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Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

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

An 84th Precinct cop was suspended without pay on Tuesday after apparently failing to assist an 11-year-old girl dying from an asthma attack as her panicked mother scrambled to get her to Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill. Comments (6)

She’s hot on the city’s best public pool

It might have been her first time at the Douglass-Degraw Pool, but it certainly won’t be Stephanie Frangipane’s last dip. Comments (5)

Double dipping is wrong

Perspective: The reason that elected officials should not be allowed to double dip (or collect two government paychecks at the same time) is simple: They make the laws that govern the state’s pension system. It is a conflict of interest in its most basic form and begs the question: What is to prevent them from passing laws and making rules that benefit themselves? Comments (5)

It’s legal and it’s my money

Perspective: The average voter should understand that it’s legal. I was advised by counsel [that] it’s my money, my pension, and I will also tell you that since it put me into the next income bracket, I pay an enormous amount of tax on it, so that the federal government should really be appreciative. Comments (2)

iCrimes and misdemeanors

Crime: Lots of iPhones and iPods are swiped. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
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That’s my money! Millman backtracks from pension pledge

Politics: Assemblywoman Joan Millman has backed off a pledge to stop taking her public school teacher’s pension — and instead slammed her challenger for linking her to so-called “double-dipping” lawmakers who draw their state legislative pensions even as they work at the state house. Comments (2)

They will bury him! Man selling unauthorized ‘Casket Co.’ T-shirts

A Queens man who is hawking souvenirs from the borough’s iconic casket company is digging his own grave — legally speaking. Comments (2)

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