Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

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Crime begins to ebb in Coney Island

The crime spike plaguing western Coney Island is beginning to come down thanks in part to the hardworking 60th Precinct anti-crime team. Comment.
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Klein meetings nixed

Community Education Council (CEC) presidents are no longer meeting with schools Chancellor Joel Klein each month — and some Brooklynites could care less. Comment.
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Ring a ding dunce

A bone-headed Brooklynite who tried -- and failed -- to hire a hit man to take out his estranged wife was singing the jailhouse blues Monday when he was sentenced to two to six years in prison. Comment.
Bay News

CB13 drops Brighton Beach rezoning

Community Board 13 no longer considers rezoning Brighton Beach a “priority.” Comment.
Bay News

CEC: ‘waste of time’ with Klein

Community Education Council (CEC) presidents are no longer meeting with schools Chancellor Joel Klein each month — and some Brooklynites could care less. Comment.
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Borough Briefs

State Senator Daniel Squadron announced last week a proposal to reallocate $369,000 in State Liquor Authority (SLA) funding to allow the agency to jump start a critical technology upgrade, resulting in significant cost savings and revenue increases for the state, increased transparency, and streamlined processing for liquor license applications. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

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Halloween should be made a national holiday

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Local lawmaker looks to save state money

Embarrassing scofflaws into paying back taxes, granting a tax amnesty program and getting rid of unnecessary consultants. Comment.
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CIAO hails Bloomy as ‘Man of the Year’

Michael Bloomberg began his third term as New York City mayor by accepting an accolade from the Congress of Italian-American Oragnizations (CIAO). Comment.
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Robbed and slashed

Cops are looking for a crew of thieves who slashed their 32-year-old victim’s face during a Sunday morning robbery in Bath Beach. Comment.
Bay News

More time to sound off on gas drilling

There’s more time for the public to comment on a controversial upstate plan that could have a devastating impact on downstate regions like Brooklyn, a local lawmaker said this week. Comment.
Bay News

War of amphitheater words

It’s a war of the flyers. Comment.
Bay News

Ex-Giants skipper lauded at Keyspan Pk

Former gridiron goliath Jim Fassel was hailed as a grassroots gladiator when the former New York Giants’ head coach was honored with ceremony at KeySpan Park for his work on behalf of the city’s uniformed 9/11 fatalities, and the loved ones they left behind. Comment.
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The 62nd Precinct Community Council November meeting

The 62nd Precinct Community Council will hold its regular monthly meeting, November 17, 7:30 p.m. at the 62nd Precinct stationhouse, Bath Avenue and Bay 22nd Street in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. Comment.
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New street dedication for Sheila Nelson, others

Brooklyn’s late poet laureate along with several longtime community activists will soon have intersections in southern Brooklyn named for them. Comment.
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‘No problem’ with Oriental Blvd. pots%A0

Hey, commish - with all due respect, Oriental Boulevard is not MGuinness Boulevard. Comment.
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Winners: Jay-Z helps cheer Yankees

Brooklyn hip-hop legend Jay-Z ignites the stage during the New York Yankees’ World Series victory parade in Manhattan. Comment.
Bay News

‘Gingerbread House’ demands a lotta dough

A Bay Ridge popular landmark -- which is also an official New York City landmark -- has hit the market. Comment.
Bay News

CB13 members between a rock and a hard place

Some members of Community Board 13 are feeling the squeeze this week, caught between a chairperson who has insisted that the group has no active role in the new $64 million amphitheater Borough President Marty Markowitz proposes for Asser Levy Park and opponents who demand that they speak out. Comment.
Bay News

‘Grandmother’ update

An incorrect phone number was printed in the “My, how great you are, granny” story in the November 5 issue of this paper. Comment.
Bay News

Potential new schools in District 20

A slew of new small schools vying to open in School District 20 hope to teach students how to make sculptures, play games popular in foreign countries and even cook. Comment.
Bay News

Cops honored for car jacker crack down

Two cracker-jack Bensonhurst cops were honored for cracking down on a car-jacker looking for a free set of wheels. Comment.
BoroBeat

Pounding the pavement for the American Diabetes Association

Big-hearted youngsters at Public School 52 learned a lesson in helping the afflicted when they pounded the pavement for the American Diabetes Association. Comment.
BoroBeat

Coney Island celebrates the life of ‘Mr. Lou’

When basketball legend Stephon Marbury comes home to Coney Island, he’s sure to shed a tear at the corner of West 33rd Street and Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, which is now also named “Robert ‘Mr. Lou’ Williams Way” in memory of his late mentor. Comment.

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