Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Leadoff spot suits ‘clone just fine

John Servidio had never batted leadoff before Friday night. Not in college. Not in high school. And certainly not during his one injury−shortened season of professional baseball. Comment

Cyclones survive soggy slop

Mark Cohoon couldn’t catch a break. Comment

Gavel to Gavel

Acquittal in Jet Ski death Comment

Letters to the Editor

Fireworks prohibition Comment

A Britisher’s View

Planet earth doesn’t possess a launderette big enough to wash modern−day Iran’s stockpile of dirty laundry, nor a closet large enough to hide its skeletons. Comment

Not for Nuthin’

I can’t help it: I like to watch game shows. I know most people won’t ever admit it, but I do — proudly and openly. The sillier they are, the better. Comment

It’s Only My Opinion

Here’s a piece of America by the numbers. Comment

Mortgage problem solving

If you’re behind in or concerned about your mortgage, come to Neighborhood Housing Services every Tuesday for an open house from 2−5 p.m. for referrals or other free assistance at 2806 Church Avenue between Nostrand & Rogers avenues. Comment

Candidates court Canarsie voters

Canarsie residents crammed into a small room at a local synagogue to hear candidates running for election this year make their pitch for their support. Comment

Farewell Holy Family School

Misty−eyed students and teachers joined the community – among them alums from the Class of ‘65 – in bidding an emotional farewell to Holy Family School, which is shutting its doors after schooling Canarsie’s children for 59 years. Comments (1)

Public school 115 gets in the game

Potato sack races, sprint dashes and other fun games had youngsters challenging mettle while engaging in some down time during a sports day at Public School 115. Comment

More support for park redux

By unanimous vote, Community Board 18 last week gave its hearty endorsement to the third phase of a city plan determined to remake Canarsie Park. Comment

Shocking hospital death: 1 year later

A Brooklyn woman who died unnoticed on a floor of a psychiatric emergency room floor last June became the poster child for “murder by neglect” when rallyers marked the first anniversary of her death with a vigil outside Kings County Hospital Center. Comment

Public schools to lose close to half−a−billion dollars

The public school system will lose $452 million this September. Comment

Help sweep the beach

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring “Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance” for the summer of 2009. Comment

Bone yard boo!

Capitalism is dead — at least in Canarsie Cemetery. Comment

Fourth of July Parade, and more Indy celebrations

This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment

Mortgage fraud suspected here

The Kings County District Attorney’s office investigation into mortgage fraud may not have hit your home, but it may have hit your neighbors’. Comment

Gains and losses inside new budet

The new $59.4 billion budget agreed upon by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council has good news and bad news for Brooklynites. Comment

Brooklyn Poet Laureate Ken Siegelman dies at 63

Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn’s poet laureate, died in his Gravesend home on June 20th after a decade long struggle with kidney disease. He was 63 years old. Comment

Mermaids don’t need dry land

Tinseltown titan and Brighton Beach native Harvey Keitel – and wife Daphna Kastner – morphed into majestic Mighty King Neptune and Queen Mermaid, pounding their webb−tastic feet alongside exquisite ice princesses and spectacular sea urchins, who helped transform Coney Island into a rollicking boulevard of fun and festivity for the annual Mermaid Parade. Comment

‘Everything is going to work out’

With things looking bleaker than they already are in Albany, Democrats in the State Senate are now looking to a Canarsian for solace. Comment

Prison stripes loom for cross−dressing con artist

The last six years had been one long drag for Thomas Parkin. Comment

Committee balks at changes to Holocaust Park

Believing that the decision was “politically motivated,” members of the Holocaust Memorial Committee are steadfastly against the city’s plans to place five markers in Holocaust Memorial Park to honor homosexuals, gypsies and political upstarts killed by the Nazis. Comment
High School Sports

Clara Barton star runs away with Wingate Award

Track & Field was a part of Kadian Dunkley’s life growing up. She ran for fun back home on the Island of Jamaica and when she came to Brooklyn at the age of 12. Comment
High School Sports

Unbeatable ‘off the bend’

John Thomas’ start can pretty much decide the finish to most races. Comment
High School Sports

Ace Lincoln hurler overcomes ‘regrets’

Katharine Fuentes has her fair share of regrets. The Lincoln senior wished she played more travel softball – she played just a few games with the Brooklyn Cyclones last summer. But more than anything else, she wants to soak up some more knowledge from new Railsplitters coaches Kim Procida and Nicole Adisano. Comment
High School Sports

BK product goes for gold

At 6’6” and 300−plus pounds, Oday Aboushi is the kind of guy who’s used to getting noticed. Comment
High School Sports

‘Hot−shot’ freshman

Sometimes Adrienne Alexander has to forget she is just a freshman. She is one of the best shot putters in the state and the best in the CHSAA, but at first had realize just how close she was to the upper−echelon throwers. Comment

Boom−A−Ring debut

If pitching a tent on one of the planet’s most famous boardwalks for the summer wasn’t enough, now Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has its very own street to toot its horn along – through September 7. Comment

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