Thursday, February 24, 2011

10 Years to Pull PCBs Out of Schools; Pedophile Priest; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- City officials announced a 10-year plan to remove all PCB-contaminated lighting fixtures in 772 public schools, but some advocates say that 10 years is way too long. Brooklyn Eagle

- An FDNY EMT who, with her boyfriend/fellow EMT allegedly let a pregnant woman die at MetroTech's Au Bon Pain, was arrested Monday for shoplifting. Eerily, the boyfriend was shot and killed in July. WPIX 

- 1980 memos from the Diocese of Brooklyn show an auxiliary bishop, now a cardinal, knowingly transferred a pedophile priest from New York to Missouri. UPI 

- With job growth increasing in every borough but Manhattan, is it too late to change out "Manhattan-centric" transportation? Gothamist 

- Does Williamsburg really dig Ralph Lauren? Is Prada really one of the top favorite Brooklyn brands? And why is Coney Island in the middle of the borough? Something's funny on the fashion map of Brooklyn.  Brokelyn

- Vampire mask found near dismembered body of Brooklyn man.  Gothamist 

- Monte's old restaurant space to be reborn.  Brownstoner  

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