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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

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P.S. 208 tackles the mechanics of science

How does the temperature of a golf ball affect its bounce? Is water sweeter than saccharine? Do germs really grow on surfaces? Comment.
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POLICE BLOTTER

Gunned down Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

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BIG SCREECHER - Gun-control law fallacies

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X-press linked to tolls - MTA boss says buses & bridge fees are a package

It’s not exactly the chicken and the egg, but the MTA boss came to Brooklyn last week and answered the borough-wide question: Which comes first -- tolls over the East River bridges or more express bus service to Manhattan? Comment.
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‘Bloody Sunday’ will not be forgotten

There were more than one comment on the “luck of the Irish” February 8 as members of the Bay Ridge Irish American Action Association stepped outside to a balmy, almost spring-like afternoon to begin their annual Bloody Sunday march to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica. Comment.
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workers who don’t work

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Tree plan proves thorny - City’s drive to go greener upsets some residents

A plan to plant a million trees is being met with opposition from homeowners not in the loop on where they are planted. Comment.
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Treasure seekers strike back

City officials are learning never to underestimate the mettle of treasure hunters with steely resolve. Comment.
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Pols rated on their ‘humanity’

Hey, we’re only human. Comment.
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lunar new year shines on area seniors

Two Metropolitan Jewish Health System agencies – Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center (MJGC) and Metropolitan Jewish Adult Day Health Center (Adult Day) – both of which have significant populations of Chinese patients and clients receiving services, hosted Chinese New Year celebrations. Comment.
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In search of ‘Astro’ movies

Calling all Brooklynites -- if you think you might have some old photographs or home movies of Astroland from the 1960s kicking around your attic or basement, documentarian JL Aaronson wants to hear from you. Comment.
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Flim-flam artists at the front door - Crooks are masquerading as utility workers, cops say

Con artists in utility company clothing are once again preying on area residents. Comment.
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Downturn in crime - 66th Precinct cops say stats show 22% decline

While everyone is crying the blues over the fiscal downturn, cops from the 66th Precinct are celebrating another downturn -- a criminal one. Comment.
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Culture on thin ice

The sign on the lily pond read thin ice. Comment.
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BK cop loses fight for survival

A beloved Marine Park cop who languished in a coma for seven months following a near-fatal motorcycle accident has died. Comment.
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An officer and an angel - Cop is strong on showing soft side

Sometimes policing has nothing to do with walking the streets and enforcing the laws. Comment.
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Treasure hunters strike back-Members of metal detection clubs band together against park ban

City officials are learning never to underestimate the mettle of treasure hunters with steely resolve. Comment.
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The MTA’s package deal-Boss links buses with tolls

It’s not exactly the chicken and the egg, but the MTA boss came to Brooklyn last week and answered the borough-wide question: Which comes first – tolls over the East River bridges or more express bus service to Manhattan? Comment.
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Synthetic fix for boardwalk

There’s a giant hole in the Coney Island boardwalk. Comment.
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Steering clear of heart disease

Brooklyn Women’s Services (BWS) believes the key to prevent heart disease is through education, therefore, this month, in celebration of American Heart Health Month, BWS with offer a free educational event. Comment.
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State okays cuts and fees

The first round of state budget cuts and increased fees has been completed, with another, far larger deficit reduction package in the offing. Comment.
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Stanley Givant, activist dies

Community activist Stanley Givant, husband of Jeanette Givant, female district leader of the 47th Assembly District, which encompasses Gravesend and parts of Bensonhurst, has died. He was 80 years old. Comment.
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Sonya Sky live at Avion

Attention lovebirds: CUNY alumni and electronic-dance music sensation Sonya Sky is set to fire up the club crowd at Avion in Gravesend, February 14 — complete with a real jetliner on the dance floor. Comment.
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Smooth sailing for SCHIP in Brooklyn-Delegation unanimously backs health plan

Every single one of Brooklyn’s representatives in the House of Representatives voted in favor of the expanded children’s health insurance bill passed just a few days ago. Comment.
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Short sparks nasty blaze on Cropsey Ave.

