Mill–Marine Courier

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

‘Real pain’ for illegal truckers

There’s more than one way, they say, to skin a cat, and presumably, the old adage would apply to illegally parked trucks as well. Comment

P.S. 135 welcomes state−of−the−art library

Bookworms at Public School 135 can take a word voyage into a labyrinth of new books, plus surf the Web on brand new computers in their restored, state−of−the−art library. Comment

Summer to open in the ‘endzone’

The beginning of summer could mean a new beginning for Canarsie. Comment

Hijackers kicked in the butt

The two men busted for transporting untaxed cigarettes through the area sent up a smoke signal of sorts when they decided to obscure the license plate to their U−Haul truck, police said. Comment

11 K’s against the city’s best

High School Sports: It was the best lineup Victoria Capozucca has faced all year and the best one she will face the rest of the way, too. That’s why no one involved with the Poly Prep softball team was unhappy with a 2−0 loss to Tottenville in a non−league game Friday afternoon in Bay Ridge. Comment

Bishop Ford riding high after upset of defending champs

High School Sports: It was a victory that sent shockwaves throughout the CHSAA, a win that put the league on notice that the Bishop Ford baseball team is for real. Comment

McAuliffe talent show

Parenting: Students from the Christa McAuliffe Junior High School−IS 187 will be holding a talent show to raise funds for Jack Rubin and the Histiocytosis Foundation, May 26 from 6:30−9 p.m. at the school, 1171 65th Street. Comment

Hurler’s crafty bag of tricks

High School Sports: Tiffany Irrera fully understands the type of pitcher she is. A fireballer and power arm she is not. Comment

‘No. 12’ demands attention

High School Sports: When the PSAL boys’ volleyball seeding came out last week, coach Noreen Begley and her Brooklyn Tech players saw the No. 12 next to their name and felt slighted. Comment

Bold Bonnies come up short

High School Sports: When it was over, the Fontbonne Hall softball team huddled just in front of the pitching circle. Star senior Corine Fitzgibbons, already hoarse, took the time to yell out each teammate’s name, followed by them yelling out hers. Comment

Pig roast & street fair

Our lady of Refuge Roman Catholic Church will host its Ninth Annual Pig Roast and Street Fair on Memorial Day, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parish parking lot, 2020 Foster Avenue at Ocean Avenue, and on East 21st Street between Farragut and Foster avenues. Comment

‘On the Watch’ convention

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are inviting all to hear interesting discussions about The Bible’s description of what some people refer to as the end of the world, during the 2009 “Keep on the Watch!” District Convention. Comment

City looks to close deal with ‘Rolling Steel’

Activity could soon flourish on a fallow Canarsie plot. Comment

Brook−Krasny says, ‘I do’

Add Assemblymember Alec Brook−Krasny to the growing list of legislators who are changing their minds on gay marriage. Comment

Run for the military

If you love freedom, thank a vet – plus help raise money for the families of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Comment

Murdoch donates $5.5 million to charter school

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch made a surprise $5.5 million donation earlier this month to a Harlem charter school during a benefit concert at the neighborhood’s legendary Apollo Theater. Comment

Hospice and end−of−life seminar

Metropolitan Jewish Hospice panelists Rev. Eric Towse; medical social worker Khatima Shah, LMSW; Bereavement Coordinator Terry Glusko, MT−BC, GC−C; and Nurse Practitioner Anne Walsh, participate in Metropolitan’s diversity and end−of−life seminar, held at the Menorah Home and Hospital in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn. Comment

Teens teach reading to elementary school kids

In a small library at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, 763 President St., surrounded by biographies and storybooks of every variety and just beneath a sign that read, “Books – the company your mind keeps,” teens met tweens as part of a program to promote literacy. Comment

The 49th Miss Polonia Pageant

The South Brooklyn Pulaski Parade Committee will celebrate their 49th Anniversary Miss Polonia Pageant, Dinner−Dance and Presentation of Junior Miss at Sirico’s, 8015 13th Avenue, May 31. Comment

New legislation seeks to give victims of sexual abuse more time to bring civil action against predators

Two competing bills involving child molestation are winding their way through the State Legislature with supporters lining up on both sides. Comment

Achieving a little bit of Mid−East peace right here

Did you hear the one about the Jew and the Muslim who went in to talk and came out firm friends? Comment

Wyckoff Farmhouse

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is inviting educators to learn about their educational programs, May 29 from 4−6 p.m. at the oldest structure in New York, and New York’s First National Landmark at 5816 Clarendon Road and Ralph Avenue. Comment

Many back new safeguards

Flatbush: The rezoning of Flatbush appears to be coasting to fruition. Comment

Need for weed, say state senators

Flatbush: Brooklyn state legislators have high hopes for a renewed push to legalize medical marijuana in New York. Comment

Youth forum attracts teens from around the neighborhood

Flatbush: Approximately 200 area teens seized the opportunity offered by a recent youth conference to learn about volunteering, work and internship opportunities and how to package themselves to apply for such positions. Comment

