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July 17, 2008  RSS feed
Communities Rail Against Revelers Over Outdoor Bashes
Cultural Differences May Be A Part Of The Problem A dispute between community members over the appropriateness of outdoor celebrations broke out at the Wednesday, More...

Complaints of excessive noise made by party-goers during events hosted by a Middle Village veterans post were raised by residents during last Wednesday's Community Board 5 meeting, but the post's commander maintained that those grievances were exaggerated. More...

Pols Want Federal Funds To Remove Creek Toxins
Seeking to expedite the cleanup of the Newtown Creek, two local legislators are calling on the federal government to declare the polluted waterway on the Brooklyn/Queens border a Superfund site. The request was announced by Representatives Anthony Weiner and Nydia Velázquez at a July 13 press conference. More...
See Rise In Graffiti, Phone Robberies
Recent reports of graffiti and cell phone thefts within the Bushwick area have prompted the 83rd Precinct's Crime Prevention Unit to issue warnings about each crime and offer tips on how residents can avoid becoming victims of vandals and opportunistic thieves. More...
Busch Takes Two At Chicagoland
Kyle Busch won both of the NASCAR races at Chicagoland this past weekend. On Friday, he won the Nationwide Series race, and then on Saturday night he out dueled Jimmie Johnson on the final lap of the Nextel Cup Lifelock 400.com for his seventh Cup win of the season. More...
One-Week Program Lets Children Build And Create
For one week in July, students from Maspeth and surrounding neighborhoods saved a city from pollution, landed on Mars, created a sculpture garden and constructed fantastical Rube Goldberg machines. These students were all part of Camp Invention, a one-week program set up at P.S. More...
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If beer drinkers have an anthem, this may be it: "In heaven, there is no beer/That's why we drink it here." However, it seems that heaven is not the only place where beer- or, rather, the production of it- is missing. More...
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