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Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009


800 flock to job fair in Brooklyn

Despite the city’s high unemployment rate, Brooklyn residents were optimistic at a recent job fair in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum ‘09 gala

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.

Merchants talk some shop

Merchants on Avenue D and Utica Avenue are taking the first steps toward instituting a Business Improvement District. Comment.

Fidler cuts out challenges

And then there were... none. Comment.

Beauty and the beasts reign in Coney Island

Miss Brooklyn, Keelie Sheridan was recently honored as Guest Ringmaster at the Coney Island Boom A Ring, West 21st Street and Surf Avenue. Comment.

Green thumbs up at nursing center

The New York Congregational Nursing Center is looking lush and verdant for the sumnmer, thanks to the homespun handiwork of Middle School 2 students who teamed with clients, staffers and other members of the community to help create a landscape of love and legacy at the comely campus. Comment.

Sneers & jeers for sideshow

Animal rights activists smell a rat in Coney Island. Comment.

Advocacy under the gun

No blood was drawn as three of the four candidates for public advocate squared off in a forum at St. Francis College earlier this week. Comment.

7th annual Diabetes Walk for Health

The Brooklyn Diabetes Task Force will celebrate its Seventh Annual Diabetes Walk for Health, August 15 at the Prospect Park Bartel Lot on 15th Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comment.

Tour the lost R.R. tunnel - it’s cool

History has never felt this cool. Comment.

True to their school

No matter where you end up, most people have fond memories of high school. Comment.

No shucking, the oyster could make a comeback

A new study aims to determine whether Jamaica Bay is clean enough to one day make oysters — and environmentalists — happy as clams. Comment.

More secure future for residents of Starrett City; affordable housing extended

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Governor David Paterson, bill sponsors Senator John Sampson, Assembly Members Inez Barron and Vito Lopez, and other elected officials and community members as Paterson signed legislation that would extend the affordable housing program in the 5,881-unit Starrett City complex for an additional 30 years. Comment.

Sunny Anderson keeps it ‘Real’ in her Brooklyn kitchen

Sunny Anderson is the Food Network’s next big thing — and a proud Brooklynite. Comment.

Candidates wade through ‘slushy’ questions

Hometown favorite David Yassky responded to tough questioning at this week’s debate among the four City Council candidates running in the September Democratic primary for City Comptroller. Comment.

BOOM A RING food court offers traditional circus fare and more

The summer of 2009 has seen a unique entertainment experience arrive in Brooklyn: The Coney Island BOOM A RING marks the first time in more than half a century that the “Greatest Show On Earth” has performed under a tent. Comment.

Leadership struggle inside Dist. 18 parents group

A member of School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) is trying to unseat the group’s founding president. Comment.

Grateful community joins cops on the beat

Borough cops and community kids walked the beat together last week as they celebrated yet another round of successful National Night Out Against Crime celebrations. Comment.

Family fun in Paerdegat Park

Mom, dad and the kids united for a rollicking revel during a family day at Paerdegat Park, presented by Citizens for a Better Community. Comment.

Detonate mad hatters Kim & Mahmoud

They aren’t interested in unclenching their fists. Comment.

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