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Protestors mass outside Long Island University on Flatbush Avenue. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Brooklyn MTA hearing on fare hikes attracts protest

December 11 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The second in a series of bad news tours for the MTA board opened at Long Island University Monday night as straphangers brought forth a myriad of issues to justify not raising transit fares. The transit authority began hosting public hearings around the city to get feedback on the two options for the next round […]

Tow drivers and rescuers tried to right the overturned flatbed truck as lumber was removed from the roadway of the BQE. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Driver of overturned truck on BQE arrested for drunk driving

December 5 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

  A truck driver was arrested by highway police after overturning his flatbed truck, toppling a large volume of scaffolding planks into the roadway at Tillary Street on the Queens-bound Brooklyn Queens Expressway, police said. The crash occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday during the start of the evening rush hour, forcing the closure of […]

‘El Chapo’ consort opens up about cartels’ ruthlessness

December 5 | By Tom Hays Associated Press

A key government witness at the U.S. trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman spelled out the bloodshed and other cold realities of international drug-trafficking Tuesday without expressing regret or making excuses. Former Colombian kingpin Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia was asked on cross-examination by a lawyer for Guzman whether he ordered scores […]