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Thursday, May 21, 2009

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State−of−the−art science

Snip, snip hooray! Comment.
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P.S. 52 jumps at the chance to help out

Big−hearted youngsters stepped up the battle to find a cure for heart disease by putting their best foot forward for a benefit jump−a−thon at Public School 52. Comment.
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Flap over flotsam & jetsam

The state is giving a Gerritsen Beach land owner just over two weeks to clean up the crumbling docks behind his property, this paper has learned. Comment.
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Manhattan Beach jeers proposal to extend B74 bus

Efforts to improve traffic conditions within the confines of Community Boards 11, 13 and 15 hit a brick wall last week when outraged residents said absolutely “no way” to many of the proposed changes. Comment.
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Senator for a day essay winners

State Senator Martin J. Golden announced that the winner of the 2009 Senator for a Day Contest is eighth grader Alexandra Capellini of the Genesis at Xaverian High School. Comment.
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An ‘important juncture’ for LICH

Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn kicked off its 150th year of serving the Brooklyn community with a reception hosted by Dominick Stanzione, Interim President. Comment.
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Hard times plus hard drugs equals crime

Financial recessions doesn’t lead to crime −− at least not directly, according to Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes. Comment.
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Baby Bodyguards: on call to handle toddler trouble

When you have a baby, nothing is as secure as it once was — not even your own home. Comment.
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Salsa makes for a snappy showcase

Rapt visitors had a muy bueno tiempo when starry−eyed students at Public School 52 put a snazzy foot forward for a salsa dance showcase. Comment.
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Ratner claims victory in bid to build arena

With a major court victory behind him, developer Bruce Ratner is applying the full−court press to break ground on an arena this year that will eventually land the NBA’s Nets in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Sexual predator on parole eyed in nighttime burglaries

A parolee who spent 17 years in prison for sodomy has been arrested for allegedly breaking into area homes late at night when his victims were asleep. Comment.
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‘Mona Lisa Cafe’ sitting pretty on 86th Street

A local watering hole is one step closer to expanding its outdoor cafÉ. Comment.
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Thor Festival debut is a bust

So far, Thor Equities’ highly publicized “Festival by the Sea” and “Dreamland” attractions have been a bigger bust in Coney Island than last season’s “Summer of Hope,” − and there isn’t much indication that this weekend will be any more promising. Comment.
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Brooklyn Business Summit coming

Small business owners and entrepreneurs: join hundreds of business people for 16 free workshops, one−on−one clinics and much more at the first annual Brooklyn Business Summit May 27 at PolyTech University, Six Metrotech Center. Comment.
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Parents’ new demands

Parents in School District 20 are demanding that they have a stronger role in the public school system. Comment.
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‘Air in the face’ thrills at Coney

Twelve acres of outdoor amusements in Coney Island is enough room to provide the masses with an “air in the face” experience packed with “speed, thrills and adrenaline.” Comment.
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Old−time stickball

Come out for an old−time stickball reunion and knock the ol’ Spaldeen around from 12−4 p.m., May 30 on Coyle Street and Avenue U. Comment.

Monday, May 18, 2009

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2 paws up for rescuers

They’re always there for us, so we should be there for them. Comment.
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Beep backs Brighton plan − with bungalow conditions

The proposed rezoning plan for Brighton Beach “would substantially reduce development potential” in the bungalow district, according to Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment.
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Criticism of Coney Island rezoning softens

With two key endorsements now under its belt, the city is quickly closing in on a successful conclusion to the rezoning of Coney Island and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. Comment.
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Coney CERT knew all about scary flyover

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have been in the dark about Air Force One’s controversial flyover in Manhattan, but Coney Island’s rescue unit wasn’t. Comment.
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P.S. 255 excels at the scientific method

Mom and dad glowed with pride as they watched their pint−sized Einsteins conduct experiments of research and deduction during a science fair at Public School 255. Comment.
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Beep backs Brighton rezoning − with bungalow conditions

The proposed rezoning plan for Brighton Beach “would substantially reduce development potential” in the bungalow district, according to Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment.
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Cherry Hill is open

Cherry Hill Gourmet is marking its first full week in business inside Lundy’s landmarked building, despite findings from Department of Buildings that the enterprise is operating contrary to zoning. Comment.
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Reading challenge

Assemblyman William Colton reminds children and families that the Assembly’s 2009 Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner and his office will distribute the Assembly’s brochures to schools and parents. Comment.
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Bill courts Manhattan Beach

Mild−mannered Comptroller William Thompson didn’t exactly come out swinging when he visited the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA) last week, but he did have some choice words for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comment.
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Thrill of the grill grips S’head Bay

A steaming chili smack−down and a grand grill−fest called on local chefs to flex their barbecue muscle for cash prizes and bragging rights during a benefit cook−out in Sheepshead Bay for St. Mark Church. Comment.
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Salute to ‘Black Hand’ foe

Reflecting upon the courage and bravery of an Italian immigrant who became a respected police officer and fought against the scourge of organized crime, a plaque dedication ceremony was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe RC Church in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Lt. Joseph Petrosino. Comment.
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Coney Island insists on more affordable housing

Residents in Coney Island are once again speaking out about the proposed plan to redevelop their community. Comment.
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Standoff on West 6th St.

Heavily armed police officers were called to West 6th Street in Gravesend Tuesday morning when a domestic dispute ended with an area man barricading himself inside his home with a gun. Comment.
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Kings Bay Y honors lives lost in the Holocaust

Heartbreaking memories drew survivors to a community−wide Holocaust memorial ceremony service at the Kings Bay Y. Comment.
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Cops and the community gather in show of unity

Sunday’s bright sunshine was bouncing off police badges and wide smiles alike as members of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South held their annual Unity Showcase Festival. Comment.
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Tall salute and green thumbs up for new ‘Parkies’

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and members of the Urban Park Service celebrated the newest classes of Urban Park Rangers, Parks Enforcement Patrol and Central Communications staff members, and honored Parkies who have contributed to the Urban Park Service’s success during an event held at the Prospect Park Picnic House. Comment.
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Free health screenings

Free health screenings and information will be offered free to the public at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Spring Health Fair, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Kings Highway Division, 3201 Kings Highway. Comment.
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Here comes BayFest ‘09

The 18th annual BayFest, Sheepshead Bay’s yearly festival of the fleet presented by the Bay Improvement Group (BIG), will be held from 12−6 p.m., May 17 along Emmons Avenue. Comment.
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Pull up an intricately designed armchair

From a chair crafted out of tennis balls to a table hewn from a massive, curving slice of wood, the home furnishing creations of Brooklyn designers and artisans strutted like fanciful peacocks −− think, birds of a distinctly different color −− across warehouse and showroom spaces in DUMBO, all gussied up for the annual Bklyn Designs show. Comment.
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Knocking on freedom’s door at I.S. 228

The art, dance, drama, and vocal students of David A. Boody Middle School−IS 228 celebrated African−American heritage with a performance of “The Door: A Black History Journey of Freedom, Hope, and Progress” in the school’s auditorium, 228 Avenue S in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn. Comment.

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