Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

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SPEAK OUT - The known & unknown of Coney

What Are They Gonna Do with Coney Island? You Oughta Know. Comment.
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BIG SCREECHER - Why not call it ‘US Piss-Poor Service’?

Now, I’m not going to berate your favorite letter carrier because when he’s on, you get your mail. The problem starts immediately the day he’s not on. Comment.
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West Nile virus on the rise in BK

Call it revenge of the skeeter. Comment.
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Ribbon is cut on Sarta Realty

State Senator Marty Golden expressed his support for local businesses when he attended the grand opening of the Dyker Heights family-owned operation Sarta Realty. Comment.
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83rd Street revels in the joys of summer in the city

Dyker Heights bubbled with equal parts of fun and festivity as residents united for a block party along 83rd Street. Comment.
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No traffic, just fun on 91st Street

Lazy, hazy days of summer took a vigorous veer on the path to fun when homeowners bonded with their neighbors for block party festivities along 91st Street. Comment.
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Mad Hatter bank robber

John Dillinger has some stiff competition. Comment.
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H.S. grad rates decline - Prestigious Brooklyn schools see numbers drop

While still prestigious, some of the borough’s brightest academic public high schools have lost some luster, according to four-year graduation rates released recently by the state. Comment.
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Help Sadie fight leukemia - Community comes together for 2-year-old

About a month ago, two-year-old Brooklynite Sadie Page was diagnosed with leukemia. Comment.
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Games replace cars on Wakeman Place

It was an Olympic block party… Comment.
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Family vacations in ‘the 718’ - Conn. brood spends a week in Bklyn

Forget Barcelona, Disney World or the tony Hamptons for summer vacations. When American families want the real urban experience they are coming to Brooklyn. Comment.
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Cops collar cross-dressing bank bandit

As cops apprehend the Tootsie look-alike responsible for robbing two Park Slope banks last month, a new note-passing bandit has surfaced in the area. Comment.
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CEC Sour on ‘dreams’ - Council rejects charter school

Members of District 20’s Community Education Council (CEC) have given a thumbs -down to a proposed charter school. Comment.
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Brooklyn visits increase

According to Borough President Marty Markowitz’s office, there were 13,859,125 million visitors to the borough in 2006, as figures compiled are always a year behind. Comment.
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107-year-old marks another milestone - Brighton lady celebrates with family, friends

Josephine Ingoglia is still one feisty woman after all these years – all 107 of them. Comment.
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‘Dreams’ ain’t made of this - District 20 CEC rejects controversial charter school

Members of District 20’s Community Education Council (CEC) have given thumbs down to a proposed charter school. Comment.
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‘Better late than never,’ says WWII vet - Local hero finally honored

A neighborhood World War II veteran who fought in Italy, Africa, France and Germany was honored for his service last week – 63 years after the war ended. Comment.
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Wyckoff tour

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum Senior Docent Lucie Chin will give an historic cellar-to-attic tour of the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, New York City’s oldest structure, from 5-7 p.m., August 28. Comment.
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Underground adventure - Next tunnel tour beneath Atlantic Avenue on Aug. 24

Urban explorers are invited into the underground labyrinth beneath Atlantic Avenue, when Brooklyn’s own Indiana Jones, Bob Diamond, hosts another of his very popular tunnel tours tracing the living history of the borough from a very unique vantage point. Comment.
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Ugly lawn litter begone!

If the barrage of circulars thrown onto your stoop, lawn or porch has you seeing red, a glimpse of green may be right around the corner. Comment.
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Top BK high schools slip up - Graduation rates fall at Brooklyn Tech, Edward R. Murrow, others

While still prestigious, some of the borough’s brightest academic public high schools have lost some luster, according to four-year graduation rates released recently by the state. Comment.
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Theft leaves BK ‘shell-shocked’ - Mutant turtle goes missing

Concerned reptile and oddity lovers just have two things to say to the thief who snapped up the two-headed turtle who’s called Windsor Terrace home for the last few weeks: Slow down and think about what you’re doing. Comment.
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MB dog run on the move

It’s a good thing that dogs have a keen sense of direction. Comment.
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MBCG meeting

The Manhattan Beach Community Group will meet on August 27 at Kingsboro Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd, at 8 p.m. Comment.
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Manhattan Beach ‘treason’ - MBNA sees dark motive in rival’s actions

There are no traitors in Manhattan Beach – especially if all they’re doing is trying to help the community. Comment.
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Just bag it, Colton sez - New recycling push advocated

A local lawmaker is calling for consumers to boycott bags and instead BYOB – “Bring your own bags” – when they go shopping. Comment.
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Gravesend residents party in the street

Party hearty was the order issued to Gravesend frolickers, who embraced their annual block party with good cheer – plus amusements and entertainment for everyone. Comment.
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Grant will test sensors on city bridges

At the behest of Rep. Anthony Weiner, the House of Representatives has allocated $5 million for a pilot technology that uses wireless sensors to evaluate the safety of bridges. Comment.
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Getting a charge out of Mother Nature

Brooklynites were front and center for a spectacular lightning show Friday when a storm for the record books ripped its way through town. Fighting back the harsh winds, pelting rain and the random flying tree limb, our photographer managed to grab a snapshot of one of Zeus’ lightning bolts as it streaked across the sky. Comment.
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Ford Street locals take it to the street

Bay revelers partied hearty as mid-summer festivities unfolded along Ford Street with a block party. Comment.
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Diabetes Walk for Health

The Brooklyn Diabetes Task Force will celebrate its Sixth Annual Diabetes Walk for Health, August 23 in Prospect Park at the Bartel Lot by 15th Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comment.
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Call for checks & balances in schools - Teachers say mayoral control isn’t cutting it

Mayoral control of the city’s public schools, as presently configured, is not working. Comment.
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Budget cut fears still loom

Fears are mounting that Brooklyn public schools will face more budget cuts next year. Comment.
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Boys in blue take centerstage at Keyspan Park

The skirl of bagpipes unfurled the pomp as New York’s Bravest celebrated their agency with an FDNY night at KeySpan Park. Comment.
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Block party fever hits 70th street and 13th Ave

The neighborhood rang with good cheer as homeowners fired up the barbies and ignited the fun with a block party along 70th Street. Comment.
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Ball field under lock and key

It’s being locked for its own protection. Comment.
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Bad news buzz - W. Nile Virus threat high

Call it revenge of the skeeter. Comment.

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