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Brooklyn voters will encounter electronic voting in September primary

Williamsburg: Very soon, a rite of passage for many Brooklynites will be only a memory, as New York finally retires its venerable lever voting machines. Comment

Judges appeal for more pay

Brooklyn Courier: Judge’s pay raise squabble to be heard Comment

Help save Jennifer

You can help save the life of a Brooklyn mom. Comment

Grin and bear it as Jets make it in

Brooklyn Courier: Brrr-ave broadcaster Craig Carton, of WFAN Sports radio show Boomer & Carton(center), keeps a stiff upper lip while making good on his promise to trek across the Brooklyn Bridge wearing nothing but a New York Jets jersey and Speedo trunks if Gang Green made it to the playoffs. Comment

Critics: Too close for comfort at Park Slope school

Opponents of the expansion of a Park Slope private school vowed this week to press on with their cause, which they say has been tainted by a cozy relationship between the school and civic groups expected to weigh the matter with impartiality. Comment

A pocketful of notions

Perspective: Here are some more random thoughts from the scraps of paper and backs of business cards that have been accumulating in my jacket pockets. Comment

Is Bloomberg worth his salt?

Perspective: Mayor Bloomberg is changing his hat from mayor to nutritionist. His latest crusade is to encourage food manufacturers and restaurants to reduce the amount of sodium in their products by 20 percent over the next five years and we the citizens of this fair city to not over-indulge in a salt habit. We should resist the urge to sprinkle it willy nilly over our fries and popcorn in a hedonistic disregard of our health. Comment

Yemen is the anagram for ‘enemy’

Perspective: Bam’s yen for diplomacy over conflict is poised to bear poisonous fruit in his entanglement with a pivotal rogue gulf nation which, on the cusp of an economic and civil meltdown, has also become an evil recruiting ground for a new generation of al Qaeda monsters. Comment

Clarke’s less-than-super stance on the Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn Courier: “Neither of them can do it alone.” Comment

New Seminar for Backyard Bar Owners

Williamsburg: For restaurant owners with big backyards, class is in session. Comment

STREB take show-stopping action to Vancouver

Williamsburg: Elizabeth Streb creates choreography of Olympic proportions %u2013 dancers climbing up walls, flying through the air, and generally testing the limits of the human body. Comment

P.S. 15 petitions to stop PAVE

Brooklyn Courier: Red Hook teachers and parents have launched an online petition to rid P.S. 15 of a charter school. Comment

Good year for 76th Precinct

Brooklyn Courier: The 76th Precinct ended the year even better than it began it — reducing overall crime by an additional 6.5 percent. Comment

Autopsy held in Au Bon Pain death

Brooklyn Heights: The results of a Kings County District Attorney probe will determine if the two EMTs will be left on the hook for not helping a pregnant mother while she died at a downtown Brooklyn cafe. Comment

Hasidic community mourns

Williamsburg: Mourners pack the thoroughfare as a hearse transporting the body of tragic Brooklyn Interstate 80 crash victim Avrohom Dovid Liberow, 10, passes by the worldwide headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish movement, 770 Eastern Parkway, following burial rites at the Chabad of Flatbush, 1923 Ocean Avenue where the boy’s father, Rabbi Zalman Liberow, who is now fighting for his life, is the spiritual leader. Comment

Backlash against ‘Legal’%A0 upheaval

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s community leaders are organizing to stave off a possible consolidation threat facing the Brooklyn branches of Legal Services New York City. Comment

Haitian shockwaves felt here; many fear death toll

Williamsburg: On the day after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, Darlie Jerveis was at home in Flatbush, trying to get information about her 76-year-old father who lives in Port-au-Prince. Comment

Rose Plaza Gets Marty

Williamsburg: Call it a split decision. Comment

Bushwick artists keep it ‘Real’

Williamsburg: Brooklyn goes hard at a new performance series featuring musicians, poets, dancers, and other youth performers from New York’s most talented borough. Comment

Epiphany in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Camels! Llamas! and Wise Men oh my! Comment

Special holiday gift at El Puente

Williamsburg: The music! The dancing! The nativity! Comment

Committee spots open on CB 1

Williamsburg: Transportation and environmental community leadership in Williamsburg is entering a period of transition. Comment

