A Request for Proposals (RFP) will soon be issued for the 10-year, $1.7 billion project to rehabilitate the crumbling, 62-year-old Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) triple cantilever underpinning th … Full Article

Paul Krugman, Thomas Frank discuss Obama’s legacy at Brooklyn College

Were Barack Obama’s attempts to tackle partisanship wise or did they only further contribute to the current political dysfunction in Washington? Did he do enough to push the economy along or would we be further ahead in the recovery had he pushed a big stimulus package? … Full Article
2 Women Seeking ‘Violent Jihad’ Arrested In NYC In ISIS Related Plot

2 women seeking ‘violent jihad’ arrested in NYC in ISIS-related plot

Two women alleged to be enamored with “violent jihadist ideology” were arrested in New York City by the Joint Terrorism Task Force after a multi-year undercover investigation discovered they were trying to build homemade bombs. … Full Article

Obama signs Slain Officer Family Support Act

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to change the tax deadline to allow people who donated money after Jan. 1 to charities that help the families of two slain cops apply for an immediate tax deduction rather than wait until next year. … Full Article

NYC 2 women accused of trying to build bomb

The head of the New York Police Department's counterterrorism operation says two women have been arrested after an undercover investigation determined they were trying to build a homemade bomb. John Miller says the public was never in danger. … Full Article

Thursday April 2, Our World In Pictures

MISSOURI — Visually Impaired Girl Searches for Easter Eggs: Sydney Dean, 4, a student at the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, holds her find during a beeper Easter Egg hunt on Wednesday at Loose Park in Kansas City, Mo. … Full Article

Hillary Clinton tours NYC child center in Brooklyn

 Hillary Rodham Clinton toured an early childhood development center in New York City on Wednesday, appearing alongside the city's first lady to launch a "Talk to Your Baby" public awareness campaign. … Full Article

Coney Island cop saves drowning teen while on Florida vacation

Even when a cop is off-duty, the officer doesn’t rest. Case in point: Police Officer Albert Mammon of the 60th Precinct in Coney Island who saved a teenager’s life while he was on vacation in Florida in February. … Full Article

NYC moves forward with citywide ferry service plans

The de Blasio administration has moved a step closer to instituting a citywide ferry service that would include stops in Bay Ridge and Sunset Park. … Full Article

Stringer Audit: NY Sandy relief program paid $6.8 million for flawed work

New York City's comptroller says a program that was supposed rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete." … Full Article

After Levin’s daring rescue of abused cat in Brooklyn, praise and outrage

City Councilmember Stephen Levin’s rescue of an abused and terrified cat on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) late Friday has drawn praise for the councilmember and outrage from animal advocates, who want the perpetrator found before he or she strikes again. … Full Article


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