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Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010

Officer suspended in ‘asthma girl’ death

Carroll Gardens: 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

Gowanus: 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 si Comments (2)

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

iCrimes and misdemeanors

Carroll Gardens: 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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Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010

That’s my money! Millman backtracks from pension pledge

Cobble Hill: 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. With video … Comments (2)

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

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

Gowanus: A Queens man who is hawking souvenirs from the borough’s iconic casket company is digging his own grave — legally speaking. Comments (1)