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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Canarsie

Brass smiles on local cop

In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment
Canarsie

Busted for attempted murder

A 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting in early August was apprehended last week after being caught guzzling a beer in the street. Comment
Canarsie

A look at America by the numbers

Just in case you haven’t noticed, let me remind you to look at tomorrow’s date. Yup. Eight years have gone by and many of us don’t remember how this country united as Americans. OK, gang. Take out the flag that’s hiding in your closet. For at least one day, and perhaps a few more, display Old Glory from your window, balcony, car, and anywhere else you see fit. In spite of our troubles, this is still one great country. God Bless America. Comment
Canarsie

A Britisher’s View

Eight years later, the wounds are growing worse. Comment
Canarsie

It’s Only My Opinion

Here are more questions that are scribbled on those bits of paper that have been accumulating in my favorite blue blazer. Comment
Canarsie

Brooklyn’s Bill comes out on top in primary

Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment
Canarsie

Rooftop film series

In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment
Canarsie

Fidler, Berardelli court FUBA

Voters in the 46th Council District can look ahead to November, when the general election pits incumbent Councilmember Lew Fidler against challenger Gene Berardelli, during a candidate’s forum in Canarsie. Comment
Canarsie

‘Spiritual Sustainability’ with Martha Gallahue

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment
Canarsie

Subway salutes ‘Franchisee of the Year’

The Subway restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, has named Jonathan Feld, of Manhattan, as the recipient of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year award for multi-unit owners from the chain’s North American markets. The announcement was made the company’s annual convention held in Washington DC. Comment
Canarsie

Pacino is ‘Jack of all roles’

We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment
Canarsie

Boost for local AIDS research

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment
Canarsie

Remarkable woman marks 100th b’day

The Caton Park Nursing Home was brimming with fun and festivity as resident Martha Kiasheck celebrated her 100th birthday. Comment
Canarsie

Eight years have past since September 11 terrorist attacks

With heads bowed, cops and civilian employees at the 69th Precinct held a moment of silent prayer for the 3,000 lives lost on September 11 on the morning of that fateful day’s eighth anniversary. Comment
Canarsie

2nd Annual Debbie Moss 3K Memorial Walk

Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment
Canarsie

45th Dist. candidates court FUBA voters

Three of the six people running in the Democratic primary in the 45th Councilmanic District stood before Canarsie residents to make the case for their candidacy, just a week and a half before primary day. Comment
Canarsie

‘Briefly’ speaking...Cowboy steals show

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment
Canarsie

Groovy! Spirit of Woodstock lives on!

Residents and staff of the New York Congregational Nursing Center, 135 Linden Boulevard in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, celebrated the ’60s with a “groovy buffet” to commemorate Woodstock and the era of peace and love. Comment
Canarsie

Weiner: the%A0 time is now for reform

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment
Canarsie

69th Precinct introduces nabe to new executive officer

Canarsiens were introduced to the second in command at the 69th Precinct, during a recent community forum. Comment
Canarsie

A better way on Church Avenue

Mark Dicus, executive director of the Church Avenue BID, got a vote of support and thanks from the members of the Prospect Park South Association when he was presented with their “PPS Good Neighbor Award.” Comment
Canarsie

No rest for Canarsie’s weary

If there’s one thing Canarsiens want, it’s some peace and quiet. Comment
Canarsie

Heart Walk in Prospect Pk

Canarsie’s 69th Precinct will be taking part in this year’s Start! Heart Walk in Prospect Park (enter Ninth Street and Prospect Park West), October 11, rain or shine, benefiting the American Heart Association. Comment
Canarsie

Community Board 18

Community Board 18’s next meeting will be held at 8 p.m., September 16 (and each third Wednesday) on the mezzanine level at the Aviator Sports and Recreation Facility, Floyd Bennett Field. Comment
Canarsie

