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More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article

St. Patrick's Day: De Blasio honors Ireland's prime minister

Several hundred people, including the prime minister of Ireland, launched New York City's St. Patrick's Day festivities at the historic Gracie Mansion. Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Prime Minster Enda Kenny at a breakfast on Monday. … Full Article

Bloomberg gives wide-ranging interview to Couric

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has strongly defended many of his signature policies in a wide-ranging interview with Katie Couric. Bloomberg's sit-down with the Yahoo News Global anchor was his first major interview since leaving office in December. It debuted Friday. … Full Article

Gas leak causes evacuation at Williamsburg synagogue

A gas leak was called in at 2:10 p.m. to the FDNY for 161 Rodney St. in Williammsburg, a low-rise brick building occupied by a synagogue known as the Beth Medrash Chemedy. About 25 people were evacuated, according to the FDNY. … Full Article

Malliotakis’s bill would ban tattoos on animals

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who owns two dogs, said she would never dream of subjecting them to getting tattoos and doesn’t understand why anyone else would do that to their pets. … Full Article

Free training program: alcohol and substance abuse counselor

The Outreach Training Institute is offering scholarships and job placement assistance for its Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) training program to those who qualify as low income and meet certain other criteria. … Full Article

Meeting’s goal: A safer Jay Street

Traffic safety advocates have called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to target busy Jay Street as part of his ambitious "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths in the city. … Full Article

Brownsville board: Home runs threaten motorists

Brownsville Recreation Center may be beloved by people who visit its premises—but not so much by the cars that drive on Linden Boulevard, the major street that hems it in. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols demand Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll discount for all New York City residents

Bay Ridge resident Marcel Van Tuyn estimated that he drives across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge about 300 times a year. … Full Article

Americans riding public transit in record numbers

LOS ANGELES— Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. … Full Article

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