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Activist Christopher Swain swims in ‘toilet bowl of bacteria’

“There were used condoms, turds and sewage, and my eyes were burning underneath my goggles from the oil,” said clean water activist Christopher Swain after swimming the entire 3.5-mile North Brooklyn dumpsite known as Newtown Creek last week. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s CEC 13 calls for moratorium on Success Academy charter school expansion

Following accusations that Success Academy charter schools weed out challenging and low-performing students by harassing them and their parents, the District 13 Community Education Council (CEC)  … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights neighbors furious over unpermitted work at former LICH property

Neighbors are fuming that the owner of a multifamily building in the Willowtown section of Brooklyn Heights has continued demolition work despite numerous violations reported to the Department of Buildings over more than a month. … Full Article

In Public Service: Davila cites grit as key to success

Drug dealers know not to mess with Maritza Davila. As a single mother raising her three children in a Bushwick apartment house several years ago, Davila mobilized her fellow tenants, and together they chased drug dealers out of the building. … Full Article

BBP Conservancy announces new board member Peter Ebright

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the election of Peter Ebright to the organization’s board of directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s Dec.15 board meeting.  … Full Article

New WeWork facility turns old Jehovah's Witnesses buildings into small-biz mecca

The world is divided into two types of people — those who have offices in WeWork's cauldrons of creativity and entrepreneurship, and those who only get to read about them. … Full Article

City Tech Hospitality Management students earn certified front desk representative designation

In a ceremony held Dec. 17 at New York City College of Technology (NYCCT)/City University of New York, Rebecca Charles of The James New York presented 59 students from NYCCT Hospitality Department their certifications for Front Desk Representative.  … Full Article

Baby hamadryas baboon debuts at Prospect Park Zoo

There's a new face at the Prospect Park Zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society says a male infant Hamadryas baboon is now on view to the public. The baboon was born on Oct. 22. His mother is Kaia and his father is Bole. … Full Article

Exonerated convict watches story of his life at Heights Casino

Imagine being sent to prison for a murder you did not commit. For Brooklyn-native David McCallum, this nightmare was a tragic reality for 29 years. … Full Article

Ho, ho, ho: Cobble Hill group delivers gift-wrapped LICH petitions to de Blasio

They came bearing gifts wrapped in bright red ribbons – but these may not be the kind of holiday presents that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants under his Christmas tree. … Full Article


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