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Marching for Trayvon in Brooklyn

Downtown
In spite of the scorching heat, more than a thousand demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Federal Court building on Saturday to commemorate Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot to death by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of Florida in Martin’s killing. … Full Article

Pols report progress in fight to restore transit services

Bay Ridge
The B37 bus has made it to the finals! Restoration of the B37 bus was one of the items which made it to a final list of proposed transit service restorations by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. … Full Article

Spike Lee launches Kickstarter campaign for film

The next Spike Lee joint will be a Kickstarter production. … Full Article

Heat kills Brooklyn man

Brooklyn Boro
New York City medical examiners say a 78-year-old man died of heat exposure during this week's punishing heat wave.
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BUS STOP: B37 return is not a done deal, pols warn

Bay Ridge
Don’t pop the champagne corks just yet. The restoration of the B37 bus line is not a done deal, according to two Republican lawmakers, who warned riders not to celebrate too early. … Full Article

Leonard Garment, Nixon adviser, dies

Leonard Garment, a lawyer who was a friend and adviser to President Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal unfolded and who urged him not to destroy tapes of his conversations, has died at age 89.  … Full Article

With train coming, subway heroes save a life

Bay Ridge
John Gearity was late for work on the morning of July 11, but he had a good excuse to give his boss. He had stopped to help save a man’s life in the subway on his way to the office. … Full Article

MTA is set to restore B37 bus to Third Avenue

Bay Ridge
Bus riders from Bay Ridge to downtown Brooklyn and everywhere in between were jumping for joy on Tuesday after it was learned that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors was poised to vote to restore the B37 bus. … Full Article

Brooklyn house members call on feds to investigate Zimmerman

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Outraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman, House members representing Brooklyn districts were among the lawmakers calling on the US Department of Justice to conduct “a thorough investigation” into whether the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death viol … Full Article

Teens help merchants by giving 86th Street a clean sweep

Bensonhurst
The 86th Street shopping strip in Bensonhurst got a clean sweep on Monday morning, as more than 30 high school students braved the 90-degree heat to take part in a “Speak Up & Clean Up” campaign organized by local lawmakers and political leaders. … Full Article

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