Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Coping with your hot flashes

Hot flashes — they start with a sudden flush, the feeling that your internal thermostat’s been turned up, and spontaneous perspiration. Many women know the sensation all too well. Comment

Deadline for digital TV conversion

The transition from analog to digital is quickly approaching, and many consumers are continuing to upgrade their outdated televisions in preparation of the June 12 deadline. While the switch to digital means better sound and picture quality, it also means more electronics entering the waste stream. Comment

City drums up support for mayor

Learn NY’s grassroots coalition of 78 education programs, community−based organizations and faith−based institutions kicked−off a five−borough bus tour to highlight the overwhelming public support for mayoral control. With the deadline for renewing the mayoral control law just weeks away, parents and educators came together to thank the State Legislature for enacting mayoral control in 2002 and to call on them to renew the law this June. Comment

25 stellar years on the job

A 25−year veteran who helped the city and NYPD on the beat and behind the scenes was honored for her many years of faithful service last week. Comment

Armed to the teeth

A cache of bullets was recovered from an East 89th Street home after a 24−year−old resident allegedly took potshots at a couple passing by his second−floor window and then refused to surrender when the NYPD came calling. Comment

Elimination stings Falcons

In each of Mike Hanrahan’s two seasons as the Bishop Ford baseball coach, he has seen vast improvements. The Falcons have made the playoffs both years, their league record has gotten better and they even beat defending CHSAA Class A intersectional champion Xaverian this spring. Comment

Organ donation talk

The Kane Street Synagogue presents Robert Berman, a pioneering activist and founder of the Halachic Organ Donation Society, who will discuss “Organ Donation: Jewish law and modern needs,” a lecture and discussion during Shabbat morning services, June 13, approximately 11:15 a.m. at 236 Kane Street. Comment

African Burial Ground forum

The National Park Service invites members of the public to an open house, June 9 from 6−8 p.m. at Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 464 Washington Avenue between Greene & Gates avenues, to share ideas and expectations for the future of the African Burial Ground National Monument. Comment

Con Edison hails Brooklynite

Brooklyn resident Nathaniel Howard, a senior specialist in Con Edison’s gas engineering department, received Con Edison’s highest honor, the company’s “Living Our Values” award, during a gala held by the 73 year−old utility company. Comment

Kid left overnight at school

Following a series of missteps, a fifth−grade student at one local public school reportedly ended up spending the night there undetected, officials confirmed this week. Comment

MetroTech BID offers scholarships

Last year, the MetroTech Business Improvement District initiated a college scholarship program, in which they created a fund that provided 25 college scholarships of $1,000 each for high school graduating seniors who were going to attend colleges in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

Old−timers go sewer−to−sewer

Sewer−to−sewer dingers wowed the crowd as golden street−warriors squared off against each other during a reunion stickball game in Sheepshead Bay, proving that when it comes to pounding the pavement, all roads lead back to Coyle Street. Comment

Railsplitters advance in playoffs

High School Sports: Katharine Fuentes looked up into the mist as the ball was popped high in the air over the pitching circle. The bases were loaded with two outs in the seventh and Abraham Lincoln was ahead by four. The ball, which was on its way down to her glove, would be the final out of a long and laborious day for the ace senior windmiller. Comment

Magic number is six for X−men

High School Sports: Consider six Xaverian’s magic number. Comment

Knights ready now for ‘next year’

High School Sports: Vinny Caiazza was drained, emotionally and physically. He felt worn out. After his Madison baseball team was swept in its best−of−three, semifinal series against Monroe, falling 5−2 Sunday afternoon at KeySpan Park in Coney Island, it ended a long season, that although memorable was arduous. Comment

Annual Holocaust observance coming

Parenting: The Holocaust Memorial Committee’s 25th Annual Gathering & Exhibit will be held at 12 p.m., June 14 at Holocaust Memorial Park, Shore Boulevard and Emmons Avenue at the foot of Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Canarsie calls stars back to gridiron

Parenting: Gridiron gladiators locked friendly horns and wowed the crowd with their skills and showmanship during an alumni football game at Canarsie High School. Comment

Lutheran Church invites new members

Parenting: Classes will be starting for Bay Ridge residents to join Bethlehem Lutheran Church, one of Brooklyn’s most active and growing Lutheran churches. Comment

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