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Stringer announces NYC's Sandy Oversight Unit

Coney Island
On Thursday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced the formation of a Sandy Oversight Unit which will draw upon the Comptroller’s Audit, Contracts, Budget and Policy Units to hold government accountable in the rebuilding of New York City from Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

Treyger to MTA: Protect subway riders from Metrocard skimmers

Coney Island
After a skimming device was discovered in a MetroCard vending machine in the Columbus Circle subway station, Councilman Mark Treyger renewed his call to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to take steps to safeguard all of the machines to protect straphangers from identity theft. … Full Article
 

DA Kenneth P. Thompson announces felony murder indictment related to the death of NYPD officer Dennis Guerra

Coney Island
Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced the indictment of Marcell Dockery, 16, for a top count of felony murder for allegedly setting a fire that resulted in the death of NYPD Officer Dennis Guerra. … Full Article
 

Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer

Coney Island
The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds. … Full Article
 

Housing director tours Coney Island to assess post-Sandy rebuild

Coney Island
Councilman Mark Treyger played the role of tour guide, showing a newly appointed city official the sites of Coney Island on Monday. But it wasn’t a bid to boost tourism. … Full Article
 

Police officer caught in Coney Island fire dies

Coney Island
Police Officer Dennis Guerra, 38, one of two NYPD officers overcome by smoke at a fire on Sunday in a Coney Island housing project, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday morning at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. … Full Article
 

Italian-American pols offer college scholarships

Coney Island
College-bound high school students are being urged by Brooklyn state legislators to apply for college scholarships being offered by a group of lawmakers. … Full Article
 

Two NYPD cops critical after Coney Island fire, teen charged with arson

Coney Island
Two NYPD housing cops remain in critical but stable condition after becoming overcome by smoke at 2007 Surf Ave. in Coney Island around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.  _____________ … Full Article
 

Grimm blasts Recchia over Sandy rebuilding delays

Coney Island
In the latest political kerfuffle in southern Brooklyn, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm took a swipe at his opponent, former Democratic councilman Domenic Recchia, over the slow pace of Superstorm Sandy rebuilding efforts in the city. … Full Article
 

FEMA to fund new boilers for Sandy-damaged NYCHA buildings

Coney Island
After Superstorm Sandy hit New York, flooding the basements of hundreds of buildings in shoreline communities and knocking boilers out of power, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) installed temporary boilers to provide heat and hot water for tenants. … Full Article
 

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