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Treyger wants task force to focus on Sandy recovery at churches

Councilmember Mark Treyger is pushing hard for the creation of a special city task force to study the damage that houses of worship and charitable organizations suffered during Hurricane Sandy and the expenses they incurred while helping victims during and after the 2012 storm. … Full Article

De Blasio happy to not hold a groundhog this year

The groundhog might see his shadow on Feb. 2 — but he won't be seeing Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

NYPD: Security stepped up after Paris attack

New York City police say they've stepped up security after an attack on a Paris newspaper killed 12.
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Midwood kids get new basketball, handball courts

Midwood kids who visit Colonel David Marcus Playground are now getting the chance to try out their athletic skills on new basketball and handball courts. … Full Article

Arrest stats point to New York Police Department slowdown

 Despite efforts by New York City officials to tout a dip in serious crime, another statistic is getting more attention — a steep decline in the number of arrests across all five boroughs in the two weeks since two police officers were shot dead in their patrol car in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Sean Penn helping US man recover after ordeal in Bolivia

LIMA, Peru— It began with an attempt to salvage an ill-fated investment in Bolivian rice farms, devolved into a Third World prison nightmare and climaxed with an escape engineered with the help of actor Sean Penn. But, so far, there has been no Hollywood ending for Jacob Ostreicher. … Full Article

Fundraising drive for slain cops’ families draws support

Efforts to provide financial assistance to the families of slain police detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos are bearing fruit. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYPD officers were disrespectful to turn backs

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department officers, on Monday condemned the thousands of cops who turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers. … Full Article

Bay Ridge block turns blue over NYPD deaths

Residents on one Bay Ridge block are getting behind a campaign to support the New York Police Department in a big way by tying blue ribbons around more than two-dozen trees on their street. … Full Article

Memorial Set for Brooklyn man who died in Mexico

A memorial service was set to be held Monday for a 25-year-old man from Brooklyn who died while hiking in rugged mountains in central Mexico. … Full Article

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