Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, May 8, 2009

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Of English & Jack Armstrong

All right, you old fogies, who remembers Jack Armstrong, All American Boy? Comment.
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Go green and save green, climate group urges

Taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your pocketbook, too. Comment.
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On guard against the MTA

Brooklyn! We have to triple our guard. This is their season and they’re dribbling through our legislatures trying to sink tolls on our bridges. Comment.
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Cops hunt cat burglar

Cops are looking for a nocturnal creature that, like most things that go bump in the night, scurries off when they’re discovered. Comment.
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‘State Senator For a Day’ finalists

The finalists have been selected in State Senator Martin J. Golden’s Seventh Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest. Comment.
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New ‘Safety Net’ for Brooklyn pets in crisis

The increase in the number of animals up for adoption in Brooklyn may have less to do with the flagging economy than with the sheer mass of the borough, according to an official with Animal Care and Control of New York City. Comment.
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Department of Education urged to equip school buses with GPS

Council Member Michael C. Nelson, responding to recent unsettling events, is urging the NYC Council to adopt legislation requiring the Department of Education to equip all 7,000 DOE school buses with GPS tracking systems. Comment.
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Developers get more FAR

The city is one step closer to creating affordable condos in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Elephant outrage: activists to protest circus

Elephants haven’t always had an easy time of it in Coney Island − they publicly fried one back in 1903 − but Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus promises to treat its performing pachyderms with the utmost care when the Coney Island “Boom A Ring” debuts next month. Comment.
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Marty jeers ‘theater critics’

Borough President Marty Markowitz is reacting angrily this week to opponents who want to block construction of his new $64 million amphitheater at Asser Levy Seaside Park. Comment.
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P.S. 215 on Amazon safari

Pint−sized eco−buffs at Public School 215 rained cheer on visitors by entertaining them with a show about the world’s most captivating canopy — the Amazon jungle. Comment.
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Youngsters have a ‘field day’ in Bergen Beach

Fit−smart Public School 254 students from Sheepshead Bay locked friendly horns over a tug−o−war battle, relay races and sprint dashes – among other the fun games – during a field day at the Malone Center in Bergen Beach. Comment.
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Buff in your golden years

The “Seniors in Shape” Fifth Fitness For Life Expo, sponsored by EmblemHealth at Aviator Sports & Recreation in Floyd Bennett Field, brought more than 800 attendees from all over Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens. Comment.
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Sunday Psychedelic on Pier 5 is coming

Get psyched for Sunset Psychedelic on Pier 5, Furman and Joralemon streets in the future Brooklyn Bridge Park, from 6−9 p.m., June 4. Come celebrate the beginning of park construction and help kick−off a summer of fun on the waterfront. Comment.
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Raccoons make things rocky

Forget swine flu. Comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Owens: ‘Schools need bailout’

Forget AIG — give public schools a bailout. Comment.
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‘Small minority’ of crime inside Marine Park

Only a relatively small percentage of the crime committed in the 63rd Precinct takes place in Marine Park. Comment.
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Marbury basketball tourney getting bounced

After 14 years, NBA star and Coney Island native Stephon Marbury will soon see his annual hoops tournament in the neighborhood booted from its public housing development basketball court. Comment.
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Obama gear just too hot

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes doesn’t get upset over too many things. Comment.
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Grisly end for beauty

A woman who grew up in Coney Island lost her life there Sunday when she was stabbed to death and then dismembered allegedly by an unhinged livery cab driver obsessed with the young beauty, police said. Comment.
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Bay Pkwy couple slain

A 70−year−old man and his live in girlfriend were found murdered in their Bay Parkway duplex apartment last Thursday in a building that the down−on−his−luck senior once owned, officials said. Comment.
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Murders plague Coney

A staggering spree of violence in the western end of Coney Island has sparked six murders in six weeks and has put the police and the community on edge. Comment.
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Rallying for late firefighter

Even though he was retired from the New York City Fire Department, Brooklyn−born−and−bred Anthony Incarbone came back to New York after 9⁄11 to help with the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Comment.
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Bank bandit menaces teller, escapes with cash

