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Ribbon cut on CNG offices

Community Newspaper Group — a News Corporation company — made its debut at One MetroTech Center North with a grand opening attended by an elite roster of area dignitaries, industry officials and representatives of local institutions, who helped welcome the ever-expanding newspaper and publications conglomerate to the borough’s commercial epicenter.

Employees joined New York Post Publisher and News America Marketing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul V. Carlucci and News Corporation Senior Vice President Les Goodstein for a ribbon-cutting, officiated by Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Among the distinguished guests were State Senator Carl Kruger and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Invited guests included representatives of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn School of Real Estate, Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, The Brooklyn Museum, Cobble Hill Health Center, Cousins, The Corcoran Group; New York State Senators Marty Golden, Velmanette Montgomery, Kevin Parker and Diane Savino; The Hutch, Brooklyn Public Library, Fillmore Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase, All Car Rent a Car; Assemblymembers Steven Cymbrowitz, Alan Maisel, Joan Millman, Felix Ortiz, Nick Perry and Hakeem Jeffries; Long Island College Hospital, BRIC, New York City College of Technology, Palo Santo Restaurant, Councilmembers Vincent Gentile and Albert Vann, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Prospect Park 200 Aquarium, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Long Island College Hospital, CitiBank, Harbour Abstract, Aviator Sports & Recreation, HealthPlus, Parents Helping Parents, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, AFL Webprinting, 651 Arts of Ft. Greene, Brighton Neighborhood Association and New York City College of Technology.

Community Newspaper Group publishes more than 30 newspapers, periodicals and specialty magazines. It comprises the New York media companies Courier-Life Publications, which publishes this paper; TimesLedger Newspapers, Bronx Times Reporter and The Brooklyn Paper.

News Corporation is the world’s leading publisher of English-language newspapers, with operations in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and across Europe and Asia.

Rupert Murdoch is the chairman and chief executive officer.

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CNG: Community Newspaper Group