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Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010


Rose Plaza’s thorns pricking ‘Burg leaders

Two sides of a Hasidic religious schism traded words in a public hearing Wednesday morning as the City Planning Commission heard testimony over whether a controversial development project, known as Rose Plaza, should be built on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.

Lowe’s to meet Mill Basin residents

Lowe’s representatives have finally agreed to meet face-to-face with Mill Basin residents. Comment.

Canarsie kids open hearts and wallets for Haiti

Public school students in Canarsie are making a difference in the lives of Haitians - one piece of construction paper at a time. Comment.

66th Precinct cop honored by Community Council

Both Inspector Peter DiBlasio, who had left the 66th Precinct to take charge of the 60th Precinct, and Deputy Inspector John Sprague, the precinct’s new commanding officer were on hand to congratulate Ghaffar as Executive Officer Captain Nicholas Muglia presented him with a cop of the month award for not only a recent arrest, but also a career that exemplifies the phrase “New York’s Finest.” Comment.

Cops honored by outgoing councilman

And a hearty thank you goes to... Comment.

Temporary classrooms finally razed as park restoration begins

It’s taken over a decade, but the portion of Leif Ericson Park that has been home to temporary classrooms utilized by the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology is finally being returned to parkland. Comment.

Ridge luminaries shine at annual luncheon

A bitter chill prevailed outdoors, but, within the Bay Ridge Manor, all was warmth and fervor, this past Saturday, as the movers and shakers of Bay Ridge and surrounding neighborhoods gathered together, as they do every year, to celebrate the community’s long and vibrant history of activism. Comment.

Unused Toll Booths Being Yanked on Verrazano

By Helen Klein Comment.

Names for KeySpan Park we’d like to see

With the Brooklyn Cyclones ending their naming rights relationship with National Grid, which bought the old KeySpan energy company, we at CNG’s Courier-Life have some suggestions on naming rights deals we’d like to see. Comment.

Cyclones look for new stadium naming rights partner

Wanted: A corporate sponsor to pay for the naming rights of the Coney Island stadium that the Brooklyn Cyclones call home. Comment.

Turning Jamaica Bay landfills into park space

Turning a toxic landfill into a family friendly park is significantly more complicated than it sounds. Comment.

In Bensonhurst, ‘D’ is for deafening

A little lube goes a long way. Comment.

Yarn over Aunt Olga, I’m crocheting the reins.

Most new brides wait for the day when they know for sure that they have been successfully integrated into their husband’s family. Whether a trusted relative lets them in on a family secret or they are included in all the latest gossip there comes the day - thatdefining moment - when they know they’ve made it. Comment.
High School Sports

Marchiano marches to his own beat

At St. Edmund’s Prep, a small co-ed high school on Ocean Ave. in South Brooklyn, there is no question who the big man on campus is. Comment.
High School Sports

Murphy still awaiting word on fate at Loughlin

The future of Bishop Loughlin guard Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy remains uncertain after she was involved in a fight at a boys basketball at the Fort Greene school on Jan. 22, Lions junior varsity coach Kasim Alston, who is Murphy’s godfather, told The Post. Comment.
High School Sports

Lions roar early, hold on in CK rematch

The Bishop Loughlin players didn’t take too kindly to this past Sunday’s loss to Christ the King at home in Fort Greene. It was the fourth time in a row that CK had beaten Loughlin, going back to last season. Comment.
High School Sports

Rhodes gives Boys & Girls first Millrose crown since 1996

The only thing Robert Rhodes lost at the finish line was his shoe. Comment.

The Tooth Hurts

“The tooth hurts.” “You can’t handle the tooth.” “The tooth, and nothing but the tooth.” Comment.

Pumps & Pleats’ makeup guide

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.

Living in ‘New Hope City’

Welcome to New Hope City. Comment.

Klutz trades Taco Bell for traditional grub

I don’t wanna eat slime! Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010


Fulton Takes a Bite Out of Crime

Crime has been on the decline in North Brooklyn for the past year, but Deputy Inspector Dennis Fulton wants community members to take crime prevention into their own hands. Comment.

Car stop leads to cop shooter

Sometimes a car stop ends with a warning or a traffic ticket, but other times cops get a whole lot more than they bargained for. Comment.

EPA: Superfunded Gowanus won’t discourage lending

There’s plenty of indication in and around the Gowanus Canal that designating the fetid waterway a Superfund site will have little impact on the ability to secure a mortgage, the Environmental Protection Agency insisted this week. Comment.

