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On Monday, a train conductor suffered multiple bed bug bites while operating an N train, but the public only became aware through the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU), which later advised of hi … Full Article

Sequester a 'tight squeeze' for Section 8 housing residents

To see the consequences of congressional belt tightening, look no further than Yolanda Matthews. “They’re squeezing me,” Matthews said. “I don’t know how I’m going to live.” … Full Article

Congressional tribute to fire lieutenant killed in Williamsburg blaze

The story of the bravery of Fire Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas, who was killed in a two-alarm blaze in Williamsburg over the Fourth of July weekend, reached all the way from Brooklyn to Washington D.C. as members of the House of Representatives paid tribute to the late fire hero. … Full Article

Unions, MTA reach LIRR agreement after Cuomo steps in

With the personal involvement of Governor Andrew Cuomo, chaos for LIRR commuters was averted on Thursday as the MTA and union officials reached an agreement on a deal averting a Long Island Rail Road strike. … Full Article

LIRR strike would leave ‘reverse commuters’ up the track without a shuttle

With a strike looming, LIRR ‘reverse commuters’ from Brooklyn will awaken to a grim reality Monday morning: there’s no contingency plan for them and few alternative options are available, officials say. … Full Article

Union negotiator: Close to averting LIRR strike

The chief negotiator for Long Island Rail Road unions said Thursday they were "very, very close" to averting a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad after Gov. Andrew Cuomo became directly involved in the talks. … Full Article

De Blasio to be MIA for LIRR transit strike

The city's tabloid newspaper front pages next week are easy to imagine: a photo of a nightmarish traffic jam caused by a strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad juxtaposed with a shot of Mayor Bill de Blasio sunning on an Italian beach. … Full Article

Budding community groups seek alternatives to mass development

“Now under this scenario, what’s the floor area ratio (FAR)?” asked Lacey Tauber, Legislative Director for City Council Member Antonio Reynoso. … Full Article

Grimm fundraising email stirs up storm

The Michael Grimm – Domenic Recchia congressional race, already one of the most heated House contests in the country, is getting nastier by the minute. … Full Article

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