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Friday Facts: The Honorable Harold Ramis, No Batmobiles

Friday Facts: The Honorable Harold Ramis, No Batmobiles

:: On this day in 1889, boxer John Lawrence Sullivan punched Mayor John Overholt’s wife directly in the face, knocking her out instantly. No reason was ever given for the assault, and neither the mayor nor Sullivan ever chose to speak of it again. :: A 1971 city ordinance prohibits the display of the Batmobile…

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The History of Barkay Bros. Funeral Home: Part II

The History of Barkay Bros. Funeral Home: Part II

Joel and Isaac Barkay, proprietors of Barkay Bros. Funeral Home on East Folkim St., announced recently that they had accepted an undisclosed sell their business. The local funeral home had been run by the Barkay family for 72 years. Joel and Isaac, lifelong bachelors aged 69 and 67 respectively, agreed to sit for an interview…

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Friday Facts: Budget Woes, FDR, Himmler Bay

Friday Facts: Budget Woes, FDR, Himmler Bay

:: Estimated five-year city budget deficit awaiting Maribeth Cosgrove when she is sworn in as mayor on Monday: Over $650 million :: Portion of the city budget in ten years that will have to be paid for pension and benefits, according to current union contracts : 61% :: City union contracts up for renewal this…

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Friday Facts: Thanksgiving Parade, Freon, Events

Friday Facts: Thanksgiving Parade, Freon, Events

:: Number of states represented by marching bands in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: 5 :: Number of people saved by this year’s parade Grand Marshal, Janelle Welks, when that van went off of Pier 8 in June: 7 :: Number of candidates for next year’s mayoral race who will be marching in the parade:…

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Friday Facts: 311 is Not a Joke

Friday Facts: 311 is Not a Joke

:: Today, at 5pm, the city’s Office for Information and Complaints hotline will shut down after 33 years of service. It will be subsumed into the city’s new 311 information service. :: Number of staffers for the hotline in 1974: 1 :: Number today: 28 :: Number to be staffing the new 311 line: 35…

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Friday Facts: Slaughterhouse, Partridge, Megatron

Friday Facts: Slaughterhouse, Partridge, Megatron

:: On Monday, Chief Health Commissioner Rudolph “Guy” Fenimore sent a press release reminding hungry citizens that the city’s three-year long ban on open air barbecue restaurants ends this Saturday. Blowout celebrations are currently planned at Roy’s BBQ, Captain Jack’s Rib Shack, Shiney’s, the Thai Barbecue House (which will be removing its temporary tarpaulin after…

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