Mill–Marine Courier

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

Guide to upcoming civic meetings

The following is a list of 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. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment

Canarsie closer to new charter school

A proposal to establish a new charter school in Canarsie is moving forward. Comment

It’s only my opinion

Perspective: And here, my friends, is more of “America – By the Numbers” Comment

Local Councilman supports Community Choice Act

For City Councilmember Mike Nelson, the federal Community Choice Act is financially prudent, allows people more choice and is an issue with which he’s had personal experience. Comment

Local congregations rededicates scrolls

Judaism’s most revered symbols – the Torah scrolls – were honored with a gala procession through Sheepshead Bay to celebrate the rededication of the holy scriptures at Congregation Beth Shalom of Kings Bay. Comment

Garden party for East 34th St.

The civic−minded were delivered a gracious salute when the East 34th Street Block Association held a benefit scholarship garden party in Flatbush. Comment

New playground at P.S. 226

Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10−minute walk of a recreational space bore its first fruits when Hizzoner helped snip the ribbon on a new, $650,000 playground at Public School 226. Comment

Not for Nuthin’

Perspective: We promised her − “You pass your Regents and all your classes and we’ll do something special − your choice.” Comment

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Bring in the ponies! Comment

East 34th Street awards & accolades

Flatbush: The civic−minded were delivered a gracious salute when the East 34th Street Block Association held a benefit scholarship garden party in Flatbush. Comment

CB12 says ‘no way’ to one−way

Flatbush: Community Board 12 gave a resounding thumbs−down to the plan to turn its section of Church Avenue into a one−way westbound street. Comment

Name change honors late administrator

Flatbush: Public School 6 is now also the Norma Adams Clemons Academy. Comment

Neglia brawlers come out swinging

Former World Champion kickboxer and promoter, Brooklyn’s own “beast from the northeast” Louis Neglia, showcased the latest talent to come out of his martial arts academy at the latest installment of Combat at the Capitale, held at the landmark Capitale, 130 Bowery in New York City’s Lower East Side. Comment

Gavel to Gavel

Crime: Mini Madoff in Federal Court Comment

Cruise to the rocket’s red glare

NY Waterway Tours offers the best seats in the house — the middle of the Hudson River — aboard its 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, boarding at 6 p.m. at the Fulton Ferry Landing at the foot of Fulton Street in Brooklyn, and departing at 7 p.m. Comment

Make way for the dancing of the Giglio

Slender−shouldered hipsters will soon rub elbows with sturdy−shouldered true believers at the Feast of the Giglio, an annual week−long religious celebration in Williamsburg. Comment

10 Annual 5K Run⁄Walk draws dedicated feet

A brisk trot around the neighborhood amounted to cool cash in the coffers when Good Shepherd School held its benefit run, drawing mom, dad and the kids to don their running shorts and put their best foot forward. Comment

The ‘ayes’ have it

The spectre of out−of−scale development no longer hangs over Canarsie. Comment

Bklyn softball: On target

High School Sports: Consider 2009 a Brooklyn softball renaissance. Comment

Big−time titles remain elusive, but BK squads shine

High School Sports: Brooklyn didn’t bring home any city championships, but that doesn’t mean it was a disappointing season by any means. A year after reaching the PSAL Class A final, Madison made the semifinals with an almost completely new club. Xaverian failed to repeat as CHSAA Class A intersectional champs, but then again, nobody has done that in 33 years. The Clippers did take home another Brooklyn⁄Queens ‘A’ division title. Comment

2nd annual 4th of July Picnic

Parenting: State Senator Marty Golden announced that the Second Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic will be held July 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the field on 82nd Street and Shore Road. Comment

Boy Scout Night at KeySpan

Parenting: The Brooklyn Cyclones welcome fans to help the troops and do their part on Boy Scout Night, July 11 starting at 6 p.m. at KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment

Fourth of July fireworks expected in Albany

With the State Senate aflame in controversy, Albany could be a pretty good place for a Fourth of July barbecue. Comment

P.S. 272 offers a fresh take on ‘Annie’

Pint−sized performers at Public School 272 were also scene−stealers when they took to the stage for a homespun rendition of the Broadway charmer, “Annie, Jr.” Comment

Be an MDA vollie

Volunteers looking for a rewarding and memorable experience should consider Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps. Volunteer counselors are needed to assist young people with muscular dystrophy and related diseases, and help them enjoy a fun−filled MDA summer camp August 16−22 in Spring Valley, NY. Comment

Hometown crowd roots for beauty

Wherever Keelie Sheridan went in Albany this past weekend, she was greeted with shouts of “Brooklyn!” Comment

‘Hutch’ is saluted as a real−life super cop

On any given day in the 67th Precinct on Snyder Avenue, Detective Leroy “Hutch” Hutchinson can be found in the building’s lobby, talking with visitors. Comment

High note for developing P.S. 52 musicians

Budding virtuosos commanded the spotlight – and wowed the crowd – when they teamed up for a recital at Public School 52. Comment

A Britisher’s View

Someone please help the people from gagging on their own blood. Comment

Marijuana at daycare ctr.

At the Special Moments Daycare on East 52nd Street, administrators put forth a varied curriculum that included reading, writing and, allegedly, rolling blunts. Comment

Nick enlists parents for cool survey

Parenting: It’s Brooklyn vs. Brooklyn — and there might be some slime involved. Comment

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