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Headlines of the Week: Feb. 18 to 24

A beloved Coop member died, a pedestrian was hit by a car on Fourth Avenue, and 100 bus drivers were fired after the strike.

This was another week of news, events, and happenings in Park Slope. Check out the most popular articles of the week:

Park Slope Food Coop 'Heartbroken' Over Staffer's Death

Billy Donald Alexis, a “beloved” manager at the Park Slope Food Coop, has passed away. He was 58.

Members of the Coop said that Alexis "brought a warm ray of sunshine in those early hours when trucks are unloaded and shelves stocked."

Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Car on 4th Ave

A car hit a pedestrian while crossing Fourth Avenue, leaving the victim seriously injured on Friday, Feb. 22, FDNY officials said.

According to an FDNY spokesman, a 70-year-old man was crossing the avenue at Ninth Street when a car struck him at around 1:08 p.m.

While city parents exhaled a sigh of relief, many yellow bus drivers were still holding their breath as they returned to work Wednesday morning. After a monthlong New York City bus strike, 100 operators were not welcome back to work.

Police Blotter: Burglar Steals $20 in Change from Eighth Avenue Apartment

A burglar stole a collection of change from an apartment on Eighth Avenue Feb. 11.

The 51-year-old victim told police that he left his apartment, between Third and Fourth streets, at around 7:40 a.m. and locked his front door, but left his back window open. When he returned home at around 9:15 p.m., he found the front door unlocked and his coin collection, worth $20, was missing. 

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