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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Covering: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Gowanus, Columbia St Waterfront, Boerum Hill

DeBlasio caught in the act

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper has put incoming Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio on notice, thanks to his quite-un-public effort to help a Carroll Gardens school last week. Comments (10)

Even Roofus has a problem with DeBlasio

Cartoon: This week, Roofus piles on the Carroll Gardens councilman in the Hannah Senesh controversy. Comments (1)

Drummer tapped

Crime: A musician is found dead in his Carroll Gardens apartment. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (2)

Bill-der-dash! DeBlasio backtracks on exemption for private school

Development: Outgoing Councilman Bill DeBlasio has backtracked on his secretive effort to allow a politically connected private school to move ahead with a two-story extension atop of the courtyards that give Carroll Gardens is very character. Comments (6)

Lutheran synod finally speaks out about Bethlehem church battle

Development: The governing body of local Lutheran churches has finally fired back — albeit in the form of a press release — against charges that it illegally locked out the congregation at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Comments (3)

DeBlasio carves out exception for well-connected school

Development: Has Councilman Bill DeBlasio sold out his district in one of his last official acts before becoming public advocate? Comments (7)
BookCourt was slouching towards Bethlehem to be born as Jonathan Lethem finished his “Chronic City” tour with a seemingly endless reading that ended in the wee hours on Saturday. Comment

EPA in no rush to Superfund; more tests coming for filthy canal

Cleaning Our Waterways: Hopes for the Gowanus Canal to quickly be designated a Superfund site were reined in last Thursday night as a top federal official cautioned that it is very rare for a proposal to be approved in less than a year. Comments (6)
The mayoral election has been resolved, but Mayor Bloomberg is still bashing outgoing Comptroller Bill Thompson — this time over the controversial Brooklyn House of Detention. Comments (3)

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