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Saturday, July 19, 2008

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Wyckoff Street produces a summertime winner

Mom, dad and the kids made merry with their neighbors during a block party along Wyckoff Street. Comment
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Tool & die goes green: Roof to help reduce runoff

A little green is coming to Red Hook. Comment
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They are the TrashMasters: Sanitation Department salutes Patrick F. Daly School

The PS 15-Patrick F. Daly School was named this year’s citywide winner for the Department of Sanitation’s TrashMasters program and has received the Golden Apple Award for its school-based recycling project. Comment
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Teens on the move

Just call ‘em leaders among their peers. Comment
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SJC ‘love’ conference: Event runs July 9-12

St. Joseph’s College will host the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s (CSSJ) UN-NGO Ministry’s annual Youth Conference, entitled, “Love Thy God and Neighbor Without Distinction” at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Avenue. Comment
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Sigh of relief for community boards

Community boards were spared the unkindest cut last week, when it was announced that their budgets will remain intact—for now. Comment
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Schools escape terrible cuts: Mayor backs off, reaches deal with city council members

There will be no budget cuts for public schools this September. Comment
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Red hook fence must come down

“A huge victory for Brooklyn.” Comment
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Parking rules suspended: Gardens to get reprieve from alternate side of the street parking

In Park Slope, independence from parking “tyranny” will end a week after the July 4 weekend, officials an-nounced this week. Comment
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LICH hails great nurses: Grateful hospital hosts Employee Service Awards

In the presence of dozens of friends, colleagues and families, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) celebrated its annual Employee Service Awards. Special guest of honor was Faith Somme-Burges, RN, BS, CWON, of the Division of Nursing. Comment
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Homicide by numbers: Cops release latest statistics on BK murders

It seems that cops in downtown Brooklyn are bucking a criminal sea change that’s flooding the city. Comment
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Green powered candidate: Former Sierra Club chair vies for 33rd Council District

When the mosh pit known as the race for downtown Brooklyn’s 33rd Councilmanic District is over, Ken Baer will always be remembered as the “green candidate.” Comment
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Diamond ‘Tunnel’ trailer hits YouTube: Documentary filmmakers go underground for unique Brooklyn story

Instead of going to the beach, tunnel maven Bob Diamond has a novel way to beat the sweltering July heat: go underground. Comment
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Cyclones fall behind in the count: Comptroller William Thompson says club owes more than $129,000

The city’s comptroller has the owner of the Brooklyn Cyclones caught in a squeeze play, an audit released this week reveals. Comment
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Courageous heart beats within dad: Remarkable transplant recipient to compete in upcoming games

It was 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2000, when a nurse came into his room at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and told him a heart had just become available. Comment
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Built on muck: Contaminated Gowanus clouds future development

Gowanus Green may be the future at Public Place, a massive, city-owned site along the canal, but some locals are still focusing on its polluted past. Comment
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BK hookers offline and on the streets

While many purveyors of the world’s oldest profession celebrate a randy renaissance on the Internet, prostitutes in Brooklyn are still digging their spiked heels into the familiarity of the street corner. Comment
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