest

For the second year in a row, a Sephardic Nursing & Rehabilitation Center nurse received the Nurse of Distinction Award. Comment.
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Flatbush Avenue festival

The Flatbush Avenue BID (Business Improvement District) Street Fair will be held July 6 from 12-6 p.m. along Flatbush Avenue from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road. Comment.
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Festival fun in the sun on 20th Avenue

Amusements for the young and the young-at-heart – plus vendor stalls brimming with retail delights – jump-started the season of fun in the sun with a street festival along 20th Avenue. Comment.
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Farber ballet dancers enthrall fans

Budding Margot Fonteyns and Rudolph Nureyevs wowed the crowd with their fancy footwork during a ballet recital at Kingsborough Community College by the Leonid Farber School of Ballet. Comment.
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DOE starves kids of art - Advocate issues scathing report

An elected official has joined the list of people accusing the public school system of failing to offer sufficient arts education. Comment.
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Dad forced to give up seat - Dist. 22 CEC prez resigns as daughter heads to high school

The president of District 21’s Community Education Council (CEC) has resigned – again. Comment.
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Cops eye kid bikers

Underage hot wheelers in Gerritsen Beach beware – the cops just might be coming to your house. Comment.
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Change coming to W. 15th St. - Economic Development Corp. reviews proposals

A thatch of land in the northernmost part of Coney Island may soon be in the hands of a commercial developer. Comment.
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CB 15’s Weinberg out - but not really

After years of people complaining to him about the appearance of conflict of interest with Harold Weinberg, New York City Councilmember Mike Nelson has decided not to reappoint the engineer to Community Board 15. Comment.
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Beaumont Street bid is beaten back - Opponents reject special permit application

It was a rare loss for attorney Eric Palatnik at Community Board 15 last week as members rejected a special permit application to enlarge a house on Beaumont Street. Comment.
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A little bit of Israel comes to Nostrand Ave.

Children bounced in the “Dead Sea” and visited a “kibbutz” right on Nostrand Avenue when the Kings Bay Y held its annual Israel celebration in honor of the Land of Milk and Honey’s 60th birthday. Comment.

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