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Friday, Dec. 19, 2008

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008



A gun-toting thug opened fire on a 20-year-old man as he waited for a friend inside the Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses Sunday afternoon, officials said. Comment

YM-YWHA Chanukah party

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will hold its “Annual Chanukah Celebration,” December 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Y’s facility at 3495 Nostrand Avenue between Avenues U and V. The entire day will be filled with festivities for all ages, including the “Chanukah Extravaganza” for children of all ages and a special party for 250 Holocaust survivors. Comment

Winter coats for the needy

Ivana Boutique’s “Warmth from the Heart” program, in participation with, finished their first ever coat drive, collected more than 120 coats for women, men and children. Comment

the next 25 days

Fuggedabout the dollar…all you need is a dream. Comment

Sunflower seeds of hate: Net Cost Market sells bigoted bags of snack foods

A hateful image excavated from the annals of an unfortunate history has found its way on a package of sunflower seeds, of all places. Comment

Star spangled salute to vets at P.S. 216

Resplendent in red, white and blue boaters, pint-sized patriots at Public School 216 showed their true colors by offering a pomp-filled salute to local war heroes in honor of Veteran’s Day. Comment

Shop early, shop local

Leaving the borough to shop for the holidays has never made less sense. Comment

P.S. 52 students take steps against diabetes

Big-hearted youngsters at Public School 52 learned a lesson in helping the afflicted when they pounded the pavement for the American Diabetes Association. Comment

New AIDS lab opens here: Researchers in Brooklyn could one day find vaccine

The long-languishing Brooklyn waterfront took one giant step toward a 21st century rebirth with the recent opening of a new lab dedicated to the development of a vaccine for AIDS. Comment

Mumbai pain felt here: BK mourns for slain couple

Tears and candlelight added to the heartbreak as mourners recalled the Brooklyn couple killed in the Mumbai terror attacks with a moving memorial at Shell Bank Jewish Center. Comment

Marching for healthy babies

Public School 204 students received an ‘A’ for effort when they pounded the pavement to help the helpless during a benefit ‘Wonder Walk’ for the March of Dimes Foundation. Comment

Local Toys for Tots drive

Big-hearted Brooklynites are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy or toys to the Eighth Annual Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by the “Community First Chapter of Toys for Tots.” Comment

Live carols

“The Wise Women” by Conrad Susa, originally supposed to be presented December 14 by Union Church Concerts, is postponed until the 2009-2010 season. Comment

Jewish Jeopardy

What is challenging and fun? Why, it’s a night of Jewish Jeopardy at Temple Sholom, December 17 at 7:45 p.m. Comment

Honors for Markowitz

Brooklyn-based FDR Lodge #613 of the Knights of Pythias will honor Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz at its Second Annual Pythian Recognition Night, December 12, 8:30 p.m. at the “Castle Hall” Midwood Masonic Temple, 1348 East 64th Street, off Ralph Avenue and Avenue N. Comment

Holiday toys

Reaching-Out Community Services, a volunteer outreach agency, which provides food subsidies and other programs for families and individuals who face hardship, is collecting unwrapped toys for 500 underprivileged children from low-income families now until December 18. Comment

Gunmen prey on gas stations, stores: Duo wanted in connection with 19 robberies

If these guys continue to do what they’re doing, the price of gas and bread could go up again. Comment

Free gallery crawl coming: Learn about the BK art scene

Galleries are now just a hop, skip and jump away in Brooklyn with the the smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop. Comment

Flu shots urged

The winter months are upon us and the Veterans Administration-NY Harbor Healthcare System is taking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s message – “Don’t Get the Flu. Don’t Spread the Flu. Get Vaccinated” – to heart, encouraging each and every veteran to get a free flu shot this year. Comment

The out-of-towners: Inside the ‘Real World’

“The Real World: Brooklyn” cast members Devyn (front) and Katelynn lounge in their bedroom. The show will premiere on MTV on January 7th. Comment

Donate a holiday toy; grab a bagel

For the fifth year in a row, Coney Island Bialys and Bagels, 2359 Coney Island Avenue, will be collecting Toys For Tots. Anyone bringing in a new, unwrapped toy will receive up to one (1) dozen bialys and/or bagels. Comment

Brighton feels Mumbai tears: Murder of popular Brooklyn couple hits home

Tears, poignant speeches and hope for peace marked the solemnity when the Chabad Lubavitch of Brighton Beach held a memorial service for the two Brooklyn outreach workers killed in the Mumbai terror attacks. Comment

Be ‘Knighted’ in BK: Knights of Pythias chapter seeks new members

Men 18 years of age and older are invited to join the Genesis Lodge #64, the Canarsie branch of the nation’s oldest non-sectarian fraternal order, the Knights of Pythias. Comment

Smith thumbs his nose at Kruger

The fight for State Senate Majority Leader was once again thrown into chaos this week when Senator Malcolm Smith thumbed his nose at a deal with southern Brooklyn State Senator Carl Kruger and his notorious “gang of three.” Comment

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