Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009

Bay News

More cash for clunkers

Clunker Cash for Cars and Soon Clunker Cash for Appliances Comment.
Bay News

$125,000 to study bathhouse transformation

It’s either Manhattan Beach becoming the city’s first green community, or a pie in the sky idea. Comment.
Bay News

Booze eyed in Coney accident

Booze eyed in Coney accident Comment.
Bay News

‘Tis the season for giving...

Grassroots gladiator Maria “ice cream gal” Campanella enlists the help of big-hearted vollies to set up a holiday food collection drive at the corner of Avenue U and West 10th Street. Proceeds will be distributed to Reaching Out Community Services for families in need. Comment.
Bay News

St. Edmund Prep senior wins scholarship

Stephanie Tabone, a Senior at St. Edmund Prep, became the first recipient of a scholarship awarded by St. Edmund Preparatory High School’s Yearbook Print and Publishing Company, Yearbook Innovations. Comment.
Bay News

A holly, jolly holiday display%A0

Yule be in for a festive treat if you happen to pass by master crafter John Zammit’s house this holiday season. Comment.
Bay News

Marty’s amphitheater worries commission

Opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park into a new kind of Westbury Music Fair are rejoicing this week after the city’s Design Commission decided to table their vote on the controversial plan. Comment.
Bay News

Bloomberg vetoes parking tix relief

City drivers may yet catch a break from getting a parking ticket when the meter expires, but it won’t be on Mayor Bloomberg’s dime. Comment.
Bay News

Immaculate Heart of March Church rejoices in season

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church shimmers with the spirit of the season. Comment.
Bay News

Joseph’s dreamcoat wows holiday crowds%A0

Budding performers ushered in the holidays with a rip-roaring performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Edward R. Murrow High School. Comment.
Bay News

Boody annual Winter Concert coming

The music department of David A. Boody Intermediate School for Magnet Studies/IS 228 will perform its annual Winter Concert, December 22 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 228 Avenue S in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn. For the first time, the school will also present a student art show on the same evening, beginning at 5 p.m. Comment.
Bay News

DOJ dismisses detainee move%A0

Brooklynites braced for the possibility of Guantánamo detainees being put on trial in the borough as Justice Department officials dismissed a New York Times story on the issue as “entirely speculative.” Comment.
Bay News

Public School 52’s got talent

Principal Ilene Altschul received an A-plus when she donned a slinky black chanteuse’s gown and took to the stage to exercise her vocal chords during a talent show at Public School 52. Comment.
Bay News

Tougher stance on gangs

With gang activity on the increase in Coney Island, the lawmaker representing the area is looking to put more teeth in prosecuting crime related to it. Comment.
Bay News

Give to the Best of Brooklyn Toy Drive

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is collecting toys for children this holiday season through December 31. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day. Comment.
Bay News

Neighbor decries 5-story incursion

A Gravesend homeowner is crying foul this week charging that her modest two-story house on 65th Street is in danger of becoming a “dungeon.” Comment.
Bay News

‘As The World Turns’ exits Bklyn stage left

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Bay News

Leaving our brooms for bombs

Each December we remember - Before the Thanksgiving Day turkey is fully digested, we see that last calendar page come up on our kitchen wall. Comment.
Bay News

JWE puts on a not-to-be-missed show

Bay News

Coney zoning fight

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Bay News

Local lady celebrates her centennial

What’s her secret? Boasting age-defying good looks and a svelte figure, Sheepshead Bay birthday gal Ella Kirkland turned 100 years young, celebrating the milestone occasion with relatives and friends at Buckley’s Restaurant. Comment.
Bay News

Community boards fear hit list

Like school boards, and the doomed dodo bird before them, members of Brooklyn’s community boards are on edge this week fearing that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is intent on putting them on a “slippery slope to oblivion.” Comment.
Bay News

Cop, fireman, attorney inspire kids to read

A cop, a fireman and an attorney returned to the classroom to tell tales to a rapt audience during a “Celebrity Reader’s Day” at Public School 105. Comment.
Bay News

Gang check

Four thugs %u2013 three males and a young woman %u2013 attacked a Sheepshead Bay teen with a baseball bat last week after asking him if he was a gang member, officials alleged. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklynites urged to donate warm winter coats this season

Borough President Marty Markowitz and New York Cares are asking Brooklynites to give the coats off their back, sort of. Comment.
Bay News

Mom killer admits guilt, calls shooting

The man who gunned down a single mom during a botched Bensonhurst robbery last year admitted his guilt last week, claiming that victim Jessica Enger was shot “by accident.” Comment.
Bay News

Coney rezoning challenged

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Bay News

Asbestos scare at Lafayette High School

The city Department of Education (DOE) is under fire for last week’s incident exposing Lafayette High School students and staffers to asbestos. Comment.
Bay News

Passage of Bill saves taxpayers $48 Billion over 30 years

Governmental Employees Committee Chair Peter J. Abbateannounced the passage of legislation he sponsored (Extraordinary Session Bill A.26) that would enact a new and cost efficient tier of pension benefits for public employees which could save the state and local governments $48.5 billion over the next 30 years. The new Tier V legislation applies to both uniformed and non-uniformed public employees and significantly reforms the pension system. Comment.
Bay News

60 cop promoted, celebrates 20 years in Coney Island

Coney Island has been home to a lot of carnies and clowns over the years. Now it’s home to a bona-fide detective. Comment.
Bay News

Graffiti plagues Sheepshead Bay and Homecrest area

Graffiti is rearing its ugly head again. Comment.
Bay News

Manhattan Beach icon is honored

The deeds one does in life are often what is most remembered by loved ones and the community at large after a person dies. Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn girls soccer honors

The season over in Brooklyn was about new faces emerging. Fort Hamilton had its best campaign in recent memory, winning a share of the PSAL Brooklyn A-III title and Grand Street Campus finished 10-2 to take the Brooklyn A-VIII crown. Goldstein made its first playoff appearance as an ‘A’ team. The one familiar program, Fontbonne Hall, was as good as ever. The Bonnies recaptured the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title and were undefeated in the regular season. Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn boys soccer honors

The season on the pitch was marked by near-misses for Brooklyn. Comment.
High School Sports

Multi-dimensional Vikings start season off right

South Shore went to the PSAL Class AA city title game at Madison Square Garden and in its season opener last week, showed the potential to do just that again %u2013 especially on the offensive end. Comment.
High School Sports

Kamari Murphy leaves Bishop Ford for Lincoln

Highly touted junior forward Kamari Murphy has withdrawn from Bishop Ford HS and has enrolled at Lincoln HS, the New York Post learned last Thursday night. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sheepshead Bay lady celebrates 100th birthday

What’s her secret? Boasting age-defying good looks and a svelte figure, Sheepshead Bay birthday gal Ella Kirkland turned 100 years young, celebrating the milestone occasion with relatives and friends at Buckley’s Restaurant. Comment.
BoroBeat

Speedsters ‘stack up’ nicely against the world

On your marks, get set and stack up. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cop, fireman and attorney inspire kids to read

A cop, a fireman and an attorney returned to the classroom to tell tales to a rapt audience during a “Celebrity Reader’s Day” at Public School 105. Comment.

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