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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Catholics keep faith, but lose their school

Williamsburg: When school is out for summer next week at St. Cecilia’s, it’s out forever. The Greenpoint Catholic school is closing. Comments (4)

Lights, camera, olfaction

Williamsburg: The city hired an artist to turn the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant from a bane to the nose into a beauty for the eyes. Comment

Inside job

Williamsburg: In a scene straight out of a movie, a gunman hid in the backseat of his victim’s Ford Expedition on May 30 — and pounced when the unsuspecting mark came out of the bank. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg and Bushwick’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Wild ‘Liars’

Music: From her apartment in Boston, Mass., legendary punk singer Thalia Zedek’s voice is sweeter than expected. Her trademark smokey growl apparently reserved for recording sessions and live performances, the former lead singer for Come — who’s playing at Union Pool on Friday in support of her fourth solo record, “Liars and Prayers” — sounded exceptionally upbeat when she spoke to GO Brooklyn. Comment

Gunpoint mug

Williamsburg: A crook with a handgun held up a woman on the corner of North Henry Street and Engert Avenue on May 31. Plus all the crime news from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment