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Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Can it be 36 years ago that Lou Powsner tried to live his ‘impossible dream’? Returning from war and graduating college, my Dad needed help. He was aging and needed aid running his Coney Island Men’s Shop full time. It was time to step in and help to run his store. We joined my Dad just as the tides of crime were beginning to engulf the tides of Coney Island and the City at large. Comment.
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Lit cigarette results in blaze

Sheepshead Bay smoke eaters were honored as heroes after they pulled a couple from a Brighton Beach blaze Monday night. Comment.
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New designation honors St. Brendan’s Church

The faithful can now pound the holy grail along “St. Brendan’s Way.” Comment.
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P.S. 100 students entertain Trump Village

A senior−student sing−song – plus an award−winning dance presentation – was on the books when Public School 100 pupils trekked over to Trump Village for a morning of music and merriment. Comment.
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God help you if you’re caught posting illegally

City Councilmember Simcha Felder is putting yeshivas, churches, mosques, meeting halls and every other kind of religious institution on notice: “Even if you’re selling God,” you don’t have a right to put up illegal posters. Comment.
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KCC opens food pantry to help feed cash−strapped students

Kingsborough Community College sits in one of the most affluent sections of Brooklyn, but some of its students are so needy that the school has opened up a food pantry and taken to handing out leftovers to help them make ends meet. Comment.
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Marine Park Civic looks fit & spry at 83

Eighty−three years of community service were hailed with rites and festivity when the Marine Park Civic Association celebrated the milestone anniversary with the induction of a new slate of officers. Comment.
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Crime down on Coney stat sheets

The impact zone appears to have made an impact on the violent crime spree occurring on the western end of Coney Island. Comment.
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Ribbon cut on new Public School 205 playground

Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10−minute walk of a recreational space bore its first fruits when Hizzoner helped snip the ribbon on a new, $820,000 playground at Public School 205. Comment.
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Cops: livery cab stick−up man has long rap sheet

In a nutshell, he was driving neighborhood livery cab drivers crazy. Comment.
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Gangs frustrate 60th Pct.

While police acknowledge the presence of Hispanic gangs in Brighton Beach, ridding them from the neighborhood is a more thorny issue. Comment.
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P.S. 52 staff and students step up to the plate

Just call teachers at Public School 52 budding Cat Ostermans. Comment.
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Become an MDA camp volunteer

Volunteers looking for a rewarding and memorable experience should consider Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps. Volunteer counselors are needed to assist young people with muscular dystrophy and related diseases, and help them enjoy a fun−filled MDA summer camp August 16−22 in Spring Valley, NY. Comment.
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Mark Twain JHS holds commencement exercises

Mayor Mike Bloomberg returned to school, helping help heap honors on beaming Mark Twain Junior High School students during their graduation day at Brooklyn College. Comment.
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Muslims to city: we want school holidays too

Brooklyn’s diverse Muslim community is urging the City Council to pass legislation to include the two holiest holidays of Islam on the New York City public school calendar before the end of June. Comment.
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New post for Assemblymember Maisel

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver appointed Assembly Member Alan Maisel as the new vice−chair of the New York State Legislative Commission on Solid Waste Management, established in 1984 to evaluate solid waste management practices in New York State. Comment.
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A whirlwind of yankee−doodle dandy delights

Visitors got up close with Lady Liberty, retraced the steps of immigrants who arrived through Ellis Island, and then took a trip on Cyclone roller coaster – all without leaving Public School 177. Comment.
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Volunteer at BK’s largest soup kitchen

St. John’s Bread & Life, Brooklyn’s largest soup kitchen with an array of social service programs, is seeking volunteers for the summer months. Specifically needed are Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Polish and Russian translators who are fluent in one of those languages and English to help guests apply for social service programs. Other volunteers are being sought for data entry. Comment.
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A poppin’ picnic for the 4th

This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment.
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‘Boom−A−Ring Boulevard’ is home to circus fun

If pitching a tent on one of the planet’s most famous boardwalks for the summer wasn’t enough, now Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has its very own street to toot its horn along – through September 7. Comment.

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