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Midwood hebrew school celebrates joys of Purim

Flatbush: Rites and revelry stepped off Purim celebrations at the East Midwood Hebrew Day School. Comment

L train tops clean list

Flatbush: It’s hip to be clean, a survey released last week confirmed. Comment

Synthetic fix for Coney boardwalk

There’s a giant hole in the Coney Island boardwalk. Comment

Stimulus for Navy Yard: Bloomberg looks to fast-rack funding for BK projects

The Bloomberg administration appears to be fast-tracking federal stimulus money for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Comment

Teacher of the Year

National Dance Institute (NDI) presented Kathlyn Wilson, Visual Arts teacher at PS 235-The Lenox School, 525 Lenox Road in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the NDI Sylvia Gilman Teacher of the Year Award. Comment

UFT urges parents to oppose cuts

Teachers are asking parents to help save their jobs. Comment

State okays sharp budget cuts, but more are still to come

The first round of state budget cuts and increased fees has been completed, with another, far larger deficit reduction package in the offing. Comment

‘09 Bloody Sunday march in Brooklyn: Demonstrators seek justice for slain Irish activists killed during massacre

There were more than one comment on the “luck of the Irish” February 8 as members of the Bay Ridge Irish American Action Association stepped outside to a balmy, almost spring-like afternoon as they began their annual Bloody Sunday march to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica. Comment

SCHIP health plan finds smooth sailing through Brooklyn

Every single one of Brooklyn’s representatives in the House of Representatives voted in favor of the expanded children’s health insurance bill passed just a few days ago. Comment

Officials take aim at teenage dance parties

In the wake of a triple shooting that left one teenager fatally wounded, and two expected to recover, two Brooklyn lawmakers are drafting legislation tightening restrictions on teenage dance parties. Comment

Religion, fine: but no sex education

Even if a plan to turn some Catholic schools into publicly funded charter schools becomes a reality, the Diocese of Brooklyn would want to continue teaching religion – but not touch sex education. Comment

Ribbon cut on new rehab & stroke ctr.

New York Congregational Nursing Center hosted health care professionals from the Brooklyn community during a ribbon cutting ceremony opening of the newly renovated Rehabilitation Suite and Stroke Specialty Program. Comment

‘State Senator for a Day’ essay contest

State Senator Martin J. Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, will be hosting his Seventh Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest, and has invited local junior high school participation within grades 6, 7, and 8, throughout District 20, 21, and 22. Comment

Seniors Bring in New Year: Asian-Americans revel in the promise of the season

Two Metropolitan Jewish Health System agencies – Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center (MJGC) and Metropolitan Jewish Adult Day Health Center (Adult Day) – both of which have significant populations of Chinese patients and clients receiving services, hosted Chinese New Year celebrations. Comment

Rehab, stroke ctr. opens: NY Congregational Nursing Ctr. hosts ribbon cutting

Flatbush: New York Congregational Nursing Center hosted health care professionals from the Brooklyn community during a ribbon cutting ceremony opening of the newly renovated Rehabilitation Suite and Stroke Specialty Program. Comment

Lunar New Year shines: Asian-American seniors celebrate the season

Flatbush: Two Metropolitan Jewish Health System agencies – Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center (MJGC) and Metropolitan Jewish Adult Day Health Center (Adult Day) – both of which have significant populations of Chinese patients and clients receiving services, hosted Chinese New Year celebrations. Comment

SUV slams into area family

Flatbush: An eight-year-old Flatlands boy was clinging to life Sunday after he was struck by a rampaging SUV and flung into the air, landing atop another car heading in the opposite direction. Comment

70th Police Precinct salutes terrific trio: Officers’ foot chase leads to busts, recovery of loaded gun and illegal drugs

Flatbush: A foot chase leading to a cache of illegal drugs, a loaded gun and several arrests netted a 70th Precinct anti-crime team “Cop of the Month” certificates. Comment

Two schools, one building: DOE reveals plans for two new small schools

Flatbush: The city Department of Education (DOE) has finally revealed how it will utilize the new school building on East 107th Street in Canarsie. Comment

High-end retailers wanted in Bklyn

Flatbush: Forget the recession, Brooklyn’s going high end. Comment

Express buses and new tolls: MTA boss talks about ‘package’ deal for riders

Flatbush: It’s not exactly the chicken and the egg, but the MTA boss came to Brooklyn last week and answered the borough-wide question: Which comes first – tolls over the East River bridges or more express bus service to Manhattan? Comment

Beep blasted for ties to Rent-A-Center

Flatbush: Rebels against dodgy Rent-A-Center consumer practices took their fight to Borough Hall last week, where they claimed Borough President Marty Markowitz had taken money from the rent-to-own retail chain. Comment

BPL backs entrepreneurs

Flatbush: It’s not just books you get from the library these days. Comment

Cop loses fight for his life

Flatbush: A beloved Marine Park cop who languished in a coma for seven months following a near-fatal motorcycle accident has died. Comment

Cops: crime down nearly 20% in 70th Pct.

