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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

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Kruger’s challenger

Kruger’s challenger Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010

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Message to MTA: muffle it!

It was a blustery cold Tuesday morning when Assemblyman William Colton, and New York’s Heather Haddon and the Big Screecher himself met at Hilna’s Tire Shop at 2050 Stillwell Avenue to check out the screeching of the D line trains, formerly the B, and before that the West End. Comment.
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Slicing and dicing our borough

Each neighborhood in this City should have its own City Councilperson to represent its vital daily needs and defenses. Comment.
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Bay stats drop

Sheepshead Bay led the borough in crime reduction in 2009, according to year-end numbers. Comment.
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‘Dustbowl’ conditions get concrete remedy

Supporters of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a new $64 million, 8,000-seat amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park often malign the neighborhood green space as a terrible “dustbowl”. Comment.
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Judge’s pay raise squabble to be heard

Judge’s pay raise squabble to be heard Comment.
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Bloomie inducts city’s newest fire commissioner

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) holds the newest addition to new Fire Commissioner’s Salvatore J. Cassano’s family, granddaughter Leah Grace Six, during the swearing-in ceremony at FDNY Headquarters, 9 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
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Bay tops in crime reduction

Sheepshead Bay led the borough in crime reduction in 2009, according to year-end numbers. Comment.
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Cavallaro community celebrates the holidays

More than 200 parents, teachers, staff, children and community memberscame together for the Joseph B. Cavallaro Intermediate School 281 Third Annual Holiday Social. Comment.
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Questions swirl around who’ll fill Marty’s white dinner jacket

Someday, Borough President Marty Markowitz will have to hang up his signature white dinner jacket and say so-long to the concert stage. Comment.
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New post for 60th Pct. boss

The “top cop” of the 60th Precinct has traded the sands of Coney Island for the concrete spires of Manhattan’s 1 Police Plaza. Comment.
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Brooklyn medicos save vacationing British teen

Keaton Bishop, a 17-year old British teen “on holiday” with his family, expected to do the things all first-time visitors to New York do — sightsee, shop and take in a Broadway show or two. Instead of returning to college and his South Yorkshire home before Christmas, however, Keaton and his dad, Paul, experienced something else entirely: Brooklyn emergency medical care—and hospitality. Comment.
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New charter boats for Sheepshead Bay

Two new charter vessels are angling their way into Sheepshead Bay, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
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Advocate takes aim at problematic development

When he packed his bags and headed over to Centre Street in lower Manhattan last week, Bill de Blasio made sure he took a bucket full of Brooklyn moxie with him. Comment.
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New commander takes the reins of Bath Beach precinct

If you’re one of those people who believes the old adage “You can never go home again,” then you should talk to Deputy Inspector James Rooney. Comment.
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More murder, shootings

Except for murder, 2009 saw a plummeting of major felony crime in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Comment.
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School budget cut fears

Brooklyn public schools can weather budget cuts — but only for so long, according to a local parent leader. Comment.
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Votes needed to help bring comfort and joy to seriously ill children

Chase Bank has teamed up with a popular social networking site in a Community Giving initiative. Comment.
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Manhattan Beach private security patrol to remain open

The call went out and the Manhattan Beach community answered in the affirmative. Comment.
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Council passes five local street renamings

The New York City Council approved five local street renamings, four of which were sponsored by Councilman Vincent Gentile. Comment.
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CEC 20 Special Ed workshop

The Community Education Council of District 20 presents a Special Education Committee Workshop: “What Am I Looking For? Observing a Child, Looking at a School,” 9:30 a.m., January 22 on the fourth floor of 415 89th Street in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. Comment.
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Remedy for Asser Levy “dustbowl”

Supporters of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a new $64 million, 8,000-seat amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park often malign the neighborhood green space as a terrible “dustbowl”. Comment.
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Assemblyman outraged over pending loss of student MetroCards

Outraged by the MTA’s pending designs to eliminate student MetroCards, Assemblyman William Colton plans to rally parents, students and community leaders to oppose the plans by initiating a letter writing campaign to Governor David Paterson, who has proposed a State budget cut of $25 million. Comment.
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BIG rocks the house with Vanilla Fudge

The sound of holiday music filled the hallowed halls of St. Mark Church, where parishioners joined festive forces with like-minded revelers %u2013 among them, recording star Vince Martell %u2013 for a concert of carols, presented by the Bay Improvement Group (BIG). Comment.
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Proud of local firefighters and crime-busters

Brooklyn’s Finest and Bravest were delivered a tall salute when the Be Proud Foundation presented an appreciation luncheon in Sheepshead Bay to hail “heroes from our local Police and Fire departments.” Comment.
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Author shares experiences with Mark Twain students

Children’s poet Robert Kurkela visited creative writing classes at Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented, 2401 Neptune Avenue, in Coney Island. Comment.
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‘Glam-mas’ redefine the golden years

Just call ‘em ‘glam-mas.’ Comment.
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P.S. 163 hails its best and brightest

Award-winning singer songwriter Hank Fellows was a big hit when he visited Public School 163 to serenade students and staffers with a medley of his popular tunes. Comment.
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Hospitalized children receive toys for the holidays

Shorefront Toys for Tots and Taconic Investment Partners joined forces to put smiles on the faces of children at Coney Island Hospital, as Toys for Tots Founder & President Brian L. Gotlieb and Taconic Investment Partners’ Chris Balestra distributed gifts to children in the hospital’s Pediatric Department. Comment.

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