An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across sur … Full Article

Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York

If Santa brings you a shiny new laptop, video game console or flat-screen TV, don't toss the old one in the trash. Starting Jan. 1, the final phase of New York's 2010 electronics recycling law takes effect, making it illegal for consumers to throw so-called "e-waste" in the garbage. … Full Article
Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at Police Athletic League December Luncheon

De Blasio: Put political protests on pause while families mourn NYPD deaths

Mayor Bill de Blasio asked that political protests be put on hold and that New Yorkers console NYPD officers, at an address on Monday at the Police Athletic League December luncheon. … Full Article

Report: Grimm to plead guilty to tax evasion

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, who was hit with a 20-count indictment on charges of fraud and income tax evasion in April, plans to plead guilty to one of the counts, the New York Daily News reported. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library gets $5M for Environmental Education Center at Greenpoint Library

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund has awarded Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) a $5 million legacy  grant to build a new Greenpoint Environmental Education Center (GEEC) at its existing neighborhood branch, the Fund announced this week. … Full Article

Adams honors 100-year-old teacher, child-saving firefighter

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has paid tribute to a 100-year-old math teacher at St. Ephrem School in Dyker Heights, as well as a firefighter who saved the life of a 6-year-old boy in Brownsville. … Full Article

Bowdoin to cover education costs for officer's son

BRUNSWICK, Maine— Maine's Bowdoin College is going to cover the education costs of a student whose father was one of two New York City police officers gunned down over the weekend. … Full Article

Brooklyn mourns slain cops with vigils, blue ribbons

As the shock of the assassination of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu continued to hang over the city like a dark cloud, residents and elected officials from all corners of Brooklyn paid tribute to the two slain cops with candlelight vigils, blue ribbons and statements expressing  … Full Article

Monday Dec. 22: Our World In Pictures

ENGLAND — People Celebrate Winter Solstice at Stonehenge: People gather at the historic site of Stonehenge, southwest England, to celebrate the Winter solstice on Monday. … Full Article

Police departments on alert after cop killings

Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car. … Full Article

NYPD makes additional arrests in officer assault probe

The New York Police Department has made a fourth arrest in an aggressive manhunt after an assault on two officers during a protest over the chokehold death of Eric Garner. … Full Article


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