Mill–Marine Courier

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

No summer lovin’ for Marty

The next time Borough President Marty Markowitz visits Asser Levy Seaside Park in Coney Island, he may want to wear a flak vest. Comment

69 celebrates “lucky 13”

Thirteen may be an unlucky number to most people, but not to the cops from the 69th Precinct, who are celebrating a double-digit fall in crime this year. Comment

Shot down on Flatbush Ave.

Flatbush: Police have identified the 41-year-old man gunned down outside a neighborhood nightclub on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue H. Comment

70th Pct. favorite retires after 20 years

Flatbush: He’s seen the good and bad in Flatbush, and now a mainstay of the 70th Police Precinct is handing in his badge. Comment

Thanksgiving assembly of song and prayer

BoroBeat: The faithful in Canarsie gave thanks and displayed their solidarity during a brotherhood service at Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie. Comment

Residents: Plumb Beach needs more than a band-aid

Plumb Beach’s latest thrashing at the hands of Mother Nature has left area residents demanding a long-term solution to what they see as a rapidly deteriorating situation. Comment

MTA’s ‘gift’ to F riders

Flatbush: Feel free to take the F train this holiday season. Comment

Rankin-Healy salutes Bay Ridge Vets

Rankin-Healy VFW post is hosting a holiday party to honor the Service of Bay Ridge Veterans and Military Personnel on December 13 at 1 p.m. at the post; 9312 4th Avenue in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. Comment

Buzz words: students take on spelling bee challenge

BoroBeat: You could hear a pin drop when budding wordsmiths switched on the concentration and brainstormed for answers and bragging rights during a spelling bee at Public School 236. Comment

Caring and sharing at the heart of the nabe

BoroBeat: The borough’s underprivileged families received a generous helping of good cheer %u2013 complete with turkey and trimmings %u2013 during a community Thanksgiving dinner at the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church. Comment

Christmas tree lighting

State Senator Marty Golden, in partnership with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, will host Christmas Tree lightings in Gravesend and Bay Ridge. Comment

Painful party favors

A man was shot in the arm and torso as he and a friend left a party on Glenwood Road early Saturday morning. Comment

Fire consultants, target scofflaws, Colton says

Embarrassing scofflaws into paying back taxes, granting a tax amnesty program and getting rid of unnecessary consultants. Comment

Med student makes house call

LICH: dog’s best friend, and man’s too! Comment

Norah Jones: In tune with Landmarks rules%A0

Despite pleas for reconsideration, the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission has decided not to give Grammy Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones’ worrisome window proposal on her Cobble Hill home another look. Comment

In ‘Survival’ mode%A0

For Alexa Sokolov, the upcoming Hanukkah and Christmas season is make or break time for her Rich Frog Toys shop at 211 Church Avenue. Comment

Clubbing on Rockaway Parkway

Crime: An allegedly drug-addled 37-year-old woman found herself behind bars last week after she took her frustrations out on a car she found on Rockaway Parkway, police alleged. Comment

Cool kicks and even cooler generosity

Flatbush: Brooklynite Kiante Young is a sneakerhead without a collection — and that, incredibly, is by his own choosing. Comment

One injured in two car crack-up

A man was rushed to the hospital Thursday following a two-car smash-up that left him trapped inside his auto for a brief time. Comment

70th Precinct honors some of its very finest

Flatbush: A pair of 70th Precinct police officers were honored as “Cops of the Month” for their efforts to preserve the life of an injured child at the most recent gathering of the 70th Precinct Community Council. Comment

I.S. 62 makes nice

Flatbush: Not too many years ago, Ditmas Junior High School was the scourge of the neighborhood — its playground rife with local youths hanging out or causing vandalism to and from school. Comment

Spirit of volunteerism burns bright here

Flatbush: Big-hearted senior vollies received a golden salute for their selflessness during a tribute ceremony at the Senior League of Flatbush. Comment

Heavyweight help

Israeli world boxing champ Yuri Foreman knocked out the holiday blues for local families in need when he made a guest appearance at the Met Council Parking Lot to help give away turkeys for Thanksgiving. Comment

Rena ‘Rusty’ Kanokogi, women’s judo pioneer, dies at 74

Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, a Coney Island scrapper who will always be remembered as the Mother of Woman’s Judo, has died following a prolonged bout with leukemia. She was 74. Comment

School bake sale battle

Brooklyn parents groups are waging war against the city Department of Education (DOE). Comment

Turkey dinner with all of the trimmings

BoroBeat: Local students and staffers celebrated the season of gratitude with a Thanksgiving community feast at Intermediate School 211. Comment

‘Theater for One’ on Jay Street

New York City College of Technology will host “Theatre for One,” a unique live performance by one actor for one audience member, December 3 from 12:30-6 p.m. in the Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary Street) in Downtown Brooklyn. Admission is free. Comment

Food addicts in recovery

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) meets on Mondays at the Midwood Library, East 16th St. between Avenue I and J, 6:30-7:45 pm; and on Wednesdays at the Kings Highway Library, Ocean Avenue and Kings Highway, 6:30-8 p.m. Comment

Holiday Troop Drive

StateSenator MartinGolden is again hosting a holiday troop drive to support our heroes this holiday season. Comment

Toy Museum debuts

Take a step into the recently opened Toy Museum of Brooklyn and the faint strain of carousel music captures the ears, harkening you back to the innocence and fantasy of childhood. Comment

Church Ave. BID toasts volunteers who make an impact

Budding grassroots gladiators and a pair of Finest from the 70th Precinct were honored for making “a unique contribution” to the community during a meeting of the Church Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). Comment

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