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Public to tackle toxic Gowanus at Tuesday meeting

Amidst concern about toxic sewage overflows from Superstorm Sandy and the EPA’s Superfund cleanup process, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) will meet with senior officials from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 to 8 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn legal community hails new state court system budget

The legal community in Brooklyn and throughout New York state yesterday hailed the newly released New York State Unified Court System Budget for 2013-14. … Full Article

Interfaith files for bankruptcy

After several days of speculation, the troubled Interfaith Medical Center has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection\. … Full Article

Prospect Park recovering rapidly from massive Sandy damage -- Update

Just last week large swaths of Prospect Park’s woodlands and most of its drives remained off limits to the public due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Almost 500 trees were downed in the storm, or so badly damaged that they had to be removed. … Full Article

Brooklyn weekend filled with holiday festivals

Holiday shoppers headed en mass to numerous craft fairs and winter festivals across Brooklyn this past weekend. Above, a young girl squirts paint onto a spinning canvas at the Winter Festival and Artisan Craft Fair at Brooklyn Friends School. … Full Article

A soloist on Smith

Violinist Johnny Arco performs in front of the Brooklyn Industries shop at Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street in Boerum Hill. Arco also sings, and is the founder of Greenroom Brooklyn, which promotes performances of local talent.  … Full Article

Take it off in Park Slope! NY Methodist Hospital offers weight loss surgery

New York Methodist Hospital’s repertoire of minimally invasive bariatric, or weight loss, procedures recently expanded to include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), an advanced surgical technique designed to help morbidly obese patients lose weight. … Full Article

Brooklyn Legal Services — 'Brooklyn A' — celebrates 44 years

Lawyers, political officials and community advocates came out to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge last week. … Full Article

DA Hynes: Tips to stay safe while shopping this holiday season

Now that the holiday season is upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you all to use extra caution as you prepare for the upcoming celebrations. … Full Article

Senator for all the people? Brooklyn's Schumer stays neutral in Nets-Knicks rivalry

WASHINGTON — He's a Brooklyn-born fan of the New York Knicks basketball team. And when he's not in D.C., he lives in Park Slope. But he's also a politician. For now, Sen. Charles Schumer says he hasn't chosen sides in the new NBA rivalry between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. … Full Article


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