Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

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‘Cash for guns’ locked and reloaded

Building on a successful program held recently in the northern part of Brooklyn, cops in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, will be holding a Cash for Guns Day on which people who own illegal guns can bring them to half a dozen churches in the borough and turn them in. Comment.
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West 10th St. revels in summer fun

If there were such a thing as a Block Party Blue Ribbon Committee, they would have given the residents of West 10th Street between Avenue S and Highlawn Avenue top honors for a salute to summer that had everything one would need. Comment.
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Vinny Gentile enters the blogosphere - New York City councilman debuts new blog

With the number of blogs increasing by the day, it’s no surprise that one enterprising elected official has gotten into the act. Comment.
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60th Pct. finds crime inching up

With Labor Day approaching and another summer setting on Coney Island, crime in the area is inching back up, according to the latest 60th Precinct statistics. Comment.
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Stop and shop...and politicking, too

Brooklyn and Queens Congressman Anthony Weiner took staff members from his Queens office to the Key Food parking lot, as part of his “mobile office tour.” Comment.
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Stolen meters found at S’head Bay home

If Maurice Mizrahi’s mom had a quarter for every stolen parking meter she’s found secreted in her house at one time or another, she’d be one rich woman. Comment.
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Star-spangled mural ‘unfurled’ on Coyle St.

Kids enrolled in the Kings Bay Youth Organization are in a league of their own. Comment.
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Square dancing season

The new season of the Al e Mo Squares square-dancing club — dedicated to the teaching, preservation and promoting of traditional American square-dancing — begins September 10 at 7 p.m. Comment.
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Solar power for Manhattan Beach - MBCG prez has plan to transform shuttered bathhouse

In the battle to win the hearts and minds of Manhattan Beach residents, this one may be impossible to top. Comment.
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September 11 memorials

The seventh anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is being observed across Brooklyn in a variety of ways. Comment.
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Rosary procession on Bay 47th St.

Monsignor Joseph Rosa, pastor of Most Precious Blood, 70 Bay 47th Street in Bensonhurst, walked and recited the Rosary around the streets of the parish along with parishioners and friends. The procession was coordinated by Anna Maria Walsh, Joseph Debenedetto, Mario Caldarera, Marie Lamicela, the Holy Name Society, Peter C. La Bella Funeral Chapel, and Jennie’s Flowers. Georgio Lantierio led the procession in songs and, afterwards, participants were treated to a boxed lunch from Bassett Caterers. Comment.
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Recchia heirs on Coney plan

Whether he deserves the thumbs-up or a raspberry for his role in shaping the redevelopment of Coney Island thus far, the clock is ticking down on New York City Councilmember Domenic M. Recchia’s time in office. Comment.
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Pols to judge ‘Idol’ contest

State Senator Marty Golden, City Councilman Vincent Gentile and a surprise celebrity judge will be judging Brooklyn’s Second Senior Idol Contest, also featuring a guest appearance by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment.
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Nuthin’ but friends and fun at St. Rosalia fest

Fun and festivity took center stage last week in what has become a beloved Brooklyn tradition: the Santa Rosalia Festival. Comment.
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Now that’s really Amore! Brooklyn’s own Julius LaRosa featured in PBS special

Her name was Jeannette and in the eyes of young Julius LaRosa, she was just about the prettiest girl in Grover Cleveland High School. Comment.
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Mill Basin Day Camp children celebrate summer memories to last a lifetime

Youngsters enrolled in the Mill Basin Day Camp ended their fun-filled summer program in style recently at a gala ball held at the El Caribe on Strickland Avenue. Comment.
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Mike, MBCG make up - Councilman makes appearance at last meeting

City Councilmember Mike Nelson and the leadership of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) have buried the hatchet. Comment.
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Manhattan Beach ‘babies’ - MBCG president rips into latest round of attacks

Dismissing his critics in the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA) as nothing but a group of “third-grade babies,” Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) President Ira Zalcman last week responded to the latest barbs against him and his group with visible anger and disgust. Comment.
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H.S. library debuts amid controversy

Midwood High School’s state-of-the-art science annex is now open – but not to the public. Comment.
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High rank for Maimonides - Hospital excels in cardiac care

“Hospital Compare,” the US government website that helps the public review the quality of care in hospitals, has just published the most recent data on mortality rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia patients. Of nearly 5,000 hospitals in the nation, only nine performed better than the national rate in treating heart attacks; 41 in treating heart failure; and 41 in treating pneumonia. Comment.
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Handlebars and mutton chops

Eric Brown has been carefully growing his muttonchops for two years, conditioning the coarse hair, occasionally trimming it, and above all, nurturing it. Comment.
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Credit card crook - Spree linked to Brooklyn trio

They’ve been hunting in Manhattan but spending their ill-gotten gains in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Brooklyn reps in the house for Obama - Local elected officials on hand for senator’s historic acceptance speech

History was made in the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado this week, and Brooklyn shared in the political milestone. Comment.
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Brighton Beach jubilee back for 32nd year

Brighton Beach Avenue was booming with activity as thousands of music lovers and bargain hunters participated in the nabe’s 32nd Annual Brighton Jubilee. Comment.
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Break into the film business

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) — a nonprofit organization — and The New York City Mayor’s office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting present the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. This free skills training and job placement program aims to promote diversity in NYC’s production industry and create new career opportunities for young adults who are unemployed or low-income. Comment.
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Boost for Brooklyn studies - $300,000 grant for Brooklyn College ‘think tank’

Brooklyn, whose unique neighborhoods, people and history have inspired countless works of literature, music, and film will now have an expanded policy and research “think tank” at Brooklyn College under a landmark $300,000 grant. Comment.
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Betsy: Hotline fills in for DOE

As the school year begins, there’s extra assistance available for parents trying to improve their children’s education. Comment.
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Backlash against senior center cuts - Borough President Markowitz joins fight against grim proposal

At a Monday press conference in front of City Hall, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined seniors and their advocates to protest the potential closing of the city’s 135 senior centers and 136 community centers located in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing developments. Comment.

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