Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008


‘It’s going to be bad,’ CEC prez sez

Just three months ago, public schools narrowly avoided a $99 million budget cut. Now they could lose $185 million – and Brooklyn parents are fuming. Comment

‘Calling All Radicals’: Special PACC book reading event

The Pratt Area Community Council (PACC), one of the most active not-for-profits in Brooklyn, which prioritizes low and medium income housing issues, is hosting a book reading by author and former PACC community organizer, Gabriel Thompson. Comment

Trader Joe’s makes its Bklyn debut: Hundreds line up for ribbon-cutting ceremony outside Court Street store

To the staccato rhythm of steel band music, Brooklyn’s first Trader Joe’s opened promptly at 9 a.m. on September 26, and a couple of hundred hungry customers – undeterred by the steady rain that had started the night before – filed into the emporium, grabbed carts or baskets and began shopping. Comment

4th annual ‘Don’t Destroy’ walk-a-thon: Funds to aid in ongoing fight to oppose massive Atlantic Yards development

Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB) will hold its Fourth Annual “Walk Don’t Destroy” walkathon, October 18 from 6-11 p.m. (rain or shine) to raise funds for and awareness of the continuing legal struggle against Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project in Prospect Heights. Comment

15th Annual Bus Festival

The New York Transit Museum will partner with the Atlantic Antic street fair to present its 15th Annual Bus Festival, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Comment

13 streets to be renamed in Brooklyn in honor of diverse group

A Marine Park realtor, a Canarsie historian and a group of guys who love to take really cold baths will all have streets renamed after them in the coming months, city officials announced. Comment

Special OR nursing conference

Lutheran HealthCare will host “The Power of Perioperative Nursing…It’s Not Just the OR!,” October 4 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Comment

School workshops for BK parents

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presents the Brooklyn Parents Academy, which will be holding two workshops at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street between Court & Adams streets. Comment

Prospect Park in October: Crafts, games, scary stories and a whole lot more

Here’s a sampling of events, special and ongoing, this month at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace. Comment

NYM Hospital pioneers new treatment

Early this year, New York Methodist Hospital began participating in an international clinical trial to investigate an important new, minimally invasive option for people with advanced widespread emphysema. Comment

New computer center opens for youths

Youngsters enrolled in the Friends United Block Association Youth Center have a new place in which to surf the Web – a brand new computer laboratory with the compliments of local Assemblymembers Helene Weinstein and Alan Maisel. Comment

Kids get a kick out of soccer clinic

The Claudio Reyna Foundation (CRF) and the Hebrew Educational Society (HES) held the first of four free soccer clinics for children ages nine to 12 years of age at Seaview Park in Canarsie. Comment

Jeers for ‘private’ parks

Judi Francis thinks that the residents of downtown Brooklyn have been cheated out of a park. Comment

Green fun in Coney Ire-land

Pretty Taylor Farrell has eyes the color of shamrocks as she celebrates her national pride with fellow frolickers during the Great Irish Fair at KeySpan Park. Comment

Get expert tips on how to make home repairs

New York City College of Technology’s Division of Continuing Education presents eight individual sessions of “Hands-On Home Repairs: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Home (But Were Afraid to Ask),” Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., October 16 through December 7. There will be no class November 27. Comment

Diabetes campaign

Members of the Knights of Pythias’ Genesis Lodge No. 64 in Canarsie will actively support the fraternal order’s statewide participation in the Knights of Pythias Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the fraternal order’s fight against Juvenile Diabetes. Comment

Death on Kings Hwy: Six-year-old boy caught in two-car collision

A six-year-old boy was ripped from his mother’s caring hand last week in a fatal multi-car accident in East Flatbush. Comment

3-day youth conference

Brooklyn Youth Empowerment, whose mission is to bring encouragement, hope and practical living steps to Brooklyn’s youth and make them aware of their abilities and the power they possess within to take charge of their situations and positively affect their environment, will be hosting a three-day conference, October 10-12, in hopes of challenging Brooklyn’s youth. Comment

Dancing for peace & harmony

Thirty young people from National Dance Institute (NDI) performed on September 11, 2008 at the plaza at Rockefeller Center as part of The September Concert. Comment

Columbus Parade

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn will sponsor the 27th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade, October 11 at 1 p.m. Comment

City pushing ahead with Coney rezone

Michele De Meglio Comment

Canarsie suffers deadly shootings

Two people were killed in Canarsie this weekend in separate slayings, police announced. Comment

Call for 3-month car ban: Advocates urge trial period in Prospect Park

Last week’s teen-inspired march demanding a car-free Prospect Park has created a new push for a three-month pilot program that would finally determine just how traffic would be impacted if the city officially closed off the 585-acre green space to vehicles. Comment

Brooklynites named MacArthur Fellows: Outstanding 76-year-old among latest crop of prestigious award winners

Park Slope resident Nancy Siraisi has received armfuls of accolades over her long academic career, but last week was a new one: genius. Comment

Brennan Cop of the Year awards: NYPD brass honors police officers Russel Timoshenko and Herman Yan

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was among the list of dignitaries to honor a Brooklyn police legend and two borough cops who lived by his example. Comment

Blessing of the Animals

FIDO in Prospect Park welcomes all pets and their owners to the annual blessing of the animals at 7:45 a.m., October 4 at Prospect Park. Comment

Bishop Loughlin 75th anniversary gala

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School will celebrate its 75th anniversary in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, October 9. Comment

AIDS activists mobilize; put pressure on candidates

More than 600 HIV/ AIDS activists marched over the Brooklyn Bridge last Wednesday to rally at City Hall urging presidential candidates and city councilmembers alike to work to end the epidemic disease. Comment

A bit of the emerald isle comes to Brooklyn

Coney Island morphed into Coney Ire-land as Brooklynites donned their shamrocks and united for two days of blarney and merriment at KeySpan Park for the Great Irish Fair. Comment

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