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Best Book Club Picks For August

Wine and friends are two undeniable pleasures of a good book club, but a book that inspires passion and debate is the true heart of the occasion.



America’s Most Hipster Cities

Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course.


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UConn To Open Against Maryland In Brooklyn

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, home of the NBA Brooklyn Nets, will host the opening game of the 2013-2014 UConn college basketball season.


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Prosecutors: Private School Will Pay For Denying Child’s Service Dog

Federal prosecutors say a private school in Brooklyn, Conn., has agreed to pay $35,000 for denying a child access to the school with his service animal.


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Synthetic Marijuana Seized In Traffic Stop

State Police say they found 21 pounds of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop in Brooklyn over the weekend.


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Nets Fire Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson has been fired as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, who have lost 10 of 13 games to drop to .500.


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Water Fatality In Thompson

A Brooklyn man in his 30s was pronounced dead Tuesday night.


Dan Orsini (Courtesy Connecticut State Police)

Police Seek Missing Brooklyn Man

State police are seeking the public’s help in locating a Brooklyn, Connecticut man, missing since last Wednesday.


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Police: Man With Gun Orders Power Crew Off His Property

A power crew from Michigan hired by Connecticut Light and Power to help restore electricity following Tropical Storm Irene was ordered off a property in the town of Brooklyn Monday morning by a man with a gun, said State Police.



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