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Environmental protection issues set for action after meeting of CB1 committee

January 13 | Lisa Bloodgood

GREENPOINT — This past unseasonably warm Wednesday night there was a scheduled meeting of Brooklyn’s Community Board 1’s Environmental Protection Committee. There were two important items on the agenda.  The first was the proposed remedy of the former Speedway service station on the corner of McGuinness Blvd. and Greenpoint Ave. in Greenpoint. The property has […]

John Catsimatidis-Owned Oil Company Refuses to Sign Union Contract at Greenpoint Refinery

December 23 | Claudia Irizarry Aponte, The City

This article was originally published on Dec 23 5:00am EST by THE CITY United Metro Energy, the Brooklyn-based oil company owned by radio host and former GOP mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, declined to sign a longstanding, industry-wide collective bargaining agreement that expired last Friday, Dec. 16. The contract had represented only three truck drivers, who […]

A new holiday tradition sprouts in Greenpoint

December 15 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

GREENPOINT — What has been termed a “new festive tradition for the neighborhood” brought hundreds of happy families to the Calyer Triangle on Wednesday for live holiday music, a tree lighting ceremony and hot cider with donuts. Also, for this educated and environmentally activist neighborhood, free compost was provided from Big Reuse!. Katie Denny Horowitz, […]

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