Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

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BIG SCREECHER - BWECC network leader of the year

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council (BWECC) will celebrate its 48th Gala on November 19 at the beautiful El Caribe. I will be celebrating my 28th year as president of the Bensonhurst West End Community Council and, as my custom every year, will spotlight each honoree in this column, so you will know their credentials, their merits, and their outstanding contributions to the community that earned them their coveted “BWECC Year” award. Comment.
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Two takes on homelessness in NYC - Brooklyn official challenges mayor’s rosy numbers

While the city claims to be winning the war against homelessness, one borough lawmaker is saying that much more must be done, especially in a fiscally fragile time when living on the streets could be a very real possibility for thousands of cash-strapped Brooklynites. Comment.
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46th AssemblyShowdown

One is a former community activist turned assemblymember. The other is a community activist with hopes of snagging the other’s seat. Comment.
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Sam Horowitz marks 90th

Retired Councilman Sam Horwitz was joined by more than 100 family members, friends, former City Council colleagues and supporters during a 90th birthday celebration held in his honor at the exclusive Manhattan Club. Comment.
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Push for hard right turn

Two years after unsuccessfully trying to unseat veteran Democratic Assemblymember Peter Abbate, one local GOP political wannabe is back for a second try. Comment.
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Obama, McCain look-alikes pal around together

‘Mac’ and ‘Bam’ caused quite a stir when they showed up for a homecoming at Kingsborough Community College. Comment.
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Just two guys hanging out

Faculty members Julio Martinez (left) and Andre Montero stump as presidential contenders ‘Bam’ and ‘Mac’ during homecoming festivities at Kingsborough Community College. Comment.
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Just a ‘lull,’ Golden says - Incumbent is upbeat on dismal economic outlook

Economic hard times were the subject when Republican State Senator Marty Golden stopped by at a recent candidates’ forum. Comment.
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Janele vs. the cop - Hyer-Spencer, Cammarata tangle

Citing promises kept and promising future crusades to improve the quality of life in the 60th Assembly District, a first-term assemblymember met with Brooklyn residents to ask for their support as she runs for re-election. Comment.
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IMAX coming to Brooklyn - S’head Bay UA to host super-size cinema experience

Soon, Brooklyn moviegoers won’t have to travel as far to super-size their cinematic experience. Comment.
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Domestic violence vigil

The Park Slope Safe Homes Project, an anti-domestic violence organization that provides support for survivors, will hold its 15th annual Remembrance Vigil on October 16 to honor those who have died as a result of domestic violence in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Daisy cooks with Brooklyn - Celebrity chef keeps hometown on the menu

The fresh fragrance of cilantro filled the air. Comment.
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Crowd around Vito’s seat - Field of four vie to succeed disgraced congressman

The contrasts were clear as the four candidates vying for the congressional seat being vacated by disgraced Rep. Vito Fossella had the opportunity to make contact with Brooklyn voters during a recent forum organized by the Bay Ridge Real Estate Board. Comment.
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Coney charter school OK

A new charter school is one step closer to opening in Coney Island. Comment.
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CB10 public hearing

Community Board 10 will be conducting a public hearing to review and ranks the board’s capital and expense priorities for the Fiscal Year 2010 municipal budget at 7:15 p.m., October 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1305 86th Street. Comment.
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Call for new ‘crisis’ unit - Senator wants NYPD changes

The NYPD needs a new approach in how they handle mentally ill and disturbed residents, one elected official said this week. Comment.
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Bay Ridge Credit Union expands

Snip snip, hooray! The Bay Ridge Credit Union – the place “where people are worth more than money” – has expanded to Sheepshead Bay. On hand to open the lender’s new branch at 1609 Avenue Z are: President Gene Brody, State Senator Marty Golden, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Mike Garthaffner, vice president of the Bay Ridge branch, 9000 4th Avenue (from right) For more information call 718-680-2121. Comment.
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Viking essay contest

