Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

Bay News

Upending the flag on your next mailing

This idea came to me after my wife asked me for a stamp to mail a letter. I gave her a $.42 cent flag stamp and an additional$.2 cent stamp to make up the difference for the $.44 cent required postage.Sharon peeled off the self sticking stamp which dropped to the floor.She quickly retrieved it and put it on the letter unknowingly upside down.The flag was upside down, which is a signal of distress. Comment.
Bay News

Sister slasher

A broken computer in a Sheepshead Bay home sparked a bloody scene %u2013 on Halloween, no less -- in which a 28-year-old man slashed and stabbed his sister 15 times right in front of their pleading mother. Comment.
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Sunrise seniors prove%A0 trick or treating isn’t just for kids

Sheepshead Bay seniors could hardly cloak their joy when they donned masks and ushered in All Hallow’s Eve with a hearty party at Sunrise Assisted Living. Comment.
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Brooklyn dancer has all the%A0right moves for reality TV

She’s got the moves! Comment.
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Manhattan Beach to KCC: Corral speeders!

Manhattan Beach residents are fed up with Kingsborough Community College students speeding through their community and parking illegally, and they want school administrators to do something about it. Comment.
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Life’s a beach - or it should be, park advocates say

Fuggetabout the geese — local residents want Gateway’s beaches for their own fun in the sun. Comment.
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Parks doesn’t rule out amphitheater ULURP

The “as-of-right” plan to construct a new $64 million amphitheater inside Asser Levy Park on Sea Breeze Avenuemight require community input after all, this paper has learned. Comment.
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Part of Lundy’s colorful history is sold

Brooklyn archivist and historian Brian Merlis has announced the sale of his 1930s mosaic crest, which stood next to the entrance of Lundy’s Sheephead Bay Restaurant from the time it opened in the now-landmarked building, until its late 1980s closure. Comments (1).
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Location change for CEC 21 November meeting

Community Education Council of District 21 has changed the location for its November 18 meeting to Public School 128, 2075 84th Street. Comment.
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Coney Island streets change directions, motorists surprised

In Coney Island, modifications to help calm snarled streets are causing stress for motorists who say they had no clue when the changes would be initiated, or which streets would be affected. Comment.
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TV ‘Losers’ help launch ‘Take Your man to the Doctor’

Although they’ve lost more than 120 pounds betweenthem, Crown Heights newlyweds Nicole Brewer and Damien Gurganious, of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser for Couples” fame, are no shrinking violets when it comes to helping kick-off the annual “Take Your Man to the Doctor” campaign outside Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street. Comment.
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Jeers for ‘soulless’ Community Bd. 13

Community Board 13 members are “soulless” for failing to join Brighton Beach residents in opposing Borough President Marty Markowitz’s controversial $64 million amphitheater project for Asser Levy Seaside Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Twain students construct ‘solar ovens’

Savvy students at Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented offered eco-buffs food for thought when they transformed empty pizza boxes into unique solar ovens, and then teamed up for a yummy field test. Comment.
BoroBeat

Hudson River Yacht Club gets spooky

Wacky witches partied hearty with reveling phantoms as Halloween festivities got underway at the Hudson River Yacht Club. Comment.
BoroBeat

Former Giants running back fires up I.S. 288 students

Former New York Giants running back Lee Rouson delivered a motivational speech to approximately 900 students at David A. Boody Intermediate School for Magnet Studies-IS 228, urging them to “decide who you truly are.” Comment.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Bay News

Ballroom gives way to belly dancing

Loyal readers know that I’ve taught ballroom dancing for over 53 years and still teach classes twice a week at Seth Low IS 96 for the FIAO Beacon Community Center. My readers also know the size of my girth and probably cannot fathom where I could ever find a ballroom large enough to accommodate my belly dancing or a structure strong enough to sustain my belly’s gyrations on it, which was been recorded as 3.2 on the Richter scale Comment.
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Help find them

Police are seeking the public’s help in their search for two people reported missing over the last week. Comment.
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Time for voters to speak at the polls

This year’s city-wide election is deeper in the hands of the voters than ever before. Comment.
Bay News

District 21 CEC welcomes new president

School District 21’s Community Education Council (CEC) has finally elected a president. Comment.
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Construction at Fort Hamilton Will Support Specialized Hazmat Team

There’s going to be even more construction at Fort Hamilton. Comment.
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Possible zoning changes for P.S. 128 and I.S. 690

Two Bensonhurst schools want to form a partnership. Comment.
Bay News

Weiner reunites hero with family he saved from Sheepshead Bay

Representative Anthony Weiner reunited, for the first time since the accident, Keith Gorman with Alla Yelizarov and her two daughters Rebecca and Tayla, the family he rescued from Sheepshead Bay after their car plunged into the water. Comment.
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Community Education Council holds New School Teams meeting

District 20 invites all to attend a Community Education Council (CEC) 20 meeting on “Presentations by Potential New School Teams,” proposals submitted to the office of Portfolio & Development for new school sites in District 20. Comment.
Bay News

Weichert Realtors celebrate opening of new outlet in Dyker Heights

Bogeymen boogied with friendly fiends and ghoulies pressed flesh with ghosties as thrill seekers followed the yellow brick road to the grand opening of Weichert, Realtors-The Franzese Group’s new location in Dyker Heights %u2013 complete with a Halloween romp for the community. Comment.
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Gang-land: Brighton, Coney

Police are continuing to monitor an assortment of gangs that continue to flourish in the Coney Island and Brighton Beach area. Comment.
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Eagle court of Honor’s new 9%A0

Nine Troop 531 scouts were hailed with the organization’s highest laurel when they were inducted into the Eagle Court of Honor during a pomp-filled ceremony at Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church. Comment.
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Something wickedly fun on the block

Brrr-ave Halloween frolickers are in for a bone-chilling thrill when they happen upon the Lagonigro residence this All Hallow’s Eve. Comment.
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Testifying to dark history

The fortitude and indomitable spirit of Holocaust survivors was celebrated with words of awe and wonder during a luncheon tribute at Shang Chai Restaurant. Comment.
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‘Lovers & Other Strangers’ in Ridge

The Ridge Repertory Company presents “Lovers & Other Strangers,” a 1968 comedy by Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna about love & relationships, November 1 at 4 p.m. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn gas main break leads to evacuation

A gas main break led to over a dozen homes being evacuated in Bath Beach Thursday. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bishop Kearney High School brings “Flapper!” to stage

The students and staff of Bishop Kearney High School’s Kearney Players are hard at work on their production of “Flapper!,” a little known gem from Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., combining Tim Kelly’s flair for madcap comedy with Bill Francoeur’s witty lyrics and lively music. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklynites race against violence with W.A.V.

Big-hearted Brooklynites pounded the pavement against the perils of aggressive behavior during the 11th annual “Race Against Violence” at John Paul Jones Park. Comment.

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