Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

Borough-wide

Grizzly Bear Sighting in Williamsburg

There was no question whether the popular concert series at East River State Park would reach its capacity of 8,000 for indie-favorite headliners (and Brooklyn residents) Grizzly Bear.The question was when. Comment.
Borough-wide

State looking at several measures to reform Albany

While not quite the new sheriff of Albany, recently elected State Senator Daniel Squadron is beginning to make an impact on possible reforms in Albany. Comment.
Borough-wide

Solid waste transfer station in Gravesend Bay passes hurdle

A state lawmaker last week appealed to the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner to prevent a waste transfer station from coming to Gravesend Bay. Comment.
Borough-wide

City offers swine flu shots to kids

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn plays host to Philly cheesesteak contest

Bensonhurst’s Bob Coccodrilli recently lost 20 pounds, but this weekend, he might be gaining it all back at a cheesesteak-eating competition in Clinton Hill. Comment.
Borough-wide

Elderly Russian ladies busted for swimming at Brighton Beach

Charges that the Bloomberg administration has enforcement agents ticketing residents and businesses to increase the city’s bottom line surfaced again last week after Parks Department police (PEP) ticketed several elderly women for bathing in shallow waters off Brighton Beach at about 6:45 p.m. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Help snap up camera thieves

Cops and one outraged photographer are looking for a crew of thieves who burglarized a Marine Park garage and looted thousands of dollars in camera equipment found in the victim’s car. Comment.
Borough-wide

The Diana Reyna Monologues

This week, a crowd of approximately 70 residents, community leaders and reporters from nine newspapers gathered in the basement of 1st Spanish Presbyterian Church expecting a raucous debate among candidates running for the 34th Council District seat. Comment.
Borough-wide

Unemployment Benefits Crisis Looms

Brooklyn’s unemployment numbers for the first half of the year are discouraging %u2013 over 10 percent of the population %u2013 and state labor workers warn that a crisis could be coming if unemployment benefits are not extended. Comment.
Borough-wide

Candidates Meet Their Match

Brooklyn’s City Council candidates entering the stretch run of their exhausting campaigns received a welcome pick-me-up last week: matching funds. Comment.
Borough-wide

Problem restaurant shuttered by police

A hot tamale of a Mexican restaurant that has given their Kensington neighbors angina for months has been shuttered by the police. Comment.
Borough-wide

NYPD woes could continue in Bloomie’s next term

Brooklyn won’t be getting an influx of new officers anytime soon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Gracie Mansion bound? Thompson makes his case for city

It’s a numbers game that’s awfully one-sided: Mayor Michael Bloomberg has $36.5 million set aside for his re-election campaign while New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, his Bed-Stuy born and bred challenger, has a little over $5 million squirrelled away in his bid to unseat him. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney Island crime continues to fall

With the exception of murder, major felony crime continues to plummet on the streets of Coney Island and Brighton beach, according to the latest police statistics. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops prepare school protection plan

As the school bell rings and children throughout southern Brooklyn head off to class, cops from Patrol Borough Brooklyn South are going to be right behind them. Comment.

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