Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Prognosis positive for medical students: Brooklyn College graduates earn Salk Scholarships; future looks bright

Brooklyn College is nurturing some of the brightest minds in the borough. Comment

Rockaway Pkwy party ends with two shot

Two people were injured Saturday when a shooting at a party led to a mass panic that ended with cops reportedly firing upon escaping suspects, officials said. Comment

Parenting support groups for moms

This fall, Brooklyn Women’s Services will begin an ongoing Parenting Support Group for Mothers, which will offer support and teach skills needed to parent effectively while looking at how our own experience as children impacts our parenting styles. Comment

No summer break for student advocates: Community Education Council members continue to meet during school vacation

School is out of session but parents are still advocating for their children’s schools. Comment

New post for Lutheran OBGYN chair

Iffath Hoskins, MD, Lutheran Medical Center’s chair of OBGYN, was elected to serve as vice president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ACOG, a national medical organization representing more than 52,000 members who provide health care for women, announced the selection at their 56th Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans. Comment

New Utrecht H.S. Class of ‘58 reunion

New Utrecht High School’s Class of 1958 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary reunion this year with a buffet dinner and open bar at Sirico’s Caterers, 8015 13th Avenue, October 19 from 12-5 p.m. Comment

Nickelodeon votes BCBC a top ‘Parents’ Pick’ at 1st annual awards

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (BCBC) was selected as Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding as part of Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect’s First Annual Parents’ Picks Awards. Comment

Singing the bridge’s song

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library exhibit at New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary) in Downtown Brooklyn celebrates the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883. The exhibit features a detailed scale model of the bridge, multimedia displays on its history, and facsimiles of photographs from the collection of Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger. The exhibit is free and open to the public Mondays through Fridays through the end of August when the college is in session. Comment

Summer page-turner at the BPL: Brooklyn Public Library goes beyond the book covers this month

The summer may be coming to an end but the excitement has only just begun at Brooklyn Public Library. There are tons of activities, programs and events that the whole family can enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public. Comment

Who says latin is a dead language?

This year, all of Bishop Kearney’s Latin students participated in the National Latin Exam in the spring, and 40 students received awards for their outstanding performance. Freshman Deirdre Hynes achieved a perfect score. Seven students received gold summa cum laude certificates and medals; nine received silver maxima cum laude certificates; 10 received magna cum laude certificates and 14 received cum laude certificates. Kearney’s Latin Scholars are pictured with Sister Thomasine Stagnitta CSJ, principal, language department chairperson Christine Wisniewski and Latin teacher William Biondolino. Comment

‘Joust’ for fun at Aviator Sports

Just call it Aviator Sports & Recreation-shire! Comment

‘Real World’ house ‘falls through’ on Pier 41

All the hype about MTV’s “The Real World” coming to Red Hook may not be so real. Comment

Website helps residents maintain greener households

Waste Management, North America’s leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, launched (, a streamlined online service for the recycling of universal household waste including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), batteries, and eventually other household electronics. Comment

Vigil for Esmin Elizabeth Green: Protesters rally against events surrounding patient left to die

A Brooklyn woman, who lost her job and apartment days before meeting her death in the waiting room of Kings County Hospital, was mourned by a crowd of angry protestors, who assembled outside the medical facility for a vigil in memory of Esmin Elizabeth Green. Comment

Taking the pulse of the community: Family Wellness Day coming to Brooklyn College Student Center

The Brooklyn College Student Center has partnered with the New York Presbyterian Community Health Plan to hold a Family Wellness Day for the Flatbush community, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center building, Campus Road and East 27th Street. Comment

Tenant group hails Felder

Democratic Council Member Simcha Felder was honored by Larry Jayson, executive director of Brooklyn Housing and Family Services — the largest local tenants association in the State of New York, protecting the rights of tenants and assisting tenants in accessing services — during their annual dinner. Comment

More support for Dancewave troupe

The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust has awarded a $50,000 two-year grant to Dancewave. The fund provides support for talented, economically disadvantaged young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. The grant will provide full fellowships for five of Dancewave’s Kids Company and Kids Company II members over the next two years. Comment

More help for LICH

For the past several months, the Board of Trustees and senior staff from Continuum and Long Island College Hospital have been discussing approaches and options to secure a bright and prosperous future for LICH. The issues that must be addressed are complex, and the ultimate plan of action will require particular expertise and experience. Comment

Brooklyn hunger pangs: Huge demand placed on food pantries, soup kitchens

Shirley Fineman, executive director for the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, doesn’t need to look far to know that Brooklyn residents’ bottom line is getting thinner. Comment

Come celebrate doggie independence

FIDO in Prospect Park invites pet owners and pet lovers to the 10th anniversary of off-leash in Prospect Park from 7-9 a.m., August 2 in the Long Meadow below the Picnic House. Comment

DEP lax collecting dough: Report finds hospitals owe agency millions in charges

The city’s method for billing private hospitals for water use is headed for the ER unless steps are taken to resuscitate it soon, an audit released this week concluded. Comment

Brooklyn Dreams public hearing

Community Education Council 20 will hold a public hearing open to anyone interested in learning about the proposed charter school application for Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, August 6 from 7-9 p.m. at 415 89th Street, Fourth Floor Conference Room. Comment

Brooklyn Cyclones get medieval with fans

Baseball fans are welcomed to the Isle of Coney (that’s Coney Island) in the Kingdom of the Brooklyn Cyclones for Medieval Times Night, August 4 at 7 p.m. Comment

Beer boys brew a big move: City working with Brooklyn Brewery to find larger home

The borough’s hometown brewery squeaked and now it appears the city is applying some grease. Comment

Boost for HIV partnership

SUNY Downstate’s HIV Center for Women and Children has received a grant for $160,000 from the American International Health Alliance to establish a “twinning partnership” with the Centre for Health Systems Research & Development at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The grant is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of President Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Comment

Brooklyn aids victims of chinese quake

During a ceremony at the Pacificana Restaurant, 813 55th Street, Assemblyman Bill Colton, together with Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and state Senator Martin Golden, congratulated neighborhood groups for raising […] Comment

East 42nd Street has block party fever

Mom, dad and the kids bonded with neighbors over simple pleasures as Flatbush sizzled with block party fever. Comment

Food stamp use at BK greenmarkets

Food stamp use at city Greenmarkets has skyrocketed, an encouraging development that could help bridge the nutrition gap, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said last week. Comment

Knights of Pythias elect new chancellor commander

Genesis Lodge #64 of the Knights of Pythias, an international, non-sectarian fraternal order, has elected new officers and Eric Platt of Gravesend has been elected Chancellor Commander of the local lodge. Comment

Moms support group

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group for mothers and their newborns (from birth to three months old), the Breast Feeding Support Group. A certified lactation consultant leads the group. Comment

Judah Tribe goes live

Controversial soul reggae group Judah Tribe invades the Brooklyn Museum for Target 1st Saturdays, August 2. Judah Tribe is already stimulating a debate over its soon to be released single, “Judgment.” Written in tribute to Sean Bell, killed by NYPD officers, “Judgment” features guitarist and father-in-law of Sean Bell, Les Paultre. The show will take place as part of the Reggae Retro/Revival Reggae Sundays outdoor dance party featuring Judah Tribe, DJs Silence, Jase and Styff. Comment

I.S. 285 car wash

Intermediate School 285-Meyer Levin’s Dream Team will hold a car wash/fundraising event in support of Meyer Levin’s “Educational Tour,” the school’s study abroad program. Comment

Free Ailey performances

In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s (AAADT’s) 50th anniversary and its mission of making dance accessible to everyone, Ailey will present a special series of free performances and dance classes in Brooklyn, August 7. Comment

80 graduate from DTAP program: Class celebrates success overcoming drugs

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes honored 80 graduates of his Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Prison (DTAP) program in the ceremonial courtroom of Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn. Denise E. O’Donnell, commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services, gave the keynote address. This year’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award was presented to Alfred A. Isaacs. Comment

A place with the royal guards

Captain Doctor Ugo d’Atri, president of The Istituto Nazionale per La Guardia D’Onore all Reale Tambe del Pantheon (The National Institute for the Royal Guards at the Royal Tombs of the Pantheon) in Rome, Italy has announced the appointment of Gravesend, Brooklyn resident Comm. Prof. Eric J. Ierardi a resident of Brooklyn, New York and Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, PA as the United States Delegate for the Royal Guards. Comment

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