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Covering: Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Starrett City, Flatbush, Flatlands, Georgetown, Kings Highway, Midwood

Warm breezes make library cooler

Spring is the growing season, and all through the month of May, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has programs to match. Comment

‘Infidel’ speaks to yeshiva kids: Author Nonie Darwish visits Brooklyn

Children everywhere are warned not to take candy from strangers, but when Nonie Darwish was growing up in Cairo, she was taught to refuse sweets from people she didn’t know because they could be Jews “trying to poison” her. Comment

Walk against Cystic Fibrosis: Hundreds expected for fundraising campaign at Marine Park

Hundreds of walkers are expected to descend on Marine Park this Saturday, May 3, to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. Comment

UPD Club annual dinner dance

The United Progressive Democratic Club of the 47 AD (UPDC) has been serving the community for over 80 years and will hold its 42nd Annual Dinner Dance at the Rex Manor, 1100 60th Street, on May 1, to honor eight outstanding citizens who have contributed greatly to the betterment of their communities and fellow man. Comment

The Brooklyn Indie Market opens new season in May

The Brooklyn Indie Market will kick off its seasonal opening with an Indie Fest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 3 at Smith Street between Union and President streets in Carroll Gardens. Comment

Towns, Powell get down & dirty: Mud starts to fly in contentious race for congressional seat

The 10th Congressional primary race has barely begun and it’s already turning into a down-and-dirty affair. Comment

‘Stripes’ feud is settled: Upset business owner smooths over row with pols

If small business owner Richard Tetelman has learned anything from Community Board 18, it is this: You can catch more bees with honey than vinegar. Comment

Yom HaShoah

The East Midwood Jewish Center and Madison Jewish Center will host their annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Day Service in remembrance of the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust at 7:30 p.m., April 30 at the Madison Jewish Center, 2989 Nostrand Avenue. Comment

Baron DeKalb k of c marks stellar milestone

Flatbush: Pomp-filled rites accompanied the milestone occasion when Baron DeKalb Council, Knights of Columbus hosted a 50th anniversary celebration for the St. Pius X Council of Canarsie on its 50th anniversary. Comment

Bishop of brooklyn leads welcome wagon for pope

Flatbush: It’s a day that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Xaverian High School Band are not likely to forget. Comment

Apply now for block party permits

Flatbush: With summer fast approaching, East Flatbush residents and block associations have to scurry to get in applications if they want to hold a block party. Comment

Anger on the ‘side’: Neighbors rip Caton Pl. developer

Flatbush: Two years after their small corner of Brooklyn was up-zoned to accommodate the plans of an individual developer, residents of an apartment building in East Windsor Terrace are still waiting for the developer to make good on his promise to revise his plans to provide a 16-foot buffer between that building and the one he is planning to erect next door. Comment

Yom Ha’ Shoah

Temple Sholom is sponsoring a special Yom Ha’Shoah program entitled “Justice Served: A Story of Wartime Retribution” at 7 p.m., May 1 at the synagogue, 2075 East 68th Street. Comment

Afghani immigrant is top cop

Flatbush: Ridding the streets of criminals is simply his way of giving back. Comment

Teens help design the future: Students focus on Fulton Mall revitalization project

After six weeks of commuting an hour and a half each way from the Bronx to Fulton Street Mall, students in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s “Design Your Hood” workshop presented their finished design proposals to revitalize the Mall’s communal space. Comment

Tapped into the nabe: Sampson begins weekly meetings

An extended network of Canarsie activists is now meeting regularly with one local elected official, who hopes to garner from them information about issues of concern to the community as well as to hammer out approaches to those issues. Comment

Spring cleaning and pothole repairs

State Senator Marty Golden is seeking community input in an effort to repair local streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold days of winter. Comment

Spring into Beauty

Elena Solitario, College of Staten Island Class of ’82 and owner of Pilo Arts Day Spa & Salon, is inviting all CSI alumni to Pilo Arts’ Third Annual “Spring Into Beauty” event from 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 5 at the day spa and salon, 8412 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. Comment

Special salute to heroes

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented citations to three heroes who sprang into action after the stabbing of Paul Robeson High School honors student Kyle Owens inside the school, 150 Albany Avenue. Comment

