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Cleaning Our Waterways: The Gowanus Canal will remain filthy even after a costly federal cleanup so long as the city continues to allow raw sewage to spew into the polluted waterway, local watchdogs and the Environmental Protection Agency allege. Comments (8)

Steely Jon!

Music: Guitar player for famed rock band goes solo Comments (1)

Where will the Gowanus Canal’s toxic sludge go?

The Explainer: Dredging the Gowanus Canal is one thing — deciding what to do with the polluted muck recovered from the waterway is another challenge altogether. After scraping up tons of toxic sludge from the bottom of the canal, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering seven ways to dispose of the contaminated mess. Comments (3)

Children are truly unbearable in Ben Marcus’ new novel

Books: Author Ben Marcus releases his dystopian novel — a story that will make all parents shudder — at Book Court on Jan. 19. Comment
Two aquatic performers are adding a splash of “Esther Williams” to pool parties around town. Comments (2)

Slammer time! City will reopen House of D next month

Boerum Hill residents fear their lawns and planters will once again become stash spots for drugs, knives and other jail contraband when the Brooklyn House of Detention reopens next month. Comments (10)

Cops: Duo say they’re seeking donations for an AIDS chairty — then rob the store!

Crime: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

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