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PENNSYLVANIA — Celebrating Hanukkah: A woman passes by a menorah on Independence Mall in Philadelphia ahead of the second night of Hanukkah on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 10: The East River Just Got Even Dirtier

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 65°, Night 49°, sunny … Full Article

Officials: City should punish LICH developer Fortis for illegal parking tickets in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill car owners are still waiting on refunds for parking tickets issued after a developer planted bogus “no parking” signs at a former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) development site. … Full Article

Muslim and law enforcement communities come together to host career day at Kingsborough

Children ages 13 and up were invited to a career day on Saturday sponsored by the Council of Peoples Organization (COPO), formerly known as the Council of Pakistan Organization. … Full Article

Don’t look down! NYPD unit does its work at dizzying heights at Brooklyn Bridge

Police Sgt. John Flynn didn’t even flinch as he started his descent from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, briskly walking down a narrow suspension cable with only a safety harness between him and a possible 27-story fall to the glinting East River below. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 9: "Listen, I Want to Help"

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 61°, Night 49°, chance rain then partly sunny … Full Article

RFP to study Cross-Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel connecting NJ and Brooklyn

The Port Authority will soon be issuing an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a “Tier II” Environmental Impact Study to explore the impact and feasibility of the long-contemplated Cross-Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel connecting Brooklyn to New Jersey. … Full Article

Holocaust survivor makes emotional return to Auschwitz

In an emotional journey that served as her ultimate triumph over the Nazis, an elderly Borough Park resident who survived the horrors of the Holocaust paid a return visit to the infamous Auschwitz death camp — this time as a free woman. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today May 8: Sit, Sassafras! Bad Boy, Basil!

Weather, Brooklyn Borough Hall (NWS): Day 60°, Night 46°, chance rain then partly sunny
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Seniors to race a lit torch through the streets of Brooklyn

Spectators will have the chance to root for senior runners relaying a lit torch across Brooklyn on Monday and Tuesday at a dozen “cheer stations” set up at Parks Department recreation centers across the borough. Runners will pass the torch to fellow runners at each cheer station. … Full Article

Don’t ask about salary history in NYC, Tish James’ bill tells employers

In a move designed to benefit historically disadvantaged groups of people, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed a bill prohibiting all employers in New York City from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history. … Full Article

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