Someone to lean on: Caregiver support groups

Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division has announced the addition of twice a month evening caregiver support group meetings to help caregivers for the sick and disabled. Comment

Shred it all right here

It might sound like a rock concert, but Shred Fest NYC might do more for you than just damage your eardrums. Comment

Sketch of murder suspect released

Armed with a sketch of one of the suspects, area police have begun a full-court press in their search for the duo that shot and killed a respected Corrections Officer in a hair-brained robbery attempt. Comment

31st Annual Bike New York tour

Bike New York will present its 31st annual tour, May 4, which draws 30,000 cyclists of all ages. Comment

St. Columba Youth council hits the field

A cheery crop of little leaguers from St. Columba Youth Council jumpstarted the local season of the national pastime with a Mass and a march to Marine Park. Comment

Support group for sufferers of MS

Approximately 400,000 Americans are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and each week 200 additional individuals are diagnosed. New York Methodist Hospital is offering a free support group for individuals diagnosed with MS in the past two years. Comment

Tai Chi course at Prospect Park

Tai Chi practitioners from all over the borough […] Comment

Support for Ultimate Fighting debut in BK

The new Barclay’s Center, the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets that is expected to open sometime in 2010, may also feature Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. Comment

St. Saviour scholarships

St. Saviour Elementary School honored its students who have earned scholarships to the following schools: St. Saviour High School, Loyola, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bishop Ford, Bishop Kearney, Xavier, Xaverian, Dominican Academy, Saint John’s Prep, Notre Dame, Suyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, and Midwood High School. Comment

St. Pius X Council marks 50th Anniversary

Pomp-filled rites accompanied the milestone occasion when Baron DeKalb Council, Knights of Columbus hosted a 50th anniversary celebration for the St. Pius X Council of Canarsie on its 50th anniversary. Comment

Breaks put on Caton Place condominium development

Flatbush: A massive condominium project in Kensington has been shut down following an apparent falling out between the developer and the contractor. Comment

Call to expand Church Ave. study

Flatbush: The city is planning a major traffic study of Church Avenue, between McDonald Avenue and Utica Avenue. Comment

Revamped Gravesend Park is ready for fresh round of fun & games

Flatbush: Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined City Council Member Simcha Felder, Community Board 12 District Manager Wolf Sender, 66th Precinct Inspector Peter DeBlasio, and students from PS 48 and Yeshiva Stolin to cut the ribbon on renovations at Gravesend Park, 18th Avenue and 56th Street, and officially opened the park to the community. Comment

Robberies spike in E. Flatbush: Gunman uses Craig’s List cover to pull off crimes

Flatbush: Crime is down more than eight percent in East Flatbush, so far this year. Comment

Reid indictment shakes community

Flatbush: Shaken. Sick at heart. Unbelieving. Comment

Rabbi beats the sex rap: Joel Kolko enters guilty plea; given probation

Flatbush: A Brooklyn rabbi accused of molesting two young yeshiva students was allowed to plead to a lesser charge and sentenced to probation after the prosecution’s case against him fell apart, officials said. Comment

Pens, pencils and poison: New call to test schools for toxins

Flatbush: Toxic chemicals are lurking in dozens of Brooklyn schools and the city has no plans to remove them. Comment

P.O.’ed at Vanderveer P.O.: Customers complain about problems with mail delivery

Flatbush: Long lines and misdelivered mail are just some of the problems that area residents have with the Vanderveer post office. Comment

Slashed to the bone: Boards face more budget cuts

Flatbush: More budget cuts are coming down the pike for the city’s community boards. Comment

Some ‘Wheel’ cool cats

Flatbush: One of the road’s cool cats made a smooth swerve onto the realty highway when the Brooklyn Board of Realtors presented a Jaguar showcase as part of its agents day in Mill Basin. Comment

Working to build healthier BKlyn families

Flatbush: Healthy Families Brooklyn, a community-based health advocacy program under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, welcomed its newest round of grantees with a recognition and grant awards ceremony at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. Comment

‘Infidel’ author challenges yeshiva kids: Writer Nonie Darwish delivers provocative talk to Jewish teenagers

