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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

It was murder

77th Precinct Comment.

Willowtown fair honors the honorable

The honors — complete with a retrospective exhibition — came during the Willowtown Association’s spring fair at Joralemon Street and Willow Place on May 15, where coordinators Ben Bankson and Linda De Rosa hailed the couple for the pioneering spirit reflected in its many architectural projects which blended the new with the old while keeping intact the nature and scale of their communities. Comment.
Bay News

Cops swarm Brighton Beach

The city will be flooding Brighton Beach with cops to help stop a wave of burglaries and robberies in the neighborhood. Comment.

Survey says! Stan tackles polls

Support for the repeal of the new National Healthcare Bill is still rising. The most recent Rasmussen Poll tells us that 54 percent of American voters want to see Obamacare repealed compared to 39 percent who do not. 22 percent of America believes the quality of healthcare in America will get better under the new plan. 52 percent say that it will get worse. Do you think these figures will affect the election this November? In the words of Sarah Palin, you betcha! Comment.
High School Sports

Vikings rally to beat game Poly Prep

St. Joseph by the Sea was three outs away from it first loss of the season, but in typical Vikings fashion losing isn’t just something they let happen. Comment.
High School Sports

Midwood falls again in annual trip to lax final

There were a myriad of reasons why Midwood came up empty in the championship game for the second straight year. The Hornets lost the ground-ball battle, they didn’t execute their offense well and their defense wasn’t quick getting the ball out of their end. Comment.
High School Sports

Lions roar: Berkeley Carroll tops St. Ann’s for ACIS crown

Berkeley Carroll hammered home the point: it’s the premier baseball program in the Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (ACIS). The Lions won the rubber match against rival St. Ann’s, winning the ACIS title game, 5-1, at MCU Park in Coney Island on Friday, May 21. Comment.

Get ‘Hook’ed at annual South Brooklyn music fest this weekend

Experience Red Hook from front to back this month. Comment.

Get your own ‘key to the city’ with this artist’s new project

Finally, there’s a key to the city that actually unlocks something. Comment.

Your ‘Gateway’ to Native American culture

Finally, someone has put the wow in pow wow. Comment.

Latest Dodger exhibition at the Historical Society hits a homer!

For Brooklyn baseball fans, the Dodgers’ 1957 move to California was as knee-buckling as a wicked curveball. But for true baseball fans, the love never left. Comment.

Ex-Ford star Williams transferring from Hofstra

Former Bishop Ford star Chaz Williams is on the move again. The freshman point guard has received his release and is transferring from Hofstra. Comment.

McMillan follows Pecora from Hofstra to Fordham

Former Lincoln guard Devon (Fatty) McMillan became the second local product to follow Tom Pecora from Hofstra to Fordham,.. Comment.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


City retools two-way bike plan for Flushing Avenue

The city has abandoned its controversial plan to convert Flushing Avenue to a one-way street to accommodate a two-way bike lane, unveiling a new scheme this week that will maintain two-way car flow, yet still provide for a bike lane. Comment.

Crafts go renegade

The renegades are coming — and they’re bringing crafts! Comment.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Slope crime wave continues

The break-in crisis continued with at least three homes, two stores and one restaurant burglarized in the neighborhood last week. Comment.

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Brooklyn Heights

Ride on! Jane Walentas’s controversial carousel is finalized

DUMBO doyenne Jane Walentas has reached a final deal with the developers of Brooklyn Bridge Park to donate her lovingly restored 1920s carousel to a waterfront spot behind the old Tobacco Warehouse — but the controversy over the plan is just beginning. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cops nab vicious bike-tosser!

Boerum Hill cops collared one of Brownstone Brooklyn’s most-wanted fiends last week, nabbing the thug who knocked five teeth out of a victim’s head by hurling a bike into his face during a vicious robbery last year. Comment.

They got it maize!

and Gary Buiso Comment.

Dirty lake? Who you gonna call? Pond Patrol!

Litterbugs at Prospect Park Lake better be on the lookout — thanks to the Pond Patrol! Comment.

Cohn heads! Steve wants his son to take his district leader seat

Call it the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost! Comment.

Duck you! Two parkgoers reprimanded for canard caper

Two well-meaning parkgoers who tried to save an injured duck ran afowl of park policy last Thursday — and a Ranger even said the duck should just be left to die. Comment.