During the month of October, the Scandinavian East Coast Museum will be holding its Annual Viking Essay Contest. Children in grades four through six are eligible to compose an essay on the theme of “Scandinavian Explorers.” Comment.
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Two takes on NYC homelessness

While the city claims to be winning the war against homelessness, one borough lawmaker is saying that much more must be done, especially in a fiscally fragile time when living on the streets could be a very real possibility for thousands of cash-strapped Brooklynites. Comment.
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The gang’s all here again - Sheepshead Bay H.S. Founder’s Alumni Association Hall of Fame

Old friends reunited and picked up where they last left off during Sheepshead Bay High School’s Founder’s Alumni Association’s Third Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, held at Il Fornetto restaurant, 2902 Emmons Avenue. Comment.
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15th Annual Remembrance Vigil - Many take a stand against domestic violence

The Park Slope Safe Homes Project, an anti-domestic violence organization that provides support for survivors, will hold its 15th annual Remembrance Vigil on October 16 to honor those who have died as a result of domestic violence in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Tenants tell tales of landlord terror

Civil court attorneys and housing advocacy groups have noticed increased measured by landlords to use harassment to force tenants from their homes, despite the City Council’s passage of the Tenant Protection Act this past March. Comment.
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Tenants press on at Lundy’s - Cherry Hill Gourmet Market tries to get SWO lifted

A stop-work order may have put the brakes on illegal work being performed outside the Lundy’s building on Emmons Avenue, but the new tenants are moving ahead this week with their plans to open the Cherry Hill Gourmet Market inside the landmark structure. Comment.
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Special education forum - Resources, aid for parents

Help is on the way for special education students and their parents. Comment.
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SAT classes

The Federation of Italian Americans is offering free SAT classes at the Beacon Program at Seth Low JHS, 99 Avenue P at West 11th Street, Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. Comment.
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Sam Horwitz marks 90th - Retired councilman celebrates birthday with friends

Retired Councilman Sam Horwitz. was joined by more than 100 family members, friends, former City Council colleagues and supporters during a 90th birthday celebration held in his honor at the exclusive Manhattan Club. Comment.
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Robbed and then shot - Cops probe mom’s death

The young mother killed in last week’s robbery hostage drama in Bensonhurst could have been shot by accident, police officials said this week. Comment.
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Regina-Potter vs. Abbate

Two years after unsuccessfully trying to unseat veteran Democratic Assemblymember Peter Abbate, one local GOP political wannabe is back for a second try. Comment.
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Reaching across the pond

The girls at St. Edmund Preparatory celebrated their fifth year of partnership with the girls at St. Edmund Prep in Salisbury England by sending beautiful cards, essays, poems and displays placed in folders for presentation to the families of 9/11 victims. Comment.
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Parents want liaisons back

Brooklynites are demanding that parent liaisons be rehired for local public schools. Comment.
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New probe into express bus service

State Senator Martin J. Golden has authored an express bus survey and distributed it at local bus stops and through his office to riders of the X 27/X37 and the X 28/X38 bus routes. Comment.
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New Emergency chief

Tucker Woods, DO, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Woods, who has been at LICH since 1999, has served as the department’s vice chair since 2006. Comment.
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New effort to boost film - Pol backs incentive for movie crews to stay local

After seeing New York filmmakers leave for neighboring states and Los Angeles to complete their projects, Councilmember David Yassky is proposing additional tax credits to keep post-production work in the city that so many people in the film industry call home. Comment.
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New addition to Dist. 21 CEC

District 21’s Community Education Council (CEC) has a new member – a parent who was rejected from the group just a few months ago. Comment.
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Martial Arts put bullies in their place

Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Bensonhurst will be hosting a Bully Prevention Seminar for children and parents of the community, October 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Tiger Schulmann’s of Bensonhurst, 8501 New Utrecht Avenue. Comment.
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Make room for bikes - Push is on to open up Brooklyn buildings

