Mill–Marine Courier

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

Fashion takes on homelessness

Celebrate an unwavering commitment to ending homelessness in Brooklyn at the annual Fashion on Fulton and Friends gala benefiting Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS), June 2 at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comment

New scholarships from 1800−wheelchair

A Brooklyn−based online business that serves disabled people in the U.S. and abroad is now accepting applications for its bi−annual college scholarship fund. Comment

K−9 trouble at Canarsie park

Dogs running in Canarsie Park off their leash can be a danger, as one local resident found out. Comment

‘Swap and shop’ at the BKLYN Yard this month

Talk about a recession special: Next weekend, the best things in Gowanus will be free. Comment

Free or low−cost health insurance for kids and families

As layoffs continue to mount amid the recession, more New Yorkers suddenly find themselves unemployed and without essential health insurance coverage. Comment

Your comprehensive guide to neighborhood civic meetings

The following is a list of local community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 332. Comment

Crime and the economy

Financial recessions doesn’t lead to crime −− at least not directly, according to Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes. Comment

Berkeley Carroll upsets number 1 Poly Prep 4−1

Poly Prep had a sound strategy coming into the NYSAISAA championship game. The Blue Devils coaching staff knew Berkeley Carroll starter Phillip Seay had thrown 98 pitches in five innings on Sunday in the semifinals and tossed a five−out save on Saturday in the quarters. Comment

Church ave. traffic fix

Flatbush: One−way traffic could be in Church Avenue’s future. Comment

New face to come at Nostrand

Flatbush: Nostrand Playground is about to get a $1.9 million makeover. Comment

P.S. 198 holds gala arts festival

Parenting: Pint−sized Rembrandts and Michealangelos commanded the spotlight and shared their wondrous works with an admiring audience during an arts festival at Public School 198. Comment

Second annual track & field event

The Community District Education Council 18 will hold its Second Annual Track and Field event at South Shore High School field, 6565 Flatlands Avenue at Ralph Avenue, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment

Keep the Watch conference on Flatbush Av.

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

67th Pct. sees crime statistics fall

While it’s still an active precinct, crime continues to tumble in the 67th Precinct, which covers the streets of East Flatbush. Comment

Dining out for a Cure’ returning

Eating out is always a treat, even more so when you know that treating yourself to a wonderful meal will help raise money for a good cause. Comment

Jefferson H.S. standout sets sights on Morgan State

High School Sports: Keith Spellman is without a school no longer. Comment

4−peat for Poly prep gals

High School Sports: Mildred Piscopo remembers well the first time Victoria Capozucca was in this position. The ace right−hander was an eighth grader on varsity at Poly Prep and in the circle for the Blue Devils against Marymount in the NYSAISAA championship game. Comment

Russian cultural celebrations

Parenting: As part of the monthlong Seventh Annual Russian Heritage Festival, June 1−30, the Russian American Foundation is holding two community events at Asser Levy Seaside Park, Ocean Parkway & Seabreeze Avenue, in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn Comment

Asian Pacific Heritage Fest

Parenting: State Senator Marty Golden will hosting his Sixth Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival, May 31 from 12−5 p.m. at Leif Ericson Park, Seventh Avenue and 67th Street, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage. Comment

Inside peek at the new Kings Highway library

Parenting: The Brooklyn Public Library’s Kings Highway branch doesn’t open until June 11 but this paper got a sneak peek at the new digs. Comment

Flatbush Avenue Street fair coming

Parenting: The Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District Street Fair will be held May 31, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Flatbush Avenue from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road. Comment

Lions exorcise Blue Devils for win

High School Sports: It looked like Poly Prep was finally getting to Phillip Seay. Comment

Standing tall on the hill

High School Sports: Opponents are likely to hear plenty from Kasceim Graham come the CHSAA Class A intersectional playoffs. Comment

CPR and AED training awareness

National CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week, a nationwide initiative designated by the US Congress to promote the importance of CPR and AED training, begins June 1. Comment

Showcase for talented youngsters

Bringing down the house… Comment

Community Board 17 education forum

The Community Board 17 Education Committee is sponsoring an education forum from 2−6 p.m., May 30 at Samuel Tilden High School, 5700 Tilden Avenue and 58th Street. Comment

Area land deal is a real ‘steel’

With a unanimous vote, Community Board 18 last week approved the terms of a business agreement between the city and a homegrown business intent on expanding. Comment

Canarsie salutes American veterans

If you love liberty, thank a vet. Comment

Set sail with other animal lovers

Parenting: Don’t miss the boat on this summer’s most fabulous animal rescue benefit — a luxury Mega Yacht Cruise aboard the Atlantis, departing from the North Cove Marina at the World Financial Center, June 4. Comment

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