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Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … Full Article

Warning: Air Quality Health Advisory in effect today until 10 p.m.

New York City
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for July 8

Brooklyn Boro
Weather, Traffic & Transit … Full Article

Foreign countries paying for public officials' trips cause concern

Brooklyn Boro
After running our article last week about the borough’s relations with the People’s Republic (“Brooklyn’s Mixed Message to China?“) we heard from Dr. … Full Article

Does New York State owe you money?

Gravesend
New York State is holding onto billions of dollars and some of that money could belong to you. … Full Article

New York becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

ALBANY— New York is now the 23rd state in the country to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though the state will have one of the more restrictive programs in the U.S. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for July 7

Brooklyn Boro
Traffic, Transit & Weather … Full Article

All aboard! Health advocates welcome back B37 bus

Sunset Park
What’s the best way to welcome back a bus that was out of service for four years? By taking a ride, of course! … Full Article

Fallen firefighter Ambelas honored only weeks earlier

Williamsburg
On June 26th, Lieutenant Firefighter Gordon Ambelas and his company (along with two others) were honored by FDNY Commissioner Nigro, Rabbi David Niederman of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn, and a family extremely grateful for the FDNY saving the life of their y … Full Article

Thousands celebrate Fourth of July Fireworks' return to Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
A spectacular red, white and blue fireworks display, launched from three barges in the East River and from the Brooklyn Bridge itself, thrilled thousands of spectators crammed into Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other spots along the Brooklyn waterfront Friday night. … Full Article

Workers: Brooklyn Bridge façade collapse ‘could have been much worse’

DUMBO
Workers doing construction on the Brooklyn Bridge said that if the walkway’s façade hadn’t collapsed the way it did -- and when it did -- Wednesday night, the outcome could have been "much, much worse." … Full Article

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