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MTA mechanic paralyzed by deadly derailment suing for $100 million

A Metro-North Railroad mechanic says he was paralyzed in the deadly commuter train derailment in New York City and is suing for $100 million. Samuel Rivera of Ossining and his wife allege negligence by Metro-North and its parent agency. … Full Article

Brooklyn detective labeled a "rat" by other NYPD officers receives $280,000 from city

 A ex-NYPD detective who said his career was ruined because he was labeled a 'rat" by other officers will get $280,000 from the city. James Griffin filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court in 2010 accusing the police department of violating his First Amendment rights. … Full Article

It’s official: B37 bus back in service starting June 29

The B37 bus is coming back! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) confirmed to the Brooklyn Eagle on Tuesday that the shuttered bus line, which was eliminated in a cost-cutting measure in 2010, will be back in service starting June 29. … Full Article

Green roof to take root at Barclays Center

The logo-inscribed roof of Barclays Center in Brooklyn will soon be covered in green. … Full Article

NYPD graduates six officers and their K9 partners in transit crime unit

The New York City Police Department held a graduation ceremony today in Queens for the newest four-legged members of its Transit Canine team.  The six new dogs and their police officer partners completed a highly comprehensive explosive detection training program enhancing the Department's abilit … Full Article

Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation in a mafia spying case is not new

The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted on Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, but he called it old news and insisted he was more a victim than an informant. … Full Article

Feds: Engineer in horrific NYC train derailment had sleep disorder

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.— The engineer on a New York commuter train that derailed at high speed last year, killing four people, had a serious sleep disorder that interrupted his rest dozens of times each night, federal investigators disclosed Monday. … Full Article

Windsor wins Ronald Reagan Award from Conservative Party

Laurie Windsor, president of the Community Education Council of School District 20, exemplifies what Ronald Reagan talked about when he urged Americans to volunteer to help their communities, according to leaders of the Brooklyn Conservative Party, who gave her an award named after the 40th presi … Full Article

DiNapoli rejects public campaign financing trial

ALBANY— Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has rejected public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it. … Full Article

OBIT: Brooklyn native and iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES— Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. … Full Article

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