Flatbush: Children everywhere are warned not to take candy from strangers, but when Nonie Darwish was growing up in Cairo, she was taught to refuse sweets from people she didn’t know because they could be Jews “trying to poison” her. Comment

Well versed in poetry at P.S. 119

Flatbush: There once was a pupil and poet […] Comment

Ultimate fighting at the Barclay’s Center

Flatbush: The new Barclay’s Center, the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets that is expected to open sometime in 2010, may also feature Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts. Comment

Special community salute to neighborhood preservationists

Flatbush: Four Brooklyn neighborhood organizations were recently named as recipients of citywide Historic Districts Council (HDC) Grassroots Preservations Awards. Comment

St. Saviour scholarship winners

Flatbush: St. Saviour Elementary School honored its students who have earned scholarships to the following schools: St. Saviour High School, Loyola, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bishop Ford, Bishop Kearney, Xavier, Xaverian, Dominican Academy, Saint John’s Prep, Notre Dame, Suyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, and Midwood High School. Comment

Over 80 African-american heroes adorn mural

Flatbush: A mural depicting more than 80 African-Americans on U.S. postage stamps and their biographies was set up in the lobby of Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza Station, 1368 Fulton Street. Comment

Fight identity theft at the 1st annual NYC Shred Fest

Flatbush: It might sound like a rock concert, but Shred Fest NYC might do more for you than just damage your eardrums. Comment

Gavel comes down on former judge: Michael Garson is forced to resign from the New York State Bar

Flatbush: A former Brooklyn Supreme Court judge was forced to resign from the New York State bar last week after pleading guilty to bilking a deceased aunt’s estate. Comment

Enhanced training for auxiliary cops: Brooklyn volunteers schooled in self-defense and police procedures

Flatbush: The NYPD is adding more self-defense and police procedural instruction to the training of their auxiliary force […] Comment

Cops report drop in felony crime

Flatbush: While crime is up in many of the city’s 76 commands, it continues to plummet within the confines of the 67th Precinct. Comment

Community Bd. 10 backs group home: New York Ave. site would be nabe’s 16th

Flatbush: It wasn’t by any means a runaway, but Community Board 17 has given the go-ahead to a group home for East Flatbush. Comment

Cops release sketch of suspected shooter: Hunt is on for corrections officer’s killer

Flatbush: Armed with a sketch of one of the suspects, area police have begun a full-court press in their search for the duo that shot and killed a respected Corrections Officer in a hair-brained robbery attempt. Comment

Ghoul gets justice: Convicted body snatcher faces 60 years

Flatbush: One of the “cutters” in Brooklyn’s morbid body-looting case is facing 60 years in jail after being found guilty of 20 of the 22 criminal counts against him. Comment

Gioia courts voters: Queens councilman looks to be public advocate

Flatbush: A Queens City Council member running for public advocate next year crossed over the borough line recently to make his case before the Midwood Civic Action Council. Comment

Local streets get a sinking feeling

Flatbush: The condition of some of the streets in East Flatbush has residents seeing red. Comment

Lott house on the road to restoration

Flatbush: A tour of the grand hallway and parlor room, a panel exhibition and rare archaeological finds lured the curious on a trip to the Marine Park of yesteryear when a local grassroots group helped organize […] Comment

Kid runners lace up for run: Second annual mini-marathon gears up this month

Flatbush: Brooklyn kids, get your running shoes on! Comment

HOPE you can really sink your teeth into

Flatbush: Underprivileged New Yorkers have found a friend in Kensington chiropractor Dr. Elana Brown, who organized a local food drive just in time for the holidays. The big-hearted annual effort […] Comment

Harris bids farewell: Retiring inspector thanks community

Flatbush: The praise flowed freely when Inspector Thomas Harris, the commanding officer of the 70th Precinct, stopped by during Community Board 14’s April meeting to bid adieu to board members. Comment

Shoppers flock to giant ‘flea’

It’s bliss for bargain hunters and a super-souk for savvy shoppers. Comment

Building healthier families: Advocates train to aid the community’s well being

Healthy Families Brooklyn, a community-based health advocacy program under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, welcomed its newest round of grantees with a recognition and grant awards ceremony at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. Comment