Booze-fueled park tour

Brooklyn Courier: Booze-fueled park tour Comment

Where Yule logs go to mulch in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Courier: In Green-Wood cemetery, it’s mulch ado about something for Borough President Marty Markowitz (right), Green-Wood President Richard Moylan (center) and Brooklyn Botanical Garden President Scott Medbury as the brawny triumvirate helps haul Yuletide timbers to a Parks Department recycling site at the historic graveyard, 25 Fifth Avenue, where the dethroned trees were given new life during the Big Apple’s annual mulch-fest. Comment

Haiti shockwaves felt here

Brooklyn Courier: On the day after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, Darlie Jerveis was at home in Flatbush, trying to get information about her 76-year-old father who lives in Port-au-Prince. Comment

Steve Levin: Also a young person

Brooklyn Courier: Steve Levin: also a young person Comment

Relative unease

Brooklyn Courier: Relative unease Comment

Keepin’ it ‘Real’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn goes hard at a new performance series featuring musicians, poets, dancers, and other youth performers from New York’s most talented borough. Comment

Urban Divers at New York Boat Show

Brooklyn Courier: Boating enthusiasts citywide will soon get a chance to experience a Brooklyn environmental group’s labor of love that made a splash this past summer. Comment

Stranger dangers

Brooklyn Heights: Stranger dangers Comment

Keepin’ it real in BK

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn goes hard at a new performance series featuring musicians, poets, dancers, and other youth performers from New York’s most talented borough. Comment

Haiti Earthquake: Finding Your Loved Ones

In collaboration with The Haitian Times newspaper (www.haitiantimes.com), our sister paper Caribbean Life is providing access to its Web site, caribbeanlifenews.com, for Haitians at home to post photographs of missing family members, and also to establish contact between Haitian people at home and friends and relatives in the Diaspora. Comment

CB1 Committees’ Musical Chairs

Transportation and environmental community leadership in Williamsburg is entering a period of transition. Comment

Construction on Barclays Arena commences

Brooklyn Courier: If it looks like construction, sounds like construction and money is spent on construction, then it’s a good bet that the Barclays Center arena at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection is already under construction. Comment

Novel proposal eyes cleaner Gowanus

A Park Slope man thinks he knows how to take the stink out of the Gowanus — and he’s aiming to teach the city just how to do it. Comment

Brooklyn post offices spared from chopping block

No Brooklyn post office will be closed in the near future as a result of efforts by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to balance its budget. Comment

New waterfront restaurant coming to Brooklyn

Move over, River Cafe, there’s a new waterfront eatery with spectacular views coming to the borough. Comment

Searching for Pammy Fisher

The arrest of a politically-connected Brooklyn reverend who held a demonstration questioning Brooklyn’s judicial selection process has revealed a growing fissure within the Kings County Democratic Party. Comment

‘Burg Leaders Get Legal

Williamsburg’s community leaders are organizing to stave off a possible consolidation threat facing the Brooklyn branches of Legal Services New York City. Comment

As Brooklyn’s Haitian community waits for news, city and state pledge aid to ravaged country

On the day after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, Darlie Jerveis was at home in Flatbush, trying to get information about her 76-year-old father who lives in Port-au-Prince. Comment

City moves ahead on Brooklyn jail

Officials from the city’s Department of Correction (DOC) said this week that it’s full-speed ahead on the renovation of the Brooklyn House of Detention. Comment

Charter Revision Roils CB Chair

Williamsburg: Would the city’s Charter Revision, occurring this November, eliminate community boards from existence? Comment

Flawed community boards still worth saving, say civic leaders

Sometimes at odds, Brooklyn civic leaders and activists say their local community boards are still worth fighting for. Comment

Toll making DUMBO move

Brooklyn Heights: They may be growing sour on Gowanus, but a national homebuilder is sweet on DUMBO. Comment

The B25 is Alive!

The B25 bus line could be brought back from the brink. Comment

Armory finally open

Brooklyn Courier: After months of delays, the Park Slope Armory is finally open for business — and recreation. Comment

Roast beef nirvana comes to Brooklyn

Brooklyn Courier: Roast beef sandwich lovers, your pleas for salvation have finally been answered. Comment

Kruger’s challenger

Bay News: Kruger’s challenger Comment

No Pants? No Problem!

