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PORTUGAL — Holi Festival of Colors: Revelers throw colored powder in the air during the Holi Festival of Colors, in Lisbon, on Sunday. … Full Article

Brooklyn man throws 3-year-old son, himself off Manhattan roof

A father threw his young child off the roof of a 52-story Manhattan apartment building in a murder-suicide on the first day he was allowed to be alone with the boy amid an ugly custody battle with the mother, police officials said Friday. … Full Article

Markowitz rejoices as council approves his dream concert venue

Marty Markowitz is leaving office in less than two weeks, but a City Council vote that took place on Thursday will assure that he will leave a lasting legacy. … Full Article

Brooklynites in Florida: Brother/Sister team from Brooklyn manufacture saw blades in Naples

Josephine and Vincent Farengo are a Brooklyn-born brother and sister team who own Everlast Saw & Carbide Tools in Naples, Florida. Born two years apart, Josephine Farengo was born at Methodist Hospital in 1943 and Vincent was born at Madison Park Hospital on Kings Highway in 1945. … Full Article

Tax Department announces arrest of Brooklyn resident for selling untaxed cigarettes

A Brooklyn resident was arrested Friday morning for illegally possessing and selling unstamped cigarettes, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced. … Full Article

Brooklyn Federal Court supports Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program

The Eastern District of New York, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, was pleased to support the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. … Full Article

B37 advocates ‘serenade’ MTA members

Members of the Fifth Avenue Committee Inc. found a musical way to get their point across to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) about the need to restore full service to the B37 bus line in Brooklyn. They serenaded MTA members at their Dec. 18 board meeting! … Full Article

Goldstein, porn-pushing publisher of Screw magazine, dies in Brooklyn

Al Goldstein, the bearded, bird-flipping publisher of Screw magazine who smashed down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organized religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died Thursday, according to a friend. He was 77. … Full Article

NYC taxi case pays $750,000 to drivers

State and city officials have reached a settlement with four taxi companies and an owner to pay nearly $750,000 in restitution to drivers charged too much to lease cabs and medallions. … Full Article

Clean water lovers rejoice! Gowanus Flushing Tunnel coming back into service

The Gowanus Canal Flushing Tunnel, which “flushes” fresh water from Buttermilk Channel into the heavily polluted canal, is going back into service this week for the first time since 2010, according to Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland. … Full Article

Traditional Heights holiday tree-lighting in 64th year

On Wednesday, for the 64th consecutive year, the switch was thrown to turn on the assortment of holiday lights at the entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, featuring a 25-foot Christmas tree and a Menorah. … Full Article

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