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Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007

Lowen’s raided — again!

Five months after drug enforcement authorities raided Lowen’s, the popular mom-and-pop pharmacy at the corner of Third Avenue and 69th Street, state investigators pounded down the doors again on Tuesday, this time seizing enough raw powder to make nearly a million doses of human growth hormone. Comments (1)

Water rip-offs continue in the Hurst

Crime: Two more elderly people were robbed after they let in imposters who claimed they were there to check the water. Plus all the crime from Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. Comment
Development: Talk about an extreme makeover! Three elegant Victorian homes on 74th Street have been reduced to rubble — and will be replaced by five, three-family townhouses, according to the Basile Builders Group, which owns the property. Comment

Victorian era ends in Ridge?

Yellow Hooker: Local activists are asking if the destruction of three beloved Bay Ridge Victorian homes is the beginning of a broader trend. Well, this columnist has an answer — let’s hope so! Comments (1)

Rogue sidewalk sale vexes Ridge

Two local merchants are under scrutiny for the “disgusting” display in front of their stores — they’re using the sidewalk as part of the selling floor, officials say. Comments (2)

The diary of Ann Castello

Our pal Ann Castello, a.k.a. the Bensonhurst Bubba, shared with us the diaries she started keeping (and still has!) when she was 11 years old in 1947. Comment

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