Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009


ATM scam backfires on ‘em

It was so very simple, it was criminal. Comment

Clang! Bloomberg gets hip to restored ferry service

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment

Feds to BK: share your visions of Floyd Bennett

National Park Service employees were in front of the Aviator Sports complex last week at Floyd Bennett Field seeking the public’s input into how they want to see the Gateway National Recreation area developed over the next 20 years. Comment

Parker plea in the making

He’s completely innocent, but if he can get a plea deal, that would be fine, too. Comment

Your comprehensive guide to neighborhood civic meetings

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718-615-2500, ext. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment

A ‘wheel’ shot in the arm for Brooklyn cyclists

Bicycling Brooklynites will be able to pedal up to their offices and stow their wheels right next to their desks thanks to a bill approved by the City Council. Comment

SUNY chancellor tours Downstate Medical Ctr.

Nancy L. Zimpher, PhD, the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation’s largest comprehensive public university system with some 440,000 students, spent nearly a full day touring the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, meeting with a diverse cross-section of its staff, as well as with the elected officials and community leaders which the institution serves. Comment

Entrepreneurial aid

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation will hold its Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) beginning September 15. Comment

Whole new peck of pickles to pick

Manhattan’s loss will be Brooklyn’s briny gain, an iconic pickle pusher predicted this week. Comment

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services honors Brooklyn residents

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services honored Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Clari Gilbert, a Brooklyn resident, at the 10th Annual Golf Classic fundraising event, which took place at Century Country Club & Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY. Comment

Dems dashed off of ballot

A four-person race for the hearts and minds of voters in the 46th Council District was hacked in half during a petition challenge marathon conducted by the Board of Elections Monday. Comment

Mayor gets on board F express

The mayor this week called for express service to be reinstituted on the F train, an overcrowded line whose popularity has soared over the past decade. Comment

Tanning bed fans shrug off cancer risk

Despite dire warnings from international cancer experts, Gina Taliercio spent last Friday happily praying to a sun god called Hollywood Tans. Comment

Markowitz challenger tossed off the ballot

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment

Community day camp for kids coping with loss

At no cost to parents or guardians, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice is offering a community day camp, August 23, for kids and young adults ages 6-18 who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Comment

Auto Plaza Mall: keep those old clunkers coming

On Monday August 3, the ownership of Plaza Auto Mall on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn met with its banks and finance companiesto put a plan together in case the government ran out of money and was not able to continue the Cash for Clunkers program. Comment

Another round of hard liquor in supermarkets

State lawmakers are again reviving a measure that would allow the sale of wine and hard liquor in supermarkets and drug stores. Comment

Gillibrand smiles on Brooklyn

New York’s junior senator last week threw her weight behind four Brooklyn projects for federal funding. Comment

Swat at Coney land swap

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment

Celebrate with Sirico’s Caterers%A0

With so much talk about businesses that can’t seem to make it in today’s economy, it’s refreshing to find a local business that has been around since 1925. Comment

CB14 honors bklynites for ‘exemplary service’

Just call ‘em rank-and-file wonders. Comment

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