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Precinct council president warns: Don’t let criminals ruin holidays

Bay Ridge
Now that the Christmas shopping season is in full swing, Brooklyn residents are running to malls, department stores and mom-and-pop shops to buy gifts for friends and relatives. … Full Article

Roundup: 4 dead, 60 hurt as Metro-North train derails in Bronx

New York City
A Metro-North commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people, injuring more than 60 and sending a chain of toppled cars trailing off the track just inches from the water, authorities said. … Full Article

Tragedy on Metro-North; 4 dead, 63 hurt in NYC train derailment

New York City
A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came to rest just inches from the water, authorities said. … Full Article

Television news staffer ‘out-Foxes’ travel fatigue

Bedford-Stuyvesant
The next time you feel like complaining about your long commute to work on the subway, think about Joanna Preston. … Full Article

Are identity thieves tampering with muni-meters?

Coney Island
Identity thieves will do anything to gain access to your credit card numbers and they are finding daring ways to get what they want. … Full Article

Wall of storms threatens to upend holiday travel

CHICAGO— Bands of ice, sleet and rain were upending some holiday travel plans as millions of Americans took to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving, but the wintry mix was not causing the widespread gridlock that had been feared. … Full Article

Lawmakers give out free Thanksgiving turkeys in Coney Island

Coney Island
Hundreds of families in Coney Island and other low-income neighborhoods who do not have the financial means to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal were given a helping hand by a group of Democratic elected officials on Monday. … Full Article

Trees damaging your sidewalk? Gonzalez funds $500,000 repair project

Sunset Park
Everyone loves a beautiful tree-lined street. But what happens when underground tree roots start to grow so large that they cause the sidewalk to buckle? The result is a major headache for homeowners, who have to fix the sidewalk. … Full Article

Awww! Baby baboons romp at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park
Talk about cute: Two fuzzy young baboons can now be seen romping with their parents and other members of their baboon troop at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo.  … Full Article

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