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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

Feds: Engineer in horrific NYC train derailment had sleep disorder

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— The engineer on a New York commuter train that derailed at high speed last year, killing four people, had a serious sleep disorder that interrupted his rest dozens of times each night, federal investigators disclosed Monday. … Full Article

Windsor wins Ronald Reagan Award from Conservative Party

Bay Ridge
Laurie Windsor, president of the Community Education Council of School District 20, exemplifies what Ronald Reagan talked about when he urged Americans to volunteer to help their communities, according to leaders of the Brooklyn Conservative Party, who gave her an award named after the 40th presi … Full Article

DiNapoli rejects public campaign financing trial

ALBANY— Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has rejected public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it. … Full Article

OBIT: Brooklyn native and iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES— Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. … 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

Capetanakis named winner of Bay Ridge Community Council Civic Award

Bay Ridge
Basil Capetanakis, a longtime business leader and community activist in Bay Ridge, was named by the Bay Ridge Community Council as the recipient of the 2014 Civic Award, council leaders announced April 3. … Full Article

G-Train complaints erupt at Greenpoint forum

Brooklyn Boro
The announced purpose of Thursday night’s community forum at the Polish and Slavic Hall in Greenpoint was to focus on the upcoming five-week summer suspension of the G train between Nassau Avenue and Long Island City.
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Brooklyn Law School cuts tuition, prioritizes access over profit

Downtown
Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees announced on Thursday a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. … Full Article

Wounded Warrior amputees' softball team to play Bay Ridge charity game

Bay Ridge
Baseball Hall of Fame greats have got nothing on Josh Wege and his buddies! … Full Article

NYPD sending two officers and K-9 partners to assist Washington state mudslide search

Tuesday night, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security activated part of New York Task Force 1 (NY-TF1), a search and rescue team made up of the most highly trained first responders in the nation. Two NYPD Canine Team Officers, were deployed to Washington State. … Full Article

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