The MTA’s unmentionably bleak budgetary outlook did little to dissuade many straphangers from displaying some unmentionables of their own. Comment

Prospective Gowanus developer in legal dust-up

A national home builder once intent on building along the shores of the Gowanus Canal is embroiled in a legal wrangle over property it may shun if the canal is named a Superfund site. Comment

Gun goons busted

Kings Courier: Gun goons busted Comment

Teen shot outside school

Flatbush: Teen shot outside school Comment

Board Offers Strong Support for Curb Cut Restrictions

One local volunteer group has given its blessing to an effort by city officials to tighten restrictions on curb cuts. Comment

Local pols react to Paterson reform proposals

State lawmakers representing southern Brooklyn for the most part either sidestepped or took a swipe at Gov. David Paterson’s “State of the State” address, in which he set forth sweeping proposals to root out political corruption in state government. Comment

Candidates to succeed Felder come out of woodwork

Add Ezra Friedlander’s name to the mix of possible candidates to succeed Simcha Felder in the City Council from the 44th District. Comment

Two shot

Canarsie: Two shot Comment

$2.4 million for Floyd Bennett Field clean-up

The present is catching up with Floyd Bennett Field’s past, officials announced this week. Comment

Paerdegat to get cash infusion

Paerdegat Basin is about to be “stimulated” by the feds, city officials said last week. Comment

New councilmember looks to revamp approach to providing services

Canarsie: The new broom in the 45th Councilmanic District is starting out his tenure by sweeping clean. Comment

Canarsie slow down: stoplight coming to Flatlands Avenue

Canarsie: The breakneck traffic along Flatlands Avenue will be moving a little slower in the next few weeks now that the city is poised to put in a new traffic light at East 96th Street. Comment

No budget cuts for Canarsie and East Flatbush schools, parents say

Canarsie: Parents in Canarsie and East Flatbush fear the latest round of public school budget cuts will devastate art and music programs. Comment

Giving their pitch: Republican Gubernatorial candidates address Bklyn GOP

Two of the leading Republican candidates hoping to unseat Governor David Paterson brought their platform of reducing spending and lowering taxes to Brooklyn GOPers last week during a packed meeting held at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment

Brooklyn reps applaud temporary protected status for Haitians

Brooklyn elected officials applauded the move by the federal government to grant temporary protected status to Haitians living in this country. Comment

Kings Plaza Theater closes doors

It seems that the curtains have finally closed on the AMC Loews’ Kings Plaza movie theater. Comment

Brooklynites urged to donate to reputable groups to help Haiti

For Brooklynites, the earthquake that devastated Haiti sent shock waves across the borough, which has some 75,000 Haitian residents, making it one of the largest communities of Haitians outside the island. Comment

Flier denouncing mosque goes around Sheepshead Bay

An anonymous flyer distributed in parts of Sheepshead Bay last week proclaimed that the Muslim organization behind a proposed mosque and community center supports terrorist groups and encourages suicide bombings. Comment

Nabe leaders start donation drive for Haiti earthquake victims

Neighborhood residents will soon be joining the ongoing effort to help the thousands of families devastated by last week’s earthquake in Haiti. Comment

Dyker Heights gives thumbs down to bus cuts

Nestled between Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights has always been hard to reach via public transportation. Comment

You can save a life

A Brooklyn Heights father needs your help. Comment

New vessels won’t rock the boat, city says

Just because the city is entertaining permits for two new charter boats in Sheepshead Bay, that doesn’t mean it’s ready to throw the fishing fleet overboard. Comment

Robbed before drop off

Robbed before drop off Comment

King Remembered In Brooklyn Birthday

Swayed by the inspiring sounds of the New Life Tabernacle Choir, Brooklynites lifted their voices in song to celebrate the progress that has happened since Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death as well as catalyze the social change that needs to come. Comment

DOE okays bake sales for Haiti

Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) may now hold bake sales to raise money for Haiti — but not Brooklyn schools. Comment

New amphitheater could leave neighbors with concrete slab

$64 million is a lot of cash, but it still won’t be enough to pay for a skate park or ice skating rink at the New “Coney Island Center.” Comment

Streetscape improvements planned for 86th Street

Now that the water main work along 86th Street is history, one local merchant group is looking to the future. Comment

