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Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

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POLIC E BLOTTER

Causing a stir Comment.
Kings Courier

Top cop at 66th Police Pct.

It’s a quiet summer afternoon on Ocean Parkway and three teens run past your car – two of them hot on the heels of the third. Comment.
Kings Courier

Tenants live in houses of horror

Civil court attorneys and housing advocacy groups have noticed increased measured by landlords to use harassment to force tenants from their homes, despite the City Council’s passage of the Tenant Protection Act this past March. Comment.
Kings Courier

Standing ‘O’ for Comedy of errors

Seniors from the Midwood Senior Center’s Midwood Active Adult Program performed William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” for more than 100 community seniors. The cast, pictured, received a standing ovation after the show. The comedy featured the music of various Broadway musicals, including the current hit, “Dancing Queen” from Mama Mia. The Midwood Senior Center is located at 1694 Ocean Avenue. Comment.
Kings Courier

Senator calls for new ‘crisis’ team - Call follows death of man who was Tasered

The NYPD needs a new approach in how they handle mentally ill and disturbed residents, one elected official said this week. Comment.
Kings Courier

Question state officials

Representatives of the New York State Attorney General, the Brooklyn Borough President, and the 61st Police Precinct all are on the agenda for the next Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s first meeting of the fall season, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the lower auditorium of the Kings Highway Reformed Church, Quentin Road and East 27th Street. Comment.
Kings Courier

Power pooches vie for Olympic glory

Marine Park is going to the dogs – with awards to follow. Comment.
Kings Courier

New market presses on at Lundy’s

A stop-work order may have put the brakes on illegal work being performed outside the Lundy’s building on Emmons Avenue, but the new tenants are moving ahead this week with their plans to open the Cherry Hill Gourmet Market inside the landmark structure. Comment.
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Live, damn you, live!

Easy does it. Emergency Medical Technician Joseph Auerbach (right shares a life-saving technique with Jack Wasserman during a demonstration at the John Malone Community, 2303 Bergen Avenue. The drill was among a variety of activities offered locally for Active Aging Week. Comment.
Kings Courier

Keeping tabs on your car - Cops offer safeguarding tips

Take commonsense precautions to keep your car and its contents safe. Comment.
Kings Courier

IMAX coming to local UA - S’head Bay cinemas to go big

Soon, Brooklyn moviegoers won’t have to travel as far to super-size their cinematic experience. Comment.
Kings Courier

Guild to hold 50th anniversary gala

The Guild for Exceptional Children will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a gala Dinner-Dance, 7 p.m., October 17 at the El Caribe Country Club. The fundraising event will support the non-profit agency’s $7 Million Capital Campaign, which will provide expanded services for individuals with developmentally disabilities, and their families. Comment.
Kings Courier

For Council, all options on the table

When they laid out their plans in a political universe shaped by term limits, attorney Terry Hinds, teacher Rodrick Daley and former Community Board 17 Chair Michael Russell thought they would be running for an open council seat in 2009. Comment.
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Fighting diabetes

Members of the Knights of Pythias’ Genesis Lodge No. 64 in Canarsie will actively support the fraternal order’s statewide participation in the Knights of Pythias Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the fraternal order’s fight against Juvenile Diabetes. Comment.
Kings Courier

Feathered, fluffy and four-legged pals are blessed

The courtyard of Mary Queen of Heaven was transformed into an outdoor altar as the annual blessing of the animals got underway. Comment.
Kings Courier

Crime-fighting excellence - 63rd Police Precinct honors outstanding officers

Some Johnny-on-the-spot cops are quick in snatching up both criminals and “Cop of the Month” honors – which they received last week. Comment.
Kings Courier

Car-free tug-o-war

Seeing that a car-free Prospect Park would bring more traffic to streets in the southern end of the 585-acre green space, local community board members are demanding that the city alert them to any and all traffic changes. Comment.
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Buyback brings in huge haul - Our Lady of Refuge Parish accepts 65 deadly weapons

A Flatbush man of the cloth recently saw firsthand how swords can be beat into plowshares. Comment.
Kings Courier

Bergson Group honored at Holocaust Memorial Pk

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch helped administer the rites when Holocaust Memorial Park unveiled a memorial stone in honor of a group of Jewish resistance fighters, who “spoke out while the world looked away” and helped rescue 200,000 Jews from the Holocaust. Comment.
Flatbush

West Indian American Progressive Action Council awards dinner

Eleven local notables were up for honors when the West Indian American Progressive Action Council held its annual dinner and award ceremony at Glen Terrace. Comment.
Flatbush

The term limit game-changer - Challengers shift gears for likely Kendall Stewart run

When they laid out their plans, in a political universe shaped by term limits, attorney Terry Hinds, teacher Rodrick Daley and former Community Board 17 Chair Michael Russell, thought they would be running for an open council seat in 2009. Comment.
Flatbush

Super-sized cinema: IMAX coming to Brooklyn

Soon, Brooklyn moviegoers won’t have to travel as far to super-size their cinematic experience. Comment.
Flatbush

Salute to cops of the month

Police work usually involves chasing down criminally-minded people or removing dangerous weapons from the street, but sometimes it involves deeds that save lives. Comment.
Flatbush

Roadblocks to proper medical attention

The city recently released a health report focused on 11 neighborhoods whose residents face the most acute shortages of primary care access. One of the neighborhoods included in the study was Flatbush, specifically zip code 11226, an area roughly bounded by Parkside Avenue and Parkville Avenue to the north and south, Argyle Road to the west, and New York Avenue to the east. Comment.
Flatbush

Post office goofs with senior line

Senior citizens concerned about the lost of a dedicated line at the Rugby Post Office on weekday mornings will be happy to know that, according to the United States Postal Service, it was all a big misunderstanding. Comment.
Flatbush

New C.O. at 67th Pct. helm

With more than a little praise, members of Community Board 17 welcomed the new commanding officer of the 67th Precinct at their September meeting. Comment.
Flatbush

Gun buyback reaps huge haul - Parish involved in getting deadly weapons off the streets

A Flatbush man of the cloth recently saw firsthand how swords can be beat into plowshares. Comment.
Flatbush

Community check-up - Woodhull Medical Center to host Health Forum

On October 16, Woodhull Medical Center will host a Community Health Forum open to call city residents, presented by the City Council and the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). Comment.
Flatbush

Charter school OK

Two new charter schools are closer to opening their doors. Comment.
Flatbush

Bless all the creatures great & small

Some of the “parishioners” had four legs and their howls, yelps and chirps could be heard from blocks away as the annual blessing of the animals got underway at St. Rose of Lima Church. Comment.
Flatbush

Answering the distress call - Top cops on the scene when it mattered the most

It’s a quiet summer afternoon on Ocean Parkway and three teens run past your car – two of them hot on the heels of the third. Comment.

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