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

Pending decision: Ruling on Hebrew charter school coming

City officials are now deciding if a Hebrew-themed charter school will open in Brooklyn. Comment

P.S. 255 observes 7th anniversary of WTC attacks

National songs, a moment of silence and a giant flag marked the memorial as Public School 255 students recalled the supreme sacrifices of 9/11 victims with a pomp-filled outdoor ceremony. Comment

Senator’s Manor bashes spark questions: Concern about Marty Golden’s spending stem from catering hall parties

While constituents may have thought he was out of the catering business, a Bay Ridge lawmaker is still managing to pull himself back in. Comment

Square dancing

The Greenpoint Autumn Square Dance, featuring the East Kentucky’s Clack Mountain String Band, takes place October 4 at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell Street at Nassau Street in Greenpoint. Comment

New ‘treasure map’ to Brooklyn culture: Venerable institutions team up for new campaign introducing many to borough riches

A pirate with more than a passing resemblance to Captain Jack Sparrow opened the treasure chest. Comment

New Holocaust Monument

While the world looked away, the Bergson Group — led by the heroic efforts of Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook) — spoke out, and played a key role in rescuing 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Comment

Mindless vandalism hurts kids: Park swing for special needs children is repeatedly destroyed

It’s not often that nine-year old Matthew Barone smiles. Comment

Moore lends star power to kids: Acclaimed actress fights to create better shelters for children

Children will be safer in emergencies, thanks to a global relief agency, a city agency, and a bit of star power. Comment

Murder strikes at home: More women killed by partners than by strangers

Women in Brooklyn are more likely to be murdered by their husbands and lovers than complete strangers, a staggering city report released this week explains. Comment

Stacked up tight on community drives

Community drive problems are rearing their ugly heads again in Canarsie. Comment

The new face of the GAP: Traffic designs on display at Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

Imagine Grand Army Plaza with a green ‘canopy’ bridge over Flatbush Avenue, which becomes the main vehicle route while a network of ramps and paths link the entire area. Comment

Whiskers whisk ‘em into winner’s circle: Outlandish rabbi wins wacky beard contest

It wasn’t hormones or hair gel—it was Hashem who helped catapult a Brooklyn rabbi to victory at the First Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition last weekend. Comment

‘12’ is the magic number of electeds: Incumbents facing ouster make moves to extend terms in office

The debate over term limits for city elected officials may have reached a new pitch now that a pivotal player has lost a bid for higher office. Comment

100 years of worship and devotion: Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd celebrates milestone

Congregants at one local house of worship are celebrating their church’s centennial this month. Comment

Your guide to BK history

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) celebrated the release of the “Flatbush Neighborhood History Guide,” the newest addition to its popular Neighborhood History Guide series, during a launch event at BHS, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street. Comment

Where all the jobs are in Brooklyn: Chamber report looks at how workers in the borough are faring

Despite the continued struggles of Wall Street, Brooklynites looking to make big bucks should enter into the finance and insurance fields. Comment

Vollies wanted

Calling all volunteers. Comment

The ups and downs of Canarsie crime

Murders are way down, as are grand larcenies, but in some other areas, crime in Canarsie has been on the rise in recent weeks. Comment

The ‘dirt’ on fast food

Nearly half of the ‘dirty dozen’ — considered the filthiest eateries in the city — can be found in Brooklyn, a state lawmaker announced this week. Comment

Toxic mess jeered: Residents gather against facility

Canarsie residents are saying a loud and clear “no” to a medical waste transfer facility proposed for East 100th Street and Farragut Road before their time runs out to do so. Comment

Marine park reflects on September 11 attacks

Inspirational speeches, a candle-lighting ceremony and a 21-gun salute helped pay tribute to the sacrifices of the dead during a 9/11 memorial at Marine Park. Comment

Don’t look now-term limits in danger: Drive is on to extend limits despite two prior public referendums

While several city elected officeholders continue to champion extending term limits, others remain steadfast that the will of the people prevail. Comment