61st Precinct can’t top Mother Nature

Captain George Mastrokostas, the commanding officer of the 61st Precinct, has a bone to pick with Mother Nature. Comment

Lachman considers race for 44th City Council District

A blast from the past could be throwing his hat in the ring in the 44th District City Council special election. Comment

Critics: Too close for comfort at Park Slope school

Opponents of the expansion of a Park Slope private school vowed this week to press on with their cause, which they say has been tainted by a cozy relationship between the school and civic groups expected to weigh the matter with impartiality. Comment

New Coalition forms in response to Coney Island violence

Coney Island stakeholders have launched a new effort to confront the rising tide of violence in their community. Comment

Schools go heavy on the salt

A Coney Island City Councilmember is taking the city to task — over seasoning. Comment

District 21 staffing changes

School District 21 is one step closer to having a new leader. Comment

School lunch questions

School lunches need an overhaul, starting with mozzarella sticks, according to a leading parent advocate in School District 20. Comment

Cops honor cops at Coney Island Medal Day

Lining up to be recognized... Comment

Bodies exhumed in probe

Kings Courier: The results of a Kings County District Attorney probe will determine if the two EMTs will be left on the hook for not helping a pregnant mother while she died at a downtown Brooklyn cafe. Comment

Hasidic community mourns crash victim

Kings Courier: Mourners pack the thoroughfare as a hearse transporting the body of tragic Brooklyn Interstate 80 crash victim Avrohom Dovid Liberow, 10, passes by the worldwide headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish movement, 770 Eastern Parkway, following burial rites at the Chabad of Flatbush, 1923 Ocean Avenue where the boy’s father, Rabbi Zalman Liberow, who is now fighting for his life, is the spiritual leader. Comment

P.S. 203 student musicians play for Midwood seniors

BoroBeat: Members at the Midwood Senior Center received a rollicking start to a new decade, courtesy of bright-eyed students from Public School 203 who jumpstarted Year 2010 with a concert of classic and popular favorites. Comment

Mourning for crash victim

Flatbush: Mourners pack the thoroughfare as a hearse transporting the body of tragic Brooklyn Interstate 80 crash victim Avrohom Dovid Liberow, 10, passes by the worldwide headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish movement, 770 Eastern Parkway, following burial rites at the Chabad of Flatbush, 1923 Ocean Avenue where the boy’s father, Rabbi Zalman Liberow, who is now fighting for his life, is the spiritual leader. Comment

Message to MTA: muffle it!

Bay News: It was a blustery cold Tuesday morning when Assemblyman William Colton, and New York’s Heather Haddon and the Big Screecher himself met at Hilna’s Tire Shop at 2050 Stillwell Avenue to check out the screeching of the D line trains, formerly the B, and before that the West End. Comment

Slicing and dicing our borough

Bay News: Each neighborhood in this City should have its own City Councilperson to represent its vital daily needs and defenses. Comment

Bay stats drop

Bay News: Sheepshead Bay led the borough in crime reduction in 2009, according to year-end numbers. Comment

‘Dustbowl’ conditions get concrete remedy

Bay News: Supporters of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a new $64 million, 8,000-seat amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park often malign the neighborhood green space as a terrible “dustbowl”. Comment

Judges appeal for more pay

Crime: Judge’s pay raise squabble to be heard Comment

Grin and bear it as Jets make it in

Brrr-ave broadcaster Craig Carton, of WFAN Sports radio show Boomer & Carton(center), keeps a stiff upper lip while making good on his promise to trek across the Brooklyn Bridge wearing nothing but a New York Jets jersey and Speedo trunks if Gang Green made it to the playoffs. Comment

Brooklyn Flea moves into former Williamsburg Savings Bank Building

The Brooklyn Flea moved indoors to Skylight One Hanson, the new high-end event space at One Hanson Place in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.The nearly two-year-old vendor marketplace will occupy 20,000 square feet of ground floor and basement space in the former landmark Williamsburg Savings Bank Building every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the next 11 weekends, until the Flea moves back outdoors in the spring. Dozens of vendors will offer a variety of items ranging from antiques and vintage furniture to artisanal chocolates, clothing and jewelry. Comment

Fourth Avenue named a deadly street for pedestrians

Bustling Fourth Avenue, home to many restaurants and shops in Bay Ridge, has been deemed among the most dangerous for pedestrians in the tri-state region, according to a recent report. Comment

Countdown to opening day for local supermarket

The long-awaited Key Food supermarket on Bay Ridge Avenue should finally be open next month. Comment

Tops in crime reduction

Sheepshead Bay led the borough in crime reduction in 2009, according to year-end numbers. Comment

Lutheran Medical Ctr. welcomes Ali!

