Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Friday, May 8, 2009

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From the bench to the stars

Midwood forward Jessica Previlon evolved from basketball rookie to bench warmer to star in fours years under coach Artie LaGreca. Comment.
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Boys & Girls star shines on Merrimack

Tyler Young had a couple of Division I schools that were very interested, he had an offer from NJIT, but Wednesday afternoon he verbally committed to Merrimack College, a Division II program in North Andover, Mass. Comment.
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Buckley’s−Kennedy’s 5K!

The 29th Annual Buckley’s−Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run is set for May 17, at 10 a.m. The run, in memory of Tom Killen and Theresa “Dee Dee” Muir, will begin and end in Riis Park, on the Queens side of the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Comment.
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There’s no ‘I’ in Nick Punzone’s soccer squads

If there’s a single description about soccer teams coached by Nick Punzone, it’s that they are never, ever marked by a superstar. There’s never a player who does it all, because that kind of team, he says, will never amount to anything. Comment.
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Coach posts stellar 22 years at Kearney

Cathy Crockett never imagined coaching for more than 20 years. In fact she had another dream. She wanted to be work for the New York City Police Department and, at 22 years old, was just waiting for the call from the academy to get started. Comment.
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Blue Devils are heaven sent

Mildred Piscopo has been coaching the Poly Prep softball team for 21 years with plenty of success. The Blue Devils are a perennial powerhouse in the Ivy League and always fair well in the NYSAISAA playoffs. Comment.
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Brooklyn nurse out to draw blood on May 23

Nevada−bound grappling goliath Phillipe Nover – a former nurse at Coney Island Hospital – stayed close to his Canarsie roots when he selected Aviator Sports and Recreation to get in some last−minute practice before heading to the Silver State for the Mixed Martial Arts Ultimate Fighting Championship 98, May 23. Comment.
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Winning doesn’t change Ft. Hamilton Tigers’ attack

There was no wild celebration. No hugging. A couple of high fives was as jubilant as it would get. Comment.
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Big crowds cheer on pint−sized runners

Big−hearted warriors stepped up the battle to combat autism during a benefit run in Bay Ridge for Autism Awareness Month. Comment.
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Jury still out on ‘All−Star’

The next fugitive to be exposed on “America’s Most Wanted” is... the villainous computer bug that screwed up the show’s All Star competition and left a Bay Ridge cop’s dreams of winning in a holding pattern. Comment.
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Come on ‘a knockin’, the bandshell will be rockin’

David Byrne is about to get some company – a lot of it. Comment.
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Borough to host Little People confab

Several thousand dwarfs and family members will be descending on the borough this summer from July 4−10 as the Brooklyn Marriott hosts the 2009 Little People of America (LPA) National Conference. Comment.
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When your home becomes your biggest enemy

For millions of Americans, “allergy season” never ends. Colder temperatures that eliminate the problems of grass and tree pollens also drive people indoors where they meet troublesome dust mites, animal danders, and mold spores. Most indoor environments actually trap airborne allergens where they can pose a risk to respiratory health. Comment.
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Unity showcase ’09

Sunday’s bright sunshine was bouncing off police badges and wide smiles alike as members of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South held their annual Unity Showcase Festival. Comment.
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Asthma on the rise

Asthma is a rapidly growing public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Comment.
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Thumbs way down for mayoral control

Under mayoral control, parents are “exhausted,” politicians are the “enemy” and superintendents are “number−crunchers.” Comment.
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‘Nurturer’s Day Festival’ coming

Every Sunday morning, a multiethnic crew of adults leads a multiethnic group of kids for two hours of ethical consciousness−raising at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, across the street from Prospect Park. Comment.
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Flu poses specific risks

As news of the swine flu situation develops, it is important for those with asthma or other respiratory conditions to be aware of the basic facts about influenza and how it is spread, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Comment.
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Queens of the chess board

These girls got game. Comment.
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Brooklyn garbage sent out on a rail

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and Waste Management of New York, LLC announced that New York City has taken the next step in implementing its historic Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) by exporting North Brooklyn’s residential and municipal solid waste by rail instead of truck. Comment.
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Tenants demand more protection after murder

Following a recent unsolved murder near the Glenwood Houses on Ralph Avenue, local residents are lobbying for a larger police presence in and around the public housing complex. Comment.
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Heartbreak in Coney Island

Tears were flowing freely in Coney Island Tuesday as a packed house of mourners held a weepy farewell at Our Lady of Solace Church for Jessica “Jessie” Giudici, who was killed in a fatal−attraction scenario too grisly for Hollywood. Comment.
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Violet Longobardi Award winner

Susan S. Rai will be honored May 13 at a benefit hosted by the Mary McDowell Center for Learning, Brooklyn’s only Quaker school for children with learning disabilities. Comment.
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Read all about it, and don’t stop

The First Unitarian Church’s annual two−day BookFair will be held May 8−9, 2009 in its chapel on Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Comment.
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Rally for September 11 hero

Even though he was retired from the New York City Fire Department, Brooklyn−born−and−bred Anthony Incarbone came back to New York after 9⁄11 to help with the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Comment.
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Look out! The Vikings are coming!