Casimir card party

The Catholic Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir Parish will be holding its fundraiser card party from 2-6 p.m., May 4 in the lower school hall, 183 25th Street in South Brooklyn. Comment

Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable: Industry professionals to speak at Brooklyn Historical Society event

The Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable will hold its second quarterly luncheon for 2008, May 6 at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street, in Brooklyn Heights. A networking reception will begin at 12 p.m. and the luncheon and a program featuring four speakers will begin at 12:30 p.m. Comment

Brooklyn Greenway 10m ride

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) for a 10-mile ride at a family pace, starting in Greenpoint and ending at Red Hook’s spectacular waterfront, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Comment

Bringing home the bacon to BrooklynFresh round of state funding for Empire Fulton Ferry State park, others

While all the pork barrel dust hasn’t settled from the state’s recently passed $121.7 billion 2008-09 budget, several large entities on the northern end of Brooklyn did appear to get large allocations. Comment

Combatting the legacy of Chernobyl: New York State Assembly okays funding for thyroid cancer screening project

Members of the New York State Assembly announced second year funding for lifesaving health screenings for many Russian-American New Yorkers. Comment

Community kudos for neighborhood preservationists

Four Brooklyn neighborhood organizations were recently named as recipients of citywide Historic Districts Council (HDC) Grassroots Preservations Awards. Comment

Demolition begins on Albee Sq. Mall

Demolition of a Fulton Mall site located at a key Flatbush Avenue intersection commenced last week, this paper has learned. Comment

Enhanced safeguards against child abuse

A village shouldn’t just raise a child; they should protect the child as well. Comment

Dance spot wows the crowd at Marine Park civic

A fancy-footed group from Dance Spot commands the spotlight at the monthly meeting of the Marine Park Civic Association at Public School 207, 4011 Fillmore Avenue, where it engaged a rapt audience with a sweet repertoire. Comment

Crooks hone in on flashy automobiles

Flashy car rims and tires can certainly be attention grabbers. Comment

Coney Island reacts to rezoning shakeup: Ride advocates, landowners scramble to figure out how revisions affect them

Coney Island stakeholders are wondering this week just how much they stand to gain and how much they’re likely to lose now that the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has decided to modify its proposal to rezone Coney Island. Comment

Cops seek graffiti-busters

61st Precinct Officers Vincent Ferrante and Jonathan Simons are kicking off the Spring 2008 NYPD Law Enforcement Exploring Program by issuing an invitation […] Comment

Bright future awaits journalism student: Canarsie’s Aisha Al-Muslim earns full scholarship to CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Canarsie resident Aisha Al-Muslim, a graduating-senior at Lehman College, had a tough but exciting decision to make this semester. She was accepted into seven graduate schools, including Northwestern and Syracuse universities but, in the end, a full scholarship from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism helped the multilingual journalism major make her choice. Comment

Body-snatch ‘ghoul’ convicted

One of the “cutters” in Brooklyn’s morbid body-looting case is facing 60 years in jail after being found guilty of 20 of the 22 criminal counts against him. Comment

Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Fest

State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting his Sixth Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival May 4 from 1-5 p.m. at McKinley Park, Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton parkways, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage, throughout May. Comment

Annual Holocaust Commemoration program

Hundreds of community leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members will gather at 5 p.m., May 4 for the Annual Holocaust Commemoration Program at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Avenue. Comment

All-day conference on race and new media

“Race and New Media,” the first-ever conference of its kind, will take place at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), May 3 from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., in the campus’ Voorhees Building, 186 Jay Street. Comment

A garden of delights for local senior citizens

Public School 255 students helped put the bloom on spring for Brooklyn seniors by visiting a local elder facility for a day of beautification. Comment

Advancements in chronic wound treatment: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center employs hyperbaric technology to aid many

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center has been making huge strides in its advancement to chronic wound treatment. Comment

African-Americans in history

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Sherrill D. Wilson on the history of African-Americans in New York City from 1637-1865. Free and open to the general public, the event begins at 12 p.m., May 17 at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road. Comment

