Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

‘Goodstock’ at Kane Street Synagogue

Now in its fourth year of providing non-denominational learning while promoting a modern approach to their ancient religion, the Institute of Living Judaism in Brooklyn will present “Goodstock,” June 22 from 12-5:30 p.m. at the Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane Street in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. Comment

Woman climbs the heights for cancer cure: Brooklyn native tackles Mount Hood in quest to battle deadly disease

As the sun’s rays began to pierce the starry horizon at 3 a.m., Robin Schoenfeld looked out over Portland, Ore., with a proud smile and a full heart. Despite the wind-swept slopes of the volcano she was climbing and the brick of ice on her back that was once her water bottle, she pressed on toward the top of Mt. Hood to help find a cure for breast cancer. Comment

Shocking thug attacked others, police say: Catholic school teacher’s attacker implicated in a series of other heinous crimes

The teenage terror who bowled over a beloved Catholic school teacher has been implicated in a host of other crimes, police and prosecutors announced this week. Comment

Seventh Annual Haitian Day parade on nostrand

The streets of Brooklyn were alive with the spirit of the Caribbean, as the Seventh Annual Haitian Day Parade made its way down Toussaint L’Ouverture Boulevard which, in “Little Haiti,” is better known as Nostrand Avenue. Comment

Senator pushes Teen Health Agenda: Campaign is aimed at educating youngsters about dangers of unprotected sex

State Senator Velmanette Montgomery called for the adoption of her three-pronged Teen Health Agenda aimed at safeguarding New York’s young people from sexually-transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy. Comment

School is a Hebrew hotbed of controversy: New charter school raises separation of church and state questions

A proposal to open a Hebrew-themed charter school in southern Brooklyn’s District 22 has been met with concerns about maintaining separation of church and state – and questions about how nearby public schools will be affected. Comment

Residents take stock of their good health

Mom, dad and the kids received the lowdown on how to maintain a lifestyle of well-being during a health fair presented by St. Alban’s Health Guild. Comment

Reflections on the Holocaust

A crowd of nearly 150 people gathered at the Bay Academy I.S. 98, 1401 Emmons Avenue, recently for the Holocaust Memorial Committee’s 24th annual ceremony, an enduringly emotional event opening the emotional wounds wrought by the horrors of the Holocaust. Comment

Reaching out across the borough

A high-stepper rises to the occasion during a Brooklyn Day rally and celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment

Raptors roost high atop Gil’s bridge

Talk about a bird’s eye view. Comment

Pol. sentenced to six years in housing scam

A scheme for a dream home left State Assemblymember Diane Gordon in a small dingy jail cell – one that a judge ordered her to stay in for the next six years. Comment

Picnic for Pooches & Their People

Treat your best furry friend to a fun-filled walk in the park as FIDO — the Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners — hosts its annual “Summer Picnic for Pooches & Their People” from 5 p.m. to dusk, June 27 in Prospect Park’s Nethermead. Comment

Phony glasses & beard can’t hide crook: 68th Precinct cops see right through bank bandit’s pitiful disguise

A bank robber whose disguises were far from masterful was arrested recently when cops from the 68th Precinct saw right through the alleged thief’s thick sunglasses and flimsy stick-on beard. Comment

Open a door find a millionaire: Blue collar guy becomes set for life after walking into local mini-mart

Richard “Sonny” Randazzo isn’t just one in a million—he’s one in 6.3 million. Comment

New ground broken in Weeksville

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, Weeksville Heritage Center Executive Director Pam Green and others to break ground on the new Education and Cultural Arts Building at the Weeksville Heritage Society’s historic Hunterfly Road Houses. Comment

New Cabrini CEO

Eugene R. McCormick has been selected as the new president and CEO of The Cabrini Mission Foundation (CMF). Comment

Mural for the whole neighborhood

An eyesore becomes a sight for sore eyes. Comment

Mayor’s plan for Coney is fair, Taconic says: Major landowner signs on to city’s controversial redevelopment plan

The developer that owns the Childs Restaurant Building and about six other acres in Coney Island last week endorsed the city’s rezoning plan for the area. Comment

Marty aide says she wants to be borough prez

The special assistant to Borough President Marty Markowitz, Yvonne Graham, said last week she will run for borough president next year to succeed her boss. Comment

Make Music NY ‘08

The Flatbush Development Corporation, and Flatbush Avenue, Church Avenue, and Flatbush Nostrand Junction BIDs (business improvement districts) have collaborated to organize and publicize the Flatbush edition of “Make Music New York,” an annual citywide free music event, June 21. Comment

Jailhouse door open for home scammers: Crafty duo faces 25 years in prison for trying to bilk homeowners

