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Friday, June 27, 2008

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BIG SCREECHER - Another grandfather takes pride

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United Progressive Dems salute special eight

Eight “outstanding” boroughites were hailed for contributing to the “betterment of their communities and fellow man” during an awards tribute, presented by the United Progressive Democratic Club. Comment.
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Twain on verge of teacher layoffs - Questions swirl around gifted & talented

Parents are taking action to protect I.S. 239, the Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented. Comment.
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Top-notch policing

Sounds like the police did a great job putting an end to student “cut day” on Manhattan Beach. Comment.
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Teens take ballroom dance challenge at Mckinley JHS

Take your partners for the waltz, tango and fox trot, please. Comment.
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Ronald McDonald safe on 86th Street - CB11 backs renewal of McDonald’s drive-thru permit

A lax developer and red-headed clown with a thing for hamburgers will probably continue to do business in Bensonhurst thanks to a couple of approvals from Community Board 11 this week. Comment.
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Kudos to custodians

I am the parent of a former student at Public School 207, and am writing in response to the recent unsigned letter, “Not All Fun and Games.” Comment.
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Kids excel in the scientific method

How activity influences memory, how chewing mints affect the mind and how silver kills killer organisms were unraveled by budding Einsteins during a science fair at FDR High School. Comment.
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Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial scholarships

Sixteen local students have received a total of $30,000 in scholarships given in memory of a pair of community activists. Comment.
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Jobs that are never done

To the letter writer of, “Not all fun and games,” I am a retired custodial worker, who worked in schools for over 25 years. Comment.
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Gripes fly at Golden town hall

A gamut of complaints and community concerns was aired as State Senator Marty Golden held a special town hall for his constituents in Bensonhurst. Comment.
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Grateful community

Students cut schools for Brooklyn-Queens Day in Manhattan Beach, but thanks to the expertise and professionalism of Captain Mastrokostas and his staff of the 61 Precinct, it was just as peaceful as any other day. Comment.
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Get your cell phone VIN etched here

A variation of an old police tactic could help borough cops fight the ever-rising trend of cell phone robberies among teens. Comment.
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Former Markowitz aide steps out - Yvonne Graham says she wants to be the next Brooklyn borough prez

The special assistant to Borough President Marty Markowitz, Yvonne Graham, said last week she will run for borough president next year to succeed her boss. Comment.
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Endgame for St. Finbar School - Final class graduates with tears

An era is coming to an end. Comment.
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Dyker grills DOB - Heights rips rep on building woes

Residents of Dyker Heights questioned the Department of Buildings (DOB) Deputy Borough Commissioner of Operations about dilapidated buildings, vacant lots and unsafe scaffolding at the last Dyker Heights Civic Association meeting before the fall. Comment.
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Chew on this, Mike

I read that Mayor Bloomberg would like to see energy taxed dramatically. Comment.
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Brighton Beach fiasco

Re: Rezoning to Preserve and Save Brighton Beach). Comment.
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A storybook ending

Thank you for the beautiful article on our storybook day, written by Helen Klein. Comment.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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New traffic signals coming

State Senator Martin J. Golden announced that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved two of his requests to install traffic lights at busy intersections throughout the community. Comment.

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GUEST OP-ED - ‘How can a church help solve the world’s water problems?’

How does a church in Brooklyn, New York get connected to a mission school in Najayo near San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic through Trenton, New Jersey and Louisville, Kentucky? This article will tell how one Presbyterian Church, USA (PCUSA)/Reformed Church in America (RCA) accomplished it. Comment.

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