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Thursday April 14, Our World In Pictures

PARIS — Students Protest Labor Reforms: Riot police officers take position during a high school protest on Thursday. Protesters across the country are again marching to voice their anger at labor reforms being championed by the Socialist government. … Full Article

Advocates seek half-fare Metrocards for low-income riders

On the heels of a shocking new report showing that one in four low-income New Yorkers cannot afford to use public transportation, two groups, the Community Service Society of New York and the Riders Alliance, announced the start of a “Fair Fares” campaign to obtain half-fare MetroCards for  … Full Article

Bay Ridge corner named after bike shop owner

A Bay Ridge woman whose love of bicycling made her famous in the community was memorialized in a street sign on the corner across from the bike shop she owned. … Full Article

Jackie Robinson’s signed contracts to be on temporary display at the New-York Historical Society

Jackie Robinson's contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers that broke Major League Baseball's color barrier is on public view in New York and soon in other places, as well. … Full Article

Manischewitz Wine & Kosher Coke: Part of Brooklyn’s Jewish heritage

It’s no secret that Brooklyn boasts one of the largest Jewish communities in the country. … Full Article

Maj. Gen. Robert Rose dead at 77

Maj. Gen. Robert Rose, the former commanding general New York Army National Guard and a Bay Ridge civic leader who belonged to many organizations, including the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee and the Colonial Club, died April 5 at the age of 77. … Full Article

Officials: Keep Social Security disability review office in Brooklyn

Thousands of disabled Brooklynites will have a hard time getting to hearings on the status of their disability claims if the Social Security Administration moves its disability review office out of Downtown Brooklyn, says U.S. Reps. … Full Article

Hikind’s office conducts shmurah matzah survey

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind’s (D-Brooklyn) staff visited numerous supermarkets throughout New York City this past week to survey handmade shmurah matzah prices at various locations. … Full Article

Gillibrand, Clarke urge National Park Service to place Crown Heights North Historic District on National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke on Thursday wrote to the National Park Service urging for Crown Heights North Historic District to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. … Full Article

NYC wants Wyckoff Gardens residents to offer advice on upcoming NYCHA development

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) on Wednesday said it is seeking residents to join advisory committees at Wyckoff Gardens in Boerum Hill and Holmes Towers in Manhattan, the first two sites to be tapped for Mayor de Blasio’s NextGen Neighborhoods initiative. … Full Article

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