Parkville Youth Association hailed for outstanding 46 years

Bob Stoll, past president of the Parkville Youth Association (right), accepts a New York State Proclamation from Assemblyman William Colton at the National Grid Parkville Youth Association Field on the occasion was the opening of the baseball season. Comment

Strike a real blow against ALS

May is Lou Gehrig’s disease awareness month and the Steven Schneider Allstate Agency on Prospect Avenue and Reeve Place will donate $5 for every insurance quote given now through June 19 (Lou Gehrig’s birthday) to The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. Comment

Mom is always number one around here

Moms were feted with food and fond words when the Abe Stark Senior Center held a Mother’s Day celebration. Comment

Public advocate, comptroller hopefuls rip Bloomberg

The richest man in the city doesn’t have a clue about what regular people are going through. Comment

Empire State College in Brooklyn

Adults recently laid off, burnt out on their current job or looking to better their plight can now jump into Downtown Brooklyn’s burgeoning college scene. Comment

Backlash against shuttered park access

Show me where the figures came from! Comment

St. Edmund Prep junior gets ‘amped up’ behind the plate

High School Sports: Casey Sclafani needs a little push sometimes. The St. Edmund Prep junior, who plays travel softball for the New York Panthers, didn’t try out for the school’s team her first two years, in order to concentrate on her school work. Comment

Bay Ridge Prep garners special Senate kudos

High School Sports: New York State Senator Martin J. Golden visited Bay Ridge Preparatory School to give special recognition to the school’s championship junior varsity boys basketball team. Comment

6th Annual BBCS Art Show

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Committee hosted the annual Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Night Salute to Israel ceremony and reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment

Fabulous 5th Avenue Fair

Enjoy 20 blocks of fun, food and entertainment, from 12th Street to Sterling Place, as the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID launches its Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 17, rain or shine. Comment

‘Art in the Park’

Parenting: Enjoy the music and art of the Narrows Botanical Gardens during the 14th Annual Art in the Park Spring Festival, May 17 (rain date: May 24) from 12−5 p.m. at the Bay Ridge greenspace, Shore Road between 69th & 72nd streets. Comment

All−City standout left to wait

High School Sports: An honor roll student, Rasheem King is mature and grounded. Comment

Rezoning critics fear density

As the rezoning of Canarsie moves forward, a small contingent of determined residents continues to oppose portions of the plan, saying they will increase the neighborhood’s density rather than restrict it. Comment

Fantastic frocks for High School seniors

Brooklyn Cinderellas found the prom dress of their dreams – or close to it – during a gown giveaway in Flatbush. Comment

Jewish war Veterans honor Americans lost in combat

The Kings County Council Jewish War Veterans presented a special service at the Salem Fields Cemetery, 775 Jamaica Avenue, in honor of the Civil War dead, as well as those who served in other conflicts, including World War I, World War II, the Spanish American War, Korea and Vietnam. Comment

Laying Foundations into the Forest for Brooklyn kids

In a world increasingly focused on environmental conservation, it is vitally important that urban children understand and appreciate the natural world around them. Comment

17th Annual Major McCarthy 5K Run

Brooklyn Paper: The 17th Annual Major Eugene McCarthy Memorial 5K Race — held every year in memory of Marine Major Eugene McCarthy, a 1973 graduate of Nazareth Regional High School — will be run at Marine Park, June 6. Comment

‘Wrestler’ stars grappling here

Brooklyn Paper: Two stars from this year’s Academy Award−nominated and Golden Globe−winning drama, “The Wrestler,” starring Mickey Rourke in an historic comeback role, will square off in the ring at the St. Athanasius parish auditorium, 6120 Bay Parkway, Saturday night, May 16. Comment

Junior’s signature cheesecake keeps ‘em in the green

Junior’s Restaurant sold a lot of its signature cheesecake last year, as well as its overstuffed sandwiches, soups, and other line of desserts. Comment

Remarkable local man celebrates his 101st birthday!

Samuel Schanzer, having survived the Great Depression, two world wars and the Holocaust, commemorated his 101st birthday last week at Metropolitan Jewish Adult Day Health Center, on the border of the Borough Park and Bensonhurst sections of Brooklyn. Comment

VE−Day looms large here

Wearing their countless medals, Russian WWII veterans, who are also clients at Metropolitan Jewish Adult Day Health Center, commemorated the 64th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE−Day) at the Borough Park⁄Bensonhurst−based facility, 6202 16th Avenue. Comment

Chairman: bend over and scoop

He might be human, but Robert Newman played a dog at the last meeting of Community Board 14. Comment

Subway fares going up 10%

Only with the MTA does a loss appear like a win. Comment

Borough Hall salutes talents of young Brooklyn writers

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Committee hosted the annual Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Night Salute to Israel ceremony and reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment

Nabe toasts Manhattan Beach’s high−stepping beauty queen

Dazzling dancing grandmas, distinguished guest dignitaries and a huge iced cake capped the celebration when “Miss Brooklyn” Keelie Sheridan made her debut in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

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