Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

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Big Screecher

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B suspension burns riders

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment.
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Life preserver for drowning homeowners

Councilman Vincent Gentile, who represents Brooklyn neighborhoods that are home to more seniors than nearly any other New York City neighborhood, has signed on as a key supporter of a bill, which will protect their homes from the auction block due to delinquent water bills. Comment.
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De Blasio comes out on top

Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment.
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Thousands flock to Jubilee

Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment.
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Bosses balk at ‘sick time’

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
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Thompson vows to beat Mike for mayor

Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment.
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Police blotter

A five-hour hostage drama turned deadly in Brighton Beach when cops had to shoot down a 20-year-old man holding his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint Saturday. Comment.
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BB sniper sought

Police are on the hunt for a BB gun sniper who has made life a living hell for residents of Seabreeze Plaza. Comment.
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Brass smiles on area cop

In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment.
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Smokey Robinson to play Recovery Rally%A0

Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment.
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Second Annual Debbie Moss 3K Walk

Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment.
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Super-duper: parents score one

Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment.
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Hebrew day school has new director

East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment.
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Annual health fair

The Haym Salomon Home invites the public to its annual health fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., September15 at 2340 Cropsey Avenue. Comment.
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Bracing for swine flu bug

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment.
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Rising water bills poised to sink homeowners

It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of ever-increasing expenses that hits people on fixed incomes -- seniors and the disabled among them -- particularly hard. Comment.
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Senior picnic on tap

State Senator Marty Golden will host a senior picnic in conjunction with the Shore Road Garden Council, at 11:30 a.m., September 24 (rain date: September 25) in the Garden, 91st Street and Shore Road in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The event will feature live music and lunch will be served. Comment.
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Grads know all about hospitality

Enterprising teens who spent their summer helping out at the circus in Coney Island, were delivered a high-flying salute when Urban Neighborhood Services (UNS) held a graduation for youngsters enrolled in its curriculum hospitality program. Comment.
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Not a penny more to reduce class size

This year, Brooklyn schools will receive the same amount of money as they did last year to lower class size — and not a penny more. Comment.
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Designers outfit Army brides

One Brooklynite is helping Army brides walk down the aisle in style. Comment.
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Health & spirituality for women

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Millenium Sistahs, Inc., join forces to present their First Annual Health & Spirituality Summit for Women, September 18 at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s Lillian Minkin Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
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Dancewave Company to hold auditions at P.S. 77

Dancewave, Inc. announces Dancewave Company and Dancewave Company II auditions to take place at PS 77, 62 Park Place in Brooklyn, September 12, 1-2:30 p.m. and September 16, 5-6:30 p.m. Comment.
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Pachyderm pampering gets officials in hot water

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment.
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Marty hits pause

After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
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‘FUNTASIA’ helps battle MHE

On Sunday, September 13, at The El Caribe Country Club, located at 5945 Strickland Ave, Susan Eaton and her family, will be hosting their third benefit called “FUNTASIA.” Comment.
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Brooklyn Dems laud president’s health care speech

Preaching to the choir. Comment.
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October treat: Totonno’s to return

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment.
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Next BWECC meet

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council resumes its monthly open community meeting at 8 p.m., September 21 at the FIAO Beacon Center at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P. Comment.
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Bosses balk at Paid Sick Time Bill

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
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Weiner argues for single-payer health care reform at town hall

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment.
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Subway salutes best franchise

The Subway restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, has named Jonathan Feld, of Manhattan, as the recipient of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year award for multi-unit owners from the chain’s North American markets. The announcement was made the company’s annual convention held in Washington DC. Comment.
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No ‘Comfort’ for this Brooklyn bar band

So much for Southern hospitality. Comment.
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Berardelli, Fidler make pitch to area voters

Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment.
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Kids mark 9/11 anniversary

A Midwood school is making sure that the lessons 9/11 taught us will never be forgotten by engaging young minds early. Comment.
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Beloved Brooklyn baby walrus dies

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment.
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HLA finds new home - in a yeshiva

The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) is now officially open — in a yeshiva. Comment.
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New school buildings

Hello, new schools! Comment.
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Brooklyn man implicated in ponzi scheme

First came Bernie. Now there’s Barry. Comment.
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Fresh take on Coney Funny Face

Coney Island USA has asked 100 of the country’s top contemporary artists to take on the iconic Coney Island Funny Face. Each artist has been given a hand-cast Funny Face (10”x10”x3”) to decorate, deconstruct, reinvent and riff on in absolutely anyway they see fit. Comment.
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Al channels Jack in BK

We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment.
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Man killed on Gerritsen Avenue

A 66-year-old father of five was killed Saturday as he walked his dog down Gerritsen Avenue. Comment.
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Dreamland bell recovered

You can ring Coney Island’s bell once more, thanks to a team of intrepid divers and seamen. Comment.
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New mikvah in Manhattan Beach

