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Shots heard at Capitol, 1 officer injured, female suspect dead

WASHINGTON- A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. … Full Article

EPA issues cleanup plan for Gowanus Canal

Gowanus
ROD stands for “record of decision” and is one of a slew of initials and acronyms that those following the progress of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund designation and investigation of the putrid brew that is the Gowanus Canal have had to familiarize themselves with. … Full Article

Court Street corner is a killer

Boerum Hill
On Aug. 17, 2012, Ellen Meyers, a Boerum Hill resident, was crossing Pacific Street at Court when a car heading west on Pacific brushed her leashed puppy, Mambo. By the time she reached the veterinarian across the street, the dog had died in her arms. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton museum closed by government shutdown

Bay Ridge
One of the casualties of the federal government shutdown is the Harbor Defense Museum on the US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, according to Col. Eluyn Gines, the fort’s commanding officer. … Full Article

BAM offers free WiFi via "BAMwifi_ForBK" network

Carroll Gardens
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), in partnership with the Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB), today announced plans to offer free wireless internet connectivity along Fulton Street. … Full Article

A ‘sizable number’ of developers eyeing Brooklyn Heights Library site

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Public Library’s controversial plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights branch library site has attracted a significant amount of interest from developers, BPL spokesperson Emma Woods told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn marathon runner to raise $5,000 to support Lung Association

On Sunday Nov. 3, thousands will take to the streets of New York City as part of the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. The course, which starts in Staten Island, covers 26.2 miles through all five boroughs, finishing in Central Park.  … Full Article

Pols want MTA to extend B37 route

Downtown
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority didn’t go far enough when it decided to re-instate the B37 bus. That’s what three lawmakers who represent constituents along the bus route are saying. … Full Article

Gerritsen Beach Library reopens after Hurricane Sandy

Gerritsen Beach
Following massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Gerritsen Beach Library reopened to the community on Monday. At a ceremony held in the newly opened branch, Brooklyn Public Library staff and leadership were joined by Gerritsen Beach community members. … Full Article

NYC announces Wi-Fi, broadband initiatives for all 5 boroughs

New York City is announcing initiatives to expand wireless and broadband connectivity. The plans include free public Wi-Fi in 10 commercial districts in all five boroughs, starting in December. … Full Article

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