Flatbush: So far, so good. Comment

MTA’s ‘package’ deal-Boss links express bus service with tolls on bridges

It’s not exactly the chicken and the egg, but the MTA boss came to Brooklyn last week and answered the borough-wide question: Which comes first -- tolls over the East River bridges or more express bus service to Manhattan? Comment

Mayor uses ‘scary’ talk-Bloomberg suggests 15,000 teachers could be canned

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that 15,000 teachers will be out of a job is “just a scare tactic,” according to a state Assemblymember representing Brooklyn. Comment

Canarsie park to reopen-Spring to bring completion of rehab’s first phase

The first phase of the rehabilitation of Canarsie Park will finally be finished this spring. Comment

Canarsie crime on steep decline

One month into 2009, crime is down a whopping 42.72 percent in Canarsie. Comment

City Tech alum greets the president

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) alumnus Larry R. Felix, a 1980 graduate of the college’s liberal arts program, greeted President Barack Obama at swearing-in ceremony for new US Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geitner. Felix was named director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing by former Treasury Secretary John W. Snow in January 2006. Comment

Cop dies after long coma

A beloved Marine Park cop who languished in a coma for seven months following a near-fatal motorcycle accident has died. Comment

Crying shame for centers-Brooklyn day care operators hit with charges of fraud

It’s a short trip from the rungs of a baby’s crib to the bars of a cell block for five Brooklyn day care center operators, who were all charged with defrauding special government-funded child care programs last week. Comment

BWI can help you land a new job

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) and Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) are nonprofit organizations, which can help you find work through their employment services and job training programs. All services are free to qualified New York City residents. Training programs include job readiness and job placement assistance. They have assisted hundreds of New Yorkers in obtaining employment. Comment

Brooklyn treasure seekers fight ban

City officials are learning never to underestimate the mettle of treasure hunters with steely resolve. Comment

BAM sets the ‘stage’ for new theater

Through both good and bad economic times, art continues marching forward to its own beat. Comment

Beep blasted over ties to Rent-A-Center

Rebels against dodgy Rent-A-Center consumer practices took their fight to Borough Hall last week, where they claimed Borough President Marty Markowitz had taken money from the rent-to-own retail chain. Comment

Brooklyn cultural hubs on thin ice

The sign on the lily pond read thin ice. Comment

DOE forum on magnet studies

The New York City Department of Education will be hosting a free Magnet Information Session, February 12 and March 25 at 415 89th Street in Bay Ridge, fourth floor conference room, between 9-10:30 a.m., 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Comment

East 107th St. building to house two schools

The city Department of Education (DOE) has finally revealed how it will utilize the new school building on East 107th Street in Canarsie. Comment

Help with Earned Income Tax Credit

The Taxpayer Assistance Center at 625 Fulton Street is among a dozen statewide Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax-help centers, which will expand their service to taxpayers eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by opening their doors February 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comment

Join the Genesis Lodge

Men 18 years of age and older are invited to join the Genesis Lodge #64, the Canarsie branch of the nation’s oldest non-sectarian fraternal order, the Knights of Pythias. Comment

Lennon’s legacy lives on in Brooklyn

Hundreds of public school children from National Dance Institute (NDI) presented a high-spirited mid-year performance at PS 235-The Lenox School, 525 Lenox Road in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Comment

LICH to hold diabetes wkshop

Diabetes is on the rise in the US, largely due to lifestyle choices. Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn, in conjunction with the Dodge YMCA at 225 Atlantic Avenue (between Court Street and Boerum Place), is hosting a community education workshop series about diabetes. Comment

Heart disease awareness

Brooklyn Women’s Services (BWS) believes the key to prevent heart disease is through education, therefore, this month, in celebration of American Heart Health Month, BWS with offer a free educational event. Comment

Free heart screenings

There will be two free Heart Month screenings at Maimonides Medical Center this month, to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. Comment

Emergency readiness for older adults

Borough professional are invited to the conference, “Emergency Preparedness & the Aging,” in Bay Ridge, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comment

Entrepreneurism by the book: BPL helps residents get their businesses off the ground

It’s not just books you get from the library these days. Comment

Filmmaker seeks Coney memories

Calling all Brooklynites – if you think you might have some old photographs or home movies of Astroland from the 1960s kicking around your attic or basement, documentarian JL Aaronson wants to hear from you. Comment

Flim-flam artists at the door

Con artists in utility company clothing are once again preying on area residents. Comment

Monkeying around

Going ape over new arrivals is an occupational hazard at the Prospect Park Zoo, where a family of Geoffrey’s tamarin monkeys is giving new meaning to the phrase “monkey business” with the birth of baby BonBon, snuggled here between proud parents Cannoli and Napoleon. View the precious primates at the wildlife preserve’s Animal Lifestyles building, 450 Flatbush Avenue. Comment

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