Nominate Burg’s Most Eligible Bachelor!

Have you ever attended an East River summer concert, hung out at Union Pool or wandered into a community board meeting and thought, “Who’s that cute boy in the corner?” Comment.

City Reliquary Needs Your Help

The little storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cops to target Park Slope egg bandit

Hard-boiled cops are vowing to step up patrols in order to scramble Park Slope’s egg-tossing bandit. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Charter school relocation

The Summit Academy Charter School may have found a new home. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

DOE: PAVE can stay at P.S. 15

The PAVE Academy Charter School is staying put in P.S. 15’s building. Comment.

Crime in Canarsie heading upwards at start of year

Crime in Canarsie may have hit a historic low in 2009, but, so far, in 2010, it appears to be going in the opposite direction. Comment.

Canarsie cops honored for key collars

Four of the 69th Precinct’s officers were honored as cops of the month during the most recent meeting of the precinct’s Community Council. Comment.

Public schools in danger

The city Department of Education (DOE) will close Metropolitan Corporate Academy — and possibly eight other schools in the borough. Comment.

Infamous Idiotarod Rides Again

Registration has been a discombobulated mess, no one knows the route, and it is expected to be 26 degrees with a 50 percent chance of snow on Saturday, but that has done little to diminish Brooklynites’ unbridled enthusiasm for the 2010 Idiotarod. Comment.

Hasid vs. Bikester Debate Settles Little

A debate between the Hasidic community in South Williamsburg and cycling advocates over the removal of the Bedford Avenue bike lanes revealed that both sides have irreconcilable differences over improving transportation in Williamsburg. Comment.

CB 18 wants footbridge over congested Flatbush Avenue

If they can’t get across Flatbush Avenue, why not go over it? Comment.

Triple homicide rocks East Flatbush

Blood has little meaning to Jermaine Ruiz, unless it’s his own blood. Comment.

Felony car stop earns cop award

Making a felony car stop is one of a police officer’s more dangerous jobs,but it also earned one of the 67th Precinct’s finest his first “Cop of the Month” certificate. Comment.

Local church setting up food pantry in Canarsie

One local house of worship is hoping to help residents of Canarsie who are in need. Comment.

Mortgage Man Runs for Congress

After a life of advising New Yorkers on obtaining mortgages to buy their homes, Bruce Hirschfeld wants to help his neighbors in an even more profound way: as a U.S. Congressman. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

84 Precinct honors Cop of the Year

Local streets are safer thanks to the efforts of Police Officer John Bolden, named Cop of the Year by the 84th Precinct Community Council last week. Comment.

EWVIDCO “Cooks” Up Industrial Space in Burg

Light manufacturing is dead. Long live light manufacturing! Comment.

Woman struck down on Ralph Ave.

Police said that the woman was crossing the heavily-traveled thoroughfare near Avenue K at 8:30 p.m. January 21 when she was hit by a passing vehicle. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fire rips through Midwood Home

A firefighter from Ladder 157 takes a quick breather as he and his team put out a near-fatal fire on East 15th Street near Avenue K in Midwood. Comment.

New life for Herr’s

Marine Park is trading potato chips for pediatricians. Comment.

Diner debacle: Rumors swirl about Kings Plaza Diner’s possible closure

It’s a plan of expansion and contraction that’s bound to give local diner lovers indigestion. Comment.

Marine Park residents challenge cops

Marine Park residents want answers from the 63rd Precinct about a series of robberies. Comment.

No-Strand Avenue Being Cut from Junction Streetscape Project

If Nostrand Avenue were a person, it would undoubtedly be feeling pretty left out. Comment.

Contretemps over East 80th Street ticketing

Canarsie residents are clearly tired of cops hanging out at Avenue J and East 80th Street during the morning rush hour, waiting to catch cars that make an illegal left turn at that hour. Comment.

Embattled EMTs back at work; Rennix family outraged

The family of the young East Flatbush woman who died at a downtown Brooklyn cafe were “upset” that the EMTs accused of doing nothing to help her were back on the job. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010


Romantic commerce focus of pre-Valentine’s swap meet

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with Brooklyn Artists Gym. The first installment of their swap meet series, “BAGGAGE Claim” will focus on the theme of romantic commerce, February 13, 6-8 p.m. at 168 Seventh Street in Park Slope. Comment.

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