Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008

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SPEAK OUT - Abe Stark Rink: Coney’s secret handout

It is some five, or more years since Mayor Mike Bloomberg “took over” Coney Island as a leader on his agenda. Comment.
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BIG SCREECHER - Madelene Taub-Chan: Woman of the Year

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council will celebrate its 48th Gala on November 19 at the beautiful El Caribe. As you well know by now, I will be celebrating my 28th year as President of the BWECC and as is my custom every year, I spotlight each honoree in this column, so you know their credentials, their merits, and their outstanding contributions to the community that earned them their coveted ‘BWECC Year” award. Now I will spotlight this wonderful lady, Madelene Chan. Comment.
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St. Francis College chooses its new president

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, elected officials and religious leaders attended the culmination of a week-long celebration marking the inauguration of Brendan J. Dugan as the 18th President of St. Francis College. Comment.
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Recovery project walks across Brooklyn bridge

The long road to self-healing took a step in the right direction when the Recovery Project presented a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to confront the stigma of addiction. Comment.
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Mother’s killer remains at large

A Bensonhurst street was awash in candlelight last week as mourners remembered a young mother murdered during a brazen early-morning heist. Comment.
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Molinari backs Cochrane - Former S.I. president ‘delighted’ in pick

There’s a new show horse on the political merry-go-round that keeps turning, non-stop, in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Vito Fossella. Comment.
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Inside term limit battleground - Pols take sides in fierce political game of tug-of-war

As the City Council debates several bills concerning term limit extensions for all citywide offices, Brooklyn lawmakers, good government groups and the legal profession continue to parade their views publicly while jockeying their positions behind the scenes. Comment.
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Funds funnel into Victory void - State spends millions to allow other hospitals to improve

The state sent millions of dollars to local hospitals to cope with the closing of Victory Memorial Hospital. Comment.
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Feathers fly over religious rites - PETA clashes with rabbi

The debate over the arcane Orthodox ritual of kapparot – in which Jews ritually sacrifice chickens as they purge themselves of their sins before Yom Kippur – has turned into a snarling dog fight between a borough religious leader and animal rights activists. Comment.
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Delay’s foul stench - Time runs out on Owls pledge

Leave it to a Ridgite to come up with a heretofore unexpressed reason for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to change his position on term limits. Comment.
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Brooklyn pivotal in 60 AD race

Brooklyn’s part of the 60th Assembly District may hold the key to victory for the candidates, this November 4th. Comment.
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BK designers vow to be ‘tops’ on reality show

Brooklynites are taking Bravo by storm. Bravo’s hit reality show “Top Design” that is. Comment.
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Bay Ridge United Church adopts new chaplain

The Bay Ridge United Church of Bay Ridge has adopted another chaplain under the Adopt-A-Chaplain Program. The church has been involved in Adopt-A-Chaplain with Chaplain 1LT Virginia Emery who was in Iraq but has returned to the states. Comment.
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‘Agent Heroes’ reporting - Allstate Insurance Company salutes Brooklyn staffers

Allstate Agents Gennaro De Simone and Christina De Simone, whose De Simone Enterprises office is at 7023 Avenue U, were named Agent Heroes by Allstate Insurance Company’s New York Region for awarding a $1,000 grant to a local youth program. Comment.
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Writers talking U.S. politics

Brooklyn College will present “Brooklyn on My Mind,” a special evening featuring prominent writers who will discuss the 2008 Presidential race, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. The event, titled “Election 2008: Left and Right,” will be held at Brooklyn College in the Whitman Auditorium, 2900 Bedford Avenue. Comment.
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Twain steps up to challenge - Students help raise funds to battle breast cancer

When Elizabeth Calise saw that her school, Mark Twain IS 239, raised the second most of any school in Brooklyn for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, she wasn’t satisfied. She knew they could do better. Comment.
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27th Annual Brooklyn christopher Columbus parade

Spectacular floats, marching bands and costumed strollers were among the crowd pleasers as festive frolickers embraced the dolce vita by kicking off the 27th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade along Christoforo Colombo Boulevard. Comment.
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S’head Bay store clerk gunned down - Cops on the hunt for duo wanted in connection with six other crimes

A pair of masked gunmen are being sought for shooting a Sheepshead Bay liquor store employee during a brazen gunpoint robbery – the seventh that the duo has reportedly committed since the beginning of September, according to police. Comment.
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Something wicked underground - Time for Halloween ghost stories inside Brooklyn’s ‘Lost Subway’ tunnel

The season of the witch has gotten to urban explorer Bob Diamond. Comment.
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SFC chooses its new president - Profs, students celebrate the inauguration of Brendan J. Dugan

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, elected officials and religious leaders attended the culmination of a week-long celebration marking the inauguration of Brendan J. Dugan as the 18th President of St. Francis College. Comment.
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Ribbon cut on new group home

