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Update: Resurrection May Be In Danger of Closing

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Again, let me state this very clearly: Resurrection Church is not closing – but lets be real it’s “on the table”.

Every parish in the diocese is currently engaged in a strategic planning process with the bishop. The “Christ Jesus, Our Hope – Diocesan Strategic Planning for Parishes” plan is to evaluate the current status of local parishes for the long term stability of the church.  Meaning… closings of churches are “on the table” – across the board – across the diocese.

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All churches have very low attendance, and there seems to be a lot of different reasons for the low attendance, but according to the report some factors include “demographic shifts, small and large from the migration of many Catholics away from the Northeast to changes in ethnic groups within certain neighborhoods.”

The Bishop does not want what happened to schools in their decision of closing to happen to churches.  To that end, he is making everyone alert to what is going on.

Some churches cannot support themselves because they are either in poor areas and are not being supported by parishioners, so the diocese has been subsidizing them.  Some are receiving up to 40%. Selling church property is not an option, Real estate will probably go back up.  Some churches are very close in proximity and some have very high maintenance costs and falling apart.

The bishop has appointed a committee to go to the churches and evaluate buildings, structure, cost efficiency, maintenance. They are also looking at the “sacramental life” of the church e.g. baptisms, weddings, communions, confirmations etc.

As far as Resurrection goes, the buildings are in very good condition, and they do have the leasing of the school building as a steady source of income.
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Golden to Try and Save Overnight B31

Seems like instead of complaining Senator Golden is offering a decent solution to restore overnight bus service to Gerritsen Beach.

Senator Golden is proposing re-routing one B3 bus per hour down Gerritsen Avenue and then have it continue back along its regular route.

The east bound B3 currently travels past Gerritsen Avenue and Avenue U, and it is being proposed that at this point, it could turn south bound and go the 1.4 miles to the end of Gerritsen Avenue, stopping in the B31 bus stops. Upon reaching the end of Gerritsen Avenue, the bus could then turn around and return to its regular route.

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Today: State Senator Marty Golden Town Hall

Please Join State Senator Marty Golden For A TOWN HALL MEETING

On April 29, 2010 At IS 278 Marine Park Junior High School

1925 Stuart Street At 7:00 pm

Con Edison, Department of Environmental Protection, NYSERDA and other organizations will be in attendance to answer any questions or community concerns.

For further information […]

Resurrection Church May Be in Danger of Closing

Nobody freak out and read what I am writing clearly: Resurrection Church – is not closing – at least not just yet.

Apparently, there was a meeting last week held by Father Farrell and it came out that Resurrection Church (constructed in 1953) may have to close their doors because of low attendance.

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Fatal Shooting on East E37th and Quentin Road

Police say a man shot and killed himself in Marine Park, Brooklyn as they responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress.

Authorities said the incident happened around 6:22 p.m. Monday at 3701 Quentin Road. Police say they arrived on the scene and were confronted by an armed man, who fired […]

Whitney Avenue to Become Veterans Way on Memorial Day

Thanks to a helpful push by the VFW and City Leaders – Whitney Avenue at Burnett street will now recognize veterans with a street naming.

Councilman Lew Fidler who has introduced the street naming legislation said. “It is fitting that we honor the fine men and women who have served our country and I […]

Glee Auditions Inspire GB Resident

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Totally obsessed with Glee? Think you’ve got what it takes to be on the show? Nicole Hidalgo, 23 of Gerritsen Beach does and she is asking for your help to give her a chance to be on the show. Nicole is Gerritsen Beach’s resident singer, singing […]

Courier Life Picks Up On the Stop Light Being Considered for Gerritsen Avenue

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Our neighborhood downtown Brooklyn based community paper recently picked up on the possibility of a traffic signal on Gerritsen Avenue. Maybe they picked up the story out of thin air because they weren’t at the meeting.

Even though they added nothing to the story at hand, they did add additional exposure – which in the end is good for us.
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B31 & B2 Cuts to Happen July 5th

We just received word that the MTA is celebrating independence day weekend by implementing their planned service cuts. The B31 overnight (1-5am) cuts and the weekend cuts to the B2 will take effect Monday, July 5th at 12:01 am

“The extent of our deficit requires that most of the cuts move ahead, but […]

Annual Card Party & Luncheon – Circle of Hope Cancer Foundation

State Senator Marty Golden Town Hall

Please Join State Senator Marty Golden For A TOWN HALL MEETING

On April 29, 2010 At IS 278 Marine Park Junior High School

1925 Stuart Street At 7:00 pm

Con Edison, Department of Environmental Protection, NYSERDA and other organizations will be in attendance to answer […]

GBCares 2010 Membership Drive

GB Cares, recently sent out their 2010 membership drive letter.

If you did not receive a copy in the mail you can download it here. GB Cares Membership Application

We have reached many goals thanks to the support of our members, volunteer residents, business Owners, local organizations, elected officials and governmental agencies. Working […]

Gerritsen Beach Little League Opening Day Parade

On Saturday, April 17, the Gerritsen Beach Little League held their 58th Opening Season Ceremony for the 2010 Season. It is the oldest Little League in all of Brooklyn. The parade kicked off at 10:00 am at the Resurrection Church Parking lot. Each of the teams, along with Resurrection Sports marched from Whitney […]

Reminder: Check Out the Calendar

Spring is here! Summer is coming! You need to know what’s going on!

Make sure to check in occasionally to the Community Calendar page to stay in the know!

Kiddie Beach Registration

Kiddie Beach registration is here!

Stop in at the Cort Club every Thursday in April and May Starting the April 15th from 7pm – 9pm.

To join Kiddie Beach or the GBPOA you must live with in Gerristen Beach which is from Whitney Avenue and The Point.

Opening Day June 5th FINAL APPLICATIONS […]