Brooklyn Courier

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

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175 years of Solemn worship: First Unitarian Church marks milestone

With great fanfare, one of the oldest congregations in the borough – the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn (First Unitarian Church), originally organized in a Brooklyn Heights living room in 1833 – celebrated its 175th anniversary. Comment
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‘Sake Samurai’

Just call City Tech Professor Roger Dagorn the ‘wine warrior’ of Downtown Brooklyn. Comment
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S’no mean feat!

Brrr -ave bathing beauty Laura Simon defies Mother Nature as she cavorts on the snow-clad sands of Coney Island with fellow thrill-seeking Polar Bears Tony Nastro, Louie Scarcella and Paul Glasser following their daring dip in the icy Atlantic (from left). Comment
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Latest stats on violent crime: Numbers reflect gains & losses at neighborhood precincts

Elected officials may have gotten high media mileage after a recent rape in Fort Greene, but 2008 year-end statistics reveal that murder and rape plummeted in the trendy brownstone neighborhood. Comment
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Larger pack chasing big Bill

The race for the 39th district City Council seat is becoming crowded as 7th Avenue on a Saturday. Comment
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Humphrey backlash

A volunteer parents group sent a resolution to the city Department of Education (DOE) criticizing the closure of P.S./M.S. 27, the Agnes Y. Humphrey School for Leadership. Comment
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From cha-cha to amore: Remarkable couple celebrates a half-century love affair

One fateful night in October 1957, William David Binn went to a dance for young single adults at the Infants Home of Brooklyn in Borough Park. The dance was a fundraiser, sponsored by a socially conscious group of young men and women to which Binn belonged, with its proceeds pledged to go for the support of 75 children living in the group foster home. Comment
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Brooklyn: Arctic training ground for swimmers: Duo trains here before taking on Strait of Magellan

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
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Bloomy talk draws flak

A Brooklyn politician says Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that public schools will lose 15,000 teachers “is not going to happen.” Comment

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