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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

NY cracks down on gas price gouging after Sandy

New York City
ALBANY — Twenty-five gas stations have settled price-gouging claims made against them immediately after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday. … Full Article

3 more detained in Boston bombing

BOSTON — Three more suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who came to the U.S. from Kazakhstan, officials said Wednesday. … Full Article

4th Ave pedestrian struck by SUV dies

Bay Ridge
The woman who was hit by an SUV while crossing a Bay Ridge intersection April 30 has died from her injuries, according to police. Capt. Richard DiBlasio, commanding officer of the 68th Precinct, made the announcement on May 1. “Sad news. … Full Article

Cops investigate after woman is critically injured on 4th Ave.

Bay Ridge
A female pedestrian was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by an SUV on Fourth Avenue and 82nd Street in Bay Ridge Tuesday morning, police said.  … Full Article

CLUELESS ON SYRIA: Obama wants facts, asks Pentagon for options, before acting

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama strongly suggested this morning that he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war. … Full Article

Brooklyn STRONG protests garbage transfer station in southern Brooklyn

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN
Residents, elected officials, teachers, students, and activists of southern Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Mill Basin gathered at the promenade near the Caesar's Bay shopping center in Gravesend on Sunday to protest a proposed garbage transfer station the city wants to place in the neighborhood. … Full Article

In Boston bombing coverage, CBS' Miller rises above the fray

If John Miller had scheduled an earlier flight, the CBS News coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath would have been much weaker. … Full Article

INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Joggers escape runaway van by fraction of a second

Park Slope
A wild video showing a careening van barely missing two joggers by a fraction of a second before crashing into a Park Slope deli has been posted by CB … Full Article

Wireless capability in subway stations grows, but Brooklyn will have to wait

New York City
Thirty more subway stations, in addition to six that were part of a pilot program two years ago, now have wi-fi capabiity, allowing subway riders to make and receive phone calls, texts, emails and more. … Full Article

SPOTLIGHT: Deborah Hallen, secretary of Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Branch Library and its allied support organization, the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Inc. … Full Article

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