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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

Black NYC firefighters announce $98M settlement

New York City
A black firefighters' group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio makes cameo on The Good Wife

Is an Emmy Award next for Bill de Blasio? The New York City mayor made a cameo as himself in Sunday night's episode of "The Good Wife," a political show set in Chicago. … Full Article

Dyker Heights woman organizes fundraiser for animal rescue charity

Dyker Heights
Sandy Irrera said she didn’t expect the onslaught of people who came to the fundraiser at La Bella Panini Restaurant on 13th Avenue that she organized to benefit No More Tears Rescue, a non-profit group that saves unwanted, unloved and mistreated dogs. … Full Article

Brooklyn courts celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown
The music and pageantry of the NYS Courts Pipes & Drums Band and the NYS Courts Ceremonial Unit brought spectators out to watch as the 20th Annual Celts St. … Full Article

Nearly 8,900 New Yorkers have drivers licenses suspended for back taxes

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo says nearly 8,900 New Yorkers have had their drivers licenses suspended for failing to pay taxes they owe the state. … Full Article

St. Patrick's Day: De Blasio honors Ireland's prime minister

Several hundred people, including the prime minister of Ireland, launched New York City's St. Patrick's Day festivities at the historic Gracie Mansion. Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Prime Minster Enda Kenny at a breakfast on Monday. … Full Article

Bloomberg gives wide-ranging interview to Couric

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has strongly defended many of his signature policies in a wide-ranging interview with Katie Couric. Bloomberg's sit-down with the Yahoo News Global anchor was his first major interview since leaving office in December. It debuted Friday. … Full Article

Gas leak causes evacuation at Williamsburg synagogue

Williamsburg
A gas leak was called in at 2:10 p.m. to the FDNY for 161 Rodney St. in Williammsburg, a low-rise brick building occupied by a synagogue known as the Beth Medrash Chemedy. About 25 people were evacuated, according to the FDNY. … Full Article

Malliotakis’s bill would ban tattoos on animals

Bay Ridge
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who owns two dogs, said she would never dream of subjecting them to getting tattoos and doesn’t understand why anyone else would do that to their pets. … Full Article

Free training program: alcohol and substance abuse counselor

Brooklyn Boro
The Outreach Training Institute is offering scholarships and job placement assistance for its Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) training program to those who qualify as low income and meet certain other criteria. … Full Article

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