Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Write like a viking!

During the month of October, the Scandinavian East Coast Museum will be holding its Annual Viking Essay Contest. Children in grades four through six are eligible to compose an essay on the theme of “Scandinavian Explorers.” Comment

Woodhull takes pulse of the community

On October 16, Woodhull Medical Center will host a Community Health Forum open to call city residents, presented by the City Council and the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). Comment

Use martial arts against a bully

Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Bensonhurst will be hosting a Bully Prevention Seminar for children and parents of the community, October 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Tiger Schulmann’s of Bensonhurst, 8501 New Utrecht Avenue. Comment

Two thumbs up for Youth Happen’n

Benefactors and participants in this summer’s Youth Happen’n were feted by Community Board 17 at the board’s September meeting. Comment

Top cops answer distress call

When you’re a cop, a life and death decision can come at any moment. Comment

Third Annual Special Education Forum: Event is an opportunity for parents to learn about available help and resources

Help is on the way for special education students and their parents. Comment

The term limit game-changer: Challengers shift gears against likely Kendall Stewart run

When they laid out their plans, in a political universe shaped by term limits, attorney Terry Hinds, teacher Rodrick Daley and former Community Board 17 Chair Michael Russell, thought they would be running for an open council seat in 2009. Comment

15th Annual Remembrance Vigil: Volunteers to fill the streets to highlight the continuing problem of domestic violence

The Park Slope Safe Homes Project, an anti-domestic violence organization that provides support for survivors, will hold its 15th annual Remembrance Vigil on October 16 to honor those who have died as a result of domestic violence in Brooklyn. Comment

Tenants tell horror tales

Civil court attorneys and housing advocacy groups have noticed increased measured by landlords to use harassment to force tenants from their homes, despite the City Council’s passage of the Tenant Protection Act this past March. Comment

Super-size cinema: IMAX coming to Brooklyn

Soon, Brooklyn moviegoers won’t have to travel as far to super-size their cinematic experience. Comment

Straight & narrow over the BK bridge

The long road to self-healing took a step in the right direction when the Recovery Project presented a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to confront the stigma of addiction. Comment

Starrett City moves closer to sale: Crowded Field now narrowed down to two prospective buyers

It’s down to two bidders for the purchase of the nation’s largest subsidized housing complex. Comment

Senior Home Sharing Program

Far more women than men in New York City are seeking the benefits of New York Foundation for Senior Citizens’ Home Sharing Program, the unique free matching service and affordable housing opportunity available to New Yorkers of all ages. Comment

Seddio bows to Fidler run

Frank Seddio has joined a growing list of potential City Council candidates backing away from an ’09 run now that it’s almost assured that local Council members will be given at least one more run for City Hall. Comment

Rape & incest help line: Beth Israel program tailored to specific cultural groups

Victims of rape and incest often have few places where they can turn to deal with the emotional and physical toll of the crimes committed against them. And in certain societies where discussions even remotely of a sexual nature are conducted in extreme privacy, many victims are left with no alternative but to suffer — sometimes for decades — in silence. Comment

Put it to a public vote, they say

Two Brooklyn lawmakers last week proposed city legislation that would enable voters to decide if all city elected office-holders can run for a third four-year term. Comment

Push is on to allow bicycles in Brooklyn buildings

City Councilmember David Yassky and other cycling advocates convened on the steps of City Hall last week to push Yassky’s bill requiring office buildings to accommodate bike parking for people who work in them. Comment

Pet owners step up for heavenly wishes

Yelps and howls filled the air as the blessing of the animals got underway at St. Jude’s Church. Comment

Parental resource: Education forum offers aid and solutions

State Senator Martin J. Golden will host a special education fair for families and students of School District 20, 21 and 22, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marine & Academic Center Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. Comment

Obama, McCain look-alikes “campaign” here

‘Mac’ and ‘Bam’ caused quite a stir when they showed up for a homecoming at Kingsborough Community College. Comment

Loud opposition to waste: Opponents flood officials with letters and petitions

The voices of Canarsiens have been raised loud and clear against a medical waste transfer station that one entrepreneur wants to site in the community. Comment

LICH announces new appointment

Tucker Woods, DO, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Woods, who has been at LICH since 1999, has served as the department’s vice chair since 2006. Comment

Help for homeowners

If you’re currently behind in your mortgage, or expect to be behind, come to Neighborhood Housing Services every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m., or twice a month from 6-8 p.m. at 2806 Church Avenue between Nostrand & Rogers avenues, to have your mortgage reviewed. Comment

Guild to hold anniversary gala

The Guild for Exceptional Children will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a gala Dinner-Dance, 7 p.m., October 17 at the El Caribe Country Club. The fundraising event will support the non-profit agency’s $7 Million Capital Campaign, which will provide expanded services for individuals with developmentally disabilities, and their families. Comment

Getting out the vote

Faculty members Julio Martinez (left) and Andre Montero stump as presidential contenders “Bam and Mac” during homecoming festivities at Kingsborough Community College. Comment

From waste to fuel: Landfill gas converted into power

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMI) announced that it plans to use its expertise as the nation’s largest developer of landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) projects to partner with private and municipal landfill owners to develop the country’s untapped landfill gas resources. Waste Management is the first in the waste management industry to launch such a program. Comment

Free SAT prep classes

The Federation of Italian Americans is offering free SAT classes at the Beacon Program at Seth Low JHS, 99 Avenue P at West 11th Street, Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. Comment

Free GED courses

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn is offering free GED and free computer classes for the community. Classes will be offered at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P at West 11th Street. Comment

Ford gala coming to BK

After 10 years of holding the Bishop Ford Charter Dinner/Hall of Fame Induction at the New York Athletic Club, the dinner will now be held in Brooklyn. Comment

Dollar van ‘plague’ spreads to more neighborhoods

Dollar vans are wreaking havoc in Marine Park. Comment

DOE Charter charge is on! Two new schools poised for debut

Two new charter schools are closer to opening their doors. Comment

Cops claim success in battling burglaries

The 69th Precinct has gotten a handle on Canarsie’s robbery problem. Comment

Call for more courts

The borough needs more community courts. Comment

Bookkeeping class

The Nonprofit HelpDesk is offering a Nonprofit Bookkeeping and Accounting Program Certified by Brooklyn College’s Department of Professional Advancement and Continuing Education this spring. Comment

Biggest catch of all

Dr. Paul V. Loiselle, an ichthyologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium received the ultimate honor. After discovering a new species of freshwater fish in 2007 on the African island nation of Madagascar, a team of biologists named the new species of cichlid Ptychochromis loiselle in his honor. Comment

Bergson Group recalled at Memorial Pk

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch helped administer the rites when Holocaust Memorial Park unveiled a memorial stone in honor of a group of Jewish resistance fighters, who “spoke out while the world looked away” and helped rescue 200,000 Jews from the Holocaust. Comment

Beep looks to keep seat: De Blasio denounces efforts to change rules

Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement last week that he will seek to legislate through the City Council one additional term to the current two-term limit on all city elected office-holders cast a pall on the borough’s top elected position. Comment

A safer way to cross the street: New traffic signal goes up at Farragut Road & East 78th Street

Illuminating the way… Pedestrians can now travel with more safety – thanks to a new traffic light at a busy intersection in Canarsie. Comment

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