Area kids lend a hand to mother Earth

Mom, dad and the kids teamed up for a day of eco-friendly family fun during an Earth Day celebration at the Salt Marsh Nature Center. Comment

Big dreams in lost tunnel: Producers take Diamond tour

Tunnel trailblazer Bob Diamond may be leading his most important tour this Friday. Comment

Blacksmiths forge award-winning robo-team

Senator Marty Golden (pictured, third from right) helps cheer on Xaverian High School’s robotics team, the “Brooklyn Blacksmiths,” during the regional F.I.R.S.T. robotics competition at the Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street. Xaverian High School is located at 7100 Shore Road. Comment

300 blocks ain’t enough: Critics find weakness with rezoning effort

As it stands now, Canarsie’s rezoning would be the largest in the history of Brooklyn […] Comment

BK students abolish the n-word: Comrie awards essayists

Council Member Leroy Comrie of Queens, with co-sponsors Abolish The N-Word Project Inc. and the UniverSoul Circus, honored the winners of his second annual Black History Month Essay Contest, which asked middle school students in New York City to consider abolishing the N-word. Comment

BK does its part to change the world: Local residents featured in President Bill Clinton’s book ‘Giving’

Former Lincoln High School teacher Mark Grashow and his wife, Sheri Saltzberg, residents of Park Slope, Brooklyn, have been featured in former President Bill Clinton’s latest book, “GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World” because of their endeavors to save schools and schoolchildren in Zimbabwe. Comment

Bishop of Brooklyn leads welcome wagon for pope

It’s a day that Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Xaverian High School Band are not likely to forget. Comment

Fitness open house

The Exercise Studio, a leading fitness and yoga center in Brooklyn, rolls out an “Open House for Kids and Teens,” April 30 […] Comment

Food drive offers hope to families

Underprivileged New Yorkers have found a friend in Kensington chiropractor Dr. Elana Brown, who organized a local food drive just in time for the holidays. The big-hearted annual effort […] Comment

Pol pushes to test for toxins in area schools

Toxic chemicals are lurking in dozens of Brooklyn schools and the city has no plans to remove them. Comment

Posters poke fun at borough prez: ‘Marty For Life’ flyers start circulating

Someone is having fun with Photoshop and Borough President Marty Markowitz’s mug. Comment

New SFC president

After almost 40 years in the banking industry, Chairman and CEO of Metro New York/New Jersey Division of Sovereign Bancorp, Brendan J. Dugan ’68, is joining the world of higher education; becoming the 18th president of St. Francis College, effective July 1. Comment

Narrows Botanical Gardens this spring

Enjoy the music and art of the Narrows Botanical Gardens during their Spring Festival, May 3 (rain date: May 4), which includes a number of events including “Art in the Park,” as well as a plant sale, craft fair and art show. Comment

Meeting of realty professionals

The Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable will hold its second quarterly luncheon for 2008, May 6 at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street, in Brooklyn Heights. A networking reception will begin at 12 p.m. and the luncheon and a program featuring four speakers will begin at 12:30 p.m. Comment

More than 80 African-American heroes adorn new mural on Fulton St.

A mural depicting more than 80 African-Americans on U.S. postage stamps and their biographies was set up in the lobby of Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza Station, 1368 Fulton Street. Comment

P.S. 119 students are well versed in poetry

There once was a pupil and poet […] Comment

Rabbi gets probation in sex rap

A Brooklyn rabbi accused of molesting two young yeshiva students was allowed to plead to a lesser charge and sentenced to probation after the prosecution’s case against him fell apart, officials said. Comment

Scout shoots for the Court of Eagles

Billy Loesch, a Bay Ridge resident and local student, is seeking to become an Eagle Scout and has begun his work on an Eagle Project to reach the highest rank in Scouting. Loesch is a member of Troop 310 of the Boy Scouts of America based at the Fort Hamilton Army Base. Comment

Self-defense training for auxiliary officers

The NYPD is adding more self-defense and police procedural instruction to the training of their auxiliary force […] Comment

Say no to war at annual peace fair: Fifth annual event to take place on the campus of Long Island University

