Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Canarsie

Yeshiva kids blamed for scary brush fire - Local residents fear for their homes

A recent brush fire in the Fresh Creek Nature Preserve is having residents living next to the dry wetlands worrying if their homes are in jeopardy. Comment.
Canarsie

Would-be crooners vie for anthem slot

Oh, say did you see the long line of patriotic crooners at Kings Plaza mall, juggling their vocal cords for a chance to sing the National Anthem for the Brooklyn Cyclones? Comment.
Canarsie

To protect and serve...NYPD reflects on lives lost in the line of duty

Marching two abreast, hundreds of cops from throughout Patrol Borough Brooklyn South poured into St. Anthanasius Church in Bensonhurst last week to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice as they tried to make the borough a safer place. Comment.
Canarsie

Suny downstate cultural health fair

The SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn held a Cultural Health Fair to celebrate the center’s patient diversity and committed staff. Comment.
Canarsie

Streets in need of real repair

After he and his staff personally inspected the area, and found that they are in poor and unacceptable condition, Assemblyman Alan Maisel told the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation that many of Canarsie’s streets are in desperate need of repair. Comment.
Canarsie

Solemn reflection at Salem Fields - Kings County Jewish War Veterans salute those who gave all for the USA

The Kings County Council-Jewish War Veterans, under the guidance of Executive Director Harold Engelmann, presented a special memorial service at the Salem Fields Cemetery, 775 Jamaica Avenue, honoring the Civil War dead, as well as those who served in other conflicts, including World War I, World War II, the Spanish American War, and Korea and Vietnam. Comment.
Canarsie

Showing pride in the boro we call home - Brooklyn Pride Multicultural Festival and Parade coming to Park Slope June 14

New Yorkers from all walks of life will do just a bit more walking this Saturday, June 14, when Brooklyn Pride kicks off its 12th annual Multi-cultural Festival and Parade in Park Slope. Comment.
Canarsie

Sex and drugs on Canarsie Pier - Concerned neighbors react to new restrictions; argue merits of new schedule

One person’s fishing haven seems to be another’s waterfront den of ill repute. Comment.
Canarsie

Seventh Heaven

The Park Slope Chamber of Commerce’s 31st Annual Park Slope Street Fair, “Seventh Heaven,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 15. Comment.
Canarsie

Running down cancer - Annual relay for life campaign kicks into high gear

With the 10th annual Bay Ridge Relay for Life little more than a week away, planning is picking up steam to make this year’s event the most successful one so far. Comment.
Canarsie

Racy new toy store debuts - Babeland shop sells vibrators and more in BK

Diapers and dildos, strollers and strap-ons, bottles and bondage. Comment.
Canarsie

P.S. 115 students make all the right moves

Budding Alvin Aileys executed some fancy footwork, transforming their playground into an outdoor theater during a dance festival at Public School 115. Comment.
Canarsie

P.S. 115 bookworms keep principal peddling

A Canarsie principal has an interesting way of encouraging his students to read. Comment.
Canarsie

Pennies make good cents - I.S. 211 brings in a copper haul of cash for charity

As the old axiom goes, “It is better to give than to receive.” And another axiom states that “Charity begins at home.” At John Wilson Intermediate School 211, helping others through charity is a way of life. Comment.
Canarsie

Over 6,000,000 souls lost, but not forgotten - Holocaust survivors bear witness to man’s inhumanity to man

Nearly 1,000 Holocaust survivors and many others filled Borough Park’s Temple Young Israel-Beth El recently for a somber remembrance of the Holocaust. Comment.
Canarsie

Maraia to address KCC

Dr. Richard Maraia, chief of the Section on Molecular and Cell Biology, Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the address at the 43rd Kingsborough Community College commencement exercises. Comment.
Canarsie

LICH celebrates 150 years of health care

Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn kicked off its 150th anniversary with a Business and Community leaders breakfast. Representatives from community groups, the press, city government, the Nabe, houses of worship, law enforcement and the entire spectrum of healthcare were present to share LICH’s celebration. Comment.
Canarsie

Learn to be prepared in an emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency situation? Learn how, learn now at an Emergency Preparedness Workshop, June 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 5506 Church Avenue in Flatbush. Breakfast and refreshments will be served. Comment.
Canarsie

Kids try on NYPD brass for a day

The borough’s safety was left in the hands of children – at least for a little while – as precincts throughout Brooklyn opened their doors to “Police Commissioner for a Day” essay contest winners. Comment.
Canarsie

John Brown looms large for scribe - Brooklyn writer returns to Harper’s Ferry for debut novel

Although he has lived in New York for over a decade, Harper’s Ferry, W.Va., has not strayed from the mind of John Michael Cummings, a 44-year-old Park Slope resident whose debut novel, The Night I Freed John Brown, is set in his hometown. Comment.
Canarsie

I.S. 68 educator places in top 10

A science teacher at I.S. 68 in Canarsie is tops in the city. Comment.
Canarsie

Ikea makes big push in advance of opening

Ikea, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, is deploying a specifically-tailored advertising campaign to promote the June 18 grand opening of IKEA Brooklyn, the Swedish company’s first store and restaurant destination in New York City. Comment.
Canarsie

Guv says I do; others no way - Brooklyn state senator joins those opposed to gay marriage okay

While the borough’s lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community is calling it another leap toward marriage equality in New York, a Brooklyn state legislator has opted to sue Governor David Paterson over his plans to acknowledge legal same-sex marriages outside the Empire State. Comment.
Canarsie

DOE squeezes Canarsie schools

Schools in Canarsie and Flatbush will lose thousands of dollars this September. Comment.
Canarsie

Complete coverage from TSC Direct

When it comes to navigating all of the perils that come with driving in the Big Apple, the only people who truly know New York drivers are New York insurers. Comment.
Canarsie

Cashing in on the ‘Real World’ - Merchants welcome MTV neighbors

“The Real World” is coming to downtown Brooklyn and that means big business for local bars. Comment.
Canarsie

Captain makes fuba friends - Striking a chord with nabe group

It takes an immigrant to know an immigrant community. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie kids blast off with astronauts - Spacemen and women video conference with P.S. 115 students

An elementary school in Canarsie is using NASA astronauts as teachers and earning money in the process. Comment.
Canarsie

BSA backs cell phone tower - Controversial spire to rise over Canarsie Road

A controversial cellular phone tower will be allowed to take rise on a residential block in Canarsie, a city panel ruled last week. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn Housing & Family Services

Brooklyn Housing & Family Services will hold its Annual Fundraising Dinner, June 19 from 7-11 p.m. at The Rex Manor, 1100 60th Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Bildersee Rallies round the may pole

Community unity reigned supreme in Canarsie when Bildersee Junior High School hosted a seasonal celebration, complete with a maypole plaiting and the crowning of local royalty. Comment.

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