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

Gentile bill makes getting information easier for city’s veterans

Bay Ridge
Each of the city’s agencies would have to have a point person to assist military veterans under a bill approved by the City Council. … Full Article

Malliotakis invites animal lovers to pet adoption fair

Bay Ridge
Residents who enjoy the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge this Sunday can bring home more than cotton candy and carnival prizes, thanks to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who is co-sponsoring a pet adoption event at the street fair. … Full Article

Grimm says U.S. should do more for Vietnam War veterans

Bay Ridge
US Rep. Michael Grimm, a marine who served in the first Gulf War back in the early 1990s, said the country should be doing more to honor Vietnam War veterans. … Full Article

UNACCEPTABLE: Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent

 Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately apparent in the disaster's wake. … Full Article

Gerritsen Beach is poster child for lingering impact of high water

Gerritsen Beach
A South Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood is battling a health menace Superstorm Sandy left behind: Mold.  … Full Article

How safe are Brooklyn's bridges?

Brooklyn Boro
The collapse of a bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington State this past Thursday has some Brooklynites wondering about the condition of our own bridges. … Full Article

Bloomberg says market will decide on NYC bike sharing

New York City
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the market will determine the success of the city's ambitious bike-sharing program. Bloomberg said on WOR Radio on Friday that anti-bike criticism "makes good theater." … Full Article

Nadler’s bill would crack down on airline 'family' fees

“The family that prays together, stays together,” the old adage goes. But what about the family wishing to sit together on an airplane during a cross-country flight? … Full Article

Boy Scouts Of America votes to lift ban on gay scouts

New York City
Local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation's leading youth organization. Gay adults will remain barred from serving as Scout leaders. … Full Article

Eagle Review & Comment for May 23

Brooklyn Boro
New Light On Liberalism    … Full Article


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