Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

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Youth-on-youth crime low across 61st Pct. - Cops report four instances as kids return to class

With the school season in full swing, area children are back to pencils, books, and, of course, cell phone thefts. Comment.
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‘American Dream World’ - Concert to benefit children

Kirk McMillian of Atlanta, on the rise as a new face in an ever-growing community of singer songwriters with his new record “American Dream World,” will be performing September 24 at Spike Hill in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn as part of a benefit for his charity Kirk4kids. Comment.
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When ‘I do’ turns to murder

Women in Brooklyn are more likely to be murdered by their husbands and lovers than complete strangers, a city report released last week explains. Comment.
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West 23rd Street caps off summer of 2008

Coney Island residents squeezed every last drop of summertime pleasure they could out of a fun-filled block party on West 23rd Street between Surf and Mermaid avenues recently. Comment.
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United Way day of action - Volunteer fest kicks off on Brooklyn Bridge

United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is calling on New Yorkers to “Live United” to help raise awareness about the need to bridge the gaps in education, income and health in New York City by walking together across the Brooklyn Bridge, September 20, and to attend a volunteer festival co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Volunteer Center at Cadman Plaza Park. Comment.
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Tidy and terrific picnic - Strongest party together

It was probably the cleanest picnic on record. Comment.
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Third Annual Golf Benefit

The Brooklyn/Queens branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host its Third Annual Golf Benefit (JDRF), a day of golf, food and fun and, most importantly, to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Comment.
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27th Great Irish Fair

The 27th Great Irish Fair — a two-day celebration of Irish heritage with great music, food, dancing, family activities and all around good craic — will be held September 20-21 at Keyspan Park in Coney Island, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment.
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The true spirit of Kearney H.S.

Over the spring, the faculty of Bishop Kearney High School was asked to nominate students who embodied the Kearney spirit…in a different way. Comment.
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Small business workshop

The New York City College of Technology Small Business Development Center and the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation present a free workshop for new small businesses and entrepreneurs, “Self Funding Your Own New Business,” October 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the BEDC office, 175 Remsen Street, Suite 350. Comment.
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Salute to champions of Bklyn ‘Hope’

The unsung heroes of Brooklyn, those senior citizens who give freely of their time and efforts to better their communities will be officially recognized at a gala, September 23 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment.
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9/11 portrait is unveiled - Abe Zelmanowitz’ selflessness immortalized on canvas

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Abe Zelmanowitz’s kind and gentle smile, emanating from his portrait, is proof enough of the humanity of the 9/11 victim, fondly known by his family as “Uncle Abremel.” Comment.
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Pack the veggies, lose the sweets

Put down that sugary soda and pick up some veggies. Comment.
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Next BWECC meeting

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council (BWECC) will hold its next community meeting at 8 p.m., September 22 at the FIAO Beacon Center at Seth Low-IS 96, 99 Avenue P between West 11th & West 12th streets. Comment.
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New Holocaust monument

While the world looked away, the Bergson Group — led by the heroic efforts of Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook) — spoke out, and played a key role in rescuing 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Comment.
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Nail in Astroland’s coffin - Owner stalls for time; City officials come up empty

The rides are all up for sale, Thor Equities seems intractable and local elected officials appear to have thrown up their hands. Comment.
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Molinaro backs McMahon - Borough prez says Mike has always been there for S.I.

The borough president of Staten Island, a member of the Conservative Party, is the latest politico to jump on the Mike McMahon bandwagon. Comment.
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Mighty whiskers in the winner’s circle

It wasn’t hormones or hair gel—it was Hashem who helped catapult a Brooklyn rabbi to victory at the First Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition last weekend. Comment.
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Life in Coney writ large - New mural depicting neighborhood scenes debuts

It’s a piece of art that has all of the neighborhood’s fingerprints on it. Comment.
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Learn to avoid a dangerous fall - Tips on improving your balance and health

One of the most common causes of accidents inside and outside the home is accidental falling. Comment.
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Knockin’ on the peace door

Brooklyn For Peace joined Million Doors for peace, which will mobilize 25,000 volunteers from all 50 states, September 20, to contact one million people and ask them to sign a petition urging the next Congress to bring US troops home from Iraq within one year. Comment.
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Job training for youths

Registration is open for the September and February programs of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, a non-profit organization providing job training and job placement to out-of-school youth 17-21. Comment.
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Jaffrey St. entrance shut - P.S. 195 cites safety concerns

A Manhattan Beach elementary school is taking steps to keep children safe. Comment.
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Healthier living for senior citizens - ‘Active Aging Week’ comes to Brooklyn promoting fitness

Older adults can discover a way to choosing an active life by participating in Active Aging Week, September 22-September 26, a health promotion event for adults over 55 years sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging and hosted by Millennium Development. Comment.
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Health advocates champion their community

