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Ferguson, Missouri, is nearly 1,000 miles away, but that didn't stop crowds of people in Brooklyn from protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed Michael B … Full Article

Coalition urging MTA to restore “express” F train service

A coalition of elected officials have urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express F train service in Brooklyn in a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast. … Full Article

Brooklyn allocated millions in funding for arts, education

Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs was announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed greater budgetary allocations. … Full Article

Monday Sept. 15: Our World In Pictures

PORTUGAL — Holi Festival of Colors: Revelers throw colored powder in the air during the Holi Festival of Colors, in Lisbon, on Sunday. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in some regions of India and Nepal.  … Full Article

App helps NYC women find taxis driven by women

Sometimes a woman can be hard to find — if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City. … Full Article

It's Baaaaack! R Train service returns to the Montague Tube

R U pleased the Montague Tube is repaired and reopened? … Full Article

Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. … Full Article

New York to lower flags to honor soldier lost in WWII

ALBANY— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday to honor a World War II Army private from Brooklyn whose remains were recently recovered. … Full Article

NYC bill would ban credit checks in hiring, firing

New York City Council members held a hearing Friday on a bill that would prevent companies from using credit checks in employment decisions, a practice that they said harms the very people who need jobs the most. … Full Article

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