Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

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‘Veteran-Centric Art’

The Brooklyn Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (VANYHHS) is calling for “Veteran-Centric-Art” for a National Poster Project on the Afghanistan/Iraq War. The Veteran Art National Poster Project deadline for submissions of veteran art for the 13”x19” National Afghanistan/Iraq War Poster is September 15, 2008. Comment
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‘Red Hook High’ to debut at festival: Nabe featured in independent pilot

“Red Hook High,” a new independent television pilot, produced and directed by filmmaker Trac Minh Vu of Dance Theatre Etcetera, a community-based arts organization in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, has been selected to premiere at the New York Television Festival’s Independent Pilot Competition. Comment
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Whole Foods lands building permits

Whole FoodsMarket may be two steps closer to building its first Brooklyn store. Comment
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Term limit hustle: Beep wants Bloomberg to take lead in overturning law

Add Borough President Marty Markowitz to the list of officials asking Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stake out a definitive position on extending or overturning term limits for all elected city officials. Comment
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Really wrong turn for a boat

It was pretty far from the nearest harbor, so firefighters had to bring the water to it. Smoke eaters were called to the corner of Richards Street and Visitation Place in Red Hook Saturday after a small watercraft managed to sail its way onto a neighborhood street and then catch fire. Fire officials said that the 8 p.m. blaze – which is being investigated as suspicious – was put out in a short time. No injuries were reported. Comment
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Pool guard shot dead

Cops are pulling out all the stops in their search for the man who killed a security guard as he manned his post at a city-owned pool, officials said. Comment
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Next up for a short parking holiday: Red Hook gets a break, while Carroll Gardens faces new street cleaning rules

Effective September 8, Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) Regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of Red Hook west of Hamilton Avenue in Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 for three to four weeks as the Department of Transportation (DOT) installs 1,400 signs with new, reduced street-cleaning regulations. This is the fourth and final phase of the project to change approximately 8,000 signs throughout the community. Comment
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Moving off ‘danger’ list: Brooklyn schools seek to shed designation

If they have their way, several Brooklyn schools will no longer be considered “persistently dangerous.” Comment
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Locked and reloaded: Cash for guns buyback program is returning

Building on a successful program held recently in the northern part of Brooklyn, cops in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, will be holding a Cash for Guns Day on which people who own illegal guns can bring them to half a dozen churches in the borough and turn them in. Comment
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Ikea shuttle bus shuffle: Dispatchers are added to help clean up the route

The traffic mess spawned by shuttle buses ferrying passengers to Red Hook’s IKEA seems to have cleared – for now. Comment
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Firefighters rescue tangled fowl

Sometimes, it takes a village to save one seabird’s life. Comment
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14 BK schools in middle makeover

The middle school makeover continues. Comment
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Bill mum on Smith St.: De Blasio’s silence at hearing confuses many

At last week’s Community Board Six Landmarks and Land Use Committee hearing, two of the most forceful and direct pieces of testimony delivered against developer William Stein’s efforts to circumnavigate the Carroll Gardens Zoning Text Amendment didn’t come from the community – they came from the offices of elected officials. Comment
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Battle of ‘rights’ on Smith Street

Last week, developer William Stein failed to win the support of Community Board 6’s Landmarks/Land Use Committee in his bid to exempt his “Oliver House” project at 360 Smith Street from new zoning regulations. Comment
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Back from summer camp

Six-hundred fifty children, including many from Brooklyn, returned home after spending two weeks or more at one of The Fresh Air Fund’s five summer camps in upstate New York. Comment
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Advocate’s school hotline is back again

As the school year begins, there’s extra assistance available for parents trying to improve their children’s education. Comment
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Add five more charter schools here

The school year is now in session and so are several new charter schools. Comment

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