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Brooklyn Conservatives oppose plan for municipal ID cards

Sunset Park
The City Council is moving forward with a history-making bill co-sponsored by Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) that would create the largest municipal ID card program in the nation after hearings took place on April 30. … Full Article

NYC makes erroneous retiree payments to police officers and firefighters worth $300M

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says the city accidentally made duplicate deposits of nearly $300 million into the accounts of retired police officers and firefighters. Stringer said Thursday that the payments to 31,019 individuals will be electronically reversed on Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn teen arraigned on murder charge in fatal Coney Island fire

Coney Island
A 16-year-old boy who authorities say set a mattress fire in an apartment building has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a New York City police officer who responded to the blaze. … Full Article

Proposed New York City ID card spurs caution from Bratton

New York City's police commissioner says he has concerns about whether a proposed municipal identification card would be secure against abuse. … Full Article

Arrest made in the death of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark

A man was arrested in the killing of a real estate developer who was abducted as he left his office during a snowstorm and whose body was found dumped in a trash bin miles away, police said Wednesday. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio calls on SUNY to ditch BHP, open negotiations with additional bidders for LICH in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday afternoon lobbed a bomb onto the ongoing negotiations over the ownership of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Al Feldstein, Brooklyn native who headed Mad magazine, dies

Flatbush
BILLINGS, Mont.— Al Feldstein, whose 28 years at the helm of Mad magazine transformed the satirical publication into a pop culture institution, has died. He was 88. … Full Article

Advocates: NYC municipal ID would help immigrants

Advocates for immigrants say a proposed New York City municipal ID card will help ensure that all New Yorkers can obtain crucial city services. Backers of the proposed ID card said Wednesday that non-drivers, transgender people and others also will benefit from the city-issued ID card. … Full Article

Obituary – Linda Lee Rudloff Doman

Brooklyn Heights
Linda Doman, a resident of Brooklyn Heights since 1979, died suddenly following a collapse while visiting her grandchildren in upstate New York on April 26. It is believed that she suffered an aneurism, but the family has not released final details. … Full Article

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