Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009


Upping the ante

Upping the ante Comment

Community lauds new traffic safety measures

Pedestrians have been given the green light to pound the pavement safely %u2013 thanks to a new traffic signal at a busy intersection in Canarsie. Comment

Fidler tix troubles

Fidler tix troubles Comment

Mysterious van still sought in hit and run

Police are continuing to look for the driver of a white van that nearly ended the life of a 12-year-old girl. Comment

Nostalgic return to ‘Pigtown’ days

While it may be difficult to picture now, East Flatbush was once a community with vast expanses of open land and occasional rambling houses dating back to the Victorian era and even earlier, crisscrossed by unpaved roads. Comment

Deck the halls for the holidays

Lilting music, a romp with Santa and the lighting of a majestic fir ignited holiday celebrations at Borough Hall. Comment

City tech has big plans for Collider

New York City College of Technology Physics Professor Giovanni Ossola thinks both small and big. Comment

“As The World Turns” to leave Brooklyn

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment

Online real estate training debuts

Move over dull old boot camp, there’s an exciting new training facility in town %u2013 and its in cyberspace. Comment

Tougher stance on gang activities

With gang activity on the increase in Coney Island, the lawmaker representing the area is looking to put more teeth in prosecuting crime related to it. Comment

Bloomy vetoes tix relief

City drivers may yet catch a break from getting a parking ticket when the meter expires, but it won’t be on Mayor Bloomberg’s dime. Comment

DOJ downplays report of detainee move here%A0

Brooklynites braced for the possibility of Guantánamo detainees being put on trial in the borough as Justice Department officials dismissed a New York Times story on the issue as “entirely speculative.” Comment

Trucks’ parking problems

The streets near Canarsie Cemetery continue to be haunted by tractor-trailers parked illegally at the curb overnight. Comment

Amazing ‘Dreamcoat’ wows Brooklyn audiences%A0

Budding performers ushered in the holidays with a rip-roaring performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Edward R. Murrow High School. Comment

Christmas comes early for local children

The festive spirit flowed freely as stilt performers and acrobats shared the spotlight with jugglers and dancers during a holiday extravaganza at the Christian Cultural Center for youngsters in need. Comment

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009


Fourteen years for legal eagle

A Brooklyn attorney who was accused of threatening and intimidating witnesses scheduled to testify against his drug lord client was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday, Federal prosecutors said. Comment

Cash and carry

A trio of gun-toting thieves is being sought for holding up a Flatlands Avenue check-cashing store. Comment

‘Hey, St. Peter ... make way for Aunt Mary!

My daughter called her Tzi Tzi Grandma, I called her Mary and my husband, on occasion, called her the Bulldog, because she never let go of anything.She was my aunt, my mom’s last living sister. She was a survivor. Comment

7 of 9 BK sens ok gay marriage

The New York State Senate failed to hear the call for gay marriage last week despite a wave of support from the Brooklyn delegation and an impassioned speech from one usually soft-spoken borough legislator. Comment

Furniture giant helps in the fight against cancer

IKEA Brooklyn will host a special breakfast fundraiser, December 19 & 20 to fight cancer. One hundred percent of the revenue from all breakfasts sold between 9:30-11 a.m. on those days will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of IKEA Red Hook, which will take place June 5, 2010 along the IKEA waterfront. Comment

Community boards fear Bloomberg’s hit list

Like school boards, and the doomed dodo bird before them, members of Brooklyn’s community boards are on edge this week fearing that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is intent on putting them on a “slippery slope to oblivion.” Comment

Woman injured in Mercedes crack-up

Paramedics remove an injured woman from a crumpled Mercedes Benz following a two-car collision at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue. Officials said that the Mercedes was rolling through the intersection Wednesday morning when it was struck by a Nissan Maxima. Comment

Fidler for finance?

The chair for the City Council’s powerful Finance Committee could have a Brooklyn state of mind. Three names reported as potential successors to current chair David Weprin include Brooklyn lawmakers Lew Fidler, Simcha Felder and Domenic Recchia. Comment

Fighting for a better ride

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment

Cell Phones for Soldiers drive begins

Cell Phones for Soldiers and Century 21 Real Estate are kicking off their cell phone collection drive. Comment

City a Quarter of the Way to Tree Planting Goal

So far, approximately 250,000 trees have been planted citywide as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Million Trees program, which aims to add that many trees to the city landscape, both in parks and on streets, by the year 2017. Comment

Behold, the Chanukah House!

Thirteen years ago, Arielle Teitelbaum had a bright idea. Comment

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