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum will host their annual Viking Fest, May 16 in Bliss⁄Owl’s Head Park, 68th Street and Colonial Road, from 12−5 p.m. Comment.
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Youngsters lace up sneakers for annual 2−mile benefit run

Dyker Heights youngsters will be putting their best foot forward, as part of a fundraiser to benefit the children of servicemen and women who were killed in the line of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Comment.
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Help clean up ugly ‘floatables’

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring “Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance” for the summer of 2009. Comment.
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Suny Downstate Community Health Fair

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn is extending an invitation to all residents of Brooklyn to attend its annual Community Health Fair, May 16 (rain or shine), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the hospital’s 445 Lenox Road entrance, between East 35th and East 37th streets. Comment.
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Alternative treatment for your eczema

New research where traditional Chinese medicine was found to safely and effectively treat patients with persistent atopic dermatitis — or eczema, as it’s commonly known — could lead more physicians to prescribe complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat the allergic condition. Comment.
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Lovebirds clear to wing their way to paradise

Their wedding bells may be more than a year away, but lucky Queens lovebirds JoAnn Porcello and Vincent Burner already have the icing on their cake – an all−expenses−paid Caribbean honeymoon, courtesy of this newspaper and the company which “knows why you fly,” American Airlines. Comment.
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Residents urged to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger!’

The letter carriers of Brooklyn, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, are joining forces with the Food Bank For New York City as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger! food drive effort. The food drive will culminate May 9, marking the nation’s largest single−day food drive. Comment.
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Understanding all the wheezing

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is the most common long−term disease of children, but adults have asthma, too. Asthma causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. If you have asthma, you have it all the time, but you will have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs. Comment.
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Hypoallergenic dog − facts & myths

The search for the “hypoallergenic presidential dog” dominated the headlines recently, with the search for a “hypoallergenic” dog. Comment.
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Ahoy! It’s BayFest

The 18th annual BayFest, Sheepshead Bay’s yearly festival of the fleet presented by the Bay Improvement Group (BIG), will be held from 12−6 p.m., May 17 along Emmons Avenue. Comment.
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swine time live!

It was back to reading, writing and hand−sanitizing for three Brooklyn schools shuttered last week because of suspicion of swine flu. Comment.
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Transfer H.S. could run into legal fight

If the Department of Education (DOE) decides to put a transfer high school into a new school building now being completed at 965 East 107th Street, they can expect a fight. Comment.
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Panel discussion to tackle animal care

Members and friends of the Dyker Heights Civic Association are invited to attend a special panel to address “How Animals Help Our Community and How The Community Can Help Animals,” May 12, 8 p.m., at St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 80th Street and 11th Avenue. Comment.
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Critics open up floodgates of opposition to hike

As members of the city’s Water Board listened dispassionately, Marine Park homeowner Bob Antonucci expressed outrage that his water bill climbed some 60 percent in just a few years. Comment.
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Budding filmakers at Tribeca Film Fest

Ever since watching “Jurassic Park” at the age of eight, Roberto Beltre knew he wanted to be involved in film as a screenwriter. Comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Stimulus cash to safeguard the Bay

A little “stimulation” might go a long way to save Jamaica Bay’s disappearing marshlands, a federal lawmaker said last week. Comment.
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A Change of Face’ focuses on Beth Israel Medical Ctr. docs

Renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Milton Waner, MD, Monica Tadros, MD and Mark Smith, MD, from Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital will be profiled in an upcoming three part documentary series, “A Change of Face,” scheduled to air on MSNBC−TV, May 3, 10 and 17 from 10−11 p.m. Comment.
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Tie the knot with help from Isabella’s Wedding Center

Even in a tough economy, people want to go all out for their weddings. Comment.
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Brooklyn scribe wins Pulitzer

As accolades and awards continue to pile up for Boerum Hill playwright Lynn Nottage, her heart and soul remains rooted in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Sign up to play ball with the 69th Precinct Community Council

Registration for the 69th Precinct Community Council’s 2009 baseball season, now in session, is open to boys and girls, ages five to 14 years of age (birth certificate is required). Comment.
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Best blocks in Brooklyn recognized

Grassroots gladiators were delivered a tall salute for being committed to their communities during a Block Association Recognition Day, presented by Community Board 17. Comment.
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Six murders in six weeks

