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Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

OY! 100 Flatbush Yeshiva students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

Flatbush
 A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones. … Full Article

Clothing donation bins don’t bring out charitable feelings, officials say

Bay Ridge
Good intentions can have messy consequences, according to officials at two community boards in southern Brooklyn, who said that large metal bins placed on public sidewalks to accept clothing donations are not bringing out the charitable side of residents. … Full Article

Help is on the way for disintegrating Kosciuszko Bridge

Greenpoint
The Kosciuszko Bridge is crumbling, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce says the state’s move to accelerate a massive repair project is vital to Brooklyn’s economic growth. Groundbreaking on the new bridge has been moved up to the fall, a full 18 months earlier than originally planned.  … Full Article

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at age 89

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, has died at age 89. … Full Article

1930s subway train makes rare uptown trip through Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
Hundreds of lucky commuters got a surprise trip back in time when eight 1930s-era subway cars were briefly returned to service offering woven wicker seats, ceiling fans and rusted metal exteriors. … Full Article

Recchia gets NYPD to install security cameras on 86th Street

Bensonhurst
Message to a thief: Before you go to pick that person’s pocket on 86th Street, be aware that Big Brother will be watching you. … Full Article

Brooklyn gets first-of-its-kind domestic abuse shelter

Brooklyn Boro
A first-of-its-kind shelter for domestic abuse victims and their pets is coming to Brooklyn. A coalition of nonprofits has partnered to bring the unique emergency housing to a sensitive population — abuse victims scared to leave abusive relationships for fear of losing their pets. … Full Article

FEMA funds to pay for repairs of Coney Island boardwalk lights

Coney Island
Nathan’s Famous is back and Coney Island is on the upswing seven months after Superstorm Sandy. The latest news on the community’s comeback comes from Washington DC. … Full Article

DOT’s grand safety plan for 4th Avenue comes to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
After months of speculation, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will unveil its plan to revamp a 36-block-long section of Fourth Avenue when officials present a detailed proposal to Bay Ridge residents at a town hall next week. … Full Article

Despite glitches, Bloomberg says Citi Bike share big success

New York City
Despite some minor opening day hiccups, Citi Bike and city officials called New York City’s bicycle-sharing launch a “great success.” … Full Article

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