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Boroughwide: Have you ever wondered about your Belgian “birthday twin?” Because he's thinking of you! A Belgian production company is looking for Brooklynites to be featured in a documentary where a waffle-lover from across the Atlantic meets up with an American born on the same day to see what life is like on the other side (of the ocean). So, men, if you were born on April 29, 1933; July 18, 1948; July 19, 1948; Sept. 25, 1949; Feb. 11, 1952; Jan. 18, 1956; May 5, 1956; Dec. 30, 1960; July 24, 1962; Jan. 14, 1965; Jan. 27, 1965; Oct. 5, 1968; Feb. 5, 1969; Dec. 1, 1971; May 3, 198; and women, if you came into the world on April 5, 1943; May 2, 1950; July 20, 1963; March 24, 1964; March 26, 1975; Dec. 27, 1979; or July 24, 1982, contact …

The Brooklyn Cyclones are no longer the borough’s only professional sports team. This week, the Eastern Professional Hockey League (motto: “Part-time players, full-time action!”) announced that Brooklyn would have a franchise in the “A” level minor league. The new “Brooklyn Aces” will play their 25 home games at the Aviator Sports Complex in Sheepshead Bay. The season starts in November. …

Brooklyn Heights: Here’s a speech that’s hard to pass up: Councilman David Yassky is the keynoter at the 11th annual meeting of the Montague Street Business Improvement District. The would-be comptroller will speak about “The Future of Mom and Pop Retail Shops in New York City.” RSVP with Chelsea Mauldin at (718) 522-3649 or visit HYPERLINK "" for info. …

Drop the anchor! This year's Harbor School seniors — who actually study at a landlocked school in Bushwick! — will get their diplomas aboard the Mary A. Whalen. The former tanker will be docked between Piers 2 and 3 (below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade) to honor the grads on Thursday, June 26. …

Ken Diamondstone, who failed to unseat state Sen. Marty Connor last year, has thrown his bankbook into the race to succeed term-limited Councilman David Yassky. Diamondstone is one of at least 762 people running in what has become a Kentucky Derby-like race that has already attracted former Yassky aide Evan Thies, Williamsburg Hasidic activist Isaac Abraham, local district leader Jo Anne Simon and Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s aide Steve Levin. Don’t worry, there will be many, many more before the September, 2009 primary rolls around. …

Prospect Heights: Break out the BBQ and lawn chairs because Dean Street is getting rowdy with a block party — at least between Sixth and Carlton avenues. The festivities start at noon on June 21. Call our pal Tracy Collins at (347) 365-1584 for info. …

DUMBO: Something has changed over at the Coffee Box on Front Street. Our editor grabbed a cup of Joe from the place the other day and was practically in ecstacy. Funny, he never has a second cup at home. …

Bay Ridge: On June 22, Heather McCown — our favorite newly appointed Community Board 10 member — is throwing the first annual "Greening the Ridge" celebration on the 69th Street Pier. The eco-friendly festival will run from 10 am to 6 pm. If McCown is so interested in greening the 69th Street pier, maybe she should push Cemusa, the firm contracted to design a fancy, self-cleaning toilet on the pier, to install a compost toilet — like the one our courageous editor in chief Gersh Kuntzman used at a Clinton Hill Community Garden last month! …

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ordered a doctor and manager from the embattled radiology clinic Bay Imaging to pay $154,000 for not releasing medical records to more than 80,000 patients since the Fourth Avenue clinic closed abruptly in August, 2006. State Sen. Marty Golden named our pal, Aida Nicolaou, a “Woman of Distinction” — and boy is she that! Born in Beirut, Nicolaou settled in Brooklyn in 1985 and is an active member of the board of directors of the St. Nicholas Home. …

Cobble Hill: Ran into state Senate hopeful Daniel Squadron handing out campaign fliers outside the Big Movies for Little Kids screening of “The Wizard of Oz” on Monday at the Cobble Hill Cinemas. Smart kid — the movie was packed! Didn’t see his rival, state Sen. Marty Connor there. …

Earlier in the week, we caught Joseph O’Neill reading from his hot new book, “Netherland,” at BookCourt. O’Neill wore a “Gowanus Dredgers” T-shirt and was exceedingly charming — but that’s so easy for a guy with a British accent, isn’t it?

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Vladi from Brighton Beach says:
I think you have their motto wrong, they have all full time players just like the NHL.
June 24, 2008, 7:44 am

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