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On Monday, a train conductor suffered multiple bed bug bites while operating an N train, but the public only became aware through the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU), which later advised of hi … Full Article

Gentile calls Bay Ridge illegal home conversions an epidemic

The troubling practice of gutting one and two-family homes and constructing multiple units is becoming an epidemic in Bay Ridge and other southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who called together top-level city officials to begin formulating a plan to stop  … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Victim testimonies: Sexual assault behind tinted windows of Brooklyn ‘Dollar Vans’

In response to a story published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on July 23 titled “Tinted Window Checkpoints in Crown Heights: Profiling or Smart Policing?,” Brooklyn residents brought an additional tinted-window issue to the reporter’s attention. … Full Article

Report: Oversight lacking in NYC payroll project

Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and delays. … Full Article

What a mess! G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks. The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2. … Full Article

Arab-Americans distribute safety tips for mosques

In the wake of two anti-Muslim attacks outside Brooklyn mosques, Arab-American leaders are urging members of their community to consult a booklet offering tips on keeping religious institutions safe. … Full Article

‘Avonte’s Law,’ to alarm NYC school doors, passes City Council

After several highly publicized incidents where children slipped unnoticed out of school buildings, the New York City Council passed legislation on Thursday to install door alarms in public schools. … Full Article

Far behind, or right on time? Nostrand Avenue construction timetable remains unclear

UPDATE: A response from the DDC indicates the source of confusion is the result of two overlapping projects–a full reconfiguration of the roadway and the installation of select bus service. … Full Article

New Fort Hamilton commander has close ties to Brooklyn

Col. Joseph D. Davidson, the new commanding officer of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, officially assumed his new post at the fort Wednesday morning during a ceremony filled with military tradition. … Full Article

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