Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

Canarsie

Shootist nabbed

A local resident accused of firing three shots at a man he was arguing with ended up in deeper trouble when he pulled a gun on the 69th Precinct detectives who tried to take him in for questioning last week. Comment.
Canarsie

Waitresses: No one gives a Hooters

Brooklyn Federal Court was awash with lycra tank tops and beige panty hose last week when a contingent of Hooters girls came a calling, looking to file claim against their employers. Comment.
Canarsie

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

Ask not what Brooklyn can do for you, but what you can do for Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

Let the syrup flow

A student, Dean Jeziorkowski, who attends Commack HS in Long Island, was tossed from school this past Halloween because he dressed as Aunt Jemima and wore black-face.As he went from room to room offering the students syrup for their pancakes, the teachers asked him to remove his black-face. The staff felt his costume was in poor taste and he was being racist. When they asked him to remove the make-up, and he subsequently refused, theysent him home for the day. Why?? Comment.
Canarsie

From clunkers to Mickey Mouse and Goofy

Some of us who thought the goal was to put Americans back to work might wanna rethink our thinking. We already know that the “Cash for Clunkers” program was so successful that General Motors reopened several GM assembly plants. And where were some of those plants? In the U.S., of course, and %u2026. Drum roll please%u2026.In Canada and Mexico. Comment.
Canarsie

Twirlers sponsor fun’raiser

The Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLOPH) Twirlers are sponsoring a Penny Social/Family Funday, November 15 at 12 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Petition Drive Underway to Fight Proposed New License Plate Requirement

Call it a license to get New York residents to dig a little deeper into their pockets. Comment.
Canarsie

Focus on Health:%A0Third leading cause of death

During this year’s observance of “World Stroke Day,” October 29, the American Heart Association and its division, the American Stroke Association, joined international organizations with a unified message about the global threat of stroke. This year’s theme is, “What Can I Do?” Comment.
Canarsie

Gentile Has Easy Win in Council Race

While southwestern Brooklyn is often a political minefield, the expected battle for the City Council seat in the 43rd district never reached that level, with the Democratic incumbent, Vincent Gentile, scoring an easy victory over his Republican opponent, Bob Capano. Comment.
Canarsie

Martha Stewart takes Brooklyn!

Holy cupcakes! Martha Stewart’s in Brooklyn! Comment.
Canarsie

Palliative caring

Metropolitan Jewish Hospice and Metropolitan Jewish Palliative Care invite caregivers to join them for an educational experience, November 10 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street in New York City. Comment.
Canarsie

911 dispatcher causes delay

Cops from the 63rd Precinct weren’t sitting on their hands after all. Comment.
Canarsie

Bubbes on parade

For eight years in a row, the grandmothers of New York are preparing to showcase their talents, inner beauty, dignity and maturity in the 2009 “Your Highness Grandmother” Pageant, November 15, 1 p.m. at the “National,” 273 Brighton Beach Avenue in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

Heaven-sent robo calls? Almost

Brooklyn residents received a higher calling last week: an automated message from Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio urging voters to support Assemblymember and Kings County Democratic Chair Vito Lopez and his candidates campaigning in Tuesday’s election. Comment.
Canarsie

Student and Parents Want to Know: Where’s the Soap?

While the city’s Department of Education (DOE) has been promoting free inoculations to protect students against the swine flu, at least one Canarsie school has been lacking until recently in a more common defense, soap and paper towels, according to the parents of a student at the school. Comment.
Canarsie

Local Civic to Hold Fundraiser

A local civic group is reaching out to the community for help. Comment.
Canarsie

Scribe alert!

If you’re conversant with iambs and dactyls, couplets and sonnets, and have made your mark as a poet from Brooklyn, Marty Markowitz wants to hear from you. Comment.
Canarsie

Staying fit and fabulous at fifty

SUNY Downstate Medical Center and its community partners — The Brooklyn Tabernacle, AARP New York, the NYC Department for the Aging, and the Fort Green Council, Inc. — will provide a triple treat for baby boomers and seniors: free talks, health screenings, and a nutritious meal, November 6. Comment.
Canarsie

Bloomberg re-elected for a third term

In a nail biter of a race Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was narrowly elected for a third term over his Democratic challenger and Brooklyn native William Thompson. Comment.
Canarsie

Focus on Health:%A0Warning signs of a stroke

Stroke is a medical emergency. Know these warning signs of stroke and teach them to others. Every second counts. Comment.
Canarsie

Pearl Room%A0to host U.S.%A0war veterans

The Pearl Room Restaurant, 8203 Third Avenue in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, will open up its doors for America’s wounded soldiers of Iraq and Afghanistan, November 9 at 7 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Cops insist area crime is down

