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Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Locals pile on Vito for ‘double-dipping’

Bushwick: Williamsburg community leaders slammed Assemblyman Vito Lopez for cashing in on a state loophole that allows him to collect his retirement pension while still drawing his $92,000 salary. Comments (12)

Officer Charlie honored

Williamsburg: Former officer Charlie Murello has been coming to work every day to the 90th Precinct — even though he’s been retired for decades! Comment

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

Vito’s double-dip: An editorial

Editorial: This week, Assemblyman Vito Lopez was caught in the ultimate Albany scam — he wants to start collecting his pension even though he’s about to start his 14th term. Comments (1)

Re-hired! Kent Avenue workers get job back, though no union

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Two workers who were fired in May after trying to organize a union in a Williamsburg luxury rental building are finally back on the job — though the building remains non-unionized. Comments (8)

Hundreds mourn Greenpoint Marine at funeral

Greenpoint: Hundreds of Greenpointers — civilians and soldiers alike — mourned slain Marine Sgt. Nicholas Aleman on Wednesday morning during a poignant funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Church. Comments (3)

‘Shine on! Legal distillery moves from hootch to bourbon

Dining: Kings County Distilling is taking on the big boys. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

Leaning tower! TV baker’s giglio cake fell, now he’s back in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Joe Glaser has been through a lot as a contestant on TLC’s “Cake Boss: The Next Top Baker” — from being threatened with a knife and being called a quitter to winning best dessert. Comment

Shot at the Wombat bar

Williamsburg: Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment

Thieves running amok

Greenpoint: Thieves stole flowers from a bodega and tried to steal a lobster from a fish shop! Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

Tenants and landlord play let’s make a deal on McGuinness

Greenpoint: The remaining tenants of a Greenpoint loft slated to become a homeless shelter are mulling a buyout offer from their landlord — removing the most significant obstacle from a nonprofit’s path to convert it. Comments (3)

Burglar does his Xmas shopping early on Manhattan Avenue

Greenpoint: A thief looted four buildings on a quiet Manhattan Avenue block in Greenpoint last week. Comments (1)

Bedford Av. site still ‘Apple’ of Salvation Army’s eye

Williamsburg: Thrifty Brooklynites will have even more aisles of second-hand clothing to pick through as the Salvation Army plans to expand its Bedford Avenue thrift store — though Apple fans will be crying on their iPods. Comments (1)

Take a chance on the ‘Rock Lottery’ this Saturday

Music: This lottery has nothing to do with scratch-offs. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010

There’s now room to wine at Brooklyn Oenology’s ‘tasting’ space

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Why are you not reading this in Brooklyn Oenology’s new tasting room right now? Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 10, 2010

WikiRabbi! Leaked diplomatic cables make a star out of Niederman

The Greatest Story Ever: Brooklyn has its own “victim” of the WikiLeaks dump — Rabbi David Niederman! Comments (5)

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010

New ‘Day’ for Studio B as hot artist plans live-work space in notorious club

Greenpoint: Renowned artist Matthew Day Jackson is moving to Greenpoint — and taking over the former lair of the notorious nightclub Studio B. Comments (2)

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