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Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorit … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 14

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Updated periodically. … Full Article

Gentile looking to hold hearings on campus sexual assaults

Councilman Vincent Gentile, a former assistant district attorney who prosecuted sex crimes, said the only way to combat sexual assaults on college campuses is to have “an all-encompassing approach” that includes educating students to make them aware of their rights. … Full Article

Firefighters scramble after truck decapitates gas lamp in Brooklyn Heights

The smell of gas filled the northern end of Brooklyn Heights on Saturday afternoon after a passing truck knocked the head off one of the charming gas lamps lining Poplar Street. … Full Article

Reaching-Out Community Services to hold fundraiser

A Bensonhurst-based food pantry that has fed thousands of Brooklyn residents over the years is holding a fundraiser later this month so that it can continue to feed the hungry. … Full Article

NYC area airport workers vote to join union

Several thousand contract workers employed at the New York City area's major airports have voted to join a union after campaigning for better pay and benefits. … Full Article

"Modern Family" is paying for all NYC marriage licenses today

To promote its two-part season finale where Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) will be married, ABC hit "Modern Family" is paying for all marriage licenses in New York City on Monday, per a TIME.com repo … Full Article

NY pension fund estimate reaches $176 billion

New York's pension fund for state and local government workers has reached a record high of $176.2 billion, with a 13 percent return on investment last year, riding a bull market for stocks, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Monday. … Full Article

‘Bring back our girls!’ Brooklyn vigil for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

“Something terrible has happened,” sang the young members of the New York African Chorus Ensemble. “Find my sister, find my brother . . . cry for the land.” … Full Article

Dancing against domestic violence on Mother’s Day in Brooklyn

The weather was warm and the music was hot on Sunday, as families partied and picnicked at Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn for Milagros Day Worldwide’s third annual Mother's Day walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article

NYPD Commissioner Bratton to visit Israel

New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says he's headed to Israel to be a keynote speaker at a conference on crime. … Full Article

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