The gang-related slaying and sexual assault which made headlines recently may have left Canarsie painted in ugly shades, but they’re not the whole picture. Comment.
Canarsie

Chamber wary of gov’t regulation

Keeping an eye on government regulation over small businesses, continuing economic research on trends, and maintaining essential services was the mantra at the recent Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Annual convention. Comment.
Canarsie

The world runs through Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue morphed into an international highway of dreams as a record-breaking human ribbon of marathon runners from across the globe pounded the pavement and challenged their spunk during the world’s largest epic race %u2013 complete with a sweet serenade awaiting them at 38th Street from local cover band “Lovebutton.” Comment.
High School Sports

Sheepshead holds on against Canarsie

If there was one thing Sheepshead Bay learned this year, it’s to never judge a team based solely on its record. Comment.
High School Sports

Erasmus loses game, star quarterback

Erasmus Hall had its perfect season ruined last Friday night in a 21-8 loss at Tottenville in PSAL City Championship division football. But, with the playoffs this weekend, the Dutchmen have bigger problems. Comment.
High School Sports

Fort Hamilton finishes what it started

Still smarting from a heartbreaking loss in the PSAL city championship game to Port Richmond, Fort Hamilton coaches and players met in its musty weight room. Comment.
High School Sports

New Utrecht has no answers for dominant Fort Hamilton

Curtis Smith stood in perfect position, waiting for Frank Laino’s underthrown pass at the goal line. New Utrecht’s top cornerback had his hands on the ball, but from behind came Brandon Reddish. The junior tipped the ball away from Smith not once, but twice, and to himself for a 29-yard touchdown reception. Comment.
BoroBeat

Breukelen Houses goes trick or treating

Chills and thrills were just the tip of the spooktastic iceberg awaiting intrepid trick o’ treaters at the Breukelen Houses. Comment.
BoroBeat

An ‘arresting’ halloween with local cops

Howling festivities were the order of the day at Public School 272 where students and staffers received an A-plus for putting on the dog and teaming up for a Halloween frolic, co-presented by the 69th Precinct Community Council. Comment.
Canarsie

John Liu elected to city comptroller post

In a landslide election, Queens City Council member John Liu (D-Flushing) was elected as city comptroller and the first Asian-American to win a citywide election. Comment.
Canarsie

Marine Park becomes home for unlocked and looted cars

By Michèle De Meglio and Thomas Tracy Comment.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Canarsie

Gang link to shooting

Detectives believe that the ongoing rivalry between the Bloods and Crips street gangs may have lead to last week’s shooting death of a 17-year-old. Comment.
Canarsie

Bernard Kerik: From crime-fighter to crook

When a cop commits a crime, the corrupted line of blue makes law-abiders see red. Comment.
Canarsie

Life’s a beach - or should be, they say

Fuggetabout the geese — local residents want Gateway’s beaches for their own fun in the sun. Comment.
Canarsie

Halloween Walk and Fair

State Senator Marty Golden is hosting the 2009 Halloween Walk & Fair, October 31, beginning at 2 p.m., at Owl’s Head Park, 67th Street and Colonial Road in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

Foreclosures put Canarsie homeowners on edge

Hard-pressed Canarsie homeowners struggling to keep their American Dream alive turned out for State Senator John Sampson’s Community Advisory Meeting held this weekend at Holy Family Church on Flatlands Avenue. Comment.
Canarsie

Campaign Aims to Put Pressure on DOE to Restore Arts Education

In order to retain arts in public education, parents need to make some noise. Comment.
Canarsie

CB18 wishes for survival

High on Community Board 18’s list of items it wants the city to address in next fiscal year’s budget is something close to its heart — its own existence. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn Politics

Green Party candidate David Pechefsky may or may not be victorious in his bid for the 39th District’s New YorkCity Council seat next week, buthe’s sure injected some sorely-needed adrenaline into an otherwise anemic election cycle. Comment.
Canarsie

No love for Webber

Add City Councilmember Domenic Recchia to the chorus of Coney Island watchers directing jeers at Broadway bigwig Andrew Lloyd Webber. Comment.
Canarsie

At the head of the Columbus Parade

The 28th annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade, sponsored in part by the Federation of Italian-American Organization (FIAO) honored FIAO Grand Marshals Louise Verdemare-Alfano, Anthony W. Cromwell and Hon. Luigi R. Marano. Comment.
Canarsie

Hadassah focuses on women’s health

Hadassah Brooklyn Region, in cooperation with the Sisterhood of East Midwood Jewish Center, presents “An Evening of Awareness on Women’s Health” featuring the doctors and staff of Maimonides Medical Center, November 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Avenue. Comment.
Canarsie

Boost for%A0‘In Pursuit of Freedom’