In today’s housing market there are home sellers, home buyers… and home stealers. Comment

It’s lights out for shady imaging ctr.: Court order bars company’s president, manager from working in radiology

The owners of a once-thriving chain of Brooklyn imaging clinics are being put out of the radiology business for good, the state attorney general announced this week. Comment

I.S. 211 coins put to work fighting cancer

A simple copper coin morphed into a powerful tool for youth action and service – plus an impressive pot of gold – when Intermediate School 211 presented the fruits of its Penny Harvest fundraising labors to an organization which helps the needy. Comment

Indie Market fashion designers

Join Brooklyn Indie Market designers for a day of cool and unusual craft projects at BIM — a weekend market of emerging fashion and product designers — corner of Smith and Union streets, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment

Home sharing emerges in the borough: Program expands to include younger people looking to share living expenses

Younger New Yorkers have responded to New York Foundation for Senior Citizens’ expanded Home Sharing Program, a unique affordable housing option and free matching service, which has recently allowed younger “hosts” under the age of 60 to share their homes with older “guests.” Comment

Go for the green: Gala to benefit revitalized waterfront

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) will hold its Third Annual benefit — “New Views: Connecting Brooklyn’s Waterfront” — supporting the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, June 25. Comment

First Kings Masons band together to help fight diabetes

The First Kings Masonic District is continuing its fight against diabetes. Comment

District 22 students demand the spotlight

Talented borough students shared the spotlight with their equally talented peers during a District 22 community school showcase at Marine Park. Comment

Cut too deep, pols vow to block budget: City councilmembers say they won’t support plan until school funding is restored

Three Brooklyn City Council members say they won’t approve the city’s budget unless full funding is restored for public schools – and they want local residents to get their elected officials to do the same. Comment

Condos + foreclosures = big squeeze: Brooklynites scramble to find affordable housing in the borough

The high rate of foreclosures, the shrinking number of affordable rentals and predatory lending were all covered in a recent forum on housing in Brooklyn. Comment

Click on your favorite sporting event

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (right) joined Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe (second from right), Health Commissioner Thomas Freiden, New York Mets Manager Willie Randolph (second from left) and others to launch BeFitNYC, a Parks recreation search engine that allows users to locate recreational and accessible activities in their neighborhood. They are seen with New York Liberty legend Kym Hampton, left. Comment

City Tech graduates top class: Borough prez delivers stirringsend off to students

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s father died when Marty was nine, also leaving behind a wife and Marty’s two younger sisters, ages four and a half and 18 months. The family went on welfare and Marty had to work at night and on the weekends to help make ends meet. They ended up having to move into public housing when they could no longer afford their apartment. When it was time for Marty to go to college, he had to go part-time at night and it took him nine years to graduate. Comment

Cell phone snatch & grab: Cops offer VIN etching to protect devices

A variation of an old police tactic could help borough cops fight the ever-rising trend of cell phone robberies among teens. Comment

Brooklyn Public Library: More than its books

Summertime has arrived and so has a full schedule of great events at the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) including classes, workshops, music and more. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Comment

Brooklyn is Obama country: Hillary super delegates switch support to Barack

In one fell swoop, Brooklyn’s Democratic Congressional delegation – all convention “super delegates” – switched their backing last week from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. Comment

Brooklyn History Fair

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Grand Army Plaza Library and Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger will present a free “Brooklyn History Fair,” June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the library. Comment

Brookdale 58th Annual Service Awards: Staffers are hailed for their many years of outstanding service to hospital

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center’s 58th Annual Service Awards ceremony honored 397 employees of the hospital and its Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation who have attained from 10 to 40 years of service. Comment

Borough president salutes some of Brooklyn’s best young scholars

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz recognized Brooklyn’s elementary, middle and high school students, as well as groups or teams that have attained recognition in Brooklyn, with the annual Best of Brooklyn award. Comment

BK Bridge Boot Camp

Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp, founded by Ariane Hundt, is inviting fitness enthusiasts to “Boot Camp Workouts” on the Brooklyn Bridge, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 8-9 a.m. Comment

Bay View Houses

The Bay View Houses Residents Association will hold its general membership meeting at 7 p.m., June 26 at the Bay View Community Center, 5985 Shore Parkway. Comment

Activist vies for Council Seat: Canarsies Mercedes Narcisse launches ‘underdog’ campaign

Fully realizing the uphill climb she has in front of her, Canarsie activist Mercedes Narcisse officially announced her run for City Council last week. Comment

A clean sweep of Jamaica Bay wreckage

Derelict boats foundering in Jamaica Bay have met their match: Operation Clean Bay. Comment

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