Looking for an illegal bailout... Comment.
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Lottery for senior housing coming

The new Surf Gardens housing development in Coney Island catering exclusively to low−income senior citizens will be ready to accept residents by 2010, this newspaper has learned. The seven−story development, now taking shape between West 31st and 32nd streets at Surf Avenue, will offer residents age 62 and older 77 units of new housing through a lottery system. Comment.
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Weiner wants new marshes for Jamaica Bay

A little “stimulation” might go a long way to save Jamaica Bay’s disappearing marshlands, a federal lawmaker said last week. Comment.
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Making room for religion

A new charter school seeks to open in Brooklyn and have students learn religion in the same building – but it doesn’t matter which religion, according to the school’s leaders. Comment.
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Marbury basketball tourney gets bounced

After 14 years, NBA star and Coney Island native Stephon Marbury will soon see his annual hoops tournament in the neighborhood booted from its public housing development basketball court. Comment.
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State denies Project Esteem’s bid to open

The state’s decision to block a new drug and alcohol treatment center from opening on Mermaid Avenue is being widely applauded in Coney Island this week. Comment.
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P.S. 153 cheers first 100 years!

When Public School 153 opened its doors in 1909, a new home cost under $3,000, astronomers sighted Pluto and the nation of Cuba became a republic. Comment.
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Cancer Care Techs graduate!

Calvary held its 48th Graduation Ceremony for their Cancer Care Technician (CCT) Program. It was their largest graduating class ever, 29 CCTs, who will work at the Bronx Hospital and their Brooklyn Campus at Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street. Comment.
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A special salute to outstanding women

State Senator Martin J. Golden hosted an event in conjunction with the national celebration of Women’s History Month, and honored Eddie Bellochino, girl scout leader, St. Frances Cabrini; Sylvia LaCerra, former principal, PS 200 and member of Community Education Council District 20; Alice Lee, assistant principal, PS 105; Police Officer Susan Porcello, NYPD, 68th Precinct, and Janice Yang, Asian Community Outreach Department, Maimonides Medical Center. Comment.
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Brooklyn cyclist pedals hard to defeat scourge of cancer

Park Slope resident Lisa Indovino had always been an athlete ever since her Venice, Florida childhood, when her father tossed her softball pitches and taught her how to ride a bike. Comment.
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African vibe: P.S. 52 students celebrate continent’s richness

Pulsating rhythms and delightful ditties hailed the continent credited with being the birthplace of mankind when starry−eyed students at Public School 52 performed a musical tribute to Africa. Comment.
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Charter school wants to make room for religion

A new charter school seeks to open in Brooklyn and have students learn religion in the same building – but it doesn’t matter which religion, according to the school’s leaders. Comment.
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‘Stamp Out Hunger’ effort launched

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosted the kickoff of Brooklyn’s “Stamp Out Hunger!” campaign at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street. Comment.
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Waste Management executives ring NY Stock Exchange bell for Earth Day

Waste Management executives and employees kicked off Earth Day on Wall Street by sounding the New York Stock Exchange’s opening bell to mark the 39th international observance of environmental awareness. Comment.
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Hate to drop a call: cops collar cell phone speeder

The high−speed car chase through the streets of Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay reminded some law enforcement agents of a scene out of the TV show “Cops.” Comment.
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Obama gear too hot to handle

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes doesn’t get upset over too many things. Comment.
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Sparkling field of dreams

Budding Derek Jeters had a ball heading over to their local green for rites and a game during opening day of the Grace−Gravesend Little League. Comment.
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Big appetite for upcoming Brooklyn Food Conference at John Jay High School

Everything we eat is food for thought −− at least according to organizers of the Brooklyn’s Food Conference, which seeks to explore issues ranging from sustainability to healthful eating, in ways that borough residents old and young can both learn from and enjoy. Comment.
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Bank bandit menaces Dime teller

Looking for an illegal bailout... Comment.
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Glittering prizes for Kings Bay youth

Watch out, Eli Manning! Comment.
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Blood drops lead to arrest of burglary crew

