As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continued its investigation into the Metro-North train derailment that killed four people, a Brooklyn lawmaker issued a call for “positive” changes in the brake mechanism of commuter trains. … Full Article
The State University of New York’s Empire Innovation Program has awarded SUNY Downstate Medical Center a $1 million grant to recruit and retain faculty researchers in support of the Department of Ophthalmology’s research on restoring eyesight and preventing vision impairment. … Full Article
The New York City Board of Elections, responding to Election Day complaints by voters in Brooklyn that they hadn't been notified about changes to polling sites, says it had every reason to make those changes — and took the necessary steps to let people know. … Full Article
Marine Park women in need of mammograms can get the important breast cancer detection test for free, thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden who is working with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to bring a medical van to the community. … Full Article
They're two of a kind.
A stray kitten that spent a year recuperating with an animal rescue group after getting plucked from the streets of a flood-ravaged section of Brooklyn has finally been adopted — by a fellow Superstorm Sandy refugee. … Full Article
Brooklyn residents will mark the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with an interfaith service and candlelight vigil.
The event will be held Tuesday evening in Canarsie Park.
The ceremony will honor those who died and celebrate the resilience of the community.
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