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Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Albany fundraisers raise eyebrows

With the annual state budget due April 1, the month of March is one of the busiest for Albany lawmakers, but that didn’t stop Flatbush State Sen. Eric Adams from holding a fundraiser. Comment.

Hefty tax bill for Tish

Perhaps money from cash-strapped City Council member Letitia “Tish” James’ first political fundraiser of the primary season should go toward paying her city taxes. Comment.

Dripping away: Brooklyn cruise ships on the decline too

Smooth sailing may not be in store for Red Hook’s cruise terminal, this newspaper has learned. Comment.

Just too big for a school-Critics oppose P.S. 133 growth

City officials say a new building for P.S. 133 means state-of-the-art facilities, but Boerum Hill residents say it means rats, traffic, shadows and damage to homes. Comment.

City agencies get behind religious bonfires

In Orthodox Jewish sections of Brooklyn, an ancient and potentially dangerous Passover tradition will continue next Wednesday with the “blessing” of city agencies. Comment.

In search of federal stimulus
Brooklyn officials chase down their slice of the big pie

From the Brooklyn Bridge to Grand Army Plaza to the Coney Island Boardwalk, it is raining federal stimulus money in the borough. Comment.

Ribbon cut on CNG offices

Community Newspaper Group — a News Corporation company — made its debut at One MetroTech Center North with a grand opening attended by an elite roster of area dignitaries, industry officials and representatives of local institutions, who helped welcome the ever-expanding newspaper and publications conglomerate to the borough’s commercial epicenter. Comment.

City to count every last drop of H2O

By 2011, water bills for homes and businesses in New York City will be tabulated using automated water meters, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last Tuesday at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery. Comment.

Four-star salute to outstanding class of Brooklyn women
State Senator Marty Golden recognizes the accomplishments of grassroots leaders

Five local women were hailed for their “outstanding” service to Brooklyn during an awards ceremony presented by State Senator Marty Golden. Comment.

Angry Golden decries ‘Drug Dealers Protection Act’

Changes to the state’s Rockefeller Drug Laws are shaking up more people than rock n’ roll ever did. Comment.

Bloomberg opens new campaign offices here

No one draws a crowd like Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comment.

Nelson holds sway over CB13; Brighton plan rejected

City Councilmember Mike Nelson convinced Community Board 13 to reject the Brighton Beach rezoning plan it once lobbied for – pushing instead for a plan that could turn the bungalow district into a firetrap. Comment.

gifted and angry-Parents decry new school

School District 20 will welcome a new middle school after all – but it’s not the one a local parents’ group wants. Comment.

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