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Earl Weiner and Gina Ingoglia received the seventh annual DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence in front of some 300 friends, fellow board members and elected officials at a fundraising gala at the h … Full Article

Twitter reacts to Brooklyn Bridge white flag story

As the Brooklyn Bridge white flag controversy becomes an even bigger story, Twitter has erupted with feedback. … Full Article

Speculation grows as NYPD removes mysterious white flags from Brooklyn Bridge

Officers with NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) climbed the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge shortly before noon on Tuesday to take down two enormous white flags that someone hung from the flagpoles atop the stone towers of the bridge. … Full Article

Protesters say child care agency needlessly tearing apart families

Protesters stood outside the Administration for Children's Services' Brooklyn Office Friday afternoon, claiming that the agency tears young children away from their blood relatives for no reason. … Full Article

Sequester a 'tight squeeze' for Section 8 housing residents

To see the consequences of congressional belt tightening, look no further than Yolanda Matthews. “They’re squeezing me,” Matthews said. “I don’t know how I’m going to live.” … Full Article

Congressional tribute to fire lieutenant killed in Williamsburg blaze

The story of the bravery of Fire Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas, who was killed in a two-alarm blaze in Williamsburg over the Fourth of July weekend, reached all the way from Brooklyn to Washington D.C. as members of the House of Representatives paid tribute to the late fire hero. … Full Article

Unions, MTA reach LIRR agreement after Cuomo steps in

With the personal involvement of Governor Andrew Cuomo, chaos for LIRR commuters was averted on Thursday as the MTA and union officials reached an agreement on a deal averting a Long Island Rail Road strike. … Full Article

LIRR strike would leave ‘reverse commuters’ up the track without a shuttle

With a strike looming, LIRR ‘reverse commuters’ from Brooklyn will awaken to a grim reality Monday morning: there’s no contingency plan for them and few alternative options are available, officials say. … Full Article

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