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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
 

Pilar Montero, Founded ‘Dive’ That Became Chic Bar, 90

Pilar Montero, founder of Montero’s Bar & Grill on Atlantic Avenue, died January 14 at 90.

Until fairly recently she had still come into the bar, holding court from a stool near the front. … Full Article
 

Joseph McLaughlin, Lawyer, Philanthropist, Dies at 67

Joseph T. McLaughlin of Brooklyn Heights, a lawyer with philanthropic interests, especially in the areas of children’s and family welfare, succumbed on January 8 after a short bout with pancreatic cancer.  He was 67.
 
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BPL Awards $25,000 to Entrepreneurs

Local Brooklyn entrepreneurs Elizabeth Bishop and Rebecca Parker received the top prize of $15,000 Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL’s) eighth annual PowerUP!
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Shutdown of 2 Charter Schools Planned by City

Attorney General Probes Williamsburg Charter HS 
 
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has notified two city-authorized charter schools, one in Williamsburg and another in Rockaway Beach, Queens, that it intends to shut them down.
 
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