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Old vs. New: As Superfund cleanup proceeds, problems emerge in Gowanus

Few residents will argue that the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal is a botched project. The 1.8-mile polluted waterway is certainly in need of some help. That much is clear. … Full Article

Fair Fares Coalition steps up fight for half-price MetroCards

Proponents of a controversial proposal to allow low-income New Yorkers to buy MetroCards at half-price are stepping up the pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to support the measure ahead of what is expected to be an intense city budget negotiation. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today April 11: Williamsburg Chef Brings the Big Easy to Brooklyn

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 53°, Night 44°, Mostly Sunny … Full Article

Con Ed’s 'smart meters' will empower information flow, billing in NYC

The era of the human meter reader is coming to an end. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today April 10: Farm-to-Table Colombian Cafe Opens in Downtown Brooklyn

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 47°, Night 36°, Rain/Snow Likely then Chance of Rain … Full Article

Tuesday April 10, Our World in Pictures

GUATEMALA – Withdrawal of Army from Law Enforcement: Soldiers return to their barracks after attending a ceremony marking the withdrawal of the Army from day-to-day law enforcement duties in Guatemala City, Monday. … Full Article

New, high-tech voting method to fund local projects comes to NYC

People who live in ten Brooklyn Community Council districts can now vote to fund community projects using LinkNYC kiosks. … Full Article

Holocaust survivor will share her story on being aboard the ill-fated ship St. Louis

Holocaust survivor Sonja Maier Geismar will share her journey escaping the Nazis on Wednesday, April 11 as the keynote speaker for St. Francis College’s annual Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, event. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Prep student organizing town hall on guns

The movement started by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students that led to the March for Our Lives protest last month is showing no signs of slowing down. … Full Article

Good Shepherd takes kids to see ‘Black Panther’

Kids from low-income families in Brooklyn got the chance to see “Black Panther” for free thanks to a nonprofit organization that raised money to buy tickets to enable the youngsters take in the Hollywood blockbuster in all of its cinematic glory. … Full Article

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