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  • August 20, 2017

    Politicians Playing Catch a  Confederate Sign  Picture in Bay Ridge

    Khader El-Yateem Tree Plaque


    On August 1, 2017, no one was talking about tearing down statues. 


    On August 7, 2017, the newspapers wrote about the Army Base’s letter refusing the four politicians request (see pols names here). Eric Adams tweeted that he made the request for the signs to be taken down in 2015.  El-Yateem didn’t say anything about the signs at Fort Hamilton (see here).


    On August 11th the Nazi’s marched on Charlotteville with tiki torches (video)


    On August 14, 2017 Khader El-Yateem held a press release in front of the army base. He began by spelling out his first and last name to the press (see here).  The sound on his recording could not be heard so El-Yateem’s staff  transcribed his speech (see here). The news played what John Hagan, the teacher said.  Yet, Aber Kawas’ speech was cut from most news stations/stories.  Only the Brooklyn Reporter used her picture and quote. Even  El-Yateem’s team didn’t transcribe her words.  


    Aber Kawas speech:  


    Aber Kawas - El-Yateem didn't translate her words.


    On August 15th, Khader El-Yateem stood outside of the defunct St. John’s Church to mumble some words (see here) and watch a plaque be removed from a tree.  People in Bay Ridge either didn’t know about the plaque or they knew it existed, but didn’t know what it said.  Yet, El-Yateem said: “This is a sign of division in our community and it has to be removed.”  (Source)  El-Yateem has been a pastor in the community for almost 20 years. If this plaque was a sign of division for so long, why didn’t he seek to have it removed years ago?  


    After the plaque was cut off, nothing changed in the world. The picture-playing politician got some free press. The next day, El-Yateem boasted that he was the winner of City and State’s press this week (see here).




    On August 22nd, the four original pols are coming to get their pictures taken in front of an army base gate because  El-Yateem stole their thunder and they didn’t get any credit for their work. El-Yateem mentioned them later on Facebook – sorry charley, this guy is trying to get press for his campaign.   






    Politicians demanding the army base do something without actually sitting down with some representatives at the army base shows that this is all about the picture-taking politicians.  Sitting down with someone, hearing their side and helping them see your side is the only responsible thing that should be done at this point. 


    The Army Base should consider changing the name because of the families who live on the base have complained. I don’t think anyone would want a child of someone serving in our military to feel uncomfortable in their home.  I understand that people don’t want history to be erased, but c’mon people, if you don’t go on the base, this situation is not important to you. There is a Harbor Defense Museum on the base to preserve the signs.


    In Maryland, statues were removed from parks late at night and no politicians took pictures. (See here and here)  I guess they have pols who don’t need to play politics over this issue.


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    August 20, 2017

    Irish Night at Shore Road Park – 8/22/17

    Irish night on shore road - august 2017

    Irish Night at Shore Road Park – August 22nd at 7:00 pm – 79th Street and Shore Road


    irish music shore road park bay ridge


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    August 19, 2017

    Free No Free Pet Adoptions in Brooklyn Today!

    Today is “Clear the Shelter Day” so all dog and cat adoptions are free. Go get a new family member. 




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    August 19, 2017

    Latin Mass on August 21st at Visitation Monastery


    August 21 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

    It’s the 450th Birthday of St. Francis de Sales. In celebration, the Visitation Monastery will hold a mass in Latin on August 21st at 7:30 pm.


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    August 19, 2017

    St. Ephrem Church is Collecting for OLPH Food Pantry Tomorrow

    During masses tomorrow, St. Ephrem Church is collecting for OLPH’s food pantry. 


    Food, Pantry Collection at St. Ephrem on August 20th

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    August 19, 2017

    Become a School Crossing Guard

    School Crossing Guard Hiring Event on Monday August 21, 2017 at 9:00 am

    1 Police Plaza  Manhattan 10038.  

    $12.14 an hour starting salary – plus health benefits

    RSVP to pch@nypd.org    See info in the yellow box below on what to bring. 



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    August 18, 2017

    RIP to the Man Who Jumped in Front the of the N Train

    A man jumped in front of a N train Eighth Avenue N train tonight at 7 pm. News here.  RIP.

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    August 18, 2017

    Shore Road Clean Up on August 19th -Bay Ridge

    Shore Road between 90th and 95th, there will be a community cleanup. Come one – come all and help make the park beautiful!


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    August 18, 2017

    Bay Ridge Republican Candidates Will Be on Errol Lewis Tonight

    Errol Lewis from Channel 1 News announced  at 12 pm today that he was having four Republican candidates on his show, Road to City Hall tonight at 7 pm. I went to check the social media accounts of 3 our of 4 candidates. Only one of three announced on Facebook that he would be on Lewis’ show (Capano announced 4 hours ago – see here).

    Why didn’t the others tell us? 

    This is not a live show, it’s pre-recorded so people will not be able to call in.


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    August 18, 2017

    Town Hall with Bill DeBlasio

    Mayor Bill DeBlasio is having a Town Hall on August 24th in Coney Island. You need to RSVP by August 21st to townhallrsvp@cityhall.nyc.gov  or call 212-788-7929


    town hall with bill deblasio august 24th coney island

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    August 18, 2017

    Glad to See the NYPD in the Park – Bay Ridge


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    August 18, 2017

    Are You Interested in Becoming a Fitness Instructor? Free Training Program in Brooklyn

    free fitness instructor training brooklyn ny


    If you are interested in becoming a fitness instructor, now is the time. There is a free Twelve Week Program for fitness instructors through the “Shape Up NYC Program.”


    Train to be a fitness Instructor



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