Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bay News

Youngsters give School of fish some company

Curious young minds received a lesson in subterranean treasures in their very own ‘classroom on the pier,’ courtesy of a pair of professional divers, who geared up in their scuba suits and led an expedition of the historic treasures that lie beneath Coney Island. Comment.
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Snap, crackle, fizzle: cops warn against fireworks

Light fireworks anywhere in the confines of the 61st Precinct this July 4 and you’re the one going to be popped. Comment.
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Child’s Death Spurs More Flu Fears

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.
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Brighton residents say gangs are on the prowl

Following an exclusive story about gang activity in Brighton Beach two weeks ago, this newspaper has received several tips from Hispanic sources that the problem is escalating. Comment.
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Amphitheater opponents remain unswayed

A two-hour face-to-face meeting with the borough president has not tempered Mendy Sontag’s opposition to Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a $64 million amphitheater at Asser Levy Park. Comment.
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Rezone Nixed in Brighton

Brighton Beach will not be downzoned. Comment.
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Teen charged with mowing down senior

Manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges have been filed against a teenage driving student who ran down a 65-year-old man waiting for a city bus in Bensonhurst last week. Comment.
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Forum tackles dementia

Many seniors and their caregivers often keep to themselves persistent concerns that may be considered taboo for discussion. Questionsabout depression, dementia and delirium can be aired openly and answered candidly at Beth Israel-Kings Highway Division, June 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. Comment.
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Cops dispatch mobile command ctr. to Houses

The police are paying closer attention to the Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses. Comment.
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Authorities: no deal in senator’s assault case

Rumors of State Senator Kevin Parker’s plea deal with the Kings County District Attorney’s office have been exaggerated. Comment.
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86th Street construction can’t end soon enough

By Helen Klein Comment.
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The graffiti clean-up

A graffiti-strewn block of buildings that’s plagued the Glenwood Houses for some time has been given new life thanks to a new initiative sponsored by the Kings County District Attorney’s office. Comment.
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A skate park, a music pavilion and extended trails are in the offing for Canarsie Park.

With the first phase of the park’s reconstruction -- including a new cricket oval -- now complete, attention is turning to construction of the second phase of the project, said Marty Maher, Brooklyn parks chief of staff for the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation, during a presentation to members of the United Canarsie South Civic Association (UCSCA). Comment.
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‘Sun is about to set’ on mayoral control of schools

The public school system may be revamped in just two months — so Brooklynites should make their voices heard now. Comment.
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Become a calvary volunteer

Make a difference in 2009 -- Volunteer for Calvary@Home. Comment.
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Ribbon cut on new Kings Hwy Library

The Kings Highway Library is up and running again %u2013 following a $7.5 million makeover. Comment.
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Summer heat is on Coney Island rezoning proposal

The city’s comprehensive development and rezoning plan for Coney Island has already gone through an arduous review, but the toughest battles have yet to be fought. Comment.
High School Sports

Utes’ dream of glory fizzles out

By Five Boro Sports Comment.
High School Sports

Knights ready now for ‘next year’

By Five Boro Sports Comment.
High School Sports

Pressure on Lincoln’s Shaq

By Five Boro Sports Comment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bay News

Speak Out

She sat along the westside skyline of Manhattan, aglow with the flowing crowds that came to bask in the sunny Memorial Day activities re−awakening that over−trafficked highway. Comment.
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Free tennis lessons for kids

Councilman Vincent Gentile celebrated the beginning of a free community tennis program at PS 186, 7609 19th Avenue in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. The program, operated by the New York Junior Tennis League, provides free tennis instruction and practice to children ages six to 18. Comment.
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Big Screecher

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Chamber announces winners of the 2009 Building Brooklyn Awards

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and its Real Estate & Development Committee announced the winning projects for its 2009 Building Brooklyn Awards. The largest annual real estate industry event in the borough, the Building Brooklyn Awards (BBA) recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and economy. Comment.
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Fr. Thomas Murtaugh Library debuts

Our Lady of Grace parish in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn opened the Fr. Thomas Murtaugh Library with a program that included coffee and cakes for churchgoers, and a blessing from Pastor Thomas F. Leach. Comment.
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Salute to Coney luminaries

Coney Island’s past, present and future generations were celebrated with words of appreciation and plaques of gratitude when Urban Neighborhood Services held an awards night at Gargiulo’s Restaurant. Comment.
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New Key Food supermarket on neptune

Coney’s new Key Food supermarket – Neptune Avenue and East 34th Street – is opened to shoppers with a ribbon−cutting, attended by area officials and industry representatives. Comment.
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All jazz hands on deck

Members of the Jazz Band from David A. Boody Middle School−IS 228 in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn performed on the aircraft carrier Intrepid as part of “Take Action NY,” a Global Youth Service Day program of Children for Children. Comment.
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Boom−A−Ring circus tent rises!

The Coney Island “Boom-A-Ring” big top rose high over West 21st Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island this week. The circus performers and animals are expected to follow shortly. Comment.
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State okays mixed martial arts fights

When the Barclays Center Arena gets built at the Atlantic⁄Flatbush Avenues intersection, it may one day play host to mixed martial arts fighting. Comment.
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Mayoral election forum

“There is a Choice in the 2009 NYC Mayoral Election” will be the discussion topic for the Madison−Marine−Homecrest Civic Association’s next meeting, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the King’s Chapel, Quentin Road and East 27th Street. Comment.
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Raw sewage leak forces closure of Brooklyn beaches

A sewage leak caused the closure of several Brooklyn beaches last Sunday, but the situation was soon rectified and the beaches were reopened again Monday morning. Comment.
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Community Board 13 chair: We are broke

Community Board 13 needs some cash. Comment.
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Asser star slum

With the lack of toilet facilities and overall poor state of the bandshell at Asser Levy Seaside Park, Borough President Marty Markowitz says “it’s a miracle” that any celebrities have agreed to perform at his annual summer concert series on Sea Breeze Avenue. Comment.
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Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community health fair

The husband of a Brooklyn lawmaker who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2000 makes sure his wife didn’t die in vain by organizing a community health fair each year to help save others from a similar fate. Comment.
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Pols rated on animal rights issues

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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Eco−minded civic action at its greenest

Miss Brooklyn added the eye−candy, helping with spring plantings, a recycling drive and other creative art projects that transformed trash into treasure during an Earth Day frolic at the Block Institute. Comment.

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