A proposal to establish a new mikvah on Amherst Street in Manhattan Beach will go before Community Board 15 later this month. Comment.
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Roadwork advances along the Belt Parkway

Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment.
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Visitation of Holy Mary milestone

The Sisters of the Visitation, together with Visitation Academy, invite all to share in the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, September 26 at Visitation Academy, 8902 Ridge Boulevard. Comment.
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St. Edmund freshmen debut

St. Edmund Preparatory High School’s Class of 2013 entered the building for the first time this week.The freshmen, pictured giving a thumbs up, attended an assembly where they were greeted by the principal, John Lorenzetti, and staff, before they went to their classes to meet their new teachers, receive books and make new friends. Comment.
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Sunday service at local library

The Kings Highway branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, will remain open for 30 consecutive Sundays starting September 13, Senator Carl Kruger announced. Comment.
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Docs prescribe reading to children

Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment.
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New series on ‘spiritual sustainability’

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment.
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GEC 3rd annual community luncheon

The Guild for Exceptional Children’s (GEC) Third Annual Community Luncheon will be held at the Guild’s headquarters, 260 68th Street from 12-2 p.m., September 18. Comment.
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Angry train of thought

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment.
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Marty dines with Cherry Hill

The Cherry Hill Market hosted none other than Borough President Marty Markowitz at its “grand opening” last week - despite findings from the city that the business is in clear violation of the Sheepshead Bay Special District. Comment.
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Marine Park Civic

The Marine Park Civic Association has changed the location for its monthly meetings. Comment.
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September 11: 8 years later

Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment.
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New additions to nursing ranks

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment.
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Now playing: ‘Above Brooklyn’ on the roof

In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment.
High School Sports

Bonnies threaten

The Fontbonne Hall girls soccer team seemed to be cruising to what would have been a fifth straight CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title. The Bonnies won 15 games straight, including two victories against rival Bishop Kearney in the regular season, before meeting Kearney again in the diocesan championship game. Comment.
High School Sports

RB’s heroics ‘seals deal’ for Hall

Shaquell Jackson isn’t quite himself just yet. The Erasmus Hall running back is still coming back from injury, playing at less than 100 percent. It didn’t stop the sophomore from willing his way to a 13-yard touchdown run up the right side, shedding pursuing tacklers on a key 3rd-and-goal in the fourth quarter. Comment.
High School Sports

Clippers coach hopes to build on last season

A year ago, the Xaverian soccer team piqued late in the season and lost to eventual CHSAA Class A finalist Fordham Prep, 2-1, in overtime in the intrersectional quarterfinals. Comment.
High School Sports

Head Shark: ‘We’ve got%A0 to really get it together’

Defensive end Andre Civil is at Rutgers. Running back Ayo Isijola is at Rhode Island. Defensive end Jared Andrews and quarterback/defensive back Joel Bowen are at top junior colleges. Comment.
High School Sports

13 straight titles - and in a rut

The Bishop Kearney girls volleyball team has won 179 straight league matches to go along with 13 straight CHSAA Brooklyn titles. But Tigers coach Kristin Wulff, who played on the team that started the streak, says her program is in a rut. Comment.
High School Sports

Cub-sized Tiger shows teeth

Fort Hamilton running back AJ Richardson received a late-night visit at his Staten Island home from several Curtis players after his team’s last matchup with the Warriors, a season-ending defeat in the 2007 PSAL quarterfinals. Comment.
High School Sports

CHSAA Brooklyn girls volleyball preview

The goal for the Fontbonne Hall girls volleyball team for the last 13 years has been to beat heated rival Bishop Kearney. The Bonnies have been the Red Sox to the Tigers’ Yankees for more than a decade and Kearney hasn’t lost a league match in its last 179 tries. Comment.
Bay News

‘09 Apple Festival

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will have its annual Apple Festival, September 20. Comment.
BoroBeat

Time to hit the books - but first some games

Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment.
BoroBeat

Can-you-dig-it! Warriors return to coney island

The Warriors finally did what Luther and the Rogues wanted them to do for 30 years: they came out to play. Comments (1).
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Thousands jam Brighton for annual jubilee

Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment.
BoroBeat

Stand up and be counted this year

Local residents, along with elected and US Census officials enjoyed sunshine and good vibes as HolyFamily Home celebrated their health fair. Comment.
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Carnival days come to S’head Bay houses

Mom, dad and the kids united for a rollicking revel during a family day at Sheepshead Houses. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

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From Ka to Crazy in lovely Las Vegas

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Naked Cowboy steals the show

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment.
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Beep venue delay

After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
Bay News

Weiner argues for single-payer reform

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment.
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Benefit to fight MHE

On Sunday, September 13, at The El Caribe Country Club, located at 5945 Strickland Ave, Susan Eaton and her family, will be hosting their third benefit called “FUNTASIA.” Comment.
Bay News

Fidler, Berardelli court local voters

Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment.
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BB sniper sought

Police are on the hunt for a BB gun sniper who has made life a living hell for residents of Seabreeze Plaza. Comment.

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