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Now that we’re back to the daily grind following the holidays, it’s also time to consider how to grind up that Christmas tree. The city offers a couple of options that will take your tree and turn it into mulch, which will provide cover for trees around the five boroughs — though neighbors can also…

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The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it’s already proving to be one of the most divisive issues to come before the usually lockstep Council body. Capital New York reports: The bill, Intro. 209, is being championed by Council members…

Business
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While the city is in the middle of grappling with the explosion of for-profit, often shady, clothing donation bin companies, one Sheepshead Bay-based company is getting recognition for doing it right. SpinGreen, based at 1733 Sheepshead Bay Road, was profiled by Forbes magazine yesterday for their work in the space, challenging the growing notion that…

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The City Council is planning to introduce legislation that would charge consumers 10 cents at grocery and retail stores for plastic bags if they don’t bring their own reusable bags to checkout lines. Politicker is reporting that the proposed legislation, which is aimed at reducing waste, will come to a vote on Thursday . (Corrected: See below)…

Education
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A Sheepshead Bay High School (3000 Avenue X) took home top honors at the 18th annual Quality of Life INNOVATIONS (QLI) Awards Ceremony. The QLI program, which invites students to tackle and attempt to solve real world problems, honored Jihad Teeba for her work in studying the hazardous effects of batteries that aren’t properly disposed of. In…

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“Bullet Points” is our format for Community Board 15 meeting coverage, providing takeaways we think are important. Information in Bullet Points is meant only to be a quick summary, and some issues may be more deeply explored in future articles. Councilman Fidler Lays Out Green Vision For Coastal Protection: If anyone thinks a seawall will protect Southern Brooklyn…

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Styrofoam is perhaps one of the most space-aged products mankind has ever invented. But, though the stuff is soft, lightweight and relatively durable, its also a dangerous environmental hazard. Because of this, the Sanitation Department is looking for a city-wide ban on the product, according to a report by DNA Info. The legislation being proposed would place the focus of the ban…

Events
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Tired of kicking around the Christmas tree, and sweeping up all the dead needles on your floor? Well, the city will soon kick off its annual mulching event to take that timber off your hands. You can take part in the MulchFest on January 7 and 8. MulchFest recycles Christmas trees by turning them into…

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Passover will be here before we know it, but before we all start signing “Dayenu,” Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is co-sponsoring an Electronic Waste/Sneakers/Clothing & Textile Recycling Day, to help us safely and responsibly dispose of unwanted items in our homes — just in time for Passover cleaning. The Recycling Day, scheduled for April 10 from…

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