Kings Courier & Flatbush Life

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

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Old grudges

Cops from the 63rd Precinct were called to a Flatlands home last week to arrest a 58-year-old woman who had attacked her 77-year-old husband. Comment
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Hudson River yacht club gets spooky

Wacky witches partied hearty with reveling phantoms as Halloween festivities got underway at the Hudson River Yacht Club. Comment
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Club carnage puts cops on edge

Two shootings near Flatlands nightclubs -- one of which occurred just paces away from a crew of police officers -- took place within 45 minutes of each other last weekend, police said. Comment
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Dispatcher blamed for delay

Cops from the 63rd Precinct weren’t sitting on their hands after all. Comment
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Historic day for Ocean Avenue homes

A row of Ocean Avenue homes built on land once owned by a forebear of one the country’s wealthiest families was designated a historic district last week by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Comment
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“Rocking” Victorian Flatbush: Plans for H Station Rehab Include Artwork for Porch

The long-awaited renovation of the historic train station at Avenue H will include something not often seen at Brooklyn stations: Sculpture that is not only meant for viewing, but also as a perch for passengers. Comment
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Fidler wins a walk

There’s four more years of Lew Fidler on the horizon. Comment
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Midwood suffers through swastika smear

A teenager was arrested for allegedly turning a small part of Midwood into a swastika-laden horror show this Halloween weekend. Comment

Flatlands volunteers dedicate new ambulance

The Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps proudly unveiled the latest jewel in its cache of emergency rescue vehicles %u2013 plus hailed the memories of two dearly departed %u2013 by ceremoniously dedicating a brand new ambulance at its operating base. Comment

Three wounded in club shooting

One person was dead and two others were wounded following an argument outside a neighborhood nightclub, police said Tuesday. Comment

All Saints’%A0Day slaying

Residents of Kensington are being haunted by a Halloween-weekend slaying that’s rattled a quiet, tree-lined block that most Brooklynites never heard of. Comment

DOT invites public to help improve Church Avenue

The New York City Department of Transportation invites residents, business owners, and others to attend a public input session about improving Church Avenue between McDonald Avenue and Utica Avenue,November 10, 7 p.m. (sign in begins at 6:30) at Erasmus High School Auditorium, 911 Flatbush Avenue. Comment

Tough Times for Newkirk Plaza

By Helen Klein Comment

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

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Stare smackdown

A 34-year-old man was attacked with a baseball bat when a simple stare-down went horribly awry, police alleged. Comment
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Parched malls in need of irrigation

The grassy malls running through Victorian Flatbush are 100 years old and boy, are they parched. Comment
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Bike lanes jeered on Gerritsen

Talk about bad timing. Comment
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China goes to the head of the class

Educators traveled all the way from China to visit the students and staff from Public School 255, selected from a pool of hundreds of public schools in New York City as a model of excellence, to host the visitors from the Peoples’ Republic. Comment
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Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic collects non-perishables for Thanksgiving drive

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association is collecting donations of non-perishable foods for distribution to needy members of the community in time for Thanksgiving. Comment
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Stalled construction%A0gets goosed

Faced with an increase in stalled construction projects -- which often turn into neighborhood eyesores -- the City Council has passed legislation whose goal is to encourage developers to keep up their properties. Comment
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Temple gets O.K. to expand

A city panel earlier this month approved a briefly controversial variance request by a local synagogue, giving its unanimous blessing to the house of worship’s expansion plans. Comment
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Parents protest school bake sale ban

Don’t hate on cupcakes! Comment

High turnout at Manhattan beach college fair

A-plus for attendance! More than two thousand students from across New York City seek the lowdown on higher education during a college fair at Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach. Photo by Paul Martinka Comment

Special salute to the literary lion cubs of summer

Pint-sized wordsmiths at Public School 207 took a word journey on the road to success when Assemblymember Alan Maisel feted them with awards for completing a summer literacy assignment. Comment

Livery looting

A livery cab driver was robbed of his property as he took two passengers through East Flatbush last week. Comment

‘Big boxes’ at home in Bklyn

Brooklyn may be the borough of mom-and-pop shops, but it’s no slouch when it comes to national retail stores, according to a recently released Center for an Urban Future study. Comment

East Flatbush streets plagued with violent crime

Despite hard-working cops, violent crime continues to ebb up on the streets of East Flatbush, according to police statistics. Comment

New Kensington library to be ‘eco-friendly’

The Brooklyn Public Library is going green %u2013 and to mark the occasion officials joined local students and area dignitaries to break ground on the archive’s first eco-friendly building in Kensington. Comment
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BSA frustrates CB14

Community Board 14’s frustration with the Board of Standards & Appeals and its tendency to ignore their special permit recommendations has some members wondering why they even bother considering building applications in the first place. Comment

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