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A sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million will be recommended when the library’s board convenes Tuesday even … Full Article

De Balsio’s deputy has strong experience in health care, finance, public administration

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s announcement of Anthony Shorris as First Deputy Mayor has put a spotlight on a man with a long history of competence in managing city agencies, public authorities, education and health care institutions. … Full Article

Colton calls on MTA to put ‘positive controls’ on trains

As the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continued its investigation into the Metro-North train derailment that killed four people, a Brooklyn lawmaker issued a call for “positive” changes in the brake mechanism of commuter trains. … Full Article

Red Cross gives Sandy-Related $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund

The American Red Cross has awarded a $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund to support mental health services for children and families affected by Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages. … Full Article

High-tech internship program continues success

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program, which was launched this past summer as a pilot program, is continuing throughout the fall and spring, and organizers hope to have at least 50 student in … Full Article

New state law protects consumers from check fraud

You open up your credit card statement, look at it, and frown. As if the bill itself isn’t bad enough, inside the envelope is a bunch of blank checks with your name on them and a friendly letter from your bank inviting you to use the checks. … Full Article

Lawyer: Engineer in 'daze' before NYC train crash

YONKERS— An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said. … Full Article

NTSB: No anomalies found in NYC train brake system

Investigators looking into a deadly New York City train derailment say no anomalies have been found with the train's brake system. … Full Article

Jeffries to hold town hall on Sandy relief efforts

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City, residents in shorefront communities are still struggling to recover. … Full Article

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