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Soldier gets medal — 51 years later

Paul Birkelund stood at attention as Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) pinned a National Defense Service medal on his chest. The brief ceremony, which took place in Grimm’s Brooklyn district office on Sept. 4, was 51 years in the making. … Full Article

Last chance: Cyclones' playoff hopes hinge on season finale

There was no joy in "Cyclonville" Tuesday night as the 6,191 Brooklyn faithful who showed up to watch a playoff celebration instead went home wondering if the Baby Bums would need a respirator to revive their suddenly tenuous postseason hopes.
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One to go: Brooklyn on brink of clinching NY-Penn playoff spot

The Cyclones used a familiar formula to move within one victory or one Batavia loss of clinching the New York-Penn League Wild Card during their 4-1 victory over visiting Lowell Monday night at MCU Park.
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Cyclones in striking distance of wild card spot

As of press time for this story, the Cyclones hold the fate of their season in their own hands just needing one win to clinch a wild card spot for the New York Penn League playoffs, a feat that they have often found difficult to do at home this season. … Full Article

Boy oh Boyd!: Slugger homers again as Cyclones top Renegades

Those who wondered how the Cyclones would survive the heat of the pennant race without their leading hitter, Cole Frenzel, needed only look to the young man who took his position at first base last month. … Full Article

Brighton, Slope subway stations go trashcan-less

Every transit rider does it at one time or another.

He buys coffee, tea or soda before he enters the subway, gets on the train, and sips his drink during the long train ride.
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Holding on: Cyclones pull out extra-inning win in Aberdeen

After nearly 30 years coaching at the Major League level and in his second summer as manager of the Mets' Class A short-season affiliate on Coney Island, Rich Donnelly doesn't have to pull any punches when it comes to describing what he sees on a ballfield. … Full Article

'Dog' days: Brooklyn Cyclones try to hold off Batavia in NY-Penn wild-card race

With the McNamara Division title likely out of their reach, the Brooklyn Cyclones will have to play their best baseball of the season down the stretch to hold off the surging Batavia Muckdogs in the race for the New York-Penn League's coveted wild-card spot. … Full Article

Cessa stymies 'Cats: Hurler helps Brooklyn beat Tri-City, 4-1

The Cyclones couldn't prevent Tri-City from celebrating the clinching of the Stedler Division title at MCU Park on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Zigun, citing Coney’s past, backs casino gambling

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s announcement Wednesday that he has put together a coalition of officials and community leaders to bring casino gambling to Coney Island is, in a sense, a “back to the future” move. … Full Article


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