Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Friday, June 19, 2009

Canarsie

It’s Only My Opinion

Even with this down economy, more than 90% of us still have our jobs. Some of us who have been working hard and still doing well financially are being constantly told that we are to be taxed our “fair share.” Exactly what is my “fair sharei” Twenty percenti Thirty-five percenti Fifty percenti That’s a number that’s hard to define, especially when almost half the population pays nothing. Now that’s very dangerous. Comment.
Canarsie

Motorcycle enthusiasts support nation’s war heroes full throttle

Historic Floyd Bennett Field was the launching pad for motorcycling patriots and their families from across the metropolitan area, who put the pedal to the metal for American war heroes %u2013 past and present - during a pomp-filled commemorative bike ride to Manhattan. Comment.
Canarsie

Financial pros needed

In today’s challenging economy, a number of people find themselves in career transitions as a result of the ailing job market. The US Department of Labor just revealed that the economy lost around 650,000 jobs in March. According to the Associated Press, the US unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in February, and economists recently announced that the national jobless rate reached 8.5 percent in March. Comment.
Canarsie

Juneteenth block party celebration

In honor of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the announcement of African-American freedom from enslavement, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is throwing a Juneteenth Block Party in celebration of African-American people, culture, and community, June 21 from 12-8 p.m. on Macdonough Street between Lewis Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard. Comment.
Canarsie

Poetry Walk

A sea of ode lovers embarked upon a literary pilgrimage to indulge their passion for balladry during a twilight poetry walk across the Brooklyn Bridge which, according to aficionados, “could just make you fall in love with New York all over again.” Comment.
Canarsie

Veep’s bride delivers KCC address

Lifelong educator and “deputy first lady” Dr. Jill Biden was among the notables in attendance as students marked the end of a successful scholastic year with graduation day rites and festivities at Kingsborough Community College. Comment.
Canarsie

City would like to sell Canarsie Cemetery.

No matter who owns it, Canarsie Cemetery must be reincarnated to reflect the stature it rightly deserves, Community Board 18 urged this week. Comment.
Canarsie

Fun-filled day of games, activities, delicious BBQ

Every year, the East Midwood Hebrew Day School takes their children and parents out for a fun-filled day of games, activities, delicious BBQ and all around fun to celebrate and honor Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer,in the Jewish calendar, as counted from the second day of Passover until the holiday of Shavuot. Pictured here, the students participate in a Tug ’O War. The East Midwood Hebrew Day School is located at 1256 East 21st Street. Comment.
Canarsie

GALLOP showcases disabled riders

Join GALLOP for a day in Prospect Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 21, as GALLOP students — riders whose disabilities include autism, down syndrome, CP, and emotional and learning disabilities — will be showcasing the riding skills they have learned throughout the past year. Spectators can meet a horse or pony and learn about horses, GALLOP, and horseback riding from the students. Comment.
Canarsie

One heck of a year: Dist. 20 hails school family

The end of the school year means parties — and awards. Comment.
Canarsie

DKNY...and now an R.N. to boot!

Call her “Nurse” Donna Karan — an honorary title the internationally renowned fashion designer earned at the graduation of the largest class in the history of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing. Along with 114 students who completed the rigorous associate degree program, Karan received her honorary diploma from Phillips Beth Israel Co-Chairs Janet Green and Ruth Nerken, who presided over the ceremonies. Comment.
Canarsie

Kids can learn how to play tennis for free

The New York Junior Tennis League’s annual spring program is offering free tennis to youngsters ages six to 18 at various locations throughout Brooklyn. Trained coaches will provide a comprehensive schedule of instruction, practice and play for all levels. Comment.
Canarsie

Hop a kayak at Canarsie Pier

A fleet of kayaks will be the star attraction at the Canarsie Pier this summer. Comment.
Canarsie

Celebrity-autographed photographs

Veteran celebrity hound Louis Schlamowitz boasts his nose for news, and a venerable collection of celebrity-autographed photographs, which seem to fit the bill for the headline of the day. Comment.
Canarsie

Kids can learn how to play tennis this summer for free!

The New York Junior Tennis League’s annual spring program is offering free tennis to youngsters ages six to 18 at various locations throughout Brooklyn. Trained coaches will provide a comprehensive schedule of instruction, practice and play for all levels. Comment.
Canarsie

Politics

The Albany fallout Comment.
Canarsie

Spanish development angers Satmars here

Brooklyn’s Satmar Orthodox Jews are making no bones about their distaste for what they say is the ongoing desecration of their holy cemeteries in Toleda, Spain. Comment.
Canarsie

Cricket field, Canarsie Park

The “fastest growing sport in New York City” now has its own ‘field of dreams’ at refurbished Canarsie Park. Comment.
Canarsie

New fears about the safety of our drinking water

The machinations of energy companies in upstate New York could have a devastating impact on Brooklyn’s drinking water, a local lawmaker warned last week. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie High School’s got rhythm %u2013 not rage.

