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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." Updated 9:56 PM

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

Grimm Rips Into City's Build it Back Efforts

Rep. Michael Grimm faces a tough re-election fight this fall and a 20-count federal indictment for fraud and tax evasion. On Wednesday, he went back to a signature issue for him on the campaign trail: help for Hurricane Sandy victims.

8:04 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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Elite Schools Alumni Defend Admission Criteria

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. 7:46 PM

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Teachout Continues to Hammer Cuomo on Campaign Trail

Riding a surprising wave of momentum, Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout embarked on a statewide campaign swing Wednesday and continued to hammer her opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is maintaining a low profile on the campaign trail. 10:14 PM

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