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Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about … Full Article

After Avonte Oquendo's death, US to fund tracking devices

The U.S. Department of Justice says it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers. … Full Article

Report: Long-list of post-Sandy needs

Brooklyn has come a long way since superstorm Sandy flooded homes, coated streets with sand and knocked high rises into lightless cold. But it still has a long way to go.  … Full Article

Lander brings mayor's ‘Vision Zero’ plan to Park Slope

Park Slope residents are already seeing parts of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan in action, according to Councilman Brad Lander, who said a recent sting by police resulted in summonses for dangerous motorists. … Full Article

When Bay Ridge Community Council serves lunch, everyone shows up to eat!

If you want to find anyone who is a very important person in Bay Ridge, then the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on 76th Street is the place to be on Feb. 1. There, you’ll find the neighborhood luminaries all under one roof. … Full Article

Report: Parts of Brooklyn still reeling from Sandy

The Brooklyn Recovery Fund has released an extensive report on conditions in six coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods since Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

MTA board member tells B37 advocates: Keep up the pressure

Transit advocates trying to convince the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to extend the B37 bus route to Court Street instead of terminating the soon-to-be reinstated bus line at the Barclays Center are making significant progress, according to a man with inside information. … Full Article

Subway trash can removal program expanded

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its pilot program to reduce trash in the subway system is working and it will remove refuse cans at an additional 29 stations. … Full Article

Fastrack comes to Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway subway line

From now until early Friday, Jan. 31, MTA New York City Transit is bringing Fastrack to the Eastern Parkway trunk line in Brooklyn between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. … Full Article

Golden outraged by Sept. 11 museum fee

State Sen. Marty Golden and the families of Sept. 11 victims expressed outrage over the announcement by the Board of Trustees of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum that the museum will charge $24 a person to visit the facility when it opens in the spring. … Full Article

2 Bitcoin operators charged in NY 'Silk Road' bust

The top executive of a Manhattan-based Bitcoin company and a Florida Bitcoin exchanger have been charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of the black market website Silk Road, which let users buy illegal drugs anonymously, authoritie … Full Article

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