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Stringer Audit: NY Sandy relief program paid $6.8 million for flawed work

New York City's comptroller says a program that was supposed rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete." … Full Article

After Levin’s daring rescue of abused cat in Brooklyn, praise and outrage

City Councilmember Stephen Levin’s rescue of an abused and terrified cat on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) late Friday has drawn praise for the councilmember and outrage from animal advocates, who want the perpetrator found before he or she strikes again. … Full Article

At St. Francis: Finding a balance with police and communities

St. Francis College hosted two reporters — Harry Siegel and Azi Paybarah — for a talk called “Policing in New York and America” in Brooklyn Heights on Friday. … Full Article

Two honored for advocating for regulation-size playing field in Brooklyn Bridge Park

What does it take to get a world-class, regulation size playing field built on the Brooklyn waterfront? Students at Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) learned on Monday that it takes peaceful cooperation, collaboration and perseverance – core Quaker values. … Full Article
Coney Island And Luna Park Season Opening

Opening Day Nightmare: Coney Island Cyclone gets stuck

The popular Coney Island Cyclone, a roller coaster ride at the beachfront amusement park, failed to give thrill-seekers the adrenaline rush they had hoped for on Sunday.   … Full Article

Lawsuit: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que chain doesn't pay fair wages to tipped workers

SYRACUSE— A lawsuit filed against the popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant chain claims the Syracuse-based business doesn't pay tipped workers fair wages. … Full Article

Monday March 30, Our World In Pictures

MONKTON — Man Prepares Hounds for Fox Hunt: In this Jan. 28 photo, huntsman Geoff Hyde leads a group of hounds out of their kennel at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club as they head out for a fox hunt in Monkton, Md. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton honors Vietnam veterans with ceremony

Fort Hamilton held its annual Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day ceremony at the Post Theater on the base on Thursday, where Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Claude “Mick” Kicklighter spoke and honored the dozens of veterans in attendance. … Full Article

Friday March 27, Our World In Pictures

ANTARCTICA — Extreme Swimmer Moves Past Slab of Ice: In this February photo, provided by 5 Swims Expedition, Lewis Pugh of the United Kingdom swims past a floating slab of ice in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. … Full Article

School custodian’s mom hosts blood drive in his memory

The cafeteria of P.S. 102 was converted into a blood donation center for four hours on Thursday, as a steady stream of people showed up at the Bay Ridge elementary school to donate blood in memory of the school’s late custodian. … Full Article

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