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Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010


Vito’s ‘abuse’ of power! Lopez called city worker to get goods in political case

Assemblyman Vito Lopez “abused” his office when he called a city employee and asked him to provide documents that he wanted to use in a bid to kick a political opponent off the ballot this year. Comment

Pool party pooper! JellyNYC’s cash woes sink free concert series

The final concert of the free Jelly Pool Party series has been canceled because the promoter has run into financial problems. Comment

Driggs shooting just the latest in a spate of violence

Last week’s shooting in Williamsburg’s Hasidic Quarter may be part of a larger trend of bloodshed and drug activity. Comment
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The old distraction play at Key Food

84th Precinct Comment
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Another school is crime victim

77th Precinct Comment
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A hero couple right out of an action movie

A scooter-riding couple are the heroes of the week in Carroll Gardens after witnessing the theft of a cellphone and then chasing down the perps on their motorized cycle on Aug. 10. Comment
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Woman fights back against thief

76th Precinct Comment

‘Room’ service! Artist lets you stay in her teepee built from trash

One of the strangest art spaces in Williamsburg is now available for overnight stays. Comment
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Liberals target Target for company’s right-wing ties

The national fight over how political campaigns are financed came to Fort Greene last Tuesday as community activists rallied at the Atlantic Terminal Target to protest the retail company’s $150,000 donation to an anti-gay rights gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Comment

Hasidic man’s family blames cops — not anti-Semites — for shooting

The family of the Hasidic man who was shot in the stomach in front of his Williamsburg home on Tuesday is blaming a lack of police — not anti-Semitism — for the robbery attempt-turned-shooting. “I don’t want to make accusations, but we just need more police in the area,” said the victim’s mother, who requested that her name not be used. Comment
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JFK monument busts a move back to Grand Army Plaza

JFK is back and better than ever. Comment

Monday, Aug. 23, 2010


Hell on the el as thieves prey on J-train riders

Straphangers riding the elevated J/M train have one more thing to worry about as they come home for the night — robbers. Comment

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Longest-serving aide to longest-serving lawmaker is dead

Celestine Miller, The longest-serving staff member of the longest-serving Brooklyn legislator in Albany died on July 23 after a long illness. She was 89. Comment

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