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Friday, May 6, 2016

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Puzzle: “Vision Is The Art Of Seeing What Is Invisible To Others.” — Jonathan Swift

By Alex Ellefson on May 06, 2016 05:52 pm
Photo by Bella KarasPhoto by Bella Karas

Ex-Rep Michael Grimm Gets Early Release From Prison

By Alex Ellefson on May 06, 2016 05:16 pm
Souce: Michael Grimm/FacebookDisgraced ex-congressman Michael Grimm was released from prison last week after serving seven of his eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion, the Daily News reports. Grimm was sent to a federal prison after admitting to underreporting earnings and paying workers off the books at his fast food business Healthalicious. He resigned from office and was replaced [...]

Coney Island Teen Convicted In Deadly Mattress Fire That Killed Police Officer

By Rachel Silberstein on May 06, 2016 04:32 pm
2007-coney-585x340A Coney Island teenager has been convicted of felony murder and arson for setting fire to a mattress in the hallway of a New York City Housing Authority building, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced today. Marcell Dockery, 18, of 2007 Surf Avenue in Coney Island. He was convicted today of second-degree murder, first-degree assault [...]

Flood Warning Issued For Southern Brooklyn

By Alex Ellefson on May 06, 2016 04:20 pm
A reminder of the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene (Photo by Mickey Whitley)Southern Brooklyn residents are advised to prepare for flooding Friday evening. Persistent winds and a strong high tide are expected bring floodwaters to Brooklyn’s southern shores, the Office of Emergency Management warns. “New Yorkers living close to the water can expect some local roadway flooding and should be alert for rising water and take steps [...]

Local Pols Blast Bag Fee Passed By City Council

By Alex Ellefson on May 06, 2016 03:39 pm
Source: katerha via flickrThe City Council on Thursday narrowly passed a controversial shopping bag fee aimed at curbing the use of disposable grocery bags in favor of reusable, environmentally-friendly materials. Proponents of the bill, which passed 28-20, say it will rein in the ubiquitous use of shopping bags — that pile every year in landfills  — and bring the New [...]

City Council Passes Bill To Protect Sandy Victims From Sanitation & DOB Fines

By Rachel Silberstein on May 06, 2016 11:24 am
A boarded up home.City Council unanimously passed a package of bills sponsored by City Councilmembers Mark Treyger and Alan Maisel yesterday, protecting homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy from fines levied against them by the Department of Buildings (DOB) or the Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Treyger’s bill prevents property owners, lessees, or occupants from receiving civil or criminal fines [...]

Morning Mug: “Where We Love Is Home – Home That Our Feet May Leave, But Not Our Hearts.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

By Alex Ellefson on May 06, 2016 07:00 am
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