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MTA Safety Panel Cites Need for "Fundamental Rebuilding"

The MTA on Wednesday got a series of safety recommendations from its own panel of experts following last year's deadly Metro-North derailment, including a recommendation the agency undergo "fundamental rebuilding." 3:36 PM

A coalition of alumni from the city's eight specialized high schools is defending the admissions test despite arguments that they are unfair to those who can't afford to prepare.

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Mayor Orders NYCHA to Remove Unused Scaffolding

Mayor Bill de Blasio says an order to remove unused scaffolding at New York City Housing Authority properties is necessary because it poses a threat to the safety and security of residents, but critics are calling for another way to improve security.

Updated 7:34 PM

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NY1 Online: State Senate Candidates Debate on NY1

As part of Inside City Hall’s series of State Senate and Assembly primary debates, State Senator Jeff Klein and his challenger, former City Councilman Oliver Koppell faced off in a spirited debate over Senator Klein’s Independent Democratic Conference, development in the district and more.

Updated 6:44 PM

 

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Sources: Man Fired at Police During Queens Raid

Police and U.S. Marshals are investigating a late night shooting in Queens that erupted during the execution of a federal narcotics warrant, ending in the arrest of a man who authorities say may also be behind a Brooklyn stabbing. Updated 1:18 PM

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Poll: City Voters 50/50 on Mayor's Performance So Far

A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday finds 50 percent of voters think Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing a good job, but also found there is a racial divide in favor of the first-term mayor. 3:12 PM

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