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New York City was a sea of pink this past weekend, as nearly 3,000 participants joined in the epic two-day, 39.3 mile 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer New York, which raised $7 million for b … Full Article

Officials demand that MTA notify public of bedbug outbreaks on trains, buses

On Monday, a train conductor suffered multiple bed bug bites while operating an N train, but the public only became aware through the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU), which later advised of his medical treatment (the  … Full Article

NYC strikes labor deal, settles equal pay suit

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration agreed to a new labor contract with the union that represents school safety agents on Tuesday — and settled a discrimination lawsuit brought against the city by female members of the union. … Full Article

Brooklyn N train fumigated after bedbugs bite conductor

Another New York City subway train has been pulled out of service to be fumigated for bedbugs. … Full Article

Brooklyn Tech teacher indicted for sexting obscene selfies to student

A math and physics teacher at Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene – one of the city’s most selective schools -- was arrested on Tuesday for sexting “disgusting” photos of his genitals to a 16-year-old female student. … Full Article

NY state overtime costs on pace for record high

ALBANY— New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, according to the state comptroller's office, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers. … Full Article

One NYC police union opposes Brooklyn's DNC bid

One of New York City's police unions announced its opposition to the city's bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, claiming that crime is on the rise and criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's public safety policies. … Full Article

Calls for renewed remembrance at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

“Keep in mind that in 1908, at the one year commemoration of this monument, there were 20,000 people in attendance, including military regiments and civilian personnel,” said Society of Old Brooklynites member Daniel Cardona. “At the 100 year anniversary in 2008, there were only 200 people.” … Full Article

Russian tourist charged after climbing up Brooklyn Bridge

A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark's second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday. Yaroslav Kolchin was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. … Full Article

Obituary: Caro Heller, Brooklyn artist who reunited families, dies at 80

Caroline Watkins Heller, known as Caro, died Sunday, August 17 at her home in Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn. … Full Article

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