Monday, April 30, 2012

Mourning Tamon Robinson; Hooters Loves the Nets; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- More than 400 mourners packed an East New York funeral home to celebrate the life — and protest the mysterious death — of Tamon Robinson, the beloved Connecticut Muffin counterman who died after being run over by an NYPD squad car. The Local

- A for-profit education firm is soaking taxpayers by subleasing buildings to the Brooklyn public charter schools it runs at astronomical rates. NY Post

- NYPD is in training to beat the crap out of Occupy protesters on May Day. Gothamist

- Brooklyn holds the dubious honor of being the county in the U.S. where completing a foreclosure takes the longest. TRD

- Packs of adolescents are throwing emergency kill switches on MTA buses, bringing commutes to a halt and making riders nervous. Gothamist

- Brooklyn home returned to owners after Occupy squatters removed. NY Magazine

- Hooters "desperate" to move in near Barclays Arena. Gothamist 

- New bill would make kindergarten mandatory. Brooklyn Eagle 

- Brownstoner gives us the dope on the Brooklyn Fire Headquarters building in Downtown Brooklyn.

- A corporation will donate millions to revitalize several cherished Brooklyn landmarks — if enough history buffs vote for them. Brooklyn Paper

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