A staggering spree of violence in the western end of Coney Island has sparked six murders in six weeks and has put the police and the community on edge. Comment.
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‘Hall’ up for rent

The city is attempting to find a tenant willing to occupy Erasmus Hall Academy, a decaying landmark with aging rooms filled with mismatched furniture and long−ago memories. Comment.
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Kids for a Better Life annual walkathon

Kids for a Better Future, a non−profit organization run by kids, which supports children’s rights all around the world, will hold its Third Annual Walkathon starting at 10:30 a.m., May 9. Comment.
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Dismembered body found

A woman who grew up in Coney Island lost her life there Sunday when she was stabbed to death and then dismembered allegedly by an unhinged livery cab driver obsessed with the young beauty, police said. Comment.
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On track with ‘Seniors in Shape’

The “Seniors in Shape” Fifth Fitness For Life Expo, sponsored by EmblemHealth at Aviator Sports & Recreation in Floyd Bennett Field, brought more than 800 attendees from all over Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens. Comment.
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‘The Tree Book for Kids’

Arbor Day is swiftly upcoming on April 24 and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is celebrating with its very special, “sure−to−be−a−classic” The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown−ups. Comment.
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‘Power to Learn’ marks its 10th year

Cablevision’s Power to Learn education initiative is celebrating its 10th anniversary of supporting K−12 education in the tri−state region through technology. In Brooklyn alone, Power to Learn has benefited more than 400 schools and libraries. Comment.
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Ringling Brothers is coming to town

Ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages will have 84 opportunities to catch a miniature version of “The Greatest Show on Earth” in the heart of Coney Island this summer. Comment.
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One more toke over the line: push to O.K. pot

Brooklyn state legislators have high hopes for a renewed push to legalize medical marijuana in New York. Comment.
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Seniors armed against scammers

One of the state’s top guardians helped rip the veil of senior scams, identity theft and other cons during a community information meeting, presented by the National Council of Jewish Women, Brooklyn Section. Comment.
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Rally for late hero

Even though he was retired from the New York City Fire Department, Brooklyn−born−and−bred Anthony Incarbone came back to New York after 9⁄11 to help with the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Comment.
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All aboard with the L line’s all−pro ‘point man’

Greg Lombardi, the general manager for the L line, the lifeline of Williamsburg, spends around half his time in his office at the Canarsie−Rockaway Parkway station, the line’s terminus. Comment.
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Rogers’ Gift Shoppe: something special

No matter what the economy, we need to celebrate special occasions, and let friends and family know how important they are. Comment.
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P.S. 230 spring fest flea market

Public School 230 will hold its first annual Spring Festival Flea Market & PTA Plant Sale, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (raindate: May 3) at 1 Albermarle Road between McDonald Avenue & Dahill Road. Comment.
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Zone’s Fatal Flaws

Members of the South Canarsie Civic Association are encouraging residents to speak out against what they believe is a flawed rezoning initiative. Comment.
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Calvary graduates its largest class of CCTs ever

Calvary held its 48th Graduation Ceremony for their Cancer Care Technician (CCT) Program. It was their largest graduating class ever, 29 CCTs, who will work at the Bronx Hospital and their Brooklyn Campus at Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street. Comment.
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Researchers make rats ‘senile’

A group of Brooklyn neuroscientists have discovered a way to make rats quite literally fuggedaboutit. Comment.
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New anti−hunger campaign launched

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosted the kickoff of Brooklyn’s “Stamp Out Hunger!” campaign at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street. Comment.
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Silhouette Mind⁄Body Fitness

Urban life is stressful. Especially for women. Comment.
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‘Small minority of crime’

Only a relatively small percentage of the crime committed in the 63rd Precinct takes place in Marine Park. Comment.
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Back pain and arthritis relief

Metro SportsMed will present a free lecture on “Back Pain and Arthritis,” featuring guest speaker Nicola Hawkinson, NP – affiliated with Frank Schwab, spine surgeon, New York Methodist Hospital⁄ Hospital For Joint Diseases⁄ NYU. Comment.
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Bank teller menaced

In these troubled financial times, people are trying to do everything to pad their 401K plan. Comment.
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‘Wine−ing’ for a good cause

Raise a toast to research aimed at finding a cure for breast cancer, and help those afflicted by the disease. Comment.
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Obama gear is just too hot

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes doesn’t get upset over too many things. Comment.
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Legionnaires hail NYPD

It was a tall salute from one group of heroes to another. Comment.
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Water Taxis on call in a watery emergency

In Brooklyn, when you’re part of the nabe, you’re part of the nabe. Comment.
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Brooklyn woman pedals hard against cancer

Park Slope resident Lisa Indovino had always been an athlete ever since her Venice, Florida childhood, when her father tossed her softball pitches and taught her how to ride a bike. Comment.

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