A $100,000 grant in Coney Island can go a long way. For the Institute for Community Living (ICL) West 12th Street Residence, home to nine men and women with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities, it means a new van, garden patio, kitchen cabinets and counters, wood flooring and huge smiles. Comment.
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P.S. 52 Garden honors Principal Michael Carr

A garden grows in memory of Principal Michael Carr at Public School 52. Comment.
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Prayers for shattered life - Mom’s killer still at large

A Bensonhurst street was awash in candlelight last week as mourners remembered a young mother murdered during a brazen early-morning heist. Comment.
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Pediatric cancer

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation will sponsor its second annual “Make a Difference Day” family ice-skating and carnival, October 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Aviator Sports & Recreation, Hanger 5 Floyd Bennett Field. Comment.
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Park cleanup

Join in for a fun filled Park Cleanup on October 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prospect Park. Help prepare for the biggest weekend of the season, Halloween. Comment.
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Noxious spill hits Bay - ‘Overpowering’ stench sparks multi-agency response

Officials still don’t know exactly what that oily stuff was pouring into Sheepshead Bay last Friday afternoon, but it made more than a few people nauseous. Comment.
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Next BWECC meeting

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council (BWECC) will hold its monthly Open Community Meeting at 8 p.m., October 27 at the FIAO Beacon Center at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P. Comment.
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New advisory committee

The 60th Precinct Community Council is now forming a Council Advisory Committee, that will work as part of the council and will be vital in helping interaction with the police department. Comment.
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Molinari backs Cochrane run

There’s a new show horse on the political merry-go-round that keeps turning, non-stop, in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Vito Fossella. Comment.
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Kids & adoption

Spence-Chapin’s Adoption Resource Center (ARC) offers continuing education through a series of workshops and speakers in Brooklyn. All families formed through adoption are invited to these events. Comment.
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Inside the battle over term limits - Pols choose sides in the battle of their political lives

As the City Council debates several bills concerning term limit extensions for all citywide offices, Brooklyn lawmakers, good government groups and the legal profession continue to parade their views publicly while jockeying their positions behind the scenes. Comment.
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Hospital to nowhere

I’ve been following the saga of Victory Memorial in your paper, and the last story of the 150 leads me to write. Comment.
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Hebrew charter school OK - DOE gives green light to controversial program

The city Department of Education (DOE) has approved the creation of a Hebrew-themed charter school. Comment.
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Health care system that’s killing you

There’s no reason why Brooklynites have to die from cancer, according to a health advocate. Comment.
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Golden paints rosy outlook - Running unopposed, senator is upbeat on economy

Economic hard times were the subject when Republican State Senator Marty Golden stopped by at a recent candidates’ forum. Comment.
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Funds funneled into Victory void - Surrounding hospitals get help to upgrade and expand services

The state sent millions of dollars to local hospitals to cope with the closing of Victory Memorial Hospital. Comment.
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Ford St. bargains

Schmooze with your neighbors and walk away with great bargains during a block-wide yard sale along Ford Street between Voorhies Avenue & Avenue Z in Sheepshead Bay, October 18 at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Comment.
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Fierce Condo blaze - 7 hurt on Burnett Street

A retired cop was left clinging to life this week after a fire erupted in his Marine Park apartment building. Comment.
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DOB raps Windjammer - 15 rooms forced to close

A Sheepshead Bay motel with a problematic prior history was hit with 15 building code violations last week. Comment.
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Designs on ‘Top’ spot - Two vie for cable TV glory

Brooklynites are taking Bravo by storm. Bravo’s hit reality show “Top Design” that is. Comment.
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Chicken ritual sparks PETA squawk

The debate over the arcane Orthodox ritual of kapparot – in which Jews ritually sacrifice chickens as they purge themselves of their sins before Yom Kippur – has turned into a snarling dog fight between a borough religious leader and animal rights activists. Comment.
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Car crashes through photo shop

A quiet afternoon on Brighton Beach Avenue near Brighton 6th Street was shattered with the sound of exploding wood, brick and glass last week as a wayward motorist slammed through the front of a neighborhood photography store. Officials were told that the elderly driver got behind the wheel at 1:30 p.m. on October 8 and somehow mistook the driving gear for the reverse gear. When he hit the gas, he reportedly hopped the curb and backed up right into the store. A woman inside the store was hit by flying glass, but no other injuries were reported, officials said. Comment.
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Brothers keep a step ahead - Gilhuleys impress in Interscholastic Cross Country Meet

Brothers Paul Gilhuley and Joseph Gilhuley finished among the top 20 runners in the Varsity ‘B’ Division of the 36th annual Manhattan College Interscholastic Cross Country meet over the 2.5 mile Van Cortlandt Park course in The Bronx on a delightful, sunny Saturday last weekend. Comment.
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A better way to park your bicycle - Brooklyn firms compete in design contest

Two Brooklyn design firms are among the 10 finalists in an international competition destined to propel bicycle racks from ho-hum street furniture to utilitarian works of art. Comment.

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