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Sept. 10, ‘Mayor Backs Fight to Cut Million Off Water Dept. Budget’

September 10, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Colin Firth, whose birthday is today, and his wife. Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP
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Good afternoon, Brooklyn.  Today is the 253rd day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Mayor Backs Fight to Cut Million Off Water Dept. Budget.”  The article focused on the then-Mayor Mitchel making the decision to cut the water department’s budget, which would lead to a drop of 250 employees.  
“[The] proposed reduction of $537,000 is for salaries alone, a cut which would mean the striking from the payrolls of about 250 employees in the department,” the Eagle reported.  “It is known that the men recommended as useless to the city include several of the most important engineers in the department…”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer and musician Jose Feliciano, who was born in 1945; Oscar Award-winning actor for “The King’s Speech” Colin Firth, who was born in 1960; “The Eagle Has Landed” actress Judy Geeson, who was born in 1948; “Crossing Delancey” actress Amy Irving, who was born in 1953; “Homicide: Life on the Street” actor Clark Johnson, who was born in 1964; former baseball player Randy Johnson, who was born in 1963; fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was born in 1938; hockey player Joe Nieuwendyk, who was born in 1966; and golfer Arnold Palmer, who was born in 1929.  

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TODAY IS World Suicide Prevention Day.  This recognized day is intended to raise awareness for suicidal prevention.  For more information, visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention’s website at www.iasp.info.  

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TODAY IS Swap Ideas Day.  This holiday is meant to encourage people to explore ways in which ideas can be put to work for the benefit of humanity.  

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THIS WEEK’S WEDNESDAY Night Tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park is titled “What Was Where.” The tour will focus on the history of the park from colonial times to present day with Brooklyn Bridge Park Park Conservancy Docent Hilary Blecher.  The tour is free and meets today at the Pier 1 Entrance at 6:30 p.m.  

“THE DOG” by Joseph O’Neill will be featured at BookCourt today at 7 p.m.  The event will include a release party, reading, audience Q&A and book signing.  O’Neill additionally wrote “Netherland” and teaches at Bard College.  

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.  

 


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