Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009

Canarsie

Burglary trifecta

Police are trying to locate a thief who may have committed three burglaries in one day. Comment.
Canarsie

Crooks clean out photog

Cops and one outraged photographer are looking for a crew of thieves who burglarized a Marine Park garage and looted thousands of dollars in camera equipment found in the victim’s car. Comment.
Canarsie

A salute to the%A0 hard-working stiffs

September 7 is Labor Day, and a time to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” Comment.
Canarsie

Focus on Child Health: Youth cancer on the rise

“Your child has cancer.” Words no parent ever wants to hear. But every day 46 children are diagnosed with cancer. Every day 15 children die from their disease. Every day children — from babies to teens — receive chemotherapy, radiation treatment, surgery, spinal taps, bone marrow transplants, stem cell transplants, transfusions, hoping that the weeks or years of torture will save their lives. The parents of these children spend more than 50 percent of their annual income in this fight, all the while wishing that pediatric cancer was an oxymoron. Comment.
Canarsie

Cool threads: shops taking part in ‘Fashion Night Out’

Calling all Brooklyn retailers to participate in this year’s “Fashion Night Out,” a citywide effort to promote retail, boost consumer confidence and celebrate fashion. Comment.
Canarsie

Focus on Child Health: Understanding child ear infections

To understand earaches you must first know about the Eustachian tube, a narrow channel connecting the inside of the ear to the back of the throat, just above the soft palate. The tube allows drainage — preventing fluid in the middle ear from building up and bursting the thin ear drum. In a healthy ear, the fluid drains down the tube, assisted by tiny hair cells, and is swallowed. Comment.
Canarsie

Paterson in Bklyn to help launch fest

Governor David Paterson was on hand to honor the life-blood of the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival, which enters its 42nd year this Labor Day. Comment.
Canarsie

Early intervention for a lifetime of smiles

It’s never too early to keep an eye on your child’s oral development, say the professionals at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Your pediatric dentist can identify malocclusion — crowded or crooked teeth or bite problems — and actively intervene to guide the teeth as they emerge in the mouth. Orthodontic treatment early can prevent more extensive treatment later. Comment.
Canarsie

Jutrzenka Singing Society milestone

Thanks to its dedicated and loyal members, and choral director Izabella Kobus-Salkin,South Brooklyn’s Jutrzenka Singing Society #226, the female chorus of the Polish Singers Alliance of America, is reaching 75 years of existence this September. Comment.
Canarsie

Our endorsements

David Yassky Comment.
Canarsie

Your guide to neighborhood civic meetings

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718-260-2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.
Canarsie

It’s back to school for children - and cops too!

As the school bell rings and children throughout southern Brooklyn head off to class, cops from Patrol Borough Brooklyn South are going to be right behind them. Comment.
Canarsie

New prez for Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Children’s Museum announced the appointment of Georgina Ngozi as president and chief executive officer of the world’s first museum created expressly for children, effective September 21. Comment.
Canarsie

Kids short-changed, they say

Education was the subject as four of the challengers in the 45th Council District Democratic primary debated at a forum held in East Flatbush. Comment.
Canarsie

Happen’n

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein joined thousands of children and volunteers at the “Youth Happen’n Day 2009,” sponsored by Community Board #17 in conjunction with the 67th Precinct Community Council. Comment.
Canarsie

Bill: It’s not all about cash

It’s a numbers game that’s awfully one-sided: Mayor Michael Bloomberg has $36.5 million set aside for his re-election campaign while New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, his Bed-Stuy born and bred challenger, has a little over $5 million squirrelled away in his bid to unseat him. Comment.
Canarsie

Focus on Child Health: Childhood cancer awareness

September 13 is now recognized as “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day” as a result of a Senate resolution introduced last year by U.S. Senators Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). Comment.
Canarsie

Freshman seen as reformer

While not quite the new sheriff of Albany, recently elected State Senator Daniel Squadron is beginning to make an impact on possible reforms in Albany. Comment.
Canarsie

Lightning victim clinging to life

After over a month of hospitalization, the 41-year-old cricket player struck by lightning July 26 after a freak storm swept across Marine Park, is still fighting for his life. Comment.
Canarsie

Here’s your chance to break into the movie business

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations — a nonprofit organization — and The New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is now accepting applications for the 16th cycle of The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. Comment.
Canarsie

Focus on Child Health: Back-to-school health check for parents and children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides a health and safety checklist for children returning to school. Comment.
Canarsie

It’s Carnival time again!

Over one million people are expected to flood Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, September 7, for Brooklyn’s annual extravaganza, the 42nd annual West Indian Carnival Festival Parade. Comment.
Canarsie

Chain stores sold on BK

Brooklyn may be the borough of mom-and-pop shops, but it’s no slouch when it comes to national retail stores, according to a recently released Center for an Urban Future study. Comment.
Canarsie

Growing jobless crisis looms large in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s unemployment numbers for the first half of the year are discouraging %u2013 over 10 percent of the population %u2013 and state labor workers warn that a crisis could be coming if unemployment benefits are not extended. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids enroll in Boom-A-Ring’s%A0 ‘animal seminar’

Wide-eyed kids from I.S. 218’s Beacon program sat wide-eyed as they were introduced to the four-legged performers of the Coney Island Boom A Ring circus. Comment.
BoroBeat

Moms hail hardline against drunk drivers

Thanks for all your help... Comment.
BoroBeat

Flatbush frolics along East 52nd Street

Festive frolickers soaked in equal parts sunshine and community spirit during a block party along East 52nd Street. Comment.

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