Healthy Families Brooklyn, a joint program of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn, continues to train community members to be health advocates in their communities. Comment.
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Head of the class

Senator Carl Kruger visited two borough schools — PS 195 and Roy H. Mann IS 78 — on the first day of school to greet students and teachers and wish them well in the new academic year. Comment.
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Gun buyback hits mark again

Brooklyn’s holy rolling gun grab continued this past weekend, with a Coney Island church leading the borough’s efforts to rid the streets of illegal firearms. Comment.
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Good Shepherd turns 100 - Parishioners celebrate Lutheran church’s centennial

Congregants at one local house of worship are celebrating their church’s centennial this month. Comment.
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Free ballroom dancing lessons

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO) is sponsoring free ballroom dance instruction for youngsters and seniors in its popular inter-generational dance classes at FIAO’S Beacon Program at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P between West 12th and West 13th streets. Comments (1).
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Fond farewell at Harama - Foscale leaves after 21 years

Misty eyes and congratulations accompanied the send-off for departing elder advocate Darlene Foscale, who retired from the Jay-Harama Senior Center after 21 years as program director. Comment.
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Fall equinox celebration

The “Become As You Are” celebration, a Spirit Circle commemorating the fall equinox and the transition from summer to fall, will be held September 20 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Prospect Park. Comment.
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Cat left at footbridge

A white and sand-colored adult cat was found abandoned in its carrier on the footbridge connecting Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach, with a note inside requesting that someone take care of the feline as its owner had passed away. Comment.
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Captain promoted

Congrats on the promotion! Comment.
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Bklyn royalty comes home

There was applause enough to go around when two pageant queens shared the spotlight during a homecoming in Fort Greene, presented by the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Program. Comment.
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Beachside wrestling match

The fight for control of Manhattan Beach’s private security patrol continues. Comment.
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A new vision of the GAP - Designs to go on display at Soldiers & Sailors’ Arch

Imagine Grand Army Plaza with a green ‘canopy’ bridge over Flatbush Avenue, which becomes the main vehicle route while a network of ramps and paths link the entire area. Comment.
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All the ingredients for block party fun on 72nd St

Kids on 72nd Street between 19th and 20th avenues had a wet and wild time recently as their neighbors participated in their annual block party. Comment.
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A living symbol of recovery

Thousands of recovering addicts, their families, treatment providers and advocates from across the country will join together to form a human chain — a living symbol of recovery — and walk across the historic Brooklyn Bridge and proceed to a rally at City Hall Park, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to celebrate the promise of recovery. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

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‘Silver’ athletes go for the gold, too

Olympic fever came to Coney Island as 120 seniors, 70-90 years of age, competed in the Eighth Annual Senior Olympics hosted by Metropolitan Jewish Health System on the Coney Island Boardwalk near Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center. Comment.
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‘Lost tunnel’ tours to continue through winter

Neither rain, hail, sleet nor snow will keep irreverent urban explorer Bob Diamond from leading his wildly popular tunnel tours. Comment.
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‘Buckethead’ gets busted - Fight with wife leads to arrest of suspected bank bandit

In the end, it wasn’t his threatening notes or his love of bucket hats that doomed bank robber Richard White. Comment.
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Who’s your momma?

I am a former National Organization for Women (NOW) member. Disappointed with NOW inaction, I let membership lapse. Comment.
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Who or that?

Stanley Gersbein (It’s Only My Opinion), in your column of August 8, every person you mentioned was referred to as “that” as in “very sorry for those that” or “some of them are part timers that.” Comment.
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Waterfront festival

Brooklyn’s First Annual Waterfront District Fall Festival, featuring international foods, crafts, and rides, will be held September 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Comment.
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13th St. says so long to summer

The fun went round and round… Comment.
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Three cheers to the ambulance corps.

Saving lives for two decades… Comment.
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The first day of school

Senator Carl Kruger visited two borough schools — PS 195 and Roy H. Mann IS 78 — on the first day of school to greet students and teachers and wish them well in the new academic year. Comment.
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20th Annual Hoban Run

The 20th Annual Police Officer Christopher Hoban Five-Mile Memorial Run will be held September 21, 10:30 a.m. at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road in Bay Ridge. Comment.
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S’head Bay couple marries on the beach - Coney Island plays host to outdoor nuptials of pastor and his lady love

Coney Island is a destination for thrilling amusement rides, classic hot dogs and, apparently, weddings. Comment.
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Sunset Park Street Festival

The Sunset Park BID will be hosting its annual 15-block Street Festival September 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Fifth Avenue from 44th to 59th streets. Comment.
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Stormy skies shut down pkwy

While the whistling wind drowned out the sound of a tree cracking in half off the Belt Parkway, the curses from stranded motorists were loud and clear Saturday afternoon, officials said. Comment.
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Stinky first day

Upon arriving at school for a new academic year, the children of PS 207 had to walk past piles of trash left in front of the Kimball Street entrance. Comment.
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Sea Rise demands more security - Many feel unsafe after man is lured into building and shot dead

The recent killing of a man lured to the Sea Rise apartments in Coney Island has residents of the complex demanding more security guards. Comment.
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Search for missing man

State Senator Carl Kruger is seeking the community’s help in locating a Brooklyn senior citizen who has been missing since the evening of September 4. Comment.
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Run, Jo Jo run!