Starry-eyed students there joined peers from Sheepshead Bay High School to audition for a “My School has Rhythm Not Violence” rap contest, presented by the NYPD School Safety Community Outreach Unit. Comment.
Canarsie

Flatlands Civic Association brought the politicians to the people

The Flatlands Civic Association brought the politicians to the people for a frank discussion of issues such as poverty, term limits, education, and skyrocketing water bills. Comment.
Canarsie

Annual health fair coming

Community residents are invited to participate in the fifth Annual Health Fair/Street Fair, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, One Brookdale Plaza betweenRockaway Parkway and Linden Boulevard. Comment.
Canarsie

New fears about your drinking water

By Gary Buiso Comment.
Canarsie

Child’s death spurs more flu fears

The death of a Brooklyn public school student has reinforced parents’ fears about swine flu. Comment.
Canarsie

Asser star slum

With the lack of toilet facilities and overall poor state of the bandshell at Asser Levy Seaside Park, Borough President Marty Markowitz says “it’s a miracle” that any celebrities have agreed to perform at his annual summer concert series on Sea Breeze Avenue. Comment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Canarsie

Bloomberg administration touts mayoral control

Learn NY’s grassroots coalition of 78 education programs, community−based organizations and faith−based institutions kicked−off a five−borough bus tour to highlight the overwhelming public support for mayoral control. With the deadline for renewing the mayoral control law just weeks away, parents and educators came together to thank the State Legislature for enacting mayoral control in 2002 and to call on them to renew the law this June. Comment.
Canarsie

Lions Club golf outing

Fore! The South Brooklyn Lions Club is hosting their annual Memorial Golf Outting, on June 12 at the Dyker Beach Golf Course. Comment.
Canarsie

Golden cheers Albany coup

New York State is back in good hands, according to a Bay Ridge Republican who cheered the coup that wrested control of the State Senate from the Democratic majority this week. Comment.
Canarsie

Conservative Voters gala

More than 500 environmentalists, policy makers, elected officials, corporate leaders and VIPs attended the New York League of Conservation Voters 20th Anniversary Gala at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. Dubbed “Celebrating a Greener New York,” the gala featured an all−star political and corporate lineup of honorees. Comment.
Canarsie

Jacques Torres has a new soft spot for Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s chocolate man, Jacques Torres, is branching into the soft stuff. Comment.
Canarsie

That’s what Friends are for: Beep salutes civic

It was a night for celebration. Comment.
Canarsie

Too much democracy for Markowitz

Former President George W. Bush was always fond of saying how much easier governing the United States would be if only it were a dictatorship. Old Number 43 may be history, but that sentiment about our democracy has apparently not faded out with him. Comment.
Canarsie

Progressive Jews

Brad Lander for City Council is sponsoring a forum, “Jews, Social Justice, and the Obama Era,” June 14 from 12−2 p.m. at Union Hall, 702 Union Street, just above Fifth Avenue in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

Mayoral control a ‘boo−boo’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have never been put in charge of the public school system, according to a local politician. Comment.
Canarsie

NY Cares volunteers

New York Cares, the city’s leading volunteer organization, offers hundreds of ways for Brooklyn residents to get involved in their community through rewarding, conveniently scheduled projects. Comment.
Canarsie

Dov Hikind: Jews only at Holocaust Memorial Park

A Brooklyn legislator is criticizing the city’s plan to include the Nazis’ other victims at Holocaust Memorial Park, claiming that one of the most horrific times in the 20th century was “a uniquely Jewish event.” Comment.
Canarsie

‘Support Our Troops’ rally

State Senator Martin J. Golden will host a rally to “Support Our Troops,” June 14 in Marine Park at 2 p.m. (enter at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway). Comment.
Canarsie

Golf outing dedicated to U.S. military

The Capt. John McKenna and LCPL Glover Foundation will host the New York Honors Her Military Heroes: Third Annual Golf Outing⁄Dinner at the newly renovated Dyker Beach Golf Course, June 15. Comment.
Canarsie

Community boards rally against budget cuts

Brooklyn’s community boards took to City Hall this week, decrying budget cuts they fear could cripple their ability to function. Comment.
Canarsie

Annuity workshop at Aviator

Adam Abraham of First United American Life Insurance Company will present an annuity workshop at the Aviator Sport and Recreation Complex, 5 Hangar Drive in Floyd Bennett Field, June 16 from 12:30−1:30 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Tour of MeadowWood Condominiums

Teachers were in a class of their own when Fillmore Real Estate presented an open house for educators at MeadowWood at Gateway. Comment.
Canarsie

Rezone moves ahead

The rezoning of Canarsie has passed its penultimate stage. Comment.
Canarsie

South Canarsie Civic candidates forum

The South Canarsie Civic Association will hold a candidates forum open to all Canarsiens at 7:30 p.m., June 22 at Congregation AAA Sfard, 1385 East 94th Street and Avenue L. Comment.
Canarsie

Mayoral candidates forum set for this month

Five hundred faith and community leaders from Brooklyn Congregations United, a coalition of 20 faith congregations representing more than 10,000 families from throughout Brooklyn, will hold a Mayoral Candidates Forum, “Our Voices, Our Future!” at 7 p.m., June 16 at Our Lady of Refuge, 2020 Foster Avenue (corner of Ocean Avenue). The forum is open to the public. Comment.
High School Sports

Loughlin girls returning to Division I

After two seasons playing in CHSAA Brooklyn⁄Queens Division II, the Bishop Loughlin girls’ basketball team will move back up to Division I next season, according to athletic director Angela Proce. She, varsity head coach Rocco Romano and his staff came to the decision two weeks ago and the move was approved by the league. Comment.
High School Sports

Mayor’s Cup title winner!

Hannah Berner was one more loose game from being pushed to a third set. She wasn’t playing particularly well, double faulting and sitting back on the baseline too cautiously. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie Bridges Festival is a hit

Live entertainment, awards presentations and plenty of seasonal fun was on the agenda when the Jewish Community Council of Canarsie presented the Canarsie Bridges Festival. Comment.
Canarsie

Kings Bay Y ‘Israel on Nostrand Ave.’

The Kings Bay Y will present “Israel on Nostrand Avenue,” their annual Israel expo, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.

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