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How many cab rides have you had in New York City during which a woman is behind the wheel? … 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

Gentile ties school overcrowding to illegal home conversions

What does home construction have to do with overcrowded classrooms in schools? A lot, if you ask Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Borough Hall is ‘going gold’

For families afflicted by the cruel menace of childhood cancer, the devastating disease is only compounded by a dearth of funding and dated treatments that are not only painful, but also risky. … Full Article

Tuesday Sept. 16: Our World In Pictures

MINNESOTA — Soldiers Return from Afghanistan: Leland Vang, 2, hugs his father Tee Vang at the Inver Grove Heights Training Center after his return from Afghanistan on Tuesday in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. … Full Article

Coalition urging MTA to restore “express” F train service

A coalition of elected officials have urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express F train service in Brooklyn in a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast. … Full Article

Brooklyn allocated millions in funding for arts, education

Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs was announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed greater budgetary allocations. … Full Article

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