Mill–Marine Courier & Canarsie Digest

Bad birthday wishes

Crime: A bullet ripped through a teen’s wrist as he celebrated his 17th birthday last week. Comment

Ring a ding dunce

Crime: A bone-headed Brooklynite who tried -- and failed -- to hire a hit man to take out his estranged wife was singing the jailhouse blues Monday when he was sentenced to two to six years in prison. Comment

The Gershbeins will boycott the Beck boycott%A0

Perspective: The Gershbein family will no longer dine at Applebee’s. Red Lobster? We never ate there anyway. Tried it twice and didn’t care for what and how they served. We have switched from Crest toothpaste to Colgate. Folger’s coffee will no longer appear on our shopping list. We will never again fill a prescription at CVS.Instead of shipping packages to my son via UPS, I will drive up the block to FedEx. No thank you to Campbell soups. Some of the others on the shelf look tasty.Tylenol for pain? It’s not aseffective as Aleve anyway.We’re buying the Eveready brand instead of Duracell. Comment

President Obama: Twisting & turning

Perspective: My Grandma Jenny never went to school, but she really knew how to teach life lessons. I didn’t understand them then, but the older I get the more her stories have come back to me with a renewed understanding. Comment

A helluva time with church

Nighttime activities at one Canarsie church have neighbors praying for peace and quiet. Comment

MJHS salutes ‘Most Valuable Employees’

Three of Metropolitan Jewish Health System’s (Metropolitan) “Most Valuable Employees” received special citations from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment

Dems balk at Marty’s Bloomberg plug

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment

MTA to introduce ‘countdown clock’ to Bklyn

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment

Hats off to the%A0’midnight watch’

If they had the technology to clone cops, Captain Milt Marmara of the 69th Precinct would want Police Officer Matthew Woods at the front of the line. Comment

Berardelli ‘whacks’ Fidler

The debate over who should lead the 46th City Council District has reached the Internet, but not in a way that anyone would have thought. Comment

Crime down%A0in Canarsie

Nearly three quarters of the way through 2009, crime is down more than 14 percent in Canarsie, compared to 2008. Comment

69th Pct.%A0’Cops of the Month’

For their successful crime-fighting efforts, six 69th Precinct police officers have snagged Cop of the Month honors. Comment

School District 18 CEC elects prez

School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) finally has a president. Comment

New%A0’dorm’%A0dawning for Brooklyn College students in the spring

Brooklyn College’s new dormitory could be open as soon as next spring. Comment

Walk to beat heart%A0disease, breast cancer

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment

St. Rose of Lima blesses pets

BoroBeat: Some of the “parishioners” had four legs and their howls, yelps and chirps could be heard from blocks away as the annual blessing of the animals got underway at St. Rose of Lima Church. Comment

Kid Cudi helps give a ‘boost’ to Flatbush ave.

BoroBeat: Hip hop artist and local Brooklyn resident, Kid Cudi, was on hand to introduce Boost Mobile to the community and helped present a $10,000 donation to the Urban Assembly School of Music and Art during the opening of New York’s first Boost Mobile exclusive retail store. Comment

Sign up for a flu shot

BoroBeat: Seasonal flu shots will be given October 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Prospect Park Residence, 1 Prospect Park West in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment

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