Precious dreams, lil’ one! Comment

New advocate takes aim at developers

When he packed his bags and headed over to Centre Street in lower Manhattan last week, Bill de Blasio made sure he took a bucket full of Brooklyn moxie with him. Comment

Underprivileged kids receive holiday gifts

Big-hearted Brooklynites came together to make Christmas special for hundreds of disadvantaged children during an event sponsored by Children of the City. Comment

Kruger’s Challenger

Kruger’s challenger Comment

Joe Rollino: Brooklyn strongman, boxer and war hero dies at 104

As a grizzled reporter covering Brooklyn, it’s hard to be impressed by tales of exploits, but Joseph Rollino was truly a one-of-a-kind person. Comment

Developer sought for Sunset Pk warehouse

The city announced this week its intention to seek a developer for a vacant 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse building in Sunset Park, a move officials said signals the desire to rekindle industrial activity along the waterfront. Comment

Brooklyn voters will encounter electronic voting in September primary

Very soon, a rite of passage for many Brooklynites will be only a memory, as New York finally retires its venerable lever voting machines. Comment

Two killed in crash

Crime: Two killed in crash Comment

Judge’s pay raise squabble to be heard

Bay News: Judge’s pay raise squabble to be heard Comment

A pocketful of notions

Perspective: Here are some more random thoughts from the scraps of paper and backs of business cards that have been accumulating in my jacket pockets. Comment

Yemen is the anagram for ‘enemy’

Perspective: Bam’s yen for diplomacy over conflict is poised to bear poisonous fruit in his entanglement with a pivotal rogue gulf nation which, on the cusp of an economic and civil meltdown, has also become an evil recruiting ground for a new generation of al Qaeda monsters. Comment

Is Bloomberg worth his salt?

Perspective: Mayor Bloomberg is changing his hat from mayor to nutritionist. His latest crusade is to encourage food manufacturers and restaurants to reduce the amount of sodium in their products by 20 percent over the next five years and we the citizens of this fair city to not over-indulge in a salt habit. We should resist the urge to sprinkle it willy nilly over our fries and popcorn in a hedonistic disregard of our health. Comment

Bloomie inducts city’s newest fire commissioner

Bay News: Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) holds the newest addition to new Fire Commissioner’s Salvatore J. Cassano’s family, granddaughter Leah Grace Six, during the swearing-in ceremony at FDNY Headquarters, 9 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

Opposition mounts to bus cuts

Local elected officials have joined residents on the warpath, opposing cuts to bus service planned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Comment

Bay tops in crime reduction

Bay News: Sheepshead Bay led the borough in crime reduction in 2009, according to year-end numbers. Comment

Cavallaro community celebrates the holidays

Bay News: More than 200 parents, teachers, staff, children and community memberscame together for the Joseph B. Cavallaro Intermediate School 281 Third Annual Holiday Social. Comment

Questions swirl around who’ll fill Marty’s white dinner jacket

Bay News: Someday, Borough President Marty Markowitz will have to hang up his signature white dinner jacket and say so-long to the concert stage. Comment

Three Southern Brooklyn Roads deemed pedestrian dangerous

Kings Highway, Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue have been deemed among the most dangerous for pedestrians in the tri-state region, according to a new report. Comment

New post for 60th Pct. boss

Bay News: The “top cop” of the 60th Precinct has traded the sands of Coney Island for the concrete spires of Manhattan’s 1 Police Plaza. Comment

Brooklyn medicos save vacationing British teen

Bay News: Keaton Bishop, a 17-year old British teen “on holiday” with his family, expected to do the things all first-time visitors to New York do — sightsee, shop and take in a Broadway show or two. Instead of returning to college and his South Yorkshire home before Christmas, however, Keaton and his dad, Paul, experienced something else entirely: Brooklyn emergency medical care—and hospitality. Comment

