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Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

Both sides announce MTA transit union deal

New York City
Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance payments. … Full Article

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

Brooklyn BP Eric Adams takes selfie to celebrate free wifi at Fulton Mall

The more than 100,000 daily visitors to Fulton Mall, one of the busiest retail strips in America, now have free WiFi thanks to a new program that will build and maintain a free public WiFi network in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Shred old documents for free at Golden’s office

Bay Ridge
Spring cleaning doesn’t just mean washing the windows and painting the living room. It can also mean opening that desk drawer, sorting through that mountain-high pile of old papers inside and throwing them out. … Full Article

Brooklynites fund schools, libraries, gardens in participatory budgeting vote

NORTHERN BROOKLYN
Schools, playgrounds, gardens and libraries were the big winners in the latest round of participatory budgeting voting in neighborhoods from Williamsburg to Sunset Park. … Full Article

Paperwork snafu delays military widows’ government benefits

Bay Ridge
Widows and widowers of military veterans all across the city are in danger of being denied survivor’s benefits by the US Department of Veterans Affairs because of a simple and fixable paperwork snafu, according to US Rep. Michael Grimm. … Full Article

Heights Groups: Close Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge Park attracts a steadily increasing number of visitors, and Brooklyn Heights civic groups are pushing for the city Department of Transportation (DOT)  to close Joralemon Street to vehicles at Furman Street, near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Home safe? Push to landmark Jackie Robinson’s Flatbush house

East Flatbush
City councilmember Jumaane Williams (D - Flatbush, East Flatbush) is taking another whack at getting the East Flatbush home of baseball legend Jackie Robinson designated as a city landmark. … Full Article

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