Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, June 5, 2009

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‘Inhumane’ pols are scored

If they had opposable thumbs and could pull an election booth lever, the borough’s pet population would vote these animals out of office! Comment.
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Block party fever grips residents of Devon Avenue

How do Brooklynites ring in the start of summer? Comment.
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Fontbonne Hall keeps on winning

The academic team from Fontbonne Hall Academy has continued its remarkable winning streak. Comment.
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Prom dress giveaway makes dreams come true

Brooklyn Cinderellas found the prom dress of their dreams – or close to it – during a gown giveaway in Flatbush. Comment.
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Help put cancer on the run

The Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society (ACS) — a gathering of friends, families and co−workers who team up to walk the track in relay fashion in the hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who are battling cancer will be supported and that one day, cancer will be eliminated — will be held all day, June 13 at the Fort Hamilton High School athletic field, 83rd Street & Narrows Avenue. Comment.
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‘Michael Fischetti Way’ debuts

Fond words and misty−eyes recalled a “guardian” of Brooklyn, who established a local organization for neurological disorders while operating a pair of successful local businesses – and whose legacy will live on at the corner of East 27th Street and Avenue Z, now also “Michael Fischetti Way.” Comments (1).
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The Ferraro Award

The 62nd Precinct Community Council will present The Michael J. Ferraro Community Service Award to graduates of elementary schools within the boundaries of the 62nd Precinct, at 7:30 p.m., June 10 at the St. Finbar Center, 1825 Bath Avenue. Comment.
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Penny−pinching kids come thru

An “easily forgotten” copper coin was transformed into a “powerful tool for youth action and service” – plus a pot of gold – when big−hearted students from Intermediate School 14 donated the fruits of their Penny Harvest fundraising labors to the Bay Family Center. Comment.
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Theater critics blast Board

Angry critics of the new $64 million amphitheater planned for Asser Levy Seaside Park are steaming mad this week, wondering why Community Board 13 did not bother to record their opposition to the project. Comment.
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New fears about the safety of Brooklyn’s water supply

The machinations of energy companies in upstate New York could have a devastating impact on Brooklyn’s drinking water, a local lawmaker warned last week. Comment.
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Overall crime down; murder is up

Nearly five months into 2009, crime in Bensonhurst continues to plummet. Comment.
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‘Flawless’ plan earns cops top honors at the 62nd

Police officers affiliated with the Brooklyn South Task Force, as well as the 62nd Precinct, were in the spotlight, honored as the precinct’s “Cops of the Month” for May. Comment.
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Town Hall meeting

State Senator Martin J. Golden will host a community town hall meeting for the residents of Gravesend and Bensonhurst at 7 p.m., June 11 at the David A. Boody School−IS 228, 228 Avenue S. Comment.
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Kids run with the power of ‘change’

The subjects ranged from animal cruelty to the atrocity of children compelled to serve as soldiers as area students demonstrated the “write stuff” during an essay contest sponsored by the Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC). Comment.
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Most Precious Blood Parish to celebrate pastor’s milestone

The Most Precious Blood Parish will celebrate 65 years of priesthood for their Pastor Emeritus, Father Vincent Termine, at the El Caribe Country Club, 5945 Strickland Avenue in Mill Basin, June 14 from 2−6 p.m. Comments (3).
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Family Justice Center at five

Whenever he gets the opportunity, it seems, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes makes a point of talking up his office’s Family Justice Center. Comment.
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Friends of Kaiser Park

Four community notables were recognized for their support of a local emerald empire when Friends Of Kaiser Park (FOKP) held its annual awards dinner at Paradise Caterers. Comment.
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Cavallaro cares a lot!

“The Caring School,” Joseph B. Cavallaro MS−IS 281 has lived up to its name. Comment.
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Tug−of−War ‘pulls’ in volunteers

The Great Coney Island Tug of War held on the sand in front of Deno’s Wonder Wheel went to “Wall Street” this weekend − but no one is feeling ripped off. Comment.
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Lions golf outing

Fore! The South Brooklyn Lions Club is hosting their annual Memorial Golf Outting, on June 12 at the Dyker Beach Golf Course. Comment.
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10th annual Jimmy McElroy 5K run

The Good Shepherd Sports 10th Annual 5K Run⁄Walk in memory of Jimmy McElroy will be held June 20, rain or shine. Comment.
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18th Annual Bay Fest comes to Emmons Avenue

Sheepshead Bay overflowed with family−friendly fun as spring revelers celebrated the borough’s liquid jewel by heading for Bay Fest 2009. Comment.
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Barbershop chorus

The Brooklyn Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is hosting open house rehearsals at 7:45 p.m., June 22. Comment.

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