Mill–Marine Courier

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‘Jump ball’ for District 18 CEC

Brooklyn parents are giving children a reason to run, jump and play. Comment

‘Ollie’ all ya want at new BK skate park: 2.5-acre site downtown eyed for construction of new sports facility

A 2.5-acre park that straddles Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope and Gowanus is being touted as a strong candidate for the borough’s second permanent skateboard park. Comment

‘Twilight’ screening

A screening of “Twilight Becomes Night,” a documentary film by Virginie-Alvine Perrette, will be held on November 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. in The Kane Street Synagogue, 336 Kane Street. Comment

Writers talking politics

Brooklyn College will present “Brooklyn on My Mind,” a special evening featuring prominent writers who will discuss the 2008 Presidential race, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. The event, titled “Election 2008: Left and Right,” will be held at Brooklyn College in the Whitman Auditorium, 2900 Bedford Avenue. Comment

Tricks & treats for little ghosts and ghouls

Count on Brooklyn’s master crafter John Zammit to wow festive frolickers with his All Hallows Eve display. The annual showcase transforms Zammit’s house, 653 58th Street, into a whimsical exhibit of Halloween wonders complete with a boo-erific assortment of ghosts, ghouls, pumpkins and other seasonal crowd-pleasers. Happy Halloween, John. Comment

Students on the brink await letters

Parents will soon know if their children are at risk of being left back. Comment

TASER death sparks call for real change

The NYPD needs a new approach in how they handle mentally ill and disturbed residents, one elected official said this week. Comment

27th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade

Spectacular floats, marching bands and costumed strollers were among the crowd pleasers as festive frolickers embraced the dolce vita by kicking off the 27th Annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade along Christoforo Colombo Boulevard. Comment

CB12 members at odds: Israel challenges Greenfield appointment to board

Flatbush: Hell hath no fury like a community board member who believes that a recent appointment to the board doesn’t reside or work in the community. Comment

Community Board 17 members get an ‘A’ for perfect attendance

Flatbush: Eleven members of Community Board 17 went “back to school,” so to speak, receiving perfect attendance awards from Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment

Saint Francis college faculty, students inaugurate 18th president

Flatbush: Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, elected officials and religious leaders attended the culmination of a week-long celebration marking the inauguration of Brendan J. Dugan as the 18th President of St. Francis College. Comment

Slow drop in East Flatbush crime stats

Flatbush: Crime in East Flatbush continues to drop, although a bit more slowly than in the past. Comment

Volunteers turn Kensington lot green: Community uses paint to turn eyesore into neighborhood work of art

Flatbush: A rusted gate protecting a vacant Kensington lot recently received a ‘green’ makeover, courtesy of a newly formed local civic group. Comment

Reddock reigns again

Flatbush: Through changes of commanding officers and watching violent crime plummet over the past dozen years, Patricia Reddock remains a pillar in the East Flatbush community. Comment

Promoting peace at Public school 119

Flatbush: In celebration of their third annual International Peace Day, Public School 119, the Magnet School for Global and Ethical Studies, organized and participated in a number of events to promote peace within the school and around the world. Comment

Construction leads to more work on CI Ave.

Flatbush: Underground work is causing aboveground disruption on Coney Island Avenue. Comment

Ditmas Park woman marks 108th year

Flatbush: When Ditmas Park resident Theresa Anderson was born, the population of North America was 82,000,000, William McKinley was president and construction began on the first subway line linking Manhattan to Brooklyn. Comment

Kings Theater tops CB14 ‘wish list’

Flatbush: After a pair of public hearings at which not a single member of the public spoke out, Community Board 14 has affirmed its budget priorities for the next fiscal year. Comment

St. Francis College welcomes new prez

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, elected officials and religious leaders attended the culmination of a week-long celebration marking the inauguration of Brendan J. Dugan as the 18th President of St. Francis College. Comment

Road to recovery 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

Continuing education workshops, speakers

Spence-Chapin’s Adoption Resource Center (ARC) offers continuing education through a series of workshops and speakers in Brooklyn. All families formed through adoption are invited to these events. Comment

Cops and the clergy team up

A half-dozen local priests, rabbis and pastors flocked to the 69th Precinct last week for a special group discussion with head Canarsie crime-fighter Captain Milt Marmara. Comment

DOE money ‘out the door’: Brooklyn parents jeer high-price consultant fees

Frustrated Brooklyn parents lashed out at city officials for putting consultants before schoolchildren. Comment

Brooklyn high schoolers make a run of it: Borough as top finishers at 36th annual Manhattan College Interscholastic Cross Country meet

Brothers Paul Gilhuley and Joseph Gilhuley finished among the top 20 runners in the Varsity ‘B’ Division of the 36th annual Manhattan College Interscholastic Cross Country meet over the 2.5 mile Van Cortlandt Park course in The Bronx on a delightful, sunny Saturday last weekend. Comment

Brooklyn gals have designs on the ‘Top’: Talented designers vie to win reality TV’s ‘Top Design’ competition

Brooklynites are taking Bravo by storm. Bravo’s hit reality show “Top Design” that is. Comment

Bay View Houses meeting

The Bay View Houses General Membership Meeting will be held at 7 p.m., October 23 at the Bay View Houses Community Center, 5985 Shore Parkway. Comment

Borough Hall goes purple to highlight Alzheimer’s fight

For the first time ever, the façade of Brooklyn Borough Hall will be illuminated purple — the signature color of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter — from October 24-26, as part of the annual “Week to Remember.” Comment

Dumpster vs.cruiser: Cop car, DOT truck collide on Utica Avenue

Cops were called to the corner of Utica Avenue and Avenue J Friday following a multi-vehicle accident involving an NYPD cruiser and a truck belonging to a city agency. Comment

Flood of complaints on Ralph: Residents say commercial building source of the problem

Residents on East 59th Street are getting a real soaking, and they think the owners of the commercial buildings on Ralph Avenue right behind them are – to put it frankly – all wet. Comment

NYU/Poly partnership

Economic crisis or not, New York University has big plans for Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

Park Cleanup

Join in for a fun filled Park Cleanup on October 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prospect Park. Help prepare for the biggest weekend of the season, Halloween. Comment

PETA clashes with rabbi

The debate over the arcane Orthodox ritual of kapparot – in which Jews ritually sacrifice chickens as they purge themselves of their sins before Yom Kippur – has turned into a snarling dog fight between a borough religious leader and animal rights activists. Comment

Great bargains along Ford Street

Schmooze with your neighbors and walk away with great bargains during a block-wide yard sale along Ford Street between Voorhies Avenue & Avenue Z in Sheepshead Bay, October 18 at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Comment

Ghostly goings-on underground: Brooklyn’s ‘Lost Railroad’ open for Halloween tricks and treats

The season of the witch has gotten to urban explorer Bob Diamond. Comment

Fresh lighting for Avenue J

After receiving numerous complaints from Canarsie residents regarding the unsafe condition created by a lack of sufficient street lighting on Avenue J between East 84th and 86 streets, Assemblyman Maisel contacted the Department of Transportation, (DOT), asking them to conduct a survey to determine if additional street lighting was warranted. Comment

Funds funneled in to fill Victory hospital void

The state sent millions of dollars to local hospitals to cope with the closing of Victory Memorial Hospital. Comment

A better way to park it: Search is on for the ultimate city bike rack

Two Brooklyn design firms are among the 10 finalists in an international competition destined to propel bicycle racks from ho-hum street furniture to utilitarian works of art. Comment

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