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Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

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The prof and the prez are the ones who ‘acted stupidly’

The conciliatory sips of beer should have been accompanied by a public apology to Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge Police Department of Massachusetts and all of the country’s Finest. Comment.
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Tips on healthy vision

More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help their eyes remain healthy now and reduce their chances of vision loss in the future. Comment.
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Marty challenger booted off ballot

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
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Kruger swats at Coney swap

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
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Celebrate with Sirico’s Caterers

With so much talk about businesses that can’t seem to make it in today’s economy, it’s refreshing to find a local business that has been around since 1925. Comment.
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Almost half of all eye injuries in the U.S. occur at home

Home remains the likeliest place to suffer an eye injury, according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) and the American Society of Ocular Trauma (ASOT). The annual Eye Injury Snapshot, a clinical survey of eye injuries across the U.S. found that nearly half (47.6 percent) of the 2.5 million eye injuries that Americans suffer annually now happen in and around the home in common places like the lawn, garden, kitchen or garage. Comment.
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Youths can get into the swing of tennis - free!

A free tennis program, funded by Councilman Vincent Gentile, kicked off in Bensonhurst, and there’s still time to sign up. Gentile urges students between six and 18 to take advantage of the program this summer. Comment.
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Putting the threat of cataracts into sharp focus

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point. As more Americans live into their 70s and beyond, we all need to know a few cataract basics: risks and symptoms, tips that may delay onset, and how to decide when it is time for surgery, so good vision can be restored. Comment.
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Don’t let glaucoma rob you of your healthy vision

With today’s improved treatments, glaucoma patients no longer face inevitable blindness, but preserving vision depends on seeing an Eye M.D. (ophthalmologist) at the right time and carefully following a prescribed plan. Glaucoma remains a leading cause of preventable blindness because it often goes undetected---about half of the three million Americans who have the disease are unaware of it. Comment.
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Mike breaks (pizza) bread with masses

The mayor this week called for express service to be reinstituted on the F train, an overcrowded line whose popularity has soared over the past decade. Comment.
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Roadwork on the Belt Pkwy

The DOT began a significant resurfacing project on the Belt Parkway’s approaches to the Mill Basin Drawbridge in Brooklyn. The work includes subsurface repairs and installation of new asphalt and pavement markings. Comment.
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Supermarket sale of liquor bill gains steam

State lawmakers are again reviving a measure that would allow the sale of wine and hard liquor in supermarkets and drug stores. Comment.
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Make an unforgettable entrance with Vera’s dresses

Everyone notices what you wear — and they all have something to say about it. Comments (1).
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Clang! Mayor gets hip to restored trolly service

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
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Funds for roads

New York’s junior senator last week threw her weight behind four Brooklyn projects for federal funding. Comment.
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Bike-friendly city shifts into gear

Bicycling Brooklynites will be able to pedal up to their offices and stow their wheels right next to their desks thanks to a bill approved by the City Council. Comment.
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Gateway to Brooklyn: share your vision

National Park Service employees were in front of the Aviator Sports complex last week at Floyd Bennett Field seeking the public’s input into how they want to see the Gateway National Recreation area developed over the next 20 years. Comment.
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AMD and rapid vision loss

Marilyn Gozdon can tell you from personal experience why it’s crucial to know your risks for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Marilyn lost most of the vision in her left eye to “wet” AMD five years ago, before new medications revolutionized treatment of this form of the disease. Today Marilyn is fiercely committed to working with her Eye MD (ophthalmologist) to maintain the 20/40 vision she still enjoys in her “good” right eye. Comment.
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Shining bright in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The buzz around St. Anthony’s (N.J.) this past winter was how the addition of New York City transfers Devon Collier, Derrick Williams and Ashton Pankey were going to put the Friars right back on top of the national rankings. Comment.
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Versatile Caiazzo ready to step up for St. Saviour

It’s a sight that takes some getting used to for those watching it for the first time – Alyson Caiazzo breaking a press and dribbling the ball the length of the court. Comment.
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Punchless Cyclones drop doubleheader to Yankees

The Brooklyn bats have been quiet of late, an unsettling trend that continued during a doubleheader against the Staten Island Yankees. Comment.
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Cooper puts lost season behind him with MV Dodgers

Eric Cooper didn’t handle adversity very well upon joining the Queens-based Midville Dodgers U18 travel team. After he allowed a hit or an error was committed behind him in the field, few as they may have been, his shoulders sagged and eyes became glossed over. Comment.
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Ford’s Brown learning about, improving her game

This summer has been quite a learning experience for Shayra Brown. The Bishop Ford rising senior guard has seen the strengths and really learned the weaknesses of her game while playing her first season with the Exodus NYC AAU team. Comment.
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A ‘Right’ turn for ‘Lefty’

Cherkira Lashley’s nickname is also her reminder. Comment.

Brooklyn Children’s museum looks to the future

Distinguished Charles E. Inniss Community Builder Youth Awards honorees and their guests joined the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in celebrating the museum’s 2009 gala, “Investing in the Future: A Celebration of Our Children.” This year’s student awardees were high-school seniors Andre Forsythe and Jelani Brown, both of the award-winning Museum Team afterschool program at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Marks Avenue. Comment.

Knick, congressman team up for a good cause

Former New York Knicks’ star hoopster Charles Smith and area Rep. Michael McMahon received a slam-dunk of a welcome when they visited Gravesend Library to kick off the National Basketball Association’s Read to Achieve literacy program. Comment.

Prospect Park Statuaries get a good lather

With loving detail, city conservators undertook the tall task of preserving a pair of heralded statuaries at the entryway of Prospect Park as part of a municipal renovation program. Comment.

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