New charter boats for Sheepshead Bay

Bay News: Two new charter vessels are angling their way into Sheepshead Bay, this newspaper has learned. Comment

Advocate takes aim at problematic development

Bay News: When he packed his bags and headed over to Centre Street in lower Manhattan last week, Bill de Blasio made sure he took a bucket full of Brooklyn moxie with him. Comment

New commander takes the reins of Bath Beach precinct

Bay News: If you’re one of those people who believes the old adage “You can never go home again,” then you should talk to Deputy Inspector James Rooney. Comment

Help save Jennifer

You can help save the life of a Brooklyn mom. Comment

More murder, shootings

Bay News: Except for murder, 2009 saw a plummeting of major felony crime in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Comment

School budget cut fears

Bay News: Brooklyn public schools can weather budget cuts — but only for so long, according to a local parent leader. Comment

Votes needed to help bring comfort and joy to seriously ill children

Bay News: Chase Bank has teamed up with a popular social networking site in a Community Giving initiative. Comment

Manhattan Beach private security patrol to remain open

Bay News: The call went out and the Manhattan Beach community answered in the affirmative. Comment

Council passes five local street renamings

Bay News: The New York City Council approved five local street renamings, four of which were sponsored by Councilman Vincent Gentile. Comment

CEC 20 Special Ed workshop

Bay News: The Community Education Council of District 20 presents a Special Education Committee Workshop: “What Am I Looking For? Observing a Child, Looking at a School,” 9:30 a.m., January 22 on the fourth floor of 415 89th Street in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. Comment

Remedy for Asser Levy “dustbowl”

Bay News: Supporters of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a new $64 million, 8,000-seat amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park often malign the neighborhood green space as a terrible “dustbowl”. Comment

Assemblyman outraged over pending loss of student MetroCards

Bay News: Outraged by the MTA’s pending designs to eliminate student MetroCards, Assemblyman William Colton plans to rally parents, students and community leaders to oppose the plans by initiating a letter writing campaign to Governor David Paterson, who has proposed a State budget cut of $25 million. Comment

Coney Island shooter sought

Watch out, Celow. Comment

Fillmore CEO elected president of Brooklyn Board of Realtors

John P. Reinhardt, president and chief executive officer of Fillmore Real Estate, New York City’s largest privately-owned and operated real estate firm, has been elected president of the Brooklyn Board of Realtors (BBOR) for 2010. Comment

Mark your calendars for the Kearney Hall of Fame Dinner Dance

Sister Thomasine Stagnitta, CSJ, principal, and the Board of Trustees of Bishop Kearney High School will host its annual Hall of Fame Dinner Dance, March 5 at Sirico’s Caterers, 8023 13th Avenue in Dyker Heights. Comment

Proposed mosque causes concerns in community

The person behind the building of a controversial mosque on a residential street said he is surprised by recent racist remarks made against his faith. Comment

BIG rocks the house with Vanilla Fudge

BoroBeat: The sound of holiday music filled the hallowed halls of St. Mark Church, where parishioners joined festive forces with like-minded revelers %u2013 among them, recording star Vince Martell %u2013 for a concert of carols, presented by the Bay Improvement Group (BIG). Comment

Proud of local firefighters and crime-busters

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s Finest and Bravest were delivered a tall salute when the Be Proud Foundation presented an appreciation luncheon in Sheepshead Bay to hail “heroes from our local Police and Fire departments.” Comment

Author shares experiences with Mark Twain students

BoroBeat: Children’s poet Robert Kurkela visited creative writing classes at Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented, 2401 Neptune Avenue, in Coney Island. Comment

‘Glam-mas’ redefine the golden years

BoroBeat: Just call ‘em ‘glam-mas.’ Comment

P.S. 163 hails its best and brightest

BoroBeat: Award-winning singer songwriter Hank Fellows was a big hit when he visited Public School 163 to serenade students and staffers with a medley of his popular tunes. Comment

Cymbrowitz addresses Holocaust revisionism at Berlin conference

BoroBeat: Calling Holocaust deniers not only a violation of the memories of the victims, but a powerful tool of the modern day anti-Semite, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, a second generation Holocaust survivor, traveled to Berlin, Germany to address The Legacy of World War II and the Holocaust Conference, a worldwide gathering of academics, former prisoners of ghettos and concentration camps, public officials, World War II partisans and journalists, sponsored by the World Congress of Russian Jewry. Comment

