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Supermold from superstorm? Velázquez calls for health task force in wake of Sandy

Superstorm Sandy’s most dangerous long-term effects may not be broken buildings or infrastructure, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez warned Friday.  … Full Article

Bossert Hotel's fate rests with BSA on Jan. 8

In its ongoing consideration of the controversial conversion of the Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn Heights back to its original transient hotel status, the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) has asked for papers from both the development team and its opponents. … Full Article

Cake Man Raven takes flight

After a dispute with his landlord, the famous Cake Man Raven has closed his bakery shop on Fulton Street in Fort Greene. … Full Article

Explosive Brooklyn abuse trial halted as Weberman supporters held

Reporters live-tweeting the Nechemya Weberman trial on Thursday reported that testimony was abruptly stopped and spectators cleared after two supporters of the accused Williamsburg rapist were held for illegally taking a picture of the alleged victim with cell phones while she was on the stand an … Full Article

Cops seek would-be MetroTech bank robber

Police are seeking a man who attempted to rob the Chase Bank branch at 4 MetroTech on Oct. 26. The suspect, a white or Hispanic man in his late 30s or 40s, about 5-feet-7 with a grayish beard, handed the teller a note demanding money. When the teller failed to comply, he fled empty-handed.  … Full Article

Nets' star Lopez out 2 games with foot sprain

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will miss the next two games with a mild sprain of his right foot. The Nets said Thursday that X-rays were negative, but the injury could be a concern given Lopez's foot problems last season. … Full Article

Broker Charged With Targeting Fellow Immigrants in Scheme

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – the security industry’s own, non-governmental regulator for  firms doing business with the public – has charged a Brooklyn-based brokerage firm with defrauding three customers of more than $4 million. … Full Article

Maria Pagano: Thanks for the storm help

To Friends and Neighbors:
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Brooklyn Tough!: Nets beat up on "soft" Celtics in latest statement win

So you wanna be tough guys? Just 14 games into the season, the five-time defending Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics are not only looking up at the Brooklyn Nets in the standings, but looking up to them as a role model for toughness, resiliency and poise. … Full Article


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