An electrical short triggered a two-alarm fire that ripped through a pair of stores at the corner of Cropsey Avenue and Bay 50th Street last week, officials said. FDNY officials said that the blaze erupted inside Modern Cleaners just after 7:30 p.m. on February 4 and quickly spread to an adjacent grocery and an upstairs apartment. It took nearly an hour for firefighters to beat back the blaze. No injuries were reported. Comment.
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Senator essay contest

State Senator Martin J. Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, will be hosting his Seventh Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest, and has invited local junior high school participation within grades 6, 7, and 8, throughout District 20, 21, and 22. Comment.
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Run, Bill, Run: Dems back Thompson-Comptroller picks up support for mayoral run

The comptroller of the city of New York got a warm welcome from Brooklyn Democrats, when he spoke before a local political organization. Comment.
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Pharmacists & friends-State Senator honors efforts to keep costs down

New York State Senator Martin J. Golden presented a resolution to the Stop & Shop supermarket, 1710 Avenue Y in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, and certificates of recognition to the store’s two pharmacists in commendation of Stop & Shop’s free antibiotic prescription program. Comment.
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Mayor’s ‘scary’ teacher talk-Suggesting 15,000 could be canned earns Bloomy jeers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that 15,000 teachers will be out of a job is “just a scare tactic,” according to a state Assemblymember representing Brooklyn. Comment.
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Marty: ‘We must build’-Borough president urges high-end shopping corridor

Forget the recession, Brooklyn’s going high end. Comment.
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Get your heart checked free

There will be two free Heart Month screenings at Maimonides Medical Center this month, to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. Comment.
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Flim-flam artists on your front doorstep

Con artists in utility company clothing are once again preying on area residents. Comment.
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Fall in love on 5th

You don’t need to travel to exotic places or even cross the bridge into that other borough to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Park Slope BID knows how you can show the one you love how much you really love them. Comment.
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Emergency preparedness

Borough professional are invited to the conference, “Emergency Preparedness & the Aging,” in Bay Ridge, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comment.
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Coney Commons nears-Plan for new community ctr, apts. enters ULURP

A community center and residential housing complex is one step closer to becoming a reality. Comment.
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Chess team makes all the right moves-Boody scores at 43rd annual state clash

The chess team of David A. Boody Middle School’s (IS 228) won the novice level at the 43rd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships, marking the second year in a row that the squad has claimed that title. Comment.
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Catholic schools in trouble-Five in Brooklyn could face shut down this June

Even if a plan to turn some Catholic schools into publicly funded charter schools becomes a reality, the Diocese of Brooklyn would want to continue teaching religion – but not touch sex education. Comment.
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Brooklyn demands justice for Bloody sunday victims

There were more than one comment on the “luck of the Irish” February 8 as members of the Bay Ridge Irish American Action Association stepped outside to a balmy, almost spring-like afternoon to begin their annual Bloody Sunday march to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica. Comment.
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Brighton 5-story building stuck in neutral

A Brighton Beach developer is trying to lift a stop-work order on a five-story residential building. Comment.
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Bklyn culture on thin ice

The sign on the lily pond read thin ice. Comment.
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BK cop dies after 7-month coma

A beloved Marine Park cop who languished in a coma for seven months following a near-fatal motorcycle accident has died. Comment.
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Beep blasted over Rent-A-Center ties

Rebels against dodgy Rent-A-Center consumer practices took their fight to Borough Hall last week, where they claimed Borough President Marty Markowitz had taken money from the rent-to-own retail chain. Comment.
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A Valentine to the whole nabe

Love struck pedestrians are sure to capture the spirit of the occasion when they pass by the Bensonhurst home of John Zammit, whose Valentine’s Day display has all the ingredients professed by Cupid. The plethora of eye-pleasers adorning the exterior of the house, 653 58th Street, includes heartfelt sentiments for civilians at home, and US troops abroad. Add floral displays, plus other Valentine fancies, and the nabe is ready to celebrate the calendar’s day of love — Zammit-style. Comment.
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Astroland films/pix sought!

Calling all Brooklynites -- if you think you might have some old photographs or home movies of Astroland from the 1960s kicking around your attic or basement, documentarian JL Aaronson wants to hear from you. Comment.
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An officer and an angel, too

Sometimes policing has nothing to do with walking the streets and enforcing the laws. Comment.

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