Manhunt! Ridge cops seek scum who molested pre-teen!

A 12-year-old girl was abducted off a Bay Ridge street and nearly raped during a horrific kidnapping attempt on May 11, police said. Comment.

Our Korea Airmen gathered in mobile re-unity and historic splendor

The boys of wicked war, so many decades ago, gathered again as we’ve done since 1946. This year we went to the deep south while all of the southern port lands were engulfed in America’s biggest bath in precious costly oils that soar at our every pump. Comment.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

Courageous clerk

Courageous clerk Comment.
Kings Courier

Gunman raid radio shack

Radio Shack raid Comment.

Arrest in machete murder

Arrest in machete murder Comment.

Terror teen preys on Canarsians

Un-lady like Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Easter feaster

76th Precinct Comment.

Canarsie Cemetery out or purgatory

Canarsie Cemetery’s fate is sealed. Comment.

Building Bridges fest celebrates Canarsie

John Salogub, president of the 69th Precinct Community Council, flipped a sizzling batch of hot dogs on the grill as interim acting president put more on to satisfy the hungry hordes. Comment.

Cop hospitalized after run in with motorcycle

Prayers were being whispered across Bensonhurst this week for the speedy recovery of Police Officer Carlos Olmedo, a four-year-veteran of the NYPD who was clinging to life following a crazed run in with a crew of car thieves. Comment.

What a tool

68th Precinct Comment.

OLPH bazaar gives a nod to Mother Nature

This was an eco-friendly mart! Comment.

Nords on parade!

Pint-sized nationalists Christopher Lageraaen and his sister, Shannon Lageraaen, sat on a sidewalk on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, each holding a flag of Norway — a red eye-pleaser with an indigo blue Scandinavian cross outlined in white — waiting for the action to begin. Comment.

Dr. Muscles out of jail time: Jucier distributer gets probation

Embattled physician Richard Lucente made a small apology to his patients on May 12 when he was given a judicial slap on the wrist for providing illegal steroids to borough juicers that were doled out of a Bay Ridge Pharmacy like candy. Comment.

Gowanus drug czar goes away for life

Gowanus goon sent away Comment.
Bay News

Group worried about Nostrand Bus Rapid Transit

A local panel is not convinced that a new, quicker Nostrand Avenue bus will benefit the community. Comment.

Grady HS looks to increase grade

Grady Vocational High School may be running out of gas. Comment.
Bay News

Man arrested in Sheepshead Bay double murder

A 20-year-old man is facing capital murder charges this week for killing a loving Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses woman and her eight-year-old daughter. Comment.
Bay News

Sinister slice! Traffic agent assaulted with pizza

Lost lunch Comment.

Towns pushes out new potty bill

Toilets are the new face of discrimination, and one Brooklyn lawmaker is doing something about it. Comment.

A walk down terrorist lane

See what happens when you try to be friends? Comment.

A birthday wish for my other family

The last thing on my agenda in 2006 was write a weekly column, but you know what they say: man plans, God laughs his butt off. Comment.

Dancers take visitors on a global trip at Boody

Just call ’em nimble-toed! Comment.

Bklyn Children’s Day Parade draws crowds to Coney

They tooted their own horns — and rightfully so. Comment.

When the News was the Snooze

April Fools! Comment.

Underdogs victorious! Majesty, Crucial Taunt, Bacon Bits lead the new wave

It was a weekend of underdog victories during Brooklyn Kickball play on Sunday, as Majesty asserted itself with an upset over Crucial Taunt and Kickball Fever dispatched Licensed to Thunder, but lost to Space Cadets in a night capper. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s their park — so neon benches it is!

The 1980s lived on again last Saturday when volunteers repainted the benches in a Gowanus park in neon colors reminiscent of the “Greed is Good” Decade. Comment.

It’s a dog’s life for Dutchie the Prozac-popping pooch!

Doggone it, mother’s little helper is now a pitiful pooch’s best friend! Comment.

This stinks! City admits that it is no longer picking up street garbage

It’s official: the city has stopped picking up garbage. Not only in Canarsie, but throughout Brooklyn. Comment.

Prom redux

This night is sure to be epic. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Last holdouts face eviction to make room for ‘Willoughby Square Park’

There are dozens of tenants left in the city-acquired properties on Albee Square between Willoughby and Fulton streets, some of whom allege that the city isn’t helping them find new homes. Comment.

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