Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

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BIG SCREECHER - Don’t get mad at telemarketers – get even!

Akim Tamiroff was an old wonderful character actor with a Russian accent, who I don’t even know is still alive, and what suddenly brings him to mind is what he once said in a movie…Don’t provoke me! Three simple, but succinct words that has remained with me as an integral part of my temperament. Comment.
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Hottest tickets in town - Locals vie for a seat at the presidential inauguration

Obama-mania has hit Coney Island. Comment.
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Bath beach ‘war zone’ - Heavy weapons taken off streets

An assault weapon more likely to be found in the pages of “Soldier of Fortune” than the streets of Brooklyn was recovered from a Bensonhurst apartment building during a recent gun bust, officials said. Comment.
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‘Body snatcher’ awaits sentencing

The lid is about to be sealed on the coffin of the four ghouls responsible for looting hundreds of corpses in a Brooklyn-based body harvesting scam. Comment.
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Toys for Tots collecting

State Senator Marty Golden, will be collecting gifts for the 2008 Toys for Tots Drive, sponsored by the United States Marines with collection boxes available at both of Golden’s district offices, 7408 5th Avenue and 3610 Quentin Road. Comment.
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Topsy-turvy bus tweaks

To the chagrin of parents, school bus routes may be revamped — again. Comment.
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Patchwork for a cure - AIDS quilt on view Dec. 1-3

As part of the international commemoration of World AIDS Day, December 1, sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 90,000 individuals lost to AIDS – will be on view December 1-3 at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 357 Clermont Avenue. This free display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt is being hosted by Bishop Loughlin Campus Ministry and visitors may attend December 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Comment.
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Obama ticket blitz

Anticipating the “end of an era” and the start of a new chapter in American history, Brooklynites this week have flooded the offices of their representatives in Congress with requests to see Barack Hussein Obama officially sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Comment.
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Narcotics team makes the grade - Kudos for cops of 60th Pct’s SNEU

Teamwork, courage, observation — they are all hallmarks of a police precinct’s street narcotics enforcement unit, also known as SNEU. Comment.
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Lucia Fest

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum will holding its annual Lucia Fest at 7 p.m., December 5 at Salem Lutheran Church, 450 67th Street. Comment.
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I.S. 96 principal Fein to retire - Caring man ‘devoted a lifetime to students’

After nearly four decades in the public school system, a veteran educator is retiring. Comment.
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Hats off to outstanding Italian-Americans

A group of “outstanding” Italian Americans were hailed for their contributions to the community when State Senator Marty Golden honored a diverse group of notables for heritage pride month. Comment.
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Free morning tennis for kids

The New York Junior Tennis League offers its early morning winter program with free tennis to Brooklyn youngsters, ages six to 18, at the Prospect Park Tennis Center, 305 Coney Island Avenue, Saturdays, 6:30-8 a.m. and Heights Casino, 75 Montague Street, Sundays, 6-8 a.m. Comment.
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A bit of italy in brooklyn

Elders put on the glitz and grooved to la dolce vita as they tripped the light fantastic during an Italian-themed senior ball at the Crown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Comment.
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drive

The Dyker Heights Civic Association is sponsoring a Dog Coat and Blanket Drive on November 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. Comment.
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Budget axe ‘scares’ parents - Fear cuts will force doors closed to after-school activity

The prospect of additional budget cuts for Brooklyn public schools is “scary,” parents say. Comment.
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Big-hearted local opens free gym for kids

Help Our Neighborhood Kids (HONK) just opened in Sheepshead Bay as a center for children looking for fun activities after school. Comment.
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B4 bus earns its share of local gripes - Riders complain Bensonhurst-Bay Ridge line slow, infreqent

It’s slower than molasses on a blustery day and Dyker Heights Civic Association members let a New York City Transit official know it at their recent meeting. Comments (1).

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

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Police Blotter

Police have released a surveillance photo of the man responsible for robbing the Dime Savings Bank at 2172 Coyle Street. Comment.
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Gavel to Gavel

Not going to the principal’s office Comment.
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Consumer’s Corner

Hey, there’s no reason why you should have to head out on your next shopping safari alone. It can be a jungle out there, so why not bring your pals at the Consumer Corner along to help out. Just take a few minutes to read the space here and we’ll try to point you in the right direction. Comment.
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Win a trip to Hawaii

A school lunch form could earn a trip to Hawaii. Comment.
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Tunnel king’s mom passes away-Elsa Diamond dies at the age of 85

Elsa Diamond, the indefatigably enthusiastic mother of urban explorer Bob Diamond, died Nov. 9 at Maimonides Medical Center. She was 85 years old. Comment.
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Trying to get a handle on thefts-

If the cops from the 62nd Precinct can get a handle on all the robberies going on, life would be perfect in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach. Comment.
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Traffic light anger grows

The New York City Department of Transportation just doesn’t care, isn’t listening, or is fast asleep. Comment.
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Tougher road to street renamings

