Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009


‘Super-Sully’ and the trouble with ‘Rahmbo’

The curtain is about to descend on 2009. Before that fat lady sings I’d like to make several observations. Comment

See you on the other side, Eutisha

Mere suspension without pay? Toss the book at the creeps. Jail time, too. Comment

Zeroes, naughts, aughts: reflections on the decade

On December 31, 1999 my biggest worry was Y2K. As the clock struck midnight I held my breath along with the rest of the world and waited for the computers to crash, bank accounts to freeze and imminent global annihilation -we were 281 million citizens scared to death. Life would never be the same. Comment

Your weekly newsbriefs

Museum menace pleads guilty Comment

Valley National Bank redeems stock shares

Valley National Bancorp, the holding company for Valley National Bank, has received approval from the US Department of the Treasury for its request to redeem the final 100,000 shares of Valley’s Series A Preferred Stock outstanding and held by the Treasury under the Capital Purchase Program. Comment

NETS and Health Plus Team up for Lutheran Family Health Centers

The Lutheran Family Health Centers, NETS Basketball and Health Plus teamed up to brighten the holidays for patients of the Sunset Park Family Health Center. Accompanied by Santa Claus, NETS dancers and NETS mascot, Sly, handed out holiday gifts to children. Comment

Correction officers donate Christmas gifts to underprivileged children

For the 30th consecutive year, New York City’s Correction Officers donated, collected and distributed a truckload of Christmas gifts to the children of the SCO Family of Services, a community organization in Brooklyn. Santa Clausalso dropped in to help distribute the hundreds of gifts. Comment

Lincoln, Madison high school students go toe-to-toe on television ‘Challenge’

The 13th season of “The Challenge” kicks off with all-star student scholars from Abraham Lincoln High School and James Madison High School competing against each other in round one of this award-winning high school quiz show. Comment

Your comprehensive guide to local 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 718-260-2529. 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

Anniversary of towers showcases collaboration in creating low-income housing

The Weinberg Council Towers, an attractive living community for low-income seniors created by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and tucked away inthe Starrett City/Spring Creek section of Brooklyn, just marked its 10th anniversary. Comment

Neighborhood kids enjoy another toy run

This year, with the help of Health Plus, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Forest City Ratner and Toys ‘R’ Us, the holiday season kicked off on a cheerful note as State Senator Parker hosted his sixth toy give-away party. More than 600 toys were donated to underprivileged children, just in time for Christmas. Comment

Public Option dies hard outside Clark’s office

Rallyers Paul and Linda Grebanier turn holiday carolers in front of Rep. Yvette Clarke’s district office, 123 Linden Boulevard, as they sing their support for the “public option” clause in the Senate health care reform bill. Comment

Cash for bumblers

Cash for bumblers Comment

New BSA reforms urged

News that the much-maligned Department of Buildings [DOB] is “upping its game” and at least trying out new reforms should put smiles on the faces of all those who feel the agency has too often dropped the ball on controversial construction projects. Comment

Brooklyn Politics

While the words “class” and “politics” are rarely found together, we at Courier-Life see this week as a graduation of sorts for all of the local legislators who once proudly graced this page and will now be moving on (chin up, Dave Yassky!) That being said, here is the first Brooklyn Politics Graduation Edition with our soon-to-be annual Class of 2009 awards! And our awards go to... Comment

Cymbrowitz addresses Holocaust revisionism at Berlin conference

Calling Holocaust deniers not only a violation of the memories of the victims, but a powerful tool of the modern day anti-Semite, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, a second generation Holocaust survivor, traveled to Berlin, Germany to address The Legacy of World War II and the Holocaust Conference, a worldwide gathering of academics, former prisoners of ghettos and concentration camps, public officials, World War II partisans and journalists, sponsored by the World Congress of Russian Jewry. Comment

Bklyn’s body count

While the city is touting the lowest homicide rate in over four decades, nearly half of the 461 killings that did occur took place right here in the borough of churches. Comment
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