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Monday, Sept. 8, 2008


Red Hat ladies Social Tea

Dozens of new members joined the Red Hat Chapter during a Red Hat Ladies Social Tea “New Member Orientation,” held at the Midwood Senior Center. Comment

Pals cover one of kitty’s nine lives

Dozens turned out to HappyPets Bay Ridge pet supply store recently to help a little kitten that has captured the hearts of borough pet lovers everywhere. Comment

Nursing center salutes stellar vollies

New York Congregational Nursing Center (NYCNC) honored 37 exceptional Summer Volunteers with a celebration to acknowledge their work and service to the residents and staff at the Facility. Comment

Mayor goes to bat for Simcha felder

City Councilmember and State Senate hopeful Simcha Felder brought longtime government colleague and supporter Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the Midwood Senior Center, 4815 Avenue I last week. Comment

H.S. Science Annex debuts: Many upset public won’t have access to new library facilities

Midwood High School’s state-of-the-art science annex is now open – but not to the public. Comment

Guns for cash locked & reloaded

Building on a successful program held recently in the northern part of Brooklyn, cops in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, will be holding a Cash for Guns Day on which people who own illegal guns can bring them to half a dozen churches in the borough and turn them in. Comment

Green teams win honors for their blocks: 14th Annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest spotlights natural beauty

The winning blocks for the 14th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were heralded at a press conference on the first-place residential block: Eighth Street between Prospect Park West and Eighth Avenue. Comment

Crime stats drop: 67th Precinct records decline

With Labor Day and the West Indian Day Parade around the corner, crime continues to be down along the streets of East Flatbush, according to recent crime figures from the 67th Precinct. Comment

Confronting gun violence in the nage

Across the United States, said anti-gun advocate Shaina Harrison, “One child or teen dies every three hours from gun violence. It’s like having a Virginia Tech massacre every four days.” Comment

Circuit City opens at Junction Mall: Electronics giant joins Target in opening its doors to shoppers

Six months after it welcomed its first shoppers, the Target anchor store at the Junction has some company. Comment

Brooklyn traffic forecast: Borough Hall to host congestion workshop

The good news is that traffic conditions in Brooklyn aren’t forecast to deteriorate—any more than they already have—for the foreseeable future. Comment

Block closed for partying on E. 23

Fun in the sun was on the menu Saturday as residents of East 23rd Street between Ditmas and Newkirk avenues gathered together to bid farewell to another exciting summer season. Comment

Backlash against senior center cuts: Borough president joins fight to save neighborhood facilities

At a Monday press conference in front of City Hall, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined seniors and their advocates to protest the potential closing of the city’s 135 senior centers and 136 community centers located in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing developments. Comment

A very special guest on the block

Each summer, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein attends block associations’ parties, taking an opportunity to speak with constituents throughout her district. Comment

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