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Riders Alliance seeks allies in fight for better R train service

Bay Ridge
The event was billed as an “informational happy hour,” but no one there was really happy. You put a group of R train riders together and you get very few smiles. … Full Article

Does New York State owe you money?

Bay Ridge
New York State is holding $12 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours. Councilman Vincent Gentile is telling that to constituents in his district. … Full Article

Traffic cameras bring tiny Ohio village to a stop

ELMWOOD PLACE, Ohio (AP) — This little village had a big problem. … Full Article

Knights of Columbus celebrate July 4 a few days early

Dyker Heights
The nation’s 237th birthday isn’t until July 4, but the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic fraternal organization, decided to celebrate five days early. … Full Article

Coalition wants alternatives to R, G trains during repairs

Brooklyn Boro
Transit watchdogs are reconciled to the need for Sandy-related repairs on the R and G trains that would shut down the R Train’s Montague Street Tunnel from Brooklyn to Manhattan for up to 14 months, and the three northernmost stops on the G train for 12 weekends this year and five weeks next year … Full Article

Golden says he’ll push for new state law to crack down on day spas

Bay Ridge
Faced with a growing number of day spas setting up shop in Bay Ridge that are raising eyebrows in the community by offering late-night massages to customers, state Sen. Marty Golden said he’s considering legislation to crack down on the establishments. … Full Article

National Grid announces first winner of 'B' Green Challenge to promote small business energy efficiency

Brooklyn Boro
National Grid has teamed up with BarclaysCenter and the Brooklyn Nets to create the ‘B’ Green Challenge to promote e … Full Article

Volunteers give Milestone gift to Bensonhurst – a cleaner park

Bensonhurst
Sweeping changes have come to Milestone Park in Bensonhurst. Literally! … Full Article

Benefits available to those exposed to 9/11 toxins

Brooklyn Boro
New York officials on Monday urged people who may have been affected by the 9/11 attacks to apply for economic benefits before an October deadline. … Full Article

Smoking driver on Manhattan Bridge leads to false alarm

DUMBO
At roughly 2:30 p.m. on Saturday FDNY divers rushed to the East River near the River Café restaurant in Brooklyn to rescue a potential jumper from the Manhattan Bridge. Rescuers anticipated the currents would carry the jumper south to that spot. … Full Article

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