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Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and delays. … Full Article

Coney Island to host diversity day in response to defacing of Jackie Robinson statue

Coney Island
Last week, vandals defaced the statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, located outside MCU Park in Coney Island with hateful words and symbols which have since been removed.  In light of these recent events, the Cyclones and Alliance for Coney Island will join together with community l … Full Article

Congrats! New Yorkers have the nation's longest commute, report says

New Yorkers have the longest commute in the nation. That's according to a report released Tuesday by the Partnership for New York City. It says New Yorkers on average spend 48 minutes getting to work. … Full Article

Greenfield urges residents to take back 18th Avenue Park

Borough Park
Councilman David Greenfield is looking for local residents to join a new group he is forming to take care of a local park that has become a focal point of complaints from neighbors. … Full Article

Police search for Brooklyn senior last seen at Sheepshead Bay bus stop

Sheepshead Bay
The NYPD is looking for Brooklyn senior Norma James, who was last seen near a bus stop at Nostrand Avenue and Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay.  … Full Article

Colton leads protest against Gravesend trash plant

Gravesend
"First Sandy, now the Sanitation Department is hurting us!" That was the cry from residents of southwest Brooklyn who took part in a protest rally Sunday against the city’s plans to move ahead with the construction of a trash plant on the Gravesend waterfront. … Full Article

Manhole fire leads to evacuations in Williamsburg

Williamsburg
A manhole on Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn caught fire and thick, gray smoke billowed out of two others just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, leading to evacuations from nearby buildings due to high carbon monoxide levels. … Full Article

Feds: 9 sold worthless stocks in massive $140 million scheme

A crew of con men sold worthless penny stocks to people around the globe at pumped-up prices, then victimized the investors again by setting up a fake law firm that charged them to try to get their money back, federal authorities in New York said Tuesday. … Full Article

Documents show Secret Service kept tabs on Swartz

Crown Heights
BOSTON— Documents show that the U.S. Secret Service played a role in the federal investigation of free-information activist Aaron Swartz and watched his case until he committed suicide. … Full Article

New institute's focus: preserving Brooklyn's untamed beachfront

Mill Basin
Plans for a new Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay were announced on Monday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. … Full Article

Thompson unveils plan to combat hate crimes

Coney Island
Calling the statue of Brooklyn Dodgers immortal Jackie Robinson and teammate Pee Wee Reese “a symbol of racial tolerance and healing,” former comptroller Bill Thompson unveiled a three-point plan to combat hate crimes in the wake of the ugly graffiti incident involving the statue outside MC … Full Article

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