Remembering Brooklyn’s history in fighting off the evils of American slavery will get easier thanks to two federal grants totaling $1.336 million. Comment.
Canarsie

Afternoon horror: Canarsie teen attacked, nearly raped

A 14-year-old girl was grabbed and nearly raped during a confrontation with a knife-wielding lunatic Tuesday, police said. Comment.
Canarsie

New York City College of Technology hosts open house

New York City College of Technology’s Fall 2009 Open House, November 8, from 1-4 p.m., in Downtown Brooklyn, is your chance to find out about the enormous opportunities available to students. The Open House will be held in the Klitgord Center Auditorium, 285 Jay Street (at Tillary). Comment.
Canarsie

Kingsbrook hosts Breast Cancer forum

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom on Kingsbrook’s main campus, 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road. Comment.
Canarsie

Underage voters at the polls

Kids get to practice voting for New York City Mayor during Election Day celebrations at Prospect Park’s Lefferts Historic House, November 3 from 12-5 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Cinema wrestlers to grapple in Bklyn

Two stars from this year’s Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning drama, “The Wrestler,” starring Mickey Rourke in an historic comeback role, will square off in the ring at the St. Athanasius parish auditorium, 6120 Bay Parkway, Saturday night, May 16. Comment.
Canarsie

Martial Arts throwdown is a show-stopper

Combat at the Capitale, presented a night of Mixed Martial Arts, (MMA),in Chinatown. Numerous fighters paired up to demonstrate their talents in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, an ancient martial arts style developed in Thailand. Comment.
Canarsie

Product recalls rock BK

Every year since 2005, Brooklyn has been the borough with the greatest number of food products recalled because of a host of violations, data compiled by a federal lawmaker revealed recently. Comment.
Canarsie

Kincaregivers’ resource fair

The Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition & Long Island University’s Department of Social Work, NYC Department for the Aging, Grandparents Resource Center present a Fall Resource Fair for Kincaregivers from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., November 6 in the Paramount Gym at LIU, corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues. Comment.
Canarsie

Flatbush follies: Mud flies in Stewart

When it comes to campaign politics, City Councilmember Kendall Stewart has gone to the dark side. Comment.
Canarsie

Kid philanthropy at Aviator Sports complex

“Kids Make a Difference.” Comment.
Canarsie

Area teen rolls a perfect game

Just call him the Walter Ray Williams of Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

Lions%A0masquerade

Whatta phantastic frolic! Comment.
Canarsie

HEAP assistance Information

Severe weather and a poor economy pose serious risks to working families and the elderly during the winter. To help those vulnerable households meet their home-heating needs this winter, it’s strongly encourage that eligible residentssign up for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). HEAP is a federally funded program that issues financial assistance to help with a household’s heating cost. Comment.
High School Sports

Kearney, Xaverian douse Firebirds

Caution: Zack Kearney is slippery when wet. Comment.
High School Sports

McMillan leaves Lincoln, returns to Uniondale

Devon (Fatty) McMillan’s second stint at Lincoln lasted barely over a month. The Hofstra-bound senior, who spent his first two years of high school at the Coney Island powerhouse, is back at Uniondale (L.I.). Comment.
BoroBeat

Mazel Tov - Mill Basin Deli celebrates 36th Anniversary

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, left, shared a pastrami on rye with deli owner Mark Schachner during a recent stop at the Mill Basin Kosher Deli, 5823 Avenue T. Comment.
BoroBeat

Read it loud, read it proud

Storytellers wowed an eager-eyed bunch with the good word during a literacy day at Public School 249. Comment.
BoroBeat

110 years of worship on East 19th Street

The faithful helped hail a milestone when the Flatbush Tompkins Congregational Church celebrated its 110th anniversary with a special service in Ditmas Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fifth annual Brooklyn town hall forum held in the Menorah Home and Hospital.

The Metropolitan Jewish Health System and the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC) brought together leaders from state and city offices as well as the caregiving community for the fifth annual Brooklyn town hall forum. Comment.
BoroBeat

Make way for the ‘Enviromedia mobile’

Brooklyn’s “traveling nature and maritime museum on wheels” cruised into Borough Hall Plaza, drawing “oohs” and “aahs” from visitors smitten by its treasure trove of eco-friendly exhibits and nuggets of information about the urban estuary and watershed. Comment.
BoroBeat

Rap superstar helps inspires kids to read

Lil’ Mama was in da house to take budding bookworms on a record-breaking word journey at the Brooklyn Public Library. Comment.
Canarsie

Ghoulish gangs to hit the streets this Halloween

On this All Hallow’s Eve, ghouls and goblins won’t be the only ones seen hitting the streets of Canarsie. Comment.

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