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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio— George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robi … Full Article

Anti-Semitic attacks on the rise in NYC, worried officials say

There have been 224 hate crimes committed in New York City this year and 89 of them were anti-Semitic attacks against Jews, according to a group of lawmakers who held a rally on the steps of City Hall on Thursday to denounce the incidents. … Full Article

NYC municipal ID cards to offer free incentives

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is adding incentives to encourage more New Yorkers to obtain a municipal identification card, aiming to increase the card's reach once it is unveiled next year.
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Brooklyn panel to focus on effects of fracking

People from across the U.S. and Latin America will give firsthand accounts of how the negative impacts of fracking in their local communities and countries have harmed them at a panel on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. … Full Article

HITN-TV to reopen damaged Brooklyn headquarters

HITN-TV, the largest Spanish-language national cable network, is re-opening its Brooklyn-based studio after it was destroyed in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

Thursday Sept. 18: Our World In Pictures

SCOTLAND — Polls Opened for Scotland Independence: David Aguilar from Catalonia, who is visiting Scotland to support the Scottish independence referendum, holds up a placard supporting a Yes vote at passing motorists in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday. … Full Article

MTA bus kills woman in Brooklyn trying to retrieve cellphone

A woman in Brooklyn was killed when she was run over by an MTA bus while trying to retrieve a cellphone. … Full Article

OEM: Brooklyn residents need to prepare for next disaster

At Brooklyn’s Emergency Preparedness Forum on Tuesday night, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph Esposito told the packed Borough Hall courtroom, “The main thing is, be prepared. … Full Article

NYPD: Hate crimes in NYC are on the rise

Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police officials said Wednesday. … Full Article

Army Corps of Engineers hires contractor to repair Coney Island beach

Coney Island Beach will undergo critical repairs and emergency restoration to address Hurricane Sandy-related damage, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and a group of lawmakers announced on Tuesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library approves $52 million sale of Brooklyn Heights branch to developer Hudson Co.

A sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million will be recommended when the library’s board convenes this evening. … Full Article

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