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Subway performers, local volunteers and city officials gathered Tuesday in response to performer Andrew Kalleen’s recent arrest, which took place at the Lorimer Street/ Metropolitan Avenue subway s … Full Article

Memorial for Nelson Mandela in Brooklyn this Sunday

A memorial for Nelson Mandela will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in Brooklyn at The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue. … Full Article

Boys & Girls high school to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a Brooklyn school will be named after South African leader Nelson Mandela. Bloomberg said Friday that the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn will be renamed The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice. … Full Article

Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
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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

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