Hospitalized children receive toys for the holidays

BoroBeat: Shorefront Toys for Tots and Taconic Investment Partners joined forces to put smiles on the faces of children at Coney Island Hospital, as Toys for Tots Founder & President Brian L. Gotlieb and Taconic Investment Partners’ Chris Balestra distributed gifts to children in the hospital’s Pediatric Department. Comment

Clarke’s less-than-super stance on the Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn Courier: “Neither of them can do it alone.” Comment

Look out CB1, here comes Rob Solano

After experiencing Community Board 1’s collective wisdom firsthand in several votes last year, Williamsburg resident Rob Solano wanted to influence the group from the inside. Now he can, as a new member. Comment

Canarsie slow down: stoplight coming to Flatlands Avenue

Canarsie: The breakneck traffic along Flatlands Avenue will be moving a little slower in the next few weeks now that the city is poised to put in a new traffic light at East 96th Street. Comment

Teen shot outside school

Flatbush: Teen shot outside school Comment

Remedy for Asser Levy “dustbowl” - concrete

Supporters of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a new $64 million, 8,000-seat amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park often malign the neighborhood green space as a terrible “dustbowl”. Comment

No budget cuts for Canarsie and East Flatbush schools, parents say

Canarsie: Parents in Canarsie and East Flatbush fear the latest round of public school budget cuts will devastate art and music programs. Comment

Local pols react to Paterson reform proposals

State lawmakers representing southern Brooklyn for the most part either sidestepped or took a swipe at Gov. David Paterson’s “State of the State” address, in which he set forth sweeping proposals to root out political corruption in state government. Comment

$2.4 million for Floyd Bennett Field clean-up

The present is catching up with Floyd Bennett Field’s past, officials announced this week. Comment

Worker injured at Yeshiva construction site

A 36-year-old construction worker was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after falling 30 feet into the basement of a Yeshiva being constructed in Kensington. Comment

STREB take show-stopping action to Vancouver

Williamsburg: Elizabeth Streb creates choreography of Olympic proportions – dancers climbing up walls, flying through the air, and generally testing the limits of the human body. Comment

P.S. 15 petitions to stop PAVE

Brooklyn Courier: Red Hook teachers and parents have launched an online petition to rid P.S. 15 of a charter school. Comment

Paerdegat to get cash infusion

Paerdegat Basin is about to be “stimulated” by the feds, city officials said last week. Comment

Last weeks for Williamsburg’s MonkeyTown

Stain Bar. Black Betty. Sound Fix Lounge. Comment

Help save Jennifer’s life

You can help save the life of a Brooklyn mom. Comment

New councilmember looks to revamp approach to providing services

Canarsie: The new broom in the 45th Councilmanic District is starting out his tenure by sweeping clean. Comment

Bay Ridge Before the Bridge is Subject of New Novel

Is our childhood always golden? Comment

New Seminar for Backyard Bar Owners

Williamsburg: For restaurant owners with big backyards, class is in session. Comment

Fewer crimes committed in Canarsie in 2009

After a record low year in crime, Canarsie cops are poising for the challenge of keeping the downward trend on track. Comment

Gun goons busted

Kings Courier: Gun goons busted Comment

Two shot

Canarsie: Two shot Comment

Autopsy held in Au Bon Pain death

The results of a Kings County District Attorney probe will determine if the two EMTs will be left on the hook for not helping a pregnant mother while she died at a downtown Brooklyn cafe. Comment

Good year for 76th Precinct

Brooklyn Courier: The 76th Precinct ended the year even better than it began it — reducing overall crime by an additional 6.5 percent. Comment

Candidates to succeed Felder come out of woodwork

Add Ezra Friedlander’s name to the mix of possible candidates to succeed Simcha Felder in the City Council from the 44th District. Comment

El Puente’s Three Kings Bring Gifts of Music

The music! The dancing! The nativity! Comment

Board Offers Strong Support for Curb Cut Restrictions

One local volunteer group has given its blessing to an effort by city officials to tighten restrictions on curb cuts. Comment

Largest crime drop in Flatbush and Midwood in ‘09

The 70th Precinct ended 2009 on a high note, with another significant drop in overall crime. Comment

