After several decades of neglect, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction on Monday as the U.S. … Full Article

NY board clears way for OK of $15 fast-food worker wage

New York's Wage Board on Monday finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants. … Full Article

Monday July 27, Our World In Pictures

NEW JERSEY — Peruvian Woman and Alpaca Attend Parade: Krystal Chacon, a member of Peruvian American Teachers Association, leads an Alpaca during the Peruvian Day parade along Main Street in Paterson on Sunday. … Full Article

Job fair gives youths a chance to impress employers

It was a match made in heaven. Young people looking for jobs were given the chance to meet with representatives of companies looking to hire employees at a Bushwick job fair sponsored by the non-profit organization Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT). … Full Article

Friday July 24, Our World In Pictures

VIRGINIA — Sea Turtles Released on Beach: Lauren Talley holds up Mushu, a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, for spectators to have a closer look before the releasing of the turtles back to sea at Virginia Beach on Thursday, July 23. … Full Article

NYPD meets with religious leaders over paintball shootings

New York Police Department officials sat down with religious leaders and lawmakers to discuss how to respond to a series of shocking attacks targeting Hasidic Jews in South Williamsburg in which the attackers have fired paintballs at victims, thrown bottles and physically assaulted them. … Full Article

NYC Council bills to ban sightseeing helicopters receive support at ‘Stop the Chop!’ rally

The incessant noise, pollution and disruption from sightseeing helicopters taking off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on the East River – the only heliport in the city that still allows them -- has become intolerable, advocates said on Thursday. … Full Article

Brooklyn pol Dov Hikind among 8 arrested at Iran protest

Authorities say eight people, including a state politician, have been arrested at a Manhattan demonstration against the proposed U.S. deal with Iran. … Full Article

Thursday July 23, Our World In Pictures

BAGHDAD — Teen Mourns after Attack: Afrah Hussein, 13, grieves at her apartment near the site of an attack in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in the impoverished neighborhood of al-Bayaa. … Full Article

Fast-food workers celebrate plan for $15 wage in New York

Fast-food workers in New York state heralded a proposal to raise their minimum wage to $15 even as restaurant owners vowed to fight what they said would be an arbitrary and damaging increase. … Full Article

City postpones cap on Uber’s growth pending study

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Wednesday a deal that postpones a cap on Uber’s growth for four months. During that period, Uber has agreed to a study on the impact of its cars on traffic and the environment. … Full Article


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