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Friday, Sept. 25, 2009

Canarsie

McDonald’s grazing

Bullets flying near the McDonald’s on Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue reached a 21-year-old woman eating inside, officials said. Comment
Canarsie

Annual Ragamuffin Parade returns October 3

As the leaves begin to change color, and days grow shorter, Brooklyn children know that a day devoted to them is just around the corner. Comment
Canarsie

Presidential pox on Dist. 18%A0

School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) is still without a leader. Comment
Canarsie

Delays stymie CB18 relocation

Community Board 18’s plan to move out of the Glenwood Houses and into a spanking new facility in Georgetowne will have to wait a few months. Comment
Canarsie

Saved from roaring inferno

A hapless Glenwood Road resident was cherry-picked to safety early Tuesday as a smoky blaze erupted in his home. Comment
Canarsie

Many dig into Flatbush Frolic’s fun and games

A juicy end-of-summer adventure %u2013 and then some %u2013 was in store for revelers as they marched to the jaunty beat of Brooklyn’s premier party, the Flatbush Frolic, complete with a pizza-eating contest. Comment
Canarsie

VH1 Divas rock BAM

Lights, camera, action — Divas! Comment
Canarsie

Back to school expo at Kings Plaza Mall

Kings Plaza Mall received an A-plus for helping ease students and parents into a new academic year by holding a back-to-school expo, featuring “your child’s needs/wants all under one roof,” and complete with live entertainment, vendor stalls and even a relaxing massage for weary moms and dads. Comment
Canarsie

‘Redefining the Good Life’ at Pratt Institute symposium

Author Kurt Andersen will deliver a keynote address on the meaning of creative value in the 21st century as part of a Pratt Institute symposium titled “Redefining the Good Life,” September 26 from 2-5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue. Comment
Canarsie

Mea Culpa,Vinny?

Republican City Council candidate Bob Capano demanded an apology from Councilmember Vincent Gentile this week for allegedly using Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton army garrison as a “political venue” — during an annual picnic at the base. Comment
Canarsie

New bill gives more choice to motorists in a bind

If you have an auto accident and need to rent a car at the insurance company’s expense, you have a right to get the loaner from wherever you want. Comment
Canarsie

Hunger for grades

Two Canarsie schools are seeking to expand. Comment
Canarsie

Up, up and away on the Belt

The Belt Parkway would be a great place to construct an elevated express lane from Sheepshead Bay all the way to Kennedy Airport, a couple of community leaders are proclaiming this week -- and they want to use federal stimulus dollars to get the job done. Comment
Canarsie

Unlock your inner creativity at Fourth Annual ArtMart

PLG Arts presents its fourth annual ArtMart 11225 community arts and crafts market, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date: October 4) on Lincoln Road between Ocean and Flatbush avenues. Comment
Canarsie

Faraguna lobbies for poet laureate

An attorney, author, football coach, special education schoolteacher and street vendor would like to add another title to his long resume: poet laureate. Comment
Canarsie

$5.3M earmarked for schools

Public schools in Canarsie and East Flatbush are set to receive $5.3 million to lower class sizes and fund after-school programs. Comment
Canarsie

‘Biscuit’ aids in cancer fight

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dressbarn is kicking off a campaign dedicated to fundraising for breast cancer research. Comment
Canarsie

KCC to host ‘Dreamland Pavilion’ conference

Kingsborough Community College will host the “Dreamland Pavilion: Brooklyn and Development” multidisciplinary conference October 2-3, which will explore the past, present and future of development in Brooklyn. Comment
Canarsie

‘Innovative’ funding benefits yeshivas

Thousands of private school students, mainly in yeshivas, will be getting remedial help in the three ‘Rs’ on the federal government’s dime. Comment
Canarsie

Filming to begin on lost railroad tunnel documentary

He rediscovered history once, and this winter, urban explorer Bob Diamond is hoping to do it again. Comment
Canarsie

Aquarium sees the future in sharks

$100 million is a lot of clams, but that’s how much the New York Aquarium figures it needs to keep up with the Joneses in Coney Island. Comment
Canarsie

Victorious Williams%A0 thanks supporters

A community organizer turned City Council Democratic pick for the 45th Councilmanic District in Flatbush spent the day after his victory with friends and fellow activists he’s fought alongside with for years. Comment
High School Sports

Poly Prep rolls on despite loss of QB

Devante Wheeler collapsed to the turf in pain and then limped to the Poly Prep sideline. The Blue Devils were without their quarterback and defensive back, but Sean Ryan wasn’t worried. Comment
High School Sports

Tiger ‘D’ holds up just fine, so far

When Fort Hamilton held on for a one-point win in overtime over Sheepshead Bay to start the PSAL season, the Tigers wildly celebrated the victory. The euphoria quickly faded for the defense, which was shredded for 416 total yards. Comment
High School Sports

Hornets look to be quicker

The Midwood girls volleyball team lost its first league match since 2004 last season, to Secondary School for Law, Journalism and Research, and had to share the PSAL Brooklyn A3 title. To make matters worse, SSLJR was a first-year program and its coach, Mike Salak, is a Midwood grad. Comment
BoroBeat

Bklyn returns to Dutch roots with prime minister

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende was privvy to Brooklyn’s hospitality when he visited the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum to help celebrate New York’s quadricentennial anniversary %u2013 his first stop on a citywide tour, and his first to the city’s oldest historic structure and first official landmark. Comment
BoroBeat

Center honors outstanding nursing staffers

The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a member of the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, acknowledges the outstanding performances of three employees from the staff of its skilled nursing facility who have received awards:Marcelle France, Clinical CNA; Georgia Stewart, RN, and Kay Cato, CNA. Comment
BoroBeat

Parking spot gets special green makeover

Sustainable Flatbush took the high road to reclaiming their neighborhood from motorists by transforming a parking spot into an outdoor playpen. Comment

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