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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

Gonzalez unveils Sunset Park’s new look

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red-Hook) celebrated Earth Day by showing the public a newly refurbished section of Sunset Park for local residents to enjoy. … Full Article

Smith/9th Street subway stop re-opening on Friday

Gowanus
The Smith-Ninth streets subway station is set to reopen by the end of the week following a nearly 2-year reconstruction. The F and G train stop in Gowanus was closed in June 2011. It's slated to return to service on Friday. … Full Article

Gala raises $950,000 for HeartShare Human Services

Downtown
HeartShare Human Services of New York celebrated its 25th Annual Spring Gala and Auction by honoring five members of the community and raising more than $950,000, according to organizers. … Full Article

From Brooklyn to Boston: Love, prayers, support in wake of bombing

Bensonhurst
The message was simple: We love Boston and we stand with you in your time of sorrow. It was a message delivered by dozens of Brooklyn residents who took part in a candlelight vigil organized by US Rep. … Full Article

Boston travel: Trains, buses halted, planes flying

 Mass transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday as police conducted a massive manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. The exception was air travel, as planes took off and landed at Logan International Airport. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton anti-terror unit sent to Boston bombing site

Bay Ridge
Members of an elite anti-terror unit from Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton Army Base were deployed to Boston to assist in the recovery effort following the horrific April 15 bombing, a lawmaker has revealed. … Full Article

Brooklyn Tech High School evacuated after fire

Fort Greene
Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene was evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at 29 Fort Greene Place. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Promenade gets a new gardener

Brooklyn Heights
Courthouse workers and visitors to Downtown Brooklyn often stroll over to the world-famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade for lunch. In good weather a take-out lunch on a Promenade bench means dining with one of the greatest vistas in the world: New York Harbor. … Full Article

Brooklyn news team wins Pulitzer Prize

Downtown
Three reporters at a small Brooklyn non-profit, InsideClimate News have taken home a Pulitzer Prize. … Full Article

Pentagon eyes closing military bases; Fort Hamilton advocates ‘not worried’

Bay Ridge
The Fort Hamilton Army Base, the only active military post in New York City, could wind up on a list of facilities slated for shutdown if Congress grants a Pentagon request for the formation of a new base realignment and closure commission (BRAC) next year. … Full Article

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