Local residents should expect to see fewer blocks named in honor of their late friends and neighbors now that the city has instituted new guidelines regulating the practice. Comment.
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Tolls rear their ugly heads-Bleak economic climate revives call to charge bridge fees

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, talks are again promoting tolls for borough motorists crossing East River bridges. Comment.
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The check ain’t in the mail for homeowners-Community backlash for mayor’s $400 property tax rebate ax

Mayor Michael Bloombergís controversial plan to axe the $400 property tax rebate appears to have tripped over itself. Comment.
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18th Ave. merchants cry foul-Rash of complaints raise questions about validity of claims

A flurry of anonymous 311 calls funneled through to the city Departm ent of Buildings has merchants on the busy 18th Avenue commercial corridor feeling like they are being targeted. Comment.
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S’head Bay motorcyclist struck

A 24-year-old motorcyclist was clinging to life Sunday following a horrific crash at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue W. Comment.
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Spitzer muckraker

William Rashbaum, the New York Times reporter who broke the story of the scandal involving former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, will speak at an upcoming breakfast lecture at Temple Beth Emeth v’Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek. Comment.
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Shot dead in his tracks - Cops defend Coney shooting

The NYPD is defending the actions of a police officer who shot and killed a homeless man during a tense confrontation outside a Coney Island church. Comment.
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Serial bandit wanted in 16 bank jobs

A poker-faced thief armed with menacing missives is making a career out of robbing Brooklyn’s financial institutions. Comment.
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Razing the roof in Coney

Imagine Liza Minnelli belting out “New York, New York” underneath a giant potato chip. Comment.
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Public school ‘brain drain’

Educators fear public school students will jump ship for private and parochial schools. Comment.
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Pink power strikes a blow against breast cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and of Lutheran’s 125th Anniversary, Lutheran HealthCare staff and visitors participated in Think Pink Day. More than 125 employees, visitors and members of the community dressed in pink and gathered in the hospital’s main lobby, 150 55th Street, to pose for a photograph. Attendees were provided with information on breast cancer and a free mammogram was raffled off. For additional information you may visit the web at www.LutheranMedicalCenter.com. Comment.
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Odd man out in the Brooklyn delegation-State Senator Marty Golden faces difficult assignment in realigned legislature

With Democrats grabbing a majority in the State Senate for the first time since the 1960s, most Brooklyn legislators are jubilant. Comment.
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New bill to kill 3rd terms-Brooklyn legislators back measure to upend mayor

“It ain’t over until it’s over.” Comment.
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Nativity lighting

Visitation Academy will host its annual Advent Nativity Lighting ceremony, November 30 at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Visitation Academy, 8902 Ridge Boulevard. Comment.
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More power to Powsners

Pictured is the Courier’s own Lou Powsner proudly doting on new one-week old, great granddaughter, Amanda Ivy Powsner. Congratulations! Comment.
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Lost tunnel tour in December-Subterranean adventure lies underneath Atlantic Avenue

Old Man Winter isn’t about to faze tunnel trailblazer Bob Diamond. Comment.
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Longer youngsters get a little holiday help

Pat Singer, founder and executive director of the Brighton Neighborhood Association (BNA), abandoned her broom from last year and added a web for this year’s Halloween celebration, donning a Spider Woman costume. Comment.
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LIU to host day care fair

Council members Letitia James and Bill de Blasio will host a Day Care Fair on November 22 from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. at the Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza. Comment.
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LGBTs clash with Mormons

Borough Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples upset at the success of California’s Proposition 8 are taking their fight to the source of their opposition: the Mormon Church. Comment.
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Kruger’s gang cross Gov. Paterson-Legislators stand in the way of leadership appointment, gay marriage

The legalization of gay marriage tops the list of legislative goals currently being held hostage by State Senator Carl Kruger and the mavericks that make up his “independent caucus.” Comment.
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JWV reflects on lives lost during Nazi holocaust

The memories of those, who perished in the horror — plus those who lived to tell the tale — were offered a poignant tribute during a Holocaust memorial at Washington Cemetery. Comment.
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Hope for Black Friday

The holiday season is fast approaching, and there’s a major push on to showcase the borough’s retail opportunities, with the goal of keeping shopping dollars on this side of the East River. Comment.
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Hip-Hop gear at War VI-Boutique offers half-off sale on every item in the store

If life sometimes seems like a battle, surrender to the comforts offered at War VI (8707 Fifth Avenue, 718-238-3773), a clothing store. Comment.
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Get along slow poke! B63 ranked the slowest bus ride in the borough

If time is of the essence, Brooklyn commuters should take special care to avoid the B63. Comment.
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Fall crafts fair

The Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts is hosting their 2nd annual Autumn Craft Fair on November 22 from 12 — 5 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Church. Comment.
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DOE opens budget gripe mail box- Brooklyn parents invited to forward criticism and complaints via e-mail

Parents can now voice their frustrations directly to the city Department of Education (DOE). Comment.

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