Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

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SPEAK OUT - Are we banking on privacy or piracy?

Here in Brooklyn, virtually each of our many branches of so many nationally renowned banks become day time anchors of our so many neighborhood shopping streets and malls. Comment.
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BIG SCREECHER - NRA makes you a target

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Straphangers blast MTA fare hike - Angry riders confront officials face-to-face at hearing

In a raucous atmosphere reminiscent of an Isiah Thomas-coached New York Knicks game, hundreds of community members and dozens of elected officials from throughout the borough lambasted MTA board members over a flurry of proposed transit fare hikes and service cuts at a public hearing Wednesday night in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
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Riders cry foul over B-23 cut

If the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has its way, Brooklyn residents will take a direct hit with the loss of the B-23 bus. Comment.
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P.O. ices longer hours - Plans to extend local operating times put on hold

Your local post office might not be opening later after all. Comment.
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Local crime spike - Muggings and robberies surge

Muggers and thieves were having a field day last year in Brooklyn, which saw a nine percent jump in robberies in some areas, according to recently released NYPD statistics. Comment.
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Lid put on P.S. 197 noise - Contractor promises to keep it quiet

Steve Goldberg may have emerged from the rabbit hole. Comment.
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Human rights scores for pols - Justice group rates local reps

Hey, we’re only human. Comment.
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Huge rent hike for CB18

And you think your rent increase is bad. Comment.
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Black market in fake guns

No matter what the fiscal climate is, black marketers are always, well, in the black. Comment.
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‘Jonathan’s Law’

This past year, the Assembly Majority worked across party lines to advance a sweeping package of laws aimed at better protecting children with physical and mental disabilities in residential care. One piece of legislation amends Jonathan’s Law to extend the period for retroactive record requests by parents or legal guardians (Ch. 321 of 2008 amending Ch. 24 of 2007). Another enhances the protections provided to children in residential care by redefining abuse and neglect for children in residential care and strengthening the investigative process (Ch. 323 of 2008). Comment.
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‘Honest Abe’ in Bklyn

‘Honest Abe’ will celebrate his 200th birthday at New Utrecht High School, accompanied by the famous ‘14th Brooklyn Regiment’, and then revel on the grounds of a Brooklyn church built when he was just a teenager. Comment.
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Undetected cancer

Many southern Brooklyn residents are not undergoing the procedure necessary to detect cancer. Comment.
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Toy gun ring busted

No matter what the fiscal climate is, black marketers are always, well, in the black. Comment.
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Today’s women and heart disease

Join with millions of women, as well as companies, organizations and cities across America on National Wear Red Day, February 6. By wearing red and making a donation, you’ll help the American Heart Association support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease. Comment.
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Toast to BK love birds

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and his wife, Jamie Snow-Markowitz, will fête hundreds of Brooklyn sweethearts for whom “love and marriage” has gone together like a “horse and carriage” for 50 years or more, February 13. Comment.
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The cha-cha leads to love - Brooklyn couple has been dancing together for 50 years

One fateful night in October 1957, William David Binn went to a dance for young single adults at the Infants Home of Brooklyn in Borough Park. The dance was a fundraiser, sponsored by a socially conscious group of young men and women to which Binn belonged, with its proceeds pledged to go for the support of 75 children living in the group foster home. Comment.
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Taps blown for M, R lines

At least at this ‘funeral,’ mourners didn’t just wear black – they wore a wry smile or two. Comment.
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Tall salute to burglar-busting cops

A pair of curious cops were responsible for shutting down a burglary pattern that spanned two neighborhoods, officials said this week. Comment.
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Some see new charter schools as a threat

Parents fear Coney Island schools will suffer when a charter school opens this fall. Comment.
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Rosemary Jewelry: the keys to her heart

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you still haven’t picked out that perfect gift, it’s time to get moving. Comment.
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Retro rocket could rock passengers again

The next time the Astroland Rocket returns to Coney Island, you might be able to get in and blast off to the moon. Comment.
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Red, white and tattoo!

Williamsburg “first fan” Brittany Selditch, 22, pays lip service to the nation’s 44th president after getting “Obama” tattooed inside her bottom lip – proving that Bam’s Brooklyn fans put their money where their mouth is. Comment.
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9 percent robbery rise! Precincts report surge from Carroll Gardens to Coney

Muggers and thieves were having a field day last year in Brooklyn, which saw a nine percent jump in robberies in some areas, according to recently released NYPD statistics. Comment.
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Oceana to get bigger - CB 13 okays plan to erect new tower at complex

With a single dissenting voice, Community Board 13 approved a planned expansion of the Oceana housing complex in Brighton Beach. Comment.
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MTA Brass bash - BK riders jeer fare increase

In a raucous atmosphere reminiscent of an Isiah Thomas-coached New York Knicks game, hundreds of community members and dozens of elected officials from throughout the borough lambasted MTA board members over a flurry of proposed transit fare hikes and service cuts at a public hearing last week in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
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LICH Diabetes workshop

Diabetes is on the rise in the US, largely due to lifestyle choices. Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn, in conjunction with the Dodge YMCA at 225 Atlantic Avenue (between Court Street and Boerum Place), is hosting a community education workshop series about diabetes. Comment.
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Lean, fit and healthy hearts

Staying lean and fit can dramatically lower the risk of heart failure in men, researchers report in “Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.” Comment.
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Human rights scorecard for pols

Hey, we’re only human. Comment.
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Fatty acids in diets

Omega-6 fatty acids – found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds – are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan, according to a science advisory published in “Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.” Comment.
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DOE info session

The New York City Department of Education will be hosting a free Magnet Information Session, February 12 and March 25 at 415 89th Street in Bay Ridge, fourth floor conference room, between 9-10:30 a.m., 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Comment.
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Dist. 22 CEC to hold election - Future of advocacy group uncertain

School District 22’s Community Education Council (CEC) is asking parents to join the group “just in case.” Comment.
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Bloody Sunday march in Brooklyn - Protesters demand justice for Irish activists

With today’s fiscal crisis looming over everyone’s heads, we’re all having our fair share of troubles. Comment.
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Blaze on Brighton Beach Ave.

Firefighters scrambled to Brighton 3rd Street after a heavy fire ripped through a two-story home near Brighton Beach Avenue. Witnesses said that firefighters fought back heavy flames and smoke throughout the night on January 27 as the vacant wood framed house was turned into so much kindling. FDNY officials said that no injuries were reported. It was unclear what caused the blaze as this paper went to press. Comment.
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Benefit for DEP worker

Friends of Gerry Montello will present a benefit for the deceased Department of Environmental Protection worker in Bay Ridge, February 7 at 4 p.m. Comment.
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BAM looks to set the (new) stage - Launches fundraising effort for theater

Through both good and bad economic times, art continues marching forward to its own beat. Comment.
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Astroland time capsule lost

The crew digging around at the base of Coney Island’s 270-foot tall Astro Tower with shovels last week wasn’t trying to uproot the defunct ride before landowner Joe Sitt could get his hands on it - they were digging for buried treasure. Comment.
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And the Bk survey sez...Happiness is a hometown affair, according to new report

A majority of Brooklynites are content to call the borough home, and are eager to get involved in making their neighborhood’s better. Comment.

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