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Friday, July 24, 2009


Gavel to Gavel

No Cuban compassion Comment

Pitch in at MDA Camp

Volunteers looking for a rewarding and memorable experience should consider Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps. Volunteer counselors are needed to assist young people with muscular dystrophy and related diseases, and help them enjoy a fun−filled MDA summer camp August 16−22 in Spring Valley, NY. Comment

It’s gonna be a political horse race after all

It seems Election 2009 isn’t going to be a snoozer after all. Comment

Brooklyn home sale prices on the skids

Home values in Brooklyn continue a precipitous decline, as median sales prices slid 16 percent in the second quarter, and sales activity slumped to a trickle — but still showing improvement over the last anemic quarter, according to a recent report. Comment

Candidates forum

The candidates for New York City Comptroller and New York City Public Advocate will participate in the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Candidates’ Forum, August 3 from 6−8:30 p.m. Hosted by the Government Affairs Committee, the event will be held at St. Francis College’s Founder’s Hall, 180 Remsen Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

The postman rings never

By the end of September, the United States Postal Service could begin making plans to close some of its offices in Brooklyn. Comment

Feds keep close eye on Brooklyn gas pumps

As the gas station manager watched nervously, government agents tested for water in the gas and checked whether the pump was calibrated correctly. Comment

Cheers, jeers for ‘L’

Brooklyn’s L train is the second best subway line in the city, but it still isn’t worth the full price of admission, a commuter advocacy group determined this week. Comment

A Britisher’s View

Bragging about being “a perfect affirmative action baby” lowers the bar instead of raising it. Comment

Not for Nuthin’

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Lunar Landing, “One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind.” It also marks the rare occasion of a stuffed toilet in outer space. The International Space Station (ISS) is experiencing plumbing issues with one “John” down and one holding down the fort. Comment

Summer Plaza

The Sunset Park Business Improvement District will host its a four−block Summer Plaza, rain or shine, as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets program, August 2 from 12−4 p.m. Comment
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Two schools eyed for School District 15; hearing July 29

Two more charter schools seek to open in School District 15. Comment
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BK waterfront: recharged

The city plans to reincarnate an industrial hub along the Sunset Park waterfront, investing more than $165 million to accomplish that goal, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged this week. Comment
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Shocking discovery: mummy is a man

Talk about an identity crisis. Comment
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New Miss Liberty pops in

Singing the National Anthem at the top of their lungs, an assemblage of Lady Liberty lovers escorted a replica of the statue across the Brooklyn Bridge to its new home at Vox Pop. Comment
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Local teens cash a big−top paycheck at the circus

For many, their first real paying job means typing and filing, but for Tatiana Ramirez, 17, and Lialani Thomas, 19, their first real job at the Coney Island Boom−A−Ring means snarling tigers and 8,000−pound pachyderms. Comment
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Air Jamaica, others in the house

PHILADELPHIA – While the nation’s elite descended on Akron, Ohio. for the LeBron James Skills Academy this week, Philadelphia was the place to be for everyone else. Comment

With a wing and a prayer, competitors chow down

Coney Island exploded with musical fireworks as dynamic new talent took to the stage for a fast−growing urban tradition – the free Siren Music Festival. Comment
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Eat your heart out, Chuck Norris

Fists of fury — and skulls of steel — will be on display next month at a star−studded event featuring some of the finest martial arts talent culled from across the globe. Comment

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