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Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007

FEMA inspects damage

FEMA inspects damage

Bay Ridge: Five days after an extremely rare tornado ripped through Bay Ridge, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency — you remember them from Hurricane Katrina — surveyed the damage to determine whether some residents are eligible for federal aid. They made no promises. Comment

Stabbing haunts Club Shadows

Bay Ridge: A man was stabbed outside of Club Shadows, the embattled Fourth Avenue nightclub, on Aug. 10, police said. Comments (1)

Flotilla with a message: Boaters protest waste-transfer station

Bay Ridge: Almost 232 years to the day after the British crossed The Narrows and began “the Battle of Brooklyn,” another flotilla — albeit smaller — declared war on a proposed waste-transfer station in Gravesend. Comment

‘Great’ stench still vexes neighbors

Bay Ridge: The situation at the Great Wall Supermarket on Fort Hamilton Parkway still stinks, according to neighbors. Comment

Breaks into kitchen, steals $1,000 knife

Bay Ridge: A thief with a taste for fine cutlery broke into a Third Avenue restaurant and made off with some change and one expensive knife on Aug. 11 — plus all the other crime news from the 68th and 62nd precincts in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. Comment

Tornado brings out the best

Yellow Hooker: Our libertarian columnist had to admit something after last Wednesday’s tornado: Sometimes government can work. Comment

Golf tournament honors soldier

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s Marine Captain John McKenna, 30, who died in Iraq after being shot while coming to the aid of fallen comrade, will be honored with a charity golf tournament on Sept. 24. Comment

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