Door-to-door peace campaign

Brooklyn For Peace joined Million Doors for peace, which will mobilize 25,000 volunteers from all 50 states, September 20, to contact one million people and ask them to sign a petition urging the next Congress to bring US troops home from Iraq within one year. Comment

East 37th Street families party outdoors

Summer may be nearly over but its sparkle remained for revelers who embraced the rays during a block party in Marine Park. Comment

Extended food stamp service

With Brooklynites struggling through an economy that has been slow to add new jobs and bracing for rising costs in food and energy, Congress hopes to extend food stamp benefits for able-bodied individuals searching for work. Comment

Community arts and crafts market

PLG Arts announces the third annual “ArtMart 11225,” a community arts and crafts market, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date: October 5) on Lincoln Road between Ocean and Flatbush avenues. Comment

Celebrate the fall equinox

The “Become As You Are” celebration, a Spirit Circle commemorating the fall equinox and the transition from summer to fall, will be held September 20 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Prospect Park. Comment

Bill Brown Park host 7th anniversary 9/11 observance

Poignant tears and testimonials helped uplift the memories of the murdered during a 9/11 memorial at Bill Brown Park. Comment

Bridging the gap: United way of NYC ‘day of action’

United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is calling on New Yorkers to “Live United” to help raise awareness about the need to bridge the gaps in education, income and health in New York City by walking together across the Brooklyn Bridge, September 20, and to attend a volunteer festival co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Volunteer Center at Cadman Plaza Park. Comment

Brooklyn’s beauty: Stunning gals put best face on borough

There was applause enough to go around when two pageant queens shared the spotlight during a homecoming in Fort Greene, presented by the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Program. Comment

First Annual Spirit Day at SJC

As a way of saying thanks to the community, St. Joseph’s College will hold its First Annual Spirit Day, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Avenue. Comment

Free small business workshop

The New York City College of Technology Small Business Development Center and the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation present a free workshop for new small businesses and entrepreneurs, “Self Funding Your Own New Business,” October 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the BEDC office, 175 Remsen Street, Suite 350. Comment

HR Clarke undaunted; says he’ll run again in 2010

He’s 0-2, but Harvey HR Clarke believes that, for him, three times will be the charm. Comment

It’s all about ‘HOPE’: Special salute to seniors

The unsung heroes of Brooklyn, those senior citizens who give freely of their time and efforts to better their communities will be officially recognized at a gala, September 23 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment

Job training for Bklyn youths

Registration is open for the September and February programs of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, a non-profit organization providing job training and job placement to out-of-school youth 17-21. Comment

Lid on Astroland coffin being nailed shut: Owner leaves room for resurrection, but rescue appears doubtful

The rides are all up for sale, Thor Equities seems intractable and local elected officials appear to have thrown up their hands. Comment

Here comes the Great Irish Fair

The 27th Great Irish Fair — a two-day celebration of Irish heritage with great music, food, dancing, family activities and all around good craic — will be held September 20-21 at Keyspan Park in Coney Island, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment

Get out there: Active Aging Week is here in Brooklyn

Older adults can discover a way to choosing an active life by participating in Active Aging Week, September 22-September 26, a health promotion event for adults over 55 years sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging and hosted by Millennium Development. Comment

Golf outing benefits diabetes

The Brooklyn/Queens branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host its Third Annual Golf Benefit (JDRF), a day of golf, food and fun and, most importantly, to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Comment

Gun buy-back program hits the mark: Police hold another drive; convince people to turn in deadly weapons

Brooklyn’s holy rolling gun grab continued this past weekend, with a Coney Island church leading the borough’s efforts to rid the streets of illegal firearms. Comment

Be there for free ballroom dancing

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO) is sponsoring free ballroom dance instruction for youngsters and seniors in its popular inter-generational dance classes at FIAO’S Beacon Program at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P between West 12th and West 13th streets. Comment

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