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Struck NY pushes through 2nd day of school bus walkout

A standoff between striking school bus drivers looking for job protections and a city administration that says they just can't have them has the potential to go on for some time, observers said, as parents struggle to get to work on time while scrambling to figure out  … Full Article
 

Burnt body found on Gerritsen Beach ID'd as 14-year-old girl

The burnt, naked body of a girl found in a weedy patch on Gerritsen Beach this past Sunday has been identified as that of a missing 14-year-old girl, N … Full Article
 

Hynes announces new six-week program for at-risk girls at Brownsville Center

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Friday announced a new six-week program that will take place at his Back on Track center in Brownsville.   … Full Article
 

Are smokers in a building? Prospective buyers, tenants have a right to know

We all have the right to make healthy decisions concerning our home.  As a medical doctor, I know that most families want to protect their loved ones from potential health risks, especially at home.  New York City has the highest concentration of multi-unit housing in the country, which means mos … Full Article
 

Rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy left devastation and personal tragedy in its wake on Staten Island.  It also left us with staggering governing challenges for the rebuilding of the borough. … Full Article
 

Bands hope their music raises money for Gerritsen Beach storm victims

Two months after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, the super-storm’s victims are still suffering as they try to repair their damaged homes and rebuild their lives. … Full Article
 

FEMA officials to meet with Gerritsen Beach residents

Residents of Gerritsen Beach whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy will get a chance to get the latest information on the recover effort from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials at a town hall meeting on Dec. 27. … Full Article
 

Lawmaker promotes literacy during visit to Caribbean-American health center

Reading aloud to a pre-schooler has long been touted by educators as an important building block to a child’s success in later life. But now, health care experts are also encouraging the practice. And lawmakers are helping them get the message across. … Full Article
 

Bob Turner reflects on his brief tenure in Congress

It was little over a year ago, in September 2011, that Bob Turner, a former cable TV executive and a Republican, was elected congressman in a special election to replac … Full Article
 

Good samaritans rescue Brownsville girl trapped under a car

A Brooklyn girl who was trapped beneath a vehicle has been saved by several good Samaritans. … Full Article
 

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