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CECs: ‘waste of time’ with Klein

Community Education Council (CEC) presidents are no longer meeting with schools Chancellor Joel Klein each month — and some Brooklynites could care less. Comment

Civics butt heads

The South Canarsie Civic Association and Community Board 18 have had their disagreements in the past, but it’s never gotten this bad. Comment

Brainstorming on the pier

Canarsiens who want to share their thoughts about Canarsie Pier with the powers-that-be can send their suggestions to the National Park Service in an email. Comment

Plans for Church Avenue Moving Forward

Flatbush: Plans to ease traffic along Church Avenue are one step closer to fruition. Comment

Chancellor meetings ‘a waste of time’

Flatbush: Community Education Council (CEC) presidents are no longer meeting with schools Chancellor Joel Klein each month — and some Brooklynites could care less. Comment

Kensington longs for greener pastures

Flatbush: All the West Kensington Action Group wants is a little green and it’s not money. Comment

NYC trial: fuggedaboutit!

Perspective: The most wonderful aspect of being an American is our right to have an opinion. Whether it’s off the wall, left wing, right wing, for or against, we are all entitled. Comment

Hundreds turn out for Victorian Flatbush Halloween Parade

BoroBeat: Area ghosts, ghouls, goblins and everything in betweenturned out in their fall finest during the annual Halloween Parade along Albemarle Road in the Victorian Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Comment

Running far from New York State taxes

Perspective: Contrary to the reputation it may have at one time earned and no longer deserves, New York is now one of the safest cities in the country. Taking violent crime, workplace deaths, fatal crashes and natural […] Comment

Kudos to new Filipino restaurant on Cortelyou Rd.

BoroBeat: Be prepared to tickle your taste buds on kimchi, Korean pork balls, bibinbap and spicy tofu soup %u2013 among the palate-pleasers at The Purple Yam, 1314 Cortelyou Road, owned by restaurateur Amy Besa (center) who is presented a proclamation by Borough President Marty Markowitz (right) during grand opening festivities for the new Filipino-accented dining gem. Comment

Live by the gun...

Crime: The man who allegedly gunned down a 17-year-old on East 96th Street and Flatlands Avenue last month was put behind bars after he was shot up outside of an East Flatbush nightclub, officials said this week. Comment

Impacts of bus rapid transit plan concern Nostrand merchants

Flatbush: Creating a bus rapid transit route along Nostrand Avenue has been vaunted as a way of streamlining the commute for the tens of thousands of riders who utilize the B-44 bus to get to and from work. Comment

‘The whole of Pakistan is anti-American’

Perspective: Ingrates! Comment

Bottle bruisers

Flatbush: Four people were seriously injured last week when three thugs allegedly turned a party at a Flatbush Avenue banquet hall into a bottle-throwing brawl. Comment

Legal Van Owners Want Unlicensed Vans Off the Street

Flatbush: The flood of illegal vans on Flatbush and Utica avenues is making it increasingly difficult for the legal van operators to stay in business, and is also endangering community residents. Comment

Man clings to life following Coney Island Ave. accident

Flatbush: A young man was clinging to life Sunday after being struck down by a passing minivan on Coney Island Avenue. Comment

WorkForce: Getting teens ready for the working world

A key to helping the community’s youngsters stay on the straight and narrow is providing them with employment opportunities. Comment

St. Saviour recaps season; looks to next year

High School Sports: The St. Saviour High School fall sports teams have just completed their seasons and although no championships were won the teams showed great promise for next year. Comment

Mesia leads Bishop Ford past Cardinal Spellman

High School Sports: The Bishop Ford boys soccer team captured the Brooklyn/Queens ‘B’ division championship largely on the strength of stars Oscar Castillo, James Caicedo and Angel Cordero. Comment

Parents love Thompson

Bill Thompson may have lost the mayoral election, but he won parents’ votes. Comment

Sheepshead runs past Wagner on final drive

High School Sports: Susan Wagner had all the momentum. The Falcons had just scored touchdowns on two of their last three drives, the last one a 21-yard rush by Willie Echevarria to retake the lead with 5:42 left in the game. Sheepshead Bay, on the other hand, was sputtering. Comment

Poly prep boys falls shy of title

High School Sports: Lacking talented strikers, the Poly Prep boys soccer team’s strength was clear. Comment

Rando hurt, Xaverian clipped by St. Anthony

High School Sports: Joe DeSiena has seen Greg Rando take some heavy hits and then pop back up. The Xaverian coach watched his junior quarterback emerge from the St. Anthony’s line and scamper down the left sideline late in the first quarter, get brought down and reach directly for his right ankle. Comment

B44 brings up the rear

Another year, another Schleppie Award for Brooklyn’s B44 bus, the least reliable line in the five boroughs, according to a recent report. Comment

Kingsborough College home to two sex assaults

In the last three weeks, two female students at Kingsborough Community College have reported being groped and manhandled by unruly male classmates with apparent idle hands. Comment
CEC 18

‘Is anyone speaking to the PTAs?’

More should be done to inform parents about proposed changes to public school promotion policies, members of School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) say. Comment

Frustration about District 18

School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) is struggling to cope with member absences and council vacancies. Comment

Not enough H1N1 vaccine

Strong demand for the swine flu vaccine is straining supplies, according to the city Health Department. Comment

CEC: we need parents

School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) is fighting to save arts programs. Comment

At long last, traffic light to be installed at East 79th Street

It took about 40 years, but a traffic light is finally being installed at the intersection of Farragut Road and East 79th Street. Comment

Recent Surge in Car Thefts in Canarsie

Owners of Maximas and Camrys need to be careful. Comment

Dressed to help defeat breast cancer

BoroBeat: Boo-erific trick o’ treaters at Public School 115 put the “fun” in fundraising when they pounded the pavement by the light of an egg-yellow orb to help battle a killer disease for Halloween. Comment

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