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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

Treyger to MTA: Protect subway riders from Metrocard skimmers

Coney Island
After a skimming device was discovered in a MetroCard vending machine in the Columbus Circle subway station, Councilman Mark Treyger renewed his call to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to take steps to safeguard all of the machines to protect straphangers from identity theft. … Full Article

Adams aims to make Borough Hall green

Downtown
On Sunday Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams promoted his plan to transform Brooklyn Borough Hall, the borough's oldest public building, into an energy-efficient icon by working with the U.S. Green Building Council to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. … Full Article

Bay Parkway Community Job Center marks 12 years of service

Bensonhurst
There is a small trailer on the Bensonhurst waterfront where great matches are made every day. No, it’s not love matches we’re talking about. … Full Article

Rally at BPL protests Chinese censorship of writers

Downtown
It was the perfect setting to talk about the freedom of expression in the literary community. The Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza was the backdrop for members of the PEN American Center to organize a literary protest for free expression in China. … Full Article

NYC activist group calls for national protest against Starbucks

Downtown
On Saturday, April 12, New York City workers and 15 Now activists will be participating in a national day of action to demand that Starbucks’s CEO Howard Schultz put his money where his mouth is and pay his employees a minimum wage of $15 an hou … Full Article

Elected officials, HPD at odds over ‘Downsizing’ for Section 8 tenants

New York City
A coalition that includes several Brooklyn officials held a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday against a policy its members say will cause hardships to large numbers of elderly, medically challenged and single-parent tenants of the city’s Section 8 program. … Full Article

Complete original historic Eagle now available via BPL ‘s digital archives

Readers of the Brooklyn Eagle website and the print edition of Brooklyn Daily Eagle may now easily read the pages of the original Brooklyn Eagle, through Brooklyn Public Library (BPL).   … Full Article

Housing director tours Coney Island to assess post-Sandy rebuild

Coney Island
Councilman Mark Treyger played the role of tour guide, showing a newly appointed city official the sites of Coney Island on Monday. But it wasn’t a bid to boost tourism. … Full Article

Funds sought for fallen Brooklyn NYPD officer's family

Brooklyn Boro
A foundation is collecting funds to help the family of the police officer killed in a Brooklyn fire. The Silver Shield Foundation says the money will go toward college expenses for Officer Dennis Guerra's four children. … Full Article

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