Roadwork advances along Belt Parkway

Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment
Canarsie

Liu, Yassky in runoff for comptroller bid

Queens City Councilmember John Liu and Brooklyn City Councilmember David Yassky will meet again in two weeks to determine who will be the Democratic Party nominee for the city’s top fiscal officer. Comment
Canarsie

Novice wins council vote

In a stunning turnaround, a political newcomer has defeated incumbent City Councilmember Kendall Stewart in the Democratic primary in the 45th Council District. Comment
Canarsie

Dog Coat & Blanket drive

Give A Paw 2009 invites animal lovers to a special weekend for shelter pups and people who care. Comment
Canarsie

Brooklyn suit drive to help unemployed reach for success

Determined to empower unemployed men by providing them with the necessary professional attire that will build their self-esteem and help “sell themselves” during job interviews, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its second annual National Suit Drive, now to September 30. Comment
Canarsie

September 11 observances held throughout the borough

Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment
Canarsie

Borough’s heart aches for Baby Aki; 2-year-old walrus dies from pneumonia

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment
Canarsie

Salute to local ‘Rising Stars’

State Senator Kevin Parker announced the recipients — representing the best in Brooklyn’s education, and who stood out from hundreds of other student applicants — of the 2009 Rising Star community leaders award. Comment
Canarsie

Docs prescribe books to children

Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment
Canarsie

Stop & Shop helps fight child cancers

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company’s Flatbushstore reached its goal for the 2009 Triple Winner program, raising $7,050toward Stop & Shop’s efforts to eradicate childhood cancer and fund research. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide in this year’s Triple Winner campaign. Comment
Canarsie

Paerdegat Avenue green st.%A0

A strip of Paerdegat Avenue North will be going soon from grim to green. Comment
Canarsie

Re-armed against H1N1

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment
Canarsie

Brooklyn Dems react to president’s health speech

Preaching to the choir. Comment
Canarsie

Brooklyn bosses balk at new ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment
Canarsie

Thompson takes primary%A0

Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment
Canarsie

Totonno’s pizza shop to reopen in Brooklyn

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment
Canarsie

14 new graduates join nursing ranks

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment
Canarsie

Ready or not for H.S.

In spite of community opposition, a transfer high school is opening in the new school building on East 107th Street. Comment
Canarsie

Consumer cop & Indy Dem

Among the most sought-after posts this election season is the job of public advocate. Comment
Canarsie

Fillmore Real Estate high on MeadowWood complex

Underscoring the tremendous success it has achieved as the exclusive sales agent for MeadowWood at Gateway, Fillmore Real Estate, New York City’s largest privately-owned and operated residential real estate firm, announced more than 350 successful sales at Brooklyn’s largest affordable condominium complex.In fact, more than 60 homes have gone into contract since January and there is a waiting list of qualified buyers for several units. Comment
Canarsie

New director for day school

East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment
Canarsie

Road to recovery leads through Brooklyn

Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment
Canarsie

Yes, house calls do exist: just consult these docs

Who says doctors no longer make house calls? Comments (1)
Canarsie

Pro Active Construction: one step ahead

It can be your worst nightmare or the best thing you’ve ever done. Comment
BoroBeat

Strawberry’s hit with seniors

Menorah Home and Hospital’s Kaffee Klastch group, a social club of 25 seniors between the ages of 57 to 96, declared strawberry “the absolute best” during a taste bud teaser, in which residents sampled 24 flavors of Haagen Dazs ice cream donated to the Manhattan Beach facility, 1516 Oriental Boulevard. Comment
BoroBeat

Church avenue packed with family fun

Mom, dad and the kids snatched the last rays of summer sun by heading to Flatbush for a street festival, sponsored by the Kensington Merchants Association. Comment
BoroBeat

Back to school: but first some games

Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment
BoroBeat

Bensonhurst honors patron saint with feast

Thousands of revelers flocked to Bensonhurst to participate in a yearly fun-filled event to honor a patron saint of Italians everywhere. Comment
Canarsie

Brooklyn Politics

Leave it to Bob Zuckerman to stand out in a crowd. Comment

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