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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

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‘Robert Merrill Way’ makes its debut on Bay 28th St.

A pomp-filled program drew area residents, officials and sports buffs to Bensonhurst where they helped co-name the intersection of Bay 28th Street and Benson Avenue, “Robert Merrill Way.” Comment.
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What a spooktacular sight in the nabe

Count on Brooklyn’s master crafter John Zammit to wow festive frolickers with his All Hallows Eve display. The annual showcase transforms Zammit’s house, 653 58th Street, into a whimsical exhibit of Halloween wonders complete with a boo-erific assortment of ghosts, ghouls, pumpkins and other seasonal crowd-pleasers. Happy Halloween, John. Comment.
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Victims of boating accident laid to rest - Many mourn the loss of three young men

As the morning sunlight accentuated the stained glass window depicting Mother Mary cradling the baby Jesus, two beloved youths from Dyker Heights were mourned at Regina Pacis Church before a visibly moved community. Comment.
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Top Ladies of Distinction - Gotham Chapter to hold leadership conference

The Gotham Chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction will be hosting its Area II Leadership Conference at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel, October 30-November 2. Comment.
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The littlest voters

Kids get to practice voting for the President of the United States at the Lefferts Historic House, November 4 from 12-5 p.m. Comment.
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Term-limit battle realigns playing field - Neighbors sound off on Nelson run

Old feuds and sore feelings between local elected officials and some of their constituents have taken on new significance now that the push to overturn term limits is in full swing. Comment.
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Shorting out in B’hurst

A Transit Authority substation is short-circuiting the quality of life on a Bensonhurst block, a state lawmaker recently charged. Comment.
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Prez rhetoric bleeds in - Congressional candidates invoke Obama, McCain

The candidates were there to make the case for their own aspirations, but a recent political forum focused on the 13th Congressional District turned, at times, into a referendum on the presidential contest. Comment.
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OLG kids get to stepping - Students pound the pavement to raise school funds

Fancy-footed students executed crowd-wowing moves during a jog-a-thon at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. Comment.
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NIA salutes pillars of the community

A group of notable boroughites was delivered a tall salute for their service to the Bensonhurst community during an awards ceremony, presented by the St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA). Comment.
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More high schools in the mix - Eighth graders asked to consider new programs

The high school admissions process isn’t over yet. Comment.
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Middle schools

Community District Education Council (CDEC) 22, along with middle school principals and the community superintendent, are inviting all area residents, interested parties, parents, guardians and their children to an informational session on District 22 Middle Schools at 7 p.m., November 6 at Shellbank-IS 14, 2424 Batchelder Street between Avenues X & Y. Comment.
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Living Judaism conference - Forum to look at how Jews interact with other faiths

Now in its fifth year, the Institute of Living Judaism (ILJB) in Brooklyn will hold its fall conference, “The Believers Next Door: How Mainstream Jews Interface with the Muslim, Evangelical, and Haredi” at 4 p.m., November 2. Comment.
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Kudos to the next principal - P.S. 200 has new leader

Amid an array of balloons, flowers and well-wishers, Javier Muniz was appointed principal of P.S. 200 at 1940 Benson Avenue. Comment.
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IMAX movies come to S’head Bay UA

Brooklyn’s first IMAX theater opened last week in Sheepshead Bay, giving borough moviegoers an immersive cinematic experience that previously was only available in Manhattan. Comment.
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Hockey skates with troops - Players honor U.S. heroes

Pomp, circumstance and a poignant reflection marked the occasion when borough patriots delivered a tall salute to New York’s military heroes during a troop tribute at Aviator Sports & Recreation, coordinated by the New York State Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign. Comment.
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Hall opens for Vance - Planotones star earns honor

In 1975 while most of us boogied to “King Fu Fighting” and swayed to “Love Will Keep Us Together,” Kenny Vance and the Planotones were looking for an echo. Comment.
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Free fitness class

Harbor Fitness is offering free trial classes for its new Fiteenz program, November 3-13. Harbor Fitness knows that the communities it serves needs fun activities for young people to help stay active, and so is launching a fitness program for young adults. Comment.
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Fractured right gives edge to McMahon - But insider says Cochrane could help Staniere

The four-way race to replace Rep. Vito Fossella – with three of the candidates ranged along the right flank – appears to give the advantage to the Democratic candidate, City Councilmember Michael McMahon. Comment.
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Community Health

The Bay Ridge Center for Community Services presents its Health Expo, November 10 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 414 80th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
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Caution: More traffic summonses ahead - CB11 puts area motorists on notice

Brooklyn motorists beware – cash-strapped city officials are bent on summonsing you mercilessly. Comment.
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Capano jabs at Brook-Krasny

A debate that began cordially with a handshake hit more than a few sour notes as the candidates clashed on a variety of issues. Comment.
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Candidates’ plans in holding pattern - Many hopefuls cool their heels as term limit lawsuits proceed

With the City Council recently extending term limits to a third four-year term, and less than a year before the September primaries, several upcoming races remain in the air. Comment.
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Call to protect Bay from spills

Oily discharges into Sheepshead Bay may not be unheard of, but those who work on the water say that the one that occurred on October 10 was exceptional. Comment.
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Brother Jack’s legacy - New after-school program dedicated to popular pastor

A beloved spiritual leader was immortalized when his community held a fundraiser at KeySpan Park for a new after-school program to be established in his memory at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly. Comment.
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Barack has a leg up - Obama shirts far outsell McCain gear

Barack Obama is cleaning John McCain’s clock – at least on 7th Avenue. Comment.
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Bad blitz of tix - Motorists decry fines

With approximately 40,000 tickets written citywide on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, it should come as no surprise that Brooklyn residents feel they are the cash cows the city is milking to line its coffers. Comment.
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Alleged thief busted on Ave. Z

A man accused of being a sticky-fingered thief ended up stuck in a jail cell Monday after he ran into a wall of police officers at the corner of Avenue Z and East 17th Street, officials said. Eight police officers were called to grab and handcuff the man, after he allegedly swiped an item from a nearby store on the afternoon of Oct. 27, according to witnesses at the scene. Cops carted the man off to the 61st Precinct without incident. Charges against him were pending as this paper went to press. Comment.
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Abbate on defense

Backed by a hall packed with extremely vocal supporters, one Republican Assembly hopeful turned a recent candidates’ forum into a freewheeling attack on the incumbent she is hoping to unseat. Comment.

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