35 Things Your Teen Will Never Tell You

Teenagers can be rebellious, sneaky little suckers. Just ask any harried parent. Now, it’s time to fight back. Comment

Rose Plaza gets Marty’s thumbs up

Call it a split decision. Comment

Help Divers at Boat Show

Boating enthusiasts citywide will soon get a chance to experience a Brooklyn environmental group’s labor of love that made a splash this past summer. Comment

Want to help Haiti? Here’s how

Our list of groups and agencies that are trying to ease the pain. Read more…
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Editorial: On the Newtown Creek, the mayor favors federal Superfund designation. On the Gowanus, he does not. The Brooklyn Paper editorial board thinks it smells something fishy — and it ain’t the canal water. Comments (5)

Full steam ahead for Greenlight Bookstore’s comedy show

Nightlife: Comedy is about to get the Greenlight. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: It’s a line drive over the wall, so go hit the showers! Comments (6)

Want to help Haiti? Here’s how

Our list of groups and agencies that are trying to ease the pain. Comments (11)

A salt on Borough Hall

A salt on Borough Hall

Downtown: What is going on with the sidewalk at Borough Hall? It’s a disgrace. Comments (5)

Editor’s coffin comments make some readers sick

Letters: This week’s mailbag is full of outrage over Editor Gersh Kuntzman’s column about excessive security measures at the new Long Island Rail Road terminal. Bring it on! Comments (3)
Waiting in the Wings: The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s trans-Atlantic “Bridge Project” will start its second season with a Shakespeare play that’s a bit of a comedown from prior works in the series, “The Cherry Orchard” and “The Winter’s Tale.” Comments (6)

Greenpoint club has an ‘Exit’ strategy

Nightlife: Greenpoint’s Club Exit — notorious for its rowdy crowds, short skirts and violence in and outside — suddenly closed on Friday night after 15 years as a nightlife epicenter. Comments (9)
Atlantic Yards: The construction of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards will enter a new phase next month when three major streets are permanently wiped off the New York City grid to accommodate the developer’s basketball arena. Comments (14)

Broombrawl

Carroll Gardens: Three women beat up another one with a broom. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Meet a true film celebrity — Brooklyn Heights

Cinema: Writer-director Peter Hedges narrates a love story to a great cinematic neighborhood. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: The neighborhood rallies to save its bus lines. Comments (5)
Shopping: Dharmesh Chokshi’s new BR Specialty Beer Store is a bit of hop heaven. Comments (3)
Park Slope: Hundreds of public school students finally got their chance to run, jump, scream and play inside the lavishly renovated Park Slope Armory, which opened on Monday after years and years of delays. Comments (6)
Boerum Hill: On his final day in office, then-Comptroller Bill Thompson bowed to the mayor’s wishes and quietly approved a contract that paves the way for the controversial expansion and reopening of the Brooklyn House of Detention in Boerum Hill. Comments (4)
Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights businesswoman who was facing $3,000 in fines for hanging a single envelope of business cards to a single lamppost last year fought City Hall — and won (mostly). Comments (4)

David’s brisket sandwich is the best thing we ate this week

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Get to Crown Heights for the best in savory meat. Comments (5)

About a boy

Fort Greene: Two women fight — in public! — about a man. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2)

Have an affair or not? Here’s Smartmom’s take

Smartmom: Everyone is talking about the Park Slope Parents poster who thinks her husband is about to have an affair. But is it such a big deal? Yes and no, our Smartmom says. Comments (13)

Steven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees is back

Music: Steven Severin helped form the seminal post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1976 — but now he’s doing something really post-punk: He’s scoring classic experimental films. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Borough President Markowitz has rejected a developer’s bid for an 800-unit apartment complex on the South Williamsburg waterfront — unless the builders set aside 100 more below-market-rate units than they originally promised. Comments (5)
Cleaning Our Waterways: Oh, but it’s so different than the Gowanus Canal, don’t you know? Comments (7)
Nightlife: Longtime regulars of the Starlite Lounge, the self-proclaimed oldest gay-friendly, black-owned watering hole in Brooklyn, are rallying to keep their establishment alive after the building was sold and the new owners signaled that they don’t want the bar on the ground floor. Comments (17)

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