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Exclusive: City Councilman Proposes Painting Curbs Red to Mark No-Parking Zones Around Fire Hydrants, Bus Stops

NY Daily News – February 10, 2015 by Erin Durkin, Caitlin Nolan Drivers would start seeing red under a new bill being introduced this week by a city councilman. The proposal would require the city to paint curbs red to mark no-parking zones around fire hydrants and bus stops. Sponsor Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) said the […]

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Funding in de Blasio Budget Aims to Cut Ambulance Response Times

Associated Press – February 09, 2015 by JONATHAN LEMIRE The New York City Fire Department will receive additional funding in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s upcoming budget to increase staffing in hopes of shaving precious seconds off ambulance response times to medical emergencies, city officials said. City officials told The Associated Press yesterday, a day before […]

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Hospital Archives Burn in Brooklyn Warehouse Fire

The Wall Street Journal – February 02, 2015 by Melanie Grayce West and Mark Morales A stubborn weekend fire at a Brooklyn document warehouse that unleashed a blizzard of singed paperwork over Williamsburg could smolder for several more days, city officials said Sunday.   The fire at the CitiStorage document-storage building pumped towering columns of […]

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New Post-9/11 Concern: Dust-Damaged Kidneys

Chief Leader – January 20, 2015 by SARAH DORSEY While first-responders celebrated the news two years ago that Sept. 11-related cancer care would be covered by the Federal government under the Zadroga Act, another less-recognized ailment appears to have been quietly stalking some survivors. Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, a researcher at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School […]

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Brooklyn Man Killed Before Fire Set in Apartment: Cops

NY Daily News – January 16, 2015 by Joseph Stepansky A 61-year-old man found dead in an early morning inferno in a Brooklyn apartment building in October was murdered, a police source said Wednesday. Firefighters pulled Steven Dodson from the flames of the first-floor apartment where he lived on Herkimer St. near Malcolm X Boulevard […]

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