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If A Tree Falls on Montague Street…

A truck hit and damaged this tree in front of 130 Montague St., which then fell across the sidewalk, about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The truck apparently was trying to back out of its parking space and also damaged the front of an SUV that was parked behind it.
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Mayor’s Ed Panel Approves P.S. 8 Expansion

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Prospect Park YMCA Rolls Out Health Initiative for Latino Families

The Prospect Park YMCA is one of 48 YMCAs nationwide selected to receive a grant from the Kraft Foods Foundation to implement Salsa, Sabor y Salud (Food, Fun and Fitness), a national healthy lifestyles program for Hispanic/Latino families. … Full Article
 

Adams returns to Brooklyn

Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of the Empire State Development Corp. and former president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, came to the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business/Heights branch at 280 Cadman Plaza West Thursday to discuss Governor Cuomo’s new executive budget and reform plan. … Full Article
 

Changes on Montague

The former space of Jennifer Convertibles at 121 Montague Street was being cleaned out Monday morning (above). A Le Pain Quotidien bakery is expected to open there next month.
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Brooklyn Broadside: Brooklyn Detention Center - City Learns From Experience

There is no evidence that anyone stood around Boerum Hill this past weekend and shouted, “Hail, hail to the renovated jail.” By the same token, it is unlikely that someone else shouted out, “Hell’s bells to the 700 cells.” … Full Article
 

City Tech’s February Black History Month Events to Focus on Migration

“Black Migrations” is the theme of New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) 2012 celebration of Black History Month in February. 
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Cop-Shooting Suspect Had Violent History, Say Police

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the man accused of shooting an officer in the head Tuesday night also had been wanted for questioning in one of the first killings of 2012. … Full Article
 

Lawmaker Calls for Study of NYPD Gun Scan Device

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has come out in support of a plan by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to develop a new technology that would allow cops to determine if someone is carrying a gun by using an infrared scanner.
 
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For Safer Crossings

The foot of Atlantic Avenue, where it leads to Pier 6 and Brooklyn Bridge Park, will get more clearly marked crosswalks, new medians, lane barriers, repositioned traffic lights and small other reconfigurations to make it less hazardous for pedestrians.  For instance, right-turning traffic from th … Full Article
 

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