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New MTA unit formed to help dozens of families left behind by COVID-19 deaths

August 4 | Jose Martinez, THE CITY

This story was originally published on June 25 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning. When Joseph Fletcher died in April from COVID-19, he left behind a wife, three children and countless questions for them about where to turn next. Fletcher, a 60-year-old […]

Murder-suicide in Flatlands leaves two dead and one injured

November 11 | Noah Goldberg

A violent weekend that began with a public shootout in Crown Heights on Friday night ended in a tragedy in a Flatlands apartment on Sunday, when a man killed his ex-girlfriend, shot another man and then killed himself, police said Sunday. Police responded to a call of shots fired on Sunday afternoon in an apartment […]

The NYC Health Department will be spraying for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in Brooklyn and Queens Thursday night. But what is in that spray, and is it safe to breathe? AP file photo by Rick Bowmer

Aerial spraying for West Nile virus Thursday night

September 5 | Mary Frost

City Department of Health trucks will be out again Thursday night spraying pesticide mist in parts of Brooklyn and Queens to kill mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Spraying will take place between the hours of 8:30 p.m. Thursday night and 6 a.m. Friday morning, weather permitting. This is the sixth time this summer the city […]

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