Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Monday, Oct. 27, 2008

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Ward family ‘ecstatic’ over Coney sale: Landowners happy Thor didn’t get property

The family that recently sold a key acre in Coney Island to the city for $11 million said they are relieved that developer Joe Sitt did not buy the property. Comment
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Vacancy on Dist. 20 CEC

A surprising opportunity is available in School District 20. Comment
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60th Pct. swats sidewalk flea

The long arm of the law gently rounds up hawkers in Sheepshead Bay in response to complaints from area residents and the local community board. The vendors had opened up shop along Ocean Avenue, between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway. Comment
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Synagogue accused of ‘underhanded’ tactics

A year and a half after they declared victory in their efforts to keep the lid on the impact of a new synagogue on their neighborhood, community activists are back in the trenches battling efforts to change the structure beyond what the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) had originally allowed. Comment
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Senior citizens and Idols, too: Contest showcases BK talent

Move over Carrie and Clay, there are some golden kids on the block and they’re stealing your thunder – at least in Brooklyn. Comment
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Search for autistic man

Police are turning to Brooklynites everywhere in their search for an autistic Bay Ridge resident missing since October 8. Comment
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Parents fight budget cuts: Twain moms and dads sign petition opposing plan

Nearly 200 parents have signed a petition opposing budget cuts planned for I.S. 239, the Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented. Comment
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Out with the old in Jamaica Bay: 72 derelict vessels removed from local waterways since April

Operation Clean Bay is certainly living up to its name—and its mission. Comment
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6,000 open pre-K seats

Public schools will lose thousands of dollars if parents don’t take action now. Comment
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Marty defends taking Ratner’s money

Borough President Marty Markowitz took the gloves off last week in defending both his office and the millions in public and private money given to the three non-profits that he has set up and that are run out of Borough Hall. Comment
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Marotta legacy looms large at Kings Bay field

An adored local football coach was recalled with tears and cheers when the youth group he helped lead for more 40 seasons revered his memory with a ceremony in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
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3 lost on the lake: Boat accident shatters families

They were relatives by chance but best of friends by choice – lifelong buddies who played on the streets of Brooklyn together as children and then worked together as young adults. Comment
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Legion strikes up the band

The Friends of Historic New Utrecht are continuing their free concerts with a presentation by The Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band on October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Parish House, 18th Avenue and 84th Street. Comment
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Leaf pickups bagged: City eliminates collection program

A year after the city put finishing touches on an ambitious program for leaf composting that would have required homeowners in many parts of the city to bag leaves in brown paper or put them loose in a can for pickup, the program has been put on hold. Comment
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How to avoid a bad fall

Back by popular demand is a program on how to improve balance and prevent falls at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. A demonstration and balance evaluation, October 28 from 6:30-8 p.m., will be held at 3201 Kings Highway in the First Floor Conference Room. Comment
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He’s left to bleed to death

A 32-year-old man was stabbed to death during a brutal attack in Sheepshead Bay early Tuesday, officials said. Comment
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Halloween fun

Abraham Lincoln High School will host its 13th annual Halloween Fright Night. Together with witches, vampires, and other members of the monster family, the Halloween critters will descend upon school premises, 2800 Ocean Parkway, October 31 from 5-7 p.m. Comment
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Free film screening

The Departments of Mass Communications, Interdisciplinary Studies and the John Henrik Clarke — CLR James African World Research Institute at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, will host a film screening free to the public, October 25 from 4-7 p.m. Comment
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Eighth Ave senior center toasts 15th anniversary

Rites and festivity marked the occasion when the Eighth Avenue Senior Center marked its 15th anniversary with a celebration at Spring Garden Restaurant, presented by the Eighth Avenue Senior Center is located at 5002 8th Avenue. Comment
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DOB sour on Cherry mkt.: Stop Work Order in effect

Things are rapidly souring for the Gourmet Cherry Hill Market. Comment
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Charter school ‘forced’ on District 22: Community Education Council president calls DOE move ‘a very unnecessary action’

There’s no place for a charter school in School District 22, according to a leading parent advocate. Comment
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BPL to host 12th annual gala at GAP

Brooklyn Public Library hosts its 12th Annual Gala with benefit auction, November 13 at the Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. Live auction proceeds will benefit their newest Bookmobiles, mobile libraries that bring books and programs to areas and people who need them. Comment
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Borough Hall bathed in purple

For the first time ever, the façade of Brooklyn Borough Hall will be illuminated purple — the signature color of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter — from October 24-26, as part of the annual “Week to Remember.” Comment
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Blvd. waiting game: Many demand results of traffic study

After five months of waiting, Manhattan Beach is still wondering just how long it takes to complete a traffic study of Oriental Boulevard. Comment
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BK Bar has foreclosure forums and more: New series of educational programs launched to benefit the public

The Brooklyn Bar Association, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Bar Association Foundation, Inc., the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, Inc., and the Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, announce a new series of educational programs for the public. Comment
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Bikers help rev up fight against breast cancer

Health crusaders took their battle against breast cancer on the road when Maimonides Medical Center and Brooklyn Harley-Davidson teamed up with the Brooklyn Cyclones for a benefit motorcycle tour through borough streets. Comment
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Better ways to do business: Find new help in wading through the city bureaucracy

Call it outer-borough politicking, but Mayor Bloomberg – in the midst of seeking to overturn the term limit law so he can run for a third term — came to Downtown Brooklyn to hype an existing agency that helps small businesses. Comment
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Autumn cleanup

The Bay Improvement Group invites all to participate in its “BIG Fall Planting & Garden Clean-Up” at 9 a.m. (sharp!), October 26 at the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road & Shore Parkway. Comment
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Arts education ‘hanging by a string’: District 22 CEC president sounds alarm over shrinking education programs

Arts education in public school is “hanging on by a string,” according to the head of a local parents’ group. Comment
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A greener way to haunt: Environmental tricks & treats

This year, Halloween doesn’t have to be only orange and black. With a little creativity, you can add a touch of green to the eerie holiday. Traditionally, Halloween is a holiday that conjures up spooky spells and tall tales. It’s when the children trick and treat to their hearts’ content. But kids and parents can do things this Halloween to help enrich their community and environment. Comment

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