Brooklyn For Peace and the Long Island University Student Government Association are co-sponsoring the Fifth Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair from 11 a.m to 6 p.m., April 26 on LIU’s Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush & DeKalb avenues. Comment

Salute to spiritual leader: Rabbi Dr. Moshe Z. Sokol to mark 18-year career

The Yavneh Minyan of Flatbush will honor and give Hakarat Hatov to its Mora D’Atra, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Z. Sokol as he celebrates 18 years as the spiritual leader of the minyan. Comment

Reconnect with ‘Life Lines’

The “Life Lines” Community Arts Project, a free, Sunset Park-based arts and leadership program for youth, ages 10-21, is searching for all former members as they are fast approaching their 25th Anniversary Celebration and Performance, May 14-15, of “From The Stoops of Sunset” at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Comment

Running in a hero’s footsteps: 2nd Annual Martin J. Egan 5K Memorial Run/Walk

Hundreds of people will flock to Staten Island next week to participate in an annual run honoring a fallen Brooklyn Heights firefighter who didn’t think twice about racing over to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Comment

Lions take pride in 50-plus years: Members don black ties for gala celebration toasting group’s community service

Fond words and a trip down memory lane marked the occasion when the South Brooklyn Lions Club celebrated more than 50 years of community service with a black-tie charter night at Sirico’s. Comment

Guide to upcoming civic meetings

The following is a list of local 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. 3332. 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

Help save a puppy from death row: Animal adoption event coming to Regina Pacis; many pets available

A group of “animal loving volunteers” will host an adoption event for animal at the local kill shelter, April 27 at Regina Pacis, 1230 65th Street. Comment

Green roofs, Green homes: Anatomy of a Brownstone offers tips to homeowners

“Anatomy of a Brownstone: Green Roofs, Green Homes,” an educational seminar for people who live in and love Brownstones, will be presented by New York City College of Technology, Division of Continuing Education and Brooklyn Economic Development Council, April 26. Comment

Gale, you gotta be kidding: Efforts to allow kids on community boards faces tough sell

Efforts to give kids as young as 16 an opportunity to join local community boards as full-fledged voting members are likely to face a tough sell here in Brooklyn. Comment

Forum on hate crimes against LGBTs

Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes presents “A Voice After Violence: Investigation and Prosecution of Hate Crimes Against the LGBT Community” at 6 p.m., April 28 at The Prospect Park YMCA, 357 Ninth Street in Park Slope. Comment

Free Women’s Health Day for mom

In observance of Mother’s Day, New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor a free Women’s Health Day, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Medical Office Pavilion Lobby, 263 Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Comment

Holocaust Memorial

The Canarsie Jewish Community’s Annual Holocaust Memorial will be held at 8 p.m., May 6 at the Congregation AAA Sfard of Canarsie, 1385 East 94th Street and Avenue L. Comment

Home price tags rise; sales decline

The average Brooklyn home price inched up three percent to $627,324 in the first quarter of 2008, despite a 15 percent decline in sales volume, according to a study by Brooklyn-based real estate consulting and appraisal firm HMS Associates. Comment

Kid runners lace up sneakers: Second annual children runners’ marathon coming

Brooklyn kids, get your running shoes on! Comment

Learn how to ‘green’ up your life

Want to live a greener life inside and out? “Greening Your Everyday Life” is an evening of down-to-earth discussions led by acclaimed environmental experts who are also parents of PS 321 students. Comment

Judge upholds cell ban

A judge knocked out parents’ legal challenge to the city’s ban of cell phones in public schools […] Comment

International Order of the Rainbow Girls

A “Prospective Member Day” and open house for the young women of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is scheduled for May 17 at the Midwood Masonic Hall, 1348 East 64th Street at 12 p.m. Comment

Inside the Lott House’s 21st century makeover: Exterior restoration of historic Dutch Colonial farmhouse moves ahead

A tour of the grand hallway and parlor room, a panel exhibition and rare archaeological finds lured the curious on a trip to the Marine Park of yesteryear when a local grassroots group helped organize […] Comment

A comprehensive approach to addressing MS: Hospital hosts symposium for patients with MS and their caregivers

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 400,000 Americans have multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system. Comment
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