A crew of crackerjack investigators helped take down a burglary crew allegedly led by a violent ringleader who has had his fair share of run−ins with the law. Comment.
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Coney suffers six murders in six weeks

A staggering spree of violence in the western end of Coney Island has sparked six murders in six weeks and has put the police and the community on edge. Comment.
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Wine−ing’ helps fight breast cancer

Raise a toast to research aimed at finding a cure for breast cancer, and help those afflicted by the disease. Comment.
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Kids for a Better Future 3rd annual walkathon

Kids for a Better Future, a non−profit organization run by kids, which supports children’s rights all around the world, will hold its Third Annual Walkathon starting at 10:30 a.m., May 9. Comment.
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Bklyn officials votin’ for some tokin’

Brooklyn state legislators have high hopes for a renewed push to legalize medical marijuana in New York. Comment.
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Legionnaires salute crime−busters

It was a tall salute from one group of heroes to another. Comment.
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A bam−boozled president yields to yobos

President Barack Obama must be trying to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for befriending the most bullies during his first 100 days in office. Comment.
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Brooklyn author claims ‘09 Pulitzer Prize for ‘Ruined’

As accolades and awards continue to pile up for Boerum Hill playwright Lynn Nottage, her heart and soul remains rooted in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Brooklyn Chamber pushes borough agenda in Albany

Energy, healthcare and Health insurance topped the list of legislative issues that the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce members brought to Albany in the annual lobbying trip. Comment.
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Singer: ‘Civilian of the Month’

Longtime civic activist Pat Singer (third from right) received the “Civilian of the Month” honors at the recent 60th Precinct community Council meeting. Comment.
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Devil driver: ‘I killed her’

A woman who grew up in Coney Island lost her life there Sunday when she was stabbed to death and then dismembered allegedly by an unhinged livery cab driver obsessed with the young beauty, police said. Comment.
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Lottery for new senior housing coming up

The new Surf Gardens housing development in Coney Island catering exclusively to low−income senior citizens will be ready to accept residents by 2010, this newspaper has learned. The seven−story development, now taking shape between West 31st and 32nd streets at Surf Avenue, will offer residents age 62 and older 77 units of new housing through a lottery system. Comments (1).
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Power to Learn marks 10th year

Cablevision’s Power to Learn education initiative is celebrating its 10th anniversary of supporting K−12 education in the tri−state region through technology. In Brooklyn alone, Power to Learn has benefited more than 400 schools and libraries. Comment.
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Schools need a bailout, Owens declares!

Forget AIG −− give public schools a bailout. Comment.
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Stimulus money brings smiles to the Coney Island boardwalk

Assemblymembers Steven Cymbrowitz and Alec Brook−Krasny applauded Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to allocate $15 million of federal stimulus money for repair of the Riegelmann Boardwalk, which forms the southern border of each assemblyman’s district. Comment.
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Veterans discuss USA’s role overseas

American war heroes, including a 21−year−old soldier serving in Afghanistan, mulled over Washington’s foreign policy during a panel discussion in Coney Island, presented by the Veterans Outreach Project of Urban Neighborhood Services. Comment.
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Kid Power & the Planet Protectors wow neighborhood kids

Health−smart eco−buffs at Public School 277 received a lesson in the value of personal and environmental preservation from ‘Slim Goodbody,’ himself, when actor Bruce Wilson stopped by with the low−down on how to keep the body and the planet ticking soundly. Comment.
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NY Methodist Hospital gala event

New York Methodist Hospital’s annual Board of Trustees “Candlelight Gala,” will be held May 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the hospital’s Institute for Neurosciences. Comment.
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‘Oscar’ night for the nabe’s boys in blue

A wave of dress blue uniforms crashed down on Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach recently as the 61st Precinct passed out its 2008 Medal Day awards. Comment.
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Farm fresh goodness at returning Greenmarket

The Bay Ridge Greenmarket is coming back. Comment.
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Brooklyn Women’s Rugby team plays tough

Since forming two years ago, the Brooklyn Women’s Rugby team has traveled the Northeast, going out−of−state to play teams from Philadelphia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Comment.

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