Re: Re: “Not for Nuthin” column by Joanna P. DelBuono. Comment.
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Presidential forum

Park Slope Hadassah and Hadassah Brooklyn Region are sponsoring “Find Your Voice: A Political Forum,” at 6 p.m., September 15 at Congregation Beth Elohim, Garfield Place and Eighth Avenue. Comment.
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Power outage sparks concern in Coney - Infrastructure can’t support new development, says City Council candidate

Last week’s blackout on Coney Island lasted only about an hour, but for New York City Council hopeful Brian Gotlieb, it should have been long enough to convince government of the dangers of pushing forward with unsupported new development. Comment.
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Nuthin’ but praise

Re: “Barack & Joe and John & Sarah,” “Not for Nuthin” column by Joanna P. DelBuono, 9-4- issue. Comment.
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NIA summer campers enjoy life at center stage

Children enrolled in the Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA) summer camp program took to the stage last week during a special summertime sendoff. Comment.
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New Utrecht reunion

New Utrecht High School’s Class of 1958 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary reunion this year with a buffet dinner and open bar at Sirico’s Caterers, 8015 13th Avenue, October 19 from 12-5 p.m. Comment.
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New exercise classes

The Exercise Studio, Brooklyn’s premier fitness and yoga center, continues its 25th anniversary open house series with a spectacular program for new students only, September 13-14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Comment.
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New effort to firm up middle - 14 Brooklyn schools take part in launch of ‘Success’ campaign

The middle school makeover continues. Comment.
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62nd St. takes the party outside

“Why don’t you come by and sit awhile?” Comment.
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62nd Pct. meeting

The 62nd Precinct Community Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., September 16 at the stationhouse, Bath Avenue & Bay 22nd Street. Comment.
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More parents, less mayor - Many go for changes in school governance

It’s time for Community Education Councils (CEC) to finally have a real say in school matters, group members asserted. Comment.
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Mill Basin day camp kids mark the end of a special summer in Brooklyn

Kids enrolled in the Mill Basin Day Camp traded in their play clothes for elaborate gowns, party duds and carnival masks as they participated in the camp’s annual black tie gala, highlighting the end of another successful summer. Comments (3).
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Marty won’t give up on Dreams - State Senator backs controversial charter school

A local elected official backs a controversial charter school proposal in spite of parents’ opposition. Comment.
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Manor shindigs raise eyebrows - Marty Golden’s spending comes under scrutiny

While constituents may have thought he was out of the catering business, a Bay Ridge lawmaker is still managing to pull himself back in. Comment.
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Last ride is a sad affair

Renee Shervington’s grandson Joshua will be five years old this week and thanks to his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, he’ll be able to one day tell friends that he was at Astroland Amusement Park. Comment.
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300K enough to fix courts, Parks sez

Not to worry, New York City Councilman Mike Nelson says, the shuttered Manhattan Beach basketball courts will indeed be rehabilitated. Comment.
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Jealousy & swastikas

It began with a girl, and ended in an 11-month-stint in prison. Comment.
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Hands off my seat! Extend term limits, sez beep

Add Borough President Marty Markowitz to the list of officials asking Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stake out a definitive position on extending or overturning term limits for all elected city officials. Comment.
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GAVEL TO GAVEL

Judge shoots down NYPD suit Comment.
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Doggone waste of cash

I want to thank Tom Tracy for the insightful article in your August 21 issue, describing how just two Manhattan Beach residents have gotten a $150,000 pledge from Councilman Mike Nelson to spend unnecessarily. Comment.
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Court tosses out gay challenge - Ruling is a loss for Brooklyn senator

A court ruled this week that Governor David Paterson had every right to demand that state agencies begin acknowledging gay marriages that were performed legally outside New York. Comment.
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CB12 meet

Community Board 12 will meet on September 23 at 7 p.m. at the Amico Senior Center, 5901 13th Avenue. Comment.
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Bus stop feuding

I take exception to your one-sided reporting “Bus stop mystery solved.” Comment.
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Add five more charter schools

The school year is now in session and so are several new charter schools. Comment.

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