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The Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association is meeting tonight. They will be holding elections for their board and will also be discussing issues of concern to Sheepshead Bay and Plumb Beach.
Date: Tuesday, November 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Baron DeKalb K of C; 3000 Emmons Avenue
Refreshments will be served
Tuesday Tips is a series of articles from local experts to help you save money, make better decisions and plan for a better future.
So the kids just got into college, eh? Well, don’t party too hard – that tuition bill is coming your way. Luckily, it’s still tax planning season and you have until December 31 to start finding money in the tax system to help put your kid through school.
So we asked our resident tax expert, Joseph Reisman, to put together a list of three opportunities – two tax credits and a savings plan – that will ease the burden of paying for your child’s education. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to soften the blow when your son says he’s majoring in Philosophy of Latin Women’s Studies… (Ed. — Actually, that sounds kind of hot.)
We received the following op-ed from Steve Barrison last night. Barrison is the president of Bay Improvement Group and executive vice president of the Small Business Congress of New York City.
Many have asked me in the past week or so, “Hey Steve, how should I vote?”
Well, I can’t tell you how. But I can say, that if you like going back to what we all know failed, losing 750,000 jobs a month, and policies favoring the elite 2 percent of America, then go for it.
However, if you like going forward – and we have stopped that out of control tailspin with some stability and small growth, too, with the last three months up, and only two out of our 12 economic regions reporting negative, when before it was all 12 in the red, then we must be doing something right. You can figure it out.
What’s a Sheepshead man to do when he gets on the subway after too many drinks in the city, only to discover that the Q train terminates at Pacific Street, forcing him to stumble through the labyrinthine passageways to another Q train to complete the trip?
Well, the answer to that question is that I… er, that Sheepshead man probably shouldn’t be drinking in the city late at night on a workday. But you’re not the boss of me… er, that Sheepshead man!
But, if you’re like that stubborn jerk – or if you’re in the city late-night for any other reason (really, what other reason can there be?) – you should be aware that this will happen to you this week.
Beginning tomorrow, November 2, until Friday, November 5, the Q train will operate in two sections:
- Between 57 Street-7 Avenue and Pacific Street
- Between Atlantic Avenue and Stillwell Avenue, every 30 minutes.
That means if you’re coming from – or attempting to go to – anywhere north of Atlantic Avenue, you’ll need to transfer to complete you trip.
On an obviously unrelated note, enjoy your fare hikes that go into effect on December 30!
Voting in our district – especially in this election – might seem like an exercise in futility. Local candidates rarely face opponents, and those that do are almost guaranteed to win thanks to established political machines.
But this year’s ballot is packed with two extra questions that should transcend your cynicism and get you to the booth. The City Charter – the document that operates as a state constitution, outlining the functions of local government – was reviewed this year, and a referendum must pass in order to put them in effect.
The process, for sure, is mired in controversy. Observers have blasted the commission for everything from their board’s selection process, to the locations and times they chose to have public hearings. And the placement of the questions on the ballot is even under attack: they’re on the back-side in teeny-tiny type. Worse yet, the eight issues addressed are lumped together into two questions – one for term limits and another for seven different issues.
Scores of teenagers waged war on cars, buses, NYPD, firemen, seniors and just about anyone else last night, bombarding them with eggs, shaving cream, potatoes, rocks and even hammers.
The chaos was recorded by GerritsenBeach.net, which bravely posted photos of the guilty in action, as well as some of the damage against city property.
Traffic safety and the bus accident that killed a 4-year-old boy will be the topics of discussion at the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association meeting tonight, Monday, November 1, 2010. The meeting kicks off at 8:00 p.m. in P.S. 195 Elementary School at 131 Irwin Street.
Ciera Glenn, 25, mother of a little boy, upcoming graduate of Medgar Evers College, and full-time employee, was enjoying a night out with her boyfriend, Tyree Shelton, 27, at a Halloween party at a Prospect Heights bar. As they left the celebration in the early hours of Saturday, October 30, they couldn’t know that their paths would cross with those of a killer.
As the early morning sun rose over the waking city, a dark scene unfolded in the lobby of 2336 Batchelder Street in the Sheepshead / Nostrand Houses, where Shelton lives. Alone, on the floor and still in costume, Glenn lay dead from multiple gunshot wounds near the mailboxes. The grisly scene was first discovered by a neighbor.
“I opened the lobby door and I saw the young girl dead,” neighbor Luke Kopelakis, 71, told the Daily News. “There was blood in the elevator, blood on the walls.”
Her boyfriend, shot once in the face, was able to drive himself to Coney Island Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Motives, like suspects, are scarce as police examined the scene. Spooky and smiling Halloween decorations hung nearby as local children geared up for their turn to celebrate a day usually reserved for fun and candy. That is, all except for one little boy.
Two big things happened this weekend:
2) Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear”