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Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple e-book buyers getting settlement credits this week

ALBANY— Buyers of electronic books will get account credits this week from five publishers who reached settlements after states alleged they colluded to raise prices, New York's attorney general said Tuesday. … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn naval officer serves aboard USS Bataan

Brooklyn Boro
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Miguel Velazquez from Brooklyn and Electronics Technician 2nd Class John Williams from Austin, Texas, install the forward radar motor while wearing a self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) aboard USS Bataan. … Full Article

Hikind says ‘don’t put casinos near kids!’

Borough Park
The state’s voters approved the expansion of casino gambling in New York in November and with the state’s Gaming Commission mulling where to build the new gambling facilities, one Brooklyn lawmaker has been outspoken as to where he doesn’t want to see the slot machines, blackjack tables and roule … Full Article

Prospect Park volunteers honored

Prospect Park
On March 15, volunteers who gave 20 or more hours in 2013 received the recognition they deserved at Prospect Park's annual Volunteer Recognition Brunch. More than 4,800 individuals volunteered in the park in 2013, as well as people affiliated with 25 community groups and 19 school groups. … Full Article

Grimm shaves aide’s head for charity

Bay Ridge
Liam McCabe lost nearly all of his hair on Saturday, but he didn’t mind a bit. McCabe, an aide to U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-C-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Staten Island), agreed to have his boss shave his head to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a children’s cancer charity. … Full Article

D stands for ‘Dirtiest’ train

Coney Island
The D train was the big winner, or loser, depending on which way you want to look at it, of the Straphangers Campaign’s survey of the dirtiest subway trains. … Full Article

More Brooklyn neighborhoods will be recycling kitchen scraps soon

Brooklyn Boro
A pilot program requiring residents to sort organic waste into special brown outdoor “organics bins” for curbside pickup will be expanding into Park Slope, Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge. … Full Article

NYPD boss: Police stations 'deplorable,' conditions won't improve anytime soon

New York City
Police Commissioner William Bratton is calling building conditions in many of New York City's aging precinct stations "deplorable." Bratton made the remark on Friday while testifying at a City Council hearing. … Full Article

Howe's Brooklyn: A 1907 Brooklyn March, other music time forgot, featured to raise funds for Promenade Gardens

Brooklyn Heights
Finally, after all these years, the 1907 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Bridge Crush March is heard live by a 21st Century audience in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

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