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McGolrick Stabbing Victim George Carroll’s Wake Will Be Held Tonight (8/24)

Details on George Carroll's Wake via Christina Romero Carroll
Details on George Carroll’s Wake via Christina Romero Carroll

Greenpoint mourns George Carroll, a beloved member of the community who was senselessly and fatally stabbed on Friday night. His wake will be held tonight (August 24) from 7-9pm at Cassese Funeral Home, 101-107 101st Avenue, Ozone Park, New York 11416.

The Funeral home can be reached by phone at (718) 845-5170, or by email at [email protected]

Community members and friends have also raised over $21,000 for his memorial. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here.

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Newtown Creek Armada, Coastal Clean-up, Capital to Capital Canoe Expedition: What’s New at Newtown Creek?

There’s a whole sludge of events at Greenpoint’s very own Superfund site, Newtown Creek.

State of the Planet, a blog from the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is reporting that the city effort to clean up the polluted waterway is having an unintended effect.

According to a new study the clean up process is releasing sewage bacteria and other particles into the air above the site. The study is one of the first to establish a link between water pollution and air-quality, raising new questions about the health risks posed by dirty water.

Newtown Creek is already a source of combined sewage run-off, and could become even worse due to rising sea levels due from climate change. The New York Times ran an article highlighting the seriousness of the issue this Monday.

Don’t jump off the Pulaski Bridge just yet, Greenpointers. The news at Newtown Creek is not all bad. Here are just a few of the many upcoming community events looking to make the most of revitalizing our waterfront. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Film Festival Needs to Raise $2000 by Tuesday!

One of our favorite community art events, the Greenpoint Film Festival, needs to raise $10,000 by Tuesday August 21, 2012. They are almost there after raising over $8,000. A few more generous donations will get their campaign funded by kickstarter. If you want to see the Greenpoint Film Festival happen this year, then take a minute to make a donation in any amount.

On behalf of Greenpointers.com we just donated $120!

Please take a minute (it’s so easy!) to pledge any contribution amount to make this fun event happen!

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