City Councilmember David Yassky and other cycling advocates convened on the steps of City Hall last week to push Yassky’s bill requiring office buildings to accommodate bike parking for people who work in them. Comment.
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Library dedicated to hero

A 25-year-old Brooklyn firefighter with a verve for life, who made the supreme sacrifice on 9/11, was immortalized when his local parish dedicated a school library in memory of Firefighter Joseph P. Henry. Comment.
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Learn how to fix up your home

New York City College of Technology’s Division of Continuing Education presents eight individual sessions of “Hands-On Home Repairs: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Home (But Were Afraid to Ask),” Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., October 16 through December 7. There will be no class November 27. Comment.
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IMAX coming to S’head Bay

Soon, Brooklyn moviegoers won’t have to travel as far to super-size their cinematic experience. Comment.
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help

If you’re currently behind in your mortgage, or expect to be behind, come to Neighborhood Housing Services every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m., or twice a month from 6-8 p.m. at 2806 Church Avenue between Nostrand & Rogers avenues, to have your mortgage reviewed. Comment.
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Heavenly blessings on the nabe’s favorite pets

Yelps and howls filled the air as the blessing of the animals got underway at Good Shepherd Church in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
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Health and Spirituality - Fourth annual lecture coming

Lutheran HealthCare will host its fourth annual Health and Spirituality Lecture, October 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Lutheran Medical Center’s main campus, 150 55th Street. Comment.
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Guild to mark 50th

The Guild for Exceptional Children will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a gala Dinner-Dance, 7 p.m., October 17 at the El Caribe Country Club. The fundraising event will support the non-profit agency’s $7 Million Capital Campaign, which will provide expanded services for individuals with developmentally disabilities, and their families. Comment.
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GAVEL TO GAVEL

Local rabbi faces Comment.
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Freaky Night Out Against Crime - Coney Island residents take back the night

By far, this past August’s National Night Out Against Crime was the freakiest Coney Island has seen in a long time. Comment.
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Four chase Vito’s seat - Candidates vie to succeed disgraced congressman

The contrasts were clear as the four candidates vying for the congressional seat being vacated by disgraced Rep. Vito Fossella had the opportunity to make contact with Brooklyn voters during a recent forum organized by the Bay Ridge Real Estate Board. Comment.
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Diabetes fight

Members of the Knights of Pythias’ Genesis Lodge No. 64 in Canarsie will actively support the fraternal order’s statewide participation in the Knights of Pythias Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the fraternal order’s fight against Juvenile Diabetes. Comment.
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Daisy cooks with BK heart - Celeb keeps borough on the menu

The fresh fragrance of cilantro filled the air. Comment.
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Crooks’ latest dodge

Cops have cracked down on thieving apartment-hunters who were scouring the area for more than low-priced flats. Comment.
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Coney charter school gets DOE O.K.

A new charter school is one step closer to opening in Coney Island. Comment.
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classes

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn is offering free GED and free computer classes for the community. Classes will be offered at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P at West 11th Street. Comment.
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Clarification

Please note… Comment.
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Challenge to power grab

Two Brooklyn lawmakers last week proposed city legislation that would enable voters to decide if all city elected office-holders can run for a third four-year term. Comment.
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CB13 appeals for boardwalk rehab

Community Board 13 is asking the city to fix the Riegelman Boardwalk – again. Comment.
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Call for change after Taser death - Time for the creation of a new crisis unit, some say

The NYPD needs a new approach in how it handles mentally ill and disturbed residents, one elected official said this week. Comment.
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Brook-Krasny, Capano tangle

One is a former community activist turned assemblymember. The other is a community activist with hopes of snagging the other’s seat. Comment.
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Assault on term limits - Mayor leads charge to overturn public referendums

Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement last week that he will seek to legislate through the City Council one additional term to the current two-term limit on all city elected office-holders cast a pall on the borough’s top elected position. Comment.
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Add green power to Brigham Park - Planners explore using solar energy and more at two-acre site

Solar-powered trash compactors, composting toilets and maybe even a little wind power thrown in. Comment.

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