Thursday, March 19, 2009


BPL to readers: ‘Don’t be shellfish, donate money’

Usually, the Brooklyn Public Library doesn’t ask you to dig into your own pockets unless you’re a few days late returning Huckleberry Finn or the latest from Stephen King. Comment

A cry for help!

Lost jobs and the need for health insurance dominated a telephone town hall on the economic stimulus package conducted recently by a local representative. Comment

A tree grows in Brooklyn...hold on!

A plan to plant a million trees is being met with opposition from homeowners not in the loop on where they are planted. Comment

U.S. officials hail Iraqis

Senior military officials congratulated the Iraqi people for holding provincial elections, praising the Iraqi and U.S. forces that helped make the elections safe. Comment

Homecoming: U.S. troops welcomed back

More than 100 volunteers and Patriot Guard Riders from the 120th Public Affairs Detachment participated in homecoming ceremonies for Air and Army National Guard units at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis by walking the perimeter of the field and carrying US flags before standing guard as more than 3,100 Indiana soldiers and airmen marched in review. Comment

Community Board 10 debuts inside 5th Ave. space

After years of planning, Community Board 10 is finally settled into its new, modern office. Comment

Teen dies after scuffle

The gathering at Bartel Pritchard Square said it all: teens with sullen stares and tear-stained faces delicately laying roses over pictures of a smiling 17-year-old palling around with his friends. Comment

Swimmers trained here for Strait of Magellan challenge
Local waters served as prime training grounds for 2.4 mile open water swim

At the edge of the icy water where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans converge, two intrepid swimmers had thoughts of Brooklyn on their mind. Comment

Predatory lenders on the prowl, District Attorney says

Residents spotting well-dressed people walking around their neighborhood and asking questions about their homes should be on guard that they could be predatory lenders. Comment

Start smiling, St. Pat’s Day Parade is coming

Irish eyes will be smiling in Brooklyn, later this month, as those who can trace their roots back to the Emerald Isle, as well as those who wish they could, take to the streets to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Comment

Not without a fight, guv
Educators, parents, kids fight to spare $2.5 Billion cuts to schools

Thousands of teachers and students flooded City Hall to send a clear message to city and state politicians — do not cut funding for public schools. Comment

Cherry Hill: we didn’t know Lundy’s was landmarked

The team behind the Cherry Hill Gourmet Restaurant and Market to open in Lundy’s has finally revealed why it ripped up part of the historic building’s exterior – it didn’t know the building was landmarked. Comment

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