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Brooklyn Heights residents who live near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) have long complained that vibrations from the heavily-trafficked roadway were causing structural damage to their histor … Full Article

NYC 'snow alert' starts at 6 a.m. Tuesday

New York City
New York City's sanitation department has issued a "snow alert" starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Personnel are getting equipment and supplies ready. Sanitation is coordinating snow clearing protocol with the Office of Emergency Management and the transportation department. … Full Article

ROACH REVOLUTION: Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

New York City
The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S. … Full Article

Gentile says Brooklyn Bridge toll plan is DOA

Bay Ridge
A proposal being put forth by a former city traffic commissioner to put tolls on the Brooklyn Bridge and the other East River crossings is getting a Bronx cheer from the man who will soon be the City Council’s most senior member. … Full Article

Memorial for Nelson Mandela in Brooklyn this Sunday

Downtown
A memorial for Nelson Mandela will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in Brooklyn at The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue. … Full Article

Boys & Girls high school to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

New York City
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a Brooklyn school will be named after South African leader Nelson Mandela. Bloomberg said Friday that the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn will be renamed The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice. … Full Article

Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
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De Balsio’s deputy has strong experience in health care, finance, public administration

New York City
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s announcement of Anthony Shorris as First Deputy Mayor has put a spotlight on a man with a long history of competence in managing city agencies, public authorities, education and health care institutions. … Full Article

Colton calls on MTA to put ‘positive controls’ on trains

Gravesend
As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continued its investigation into the Metro-North train derailment that killed four people, a Brooklyn lawmaker issued a call for “positive” changes in the brake mechanism of commuter trains. … Full Article

Red Cross gives Sandy-Related $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund

Gerritsen Beach

The American Red Cross has awarded a $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund to support mental health services for children and families affected by Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages. … Full Article

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