The following is a press release from State Senator Marty Golden’s office:
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host no-costs mammograms and clinical breast exams in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Free mammograms will be available on the mobile van to be parked outside Senator Golden’s District Office located at 3604 Quentin Road.
Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year. An appointment must be made by calling 1-877-628-9090. Results will be sent to the individual and/or their doctor within 10 business days.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am proud to partner with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to make available free mammography screenings for women forty years and older and bring public awareness to the importance of getting tested. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, and I encourage all those who have not had a mammogram in more than a year to make an appointment and to get screened.”
The following op-ed is written by Ed Jaworski, president of the Marine-Madison-Homecrest Civic Association:
Shhh. There apparently are secret agents, or maybe participants in a witness protection program, among the members of Brooklyn’s Community Board 15.
Three times I have tried to learn the clandestine backgrounds of all Community Board 15 board members, who supposedly represent all residents of the community.
Neighborhoods they are from, which specific civic groups they represent, and who appointed them: that’s the requested, highly classified information.
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Map distributed on the reverse side of the flyer announcing changes in 1978 to the Southwest Brooklyn bus routes. Courtesy of Allan Rosen. Click to enlarge
THE COMMUTE: In this three-part series, Allan Rosen discusses, in Part 1, the back-story and success of the 1978 Southwest Brooklyn bus route changes, and why this is how the MTA should do its bus route planning. Last June, Allan explained what is wrong with how the MTA does its short-range planning. In Part 2 of this series, he goes into more detail explaining how their approach is leading us toward disaster. Part 3 shows the future direction the MTA must take to avoid destroying the local bus system, the path it is currently on.
Last week I discussed the Southwest Brooklyn bus route changes made in 1978, which was the correct path toward improving service. This week I discuss the current path the MTA is on, where that path will lead, and the need to regain control of the system.
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Emailed to us with the following note:
[D]o not forget to pray to Our Lady of the Litterbox. Snapped that pic with my camera phone on W and 24th. Hoping it starts a neighborhood trend.
A neighborhood trend of people cleaning up after their furry companions? Yes, please.
Photo by Barry Lajnwand
An “all hands” call went out approximetely 6:00pm tonight for a garage fire at 2653 East 18th Street. The garage is fully detached, located behind the main house and not visible from the street. The main house is currently un-occupied and under construction.
Neighbors told Sheepshead Bites that a “gang” of local teenage boys have been using the garage as a place to smoke dope and drink. Some of the neighbors believe that the “boys” set the fire themselves as “3 white kids”were seen leaving the garage earlier in the day.
No one was injured and the fire was contained by approximately 6:30 tonight. Adjoining buildings and houses appear to be untouched by the fire.
This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to Tips (at) sheepsheadbites (dot) com
Hard to believe that, in a little more than a month, it’ll be the one year anniversary of that crummy blizzard, which paralyzed the city.
Photo by Yuriy Semenov
Source: Wikimedia Commons
A Sheepshead Bay High School teacher has won a prestigious award from the Fund for the City of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for her outstanding efforts in science.
Maria Cheryl Diangco, along with six other teachers from some of the city’s best high schools, has been recognized for her accomplishments in the classroom at Sheepshead Bay High School (3000 Avenue X), where she is an AP Biology and Science Research teacher. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation sponsors these awards that recognize exceptionally dedicated and creative teachers who have achieved outstanding results and inspired students of all backgrounds and abilities to pursue careers in science and mathematics. Diango is responsible for revitalizing the school’s science program and creating the school’s science research program.
Gotham Schools explains how she was chosen:
The teachers were nominated by students, parents, colleagues, and administrators and then selected by a committee made up of representatives from local science museums and universities, based on their students’ achievement, their involvement in extracurricular activities, and their efforts to promote math and science inside and outside the classroom.
The recipients’ high schools range from the city’s highest-performing to some of the weakest, including one that the city is trying to turn around using federal funding.
This is the third straight year that the Fund for the City of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation gave awards to teachers throughout the city in the math and science field. Each teacher received a prize of $5,000 at last night’s award ceremony, while their school’s math and science program will get $2,500 at an assembly today.
Sheepshead Bay High School is currently in a federally-funded Race to the Top program to turn around the city’s troubled schools. But, at least in the case of Diangco, they’re showing they’ve got a faculty that can go head-to-head with that of Stuyvesant High School, Hunter High School and Midwood High School.
The pancake chefs of Occupy Pancake Breakfast. (Source: Michael Goldstein)
There’s a new twist on Kingsborough Community College’s annual walk-a-thon fundraiser: walking AND occupying a breakfast table.
Despite the rainfall on November 16, The Occupy Pancake Breakfast and Walk-a-Thon successfully raised more than $20,000 for Kingsborough Community College student scholarships.
Chants of “Hey, hey, enough with Goldman Sachs, give us some of those golden stacks” echoed through the hallways, as participants marched along.
The breakfast, which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., took place at the Academic Village Terrace Room in the college. It fed almost 200 people, while nearly 700 people took part in the walk-a-thon by walking indoors through the campus and donating $7.
The Continuing Education Program, which is housed in the Marine Academic Center (MAC), was represented by Team MAC & Cheese in the walk-a-thon.
“It was kind of a play on what is going on. It was to highlight the positive things we are doing here for students,” said Michael Goldstein, the event planner and MAC & Cheese teammate.
And, before anyone gets all riled up about parallels between this and what’s going on in downtown Manhattan, there’s another Occupy Pancake Breakfast motto for you: “Pancakes before politics.” So chill out.
New York State’s future will hold hotter summers, snowier winters, severe floods and a range of other symptoms of an environment in flux, according to the latest climate change predictions. That could mean disaster for waterfront communities like Sheepshead Bay.
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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.