Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Monday, Sept. 8, 2008


Murder and faith in old Coney Island

There was much more to the old Coney Island than the fun in the sun, 365 days a year. Coney Island was its own total community – replete with religious institutions of different faiths. When the bells at Our Lady of Solace, OLS, Church rang they echoed far and beyond their confines. Comment

The presidential deluge

Every single day there’s new news of the presidential candidates. Obama appears much more often and longer than John McCain. Got to admit that Barack Hussein Obama is the darling of the news media. While McCain whom I personally favor, as mentioned in a previous column, does not have the charisma of Obama, at this moment I don’t think anyone has, maybe with the exception of Regis Philbin. I like Regis. Comment
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‘Sick’ and tired: Victory staffers hit the streets

Chanting, “What do we want? Justice!” health care workers employed at the nursing home within the old Victory Memorial Hospital took to the street in front of the facility to send a message to the company that reached a deal to purchase it earlier this year – they want their union contract honored. Comment
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Trio runs for Dom’s seat: Gotlieb, Dobrin, Lisyanski react to Coney plan

So, what do the Democratic trio of men seeking to win Dom Recchia’s 47th Councilmanic District seat in 2009 think about the city’s plan to reinvent Coney Island? Comment
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The end is near for church: Beloved house of worship being dismantled

Slowly and deliberately, on the last Wednesday in August, workmen removed portions of the rose window from the façade of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church. Comment
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School hotline for parents

As the school year begins, there’s extra assistance available for parents trying to improve their children’s education. Comment
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Rising crime stats

With Labor Day approaching and another summer setting on Coney Island, crime in the area is inching back up, according to the latest 60th Precinct statistics. Comment
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Gentile in blogosphere: Councilman debuts new blog; seeks better communication

With the number of blogs increasing by the day, it’s no surprise that one enterprising elected official has gotten into the act. Comment
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Forecast for Brooklyn traffic ahead: Borough Hall to host workshop on the future of congestion in the borough

The good news is that traffic conditions in Brooklyn aren’t forecast to deteriorate—any more than they already have—for the foreseeable future. Comment
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Astroland still in orbit over limbo

If Thor Equities has decided to give Astroland Amusement Park owner Carol Albert a two-year lease on Surf Avenue, they haven’t told her about it. Comment

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