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Tuesday May 5, Our World In Pictures

THE BRONX — President Obama Meets with Students: Students pose with President Barack Obama at the launch of My Brother's Keeper Alliance at Lehman College on Monday. … Full Article

Slain Brooklyn officers to be honored at NY memorial

ALBANY— Eight officers who died last year from line-of-duty injuries have been honored at the New York Police Memorial, along with 14 who died from illnesses related to recovery work at the World Trade Center destroyed by terrorists in 2001. … Full Article

Bensonhurst pols demand city halt trash plant construction

Two Bensonhurst lawmakers charged that the construction site of a new waterfront trash plant is rife with violations and demanded that the city halt the work immediately. … Full Article

FDNY's 150th Anniversary draws Brooklyn neighbors to local firehouses

Saturday’s FDNY open house “was an extremely successful event,” Capt. Lawrence Garda of Engine Co. 224 told the Brooklyn Eagle. “People were lining up 15 minutes before our scheduled time.” … Full Article

Monday May 4, Our World In Pictures

JAPAN — Aircraft Team Flies in Formation: The Breitling Wing Walking team celebrated its first flight in Japan by flying in formation with Japanese Red Bull Air Race Pilot Yoshihide Muroya, flying his Breitling Extra 300L aircraft over the Seto Inland Sea close to Hir … Full Article

Pro-Israel group asks judge to override New York bus ad ban

Lawyers for a pro-Israel organization whose advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" prompted a transportation agency to reject all political ads for city buses asked a judge on Thursday to order their message be displayed anyway. … Full Article

FDNY holding free firehouse tours to celebrate 150 years

Red, orange and yellow banners are flying from hundreds of New York City Fire Department firehouses across the city to invite the public to help celebrate FDNY’s 150 years of service. … Full Article

Felder hosting agency fair in Midwood

Residents will get a chance to meet representatives from various city agencies and civic organizations and get their questions answered on everything from how to pay water bills to applying for senior housing at a special fair state Sen. Simcha Felder is hosting on May 7. … Full Article

DOT agrees to move ‘cash cow’ speed camera

A speed camera sitting at the end of a Belt Parkway exit ramp that has been the target of numerous complaints from drivers charging that it’s nothing but a cash cow for the city is going to be moved to a different location. … Full Article

DUMBO residents worry about ever-present gas leak

DUMBO residents and workers have become increasingly alarmed about a gas leak on Jay Street that has been venting from street grates for months. … Full Article

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