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  1. Milton Contreras of Brentwood charged in 2014 killing of fellow gang...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Newsday

    A suspected member of the Brentwood chapter of the MS-13 street gang was arrested in Kansas Thursday, accused in the killing last year of a fellow gangster suspected of being a federal informant, authorities said. Milton Contreras, 19, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in-aid-of racketeering, murder in-aid-of racketeering, obstruction-of-justice murder, and firearms offenses.

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  2. LIRR to remove contaminants from soil at 7 sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    The Long Island Rail Road will excavate more than 4,750 tons of contaminated soil at seven substations in Queens and Nassau County this year and into early 2016 to remove mercury, lead and other toxins. The work is part of an $11 million capital plan program the LIRR started in 2010 to clean up 20 sites from Shea Stadium to Babylon.

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  3. At Reginald Ross trial, sister-in-law testifies he couldn't have committed murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Newsday

    A Yaphank man couldn't have shot a road worker in the neck one morning in May 2010 in Ronkonkoma, his sister-in-law testified Wednesday, because he was in Queens at the time dozing on her couch and later getting her cash from an ATM. May Frances Ross, 48, of Jamaica, Queens, testified at the double-murder trial of her husband's younger brother, Reginald Ross, 37. A Yaphank man couldn't have shot a road worker in the neck one morning in May 2010 in Ronkonkoma, his sister-in-law testified Wednesday, because he was in Queens at the time dozing on her couch and later getting her cash from an ATM.

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  4. Former NYC councilman Dan Halloran gets 10-year prison sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Newsday

    Former New York City Councilman Dan Halloran received a stiff 10-year prison term on Wednesday for taking bribes from two FBI operatives to steer city grants and to buy a spot in the 2013 Republican mayoral race for then-Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran, 42, a Queens Republican, and Smith, the former Senate majority leader, were both convicted in separate trials of being part of the scheme to get GOP county chairman to give Smith a line in the Republican primary.

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  5. NYC issued more than 10,000 tickets for sidewalk violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Newsday

    New York City has issued more than 10,000 tickets this winter to property owners for failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks. Under city law, businesses, homeowners and other property owners have four hours from the time the snow stops to clear pavements.

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  6. Neighbors oppose, but unions back harbor tunnel at Queens public hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Newsday

    From left, Local 147 union members John Ferreira of Rockville Centre, Greg Steck of Freeport and Richard Smith of Mineola after a public hearing on a proposed freight rail tunnel and other ways of improving freight traffic through New York Harbor, at Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote From left, Local 147 union members John Ferreira of Rockville Centre, Greg Steck of Freeport and Richard Smith of Mineola after a public hearing on a proposed freight rail tunnel and other ways of improving freight traffic through New York Harbor, at Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

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  7. NYPD details new community outreach programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Newsday

    Assistant Chief Terence Monahan, commanding officer of the NYPD's chief of department's office, speaking, and Susan Herman, NYPD deputy commissioner for collaborative policing, address New York City Council members and panelists from the NYPD as they take part in a hearing Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at City Hall in Manhattan. A Council committee is asking questions of NYPD brass regarding police-community relations, the hearing taking place as tensions between the council/mayor and the NYPD unions have cooled considerably after exploding last year.

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  8. Viewing for Anthony Mason in Queens on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Newsday

    Anthony Mason, right, and Danny Manning of the Los Angeles Clippers defend against each other on Jan. 3, 1993. Photo Credit: Jim Cummins Anthony Mason's family is giving fans of the popular former Knicks forward an opportunity to pay their respects and say goodbye Thursday in Queens.

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  9. Love Story: Maria and Joseph Messina, West HempsteadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Newsday

    The 1969 lunar landing prompted Joseph Messina to propose to his future wife Maria. The West Hempstead couple were married in 1971 and celebrated their 43rd anniversary last year.

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  10. Group calls on LIRR to develop app focusing on rider safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Newsday

    Passengers wait to board a Long Island Rail Road train at the Ronkonkoma station Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 2015. Photo Credit: Ed Betz An LIRR riders group is calling on transportation officials to develop a smartphone application for commuters to report hazardous conditions such as snow-packed platforms and slippery stairs.

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  11. Plan hatched for $48M menagerie at Kennedy AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Newsday

    On Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, animal owners and handlers who use the ARK - the Queens airport's animal transport terminal and waiting area - talk about the renovations and how they will affect the exotic birds, racehorses and household pets that fly in and out each year. A multimillion-dollar terminal is going up at Kennedy Airport for travelers of a different breed: four-legged passengers and their feathered friends.

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  12. De Blasio won't march in NYC's St. Patrick's Day parade unless it's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Newsday

    De Blasio won't march in NYC's St. Patrick's Day parade unless it's 'more inclusive' of pro-gay groups New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Albany. Photo Credit: AP Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he will not march in the city's Fifth Avenue St. Patrick's Day parade until it is "more inclusive" of pro-gay groups, including the St. Pat's For All Parade organizers.

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  13. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton to speak on crime trends; shootings up; stop and frisks downRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Newsday

    New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton holds a Q&A with members of the media after a swearing-in ceremony at Queens College's Colden Auditorium in Queens on Wednesday, Jan. 08, 2015. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert NYPD Commissioner William Bratton will speak publicly Monday about the latest downward crime trends in the city at a time when shootings continue to increase.

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  14. First of St. Patrick's Day parades on LI marches through Garden City and MineolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Newsday

    A crowd of several hundred will march in a pre-St. Patrick's Day parade in Garden City and Mineola Sunday, as Long Islanders started to mark the March 17 holiday.

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  15. Bill de Blasio to join LGBT-friendly St. Pat's for All paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Newsday

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference announcing the new Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force at the offices of South Brooklyn Legal Services in Brooklyn on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote Mayor Bill de Blasio is joining the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City's main St. Patrick's Day Parade that for years has excluded official gay groups.

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  16. Anthony Mason, who helped Knicks reach 1994 NBA Finals, dead at 48Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Newsday

    New York Knicks Anthony Mason runs down court following a basket against the Washington Bullets at New York's Madison Square Garden, Sunday Dec. 3, 1995. Photo Credit: AP Anthony Mason, the burly forward whose physical play personified the Knicks of the early and mid-1990s, died early Saturday morning.

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  17. Lincoln Tunnel traffic stop yields arrest of man wanted in Fla., police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Newsday

    Police say a traffic stop in a New York City tunnel has resulted in the arrest of a man with an open warrant in Florida. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department says Ricardo Hernandez was pulled over in the Lincoln Tunnel at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

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  18. There's a smarter way to toll NYC's bridges and tunnelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Newsday

    The Move NY Fair Plan would add tolls to four major bridges owned by New York City: the Queensboro, Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert The Move NY Fair Plan would add tolls to four major bridges owned by New York City: the Queensboro, Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

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    Friday Feb 27 | Newsday

    Driving in New York City is a challenge. Traffic pops up anywhere, anytime. Potholes and maniacal motorists abound.

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  20. All-Ways Elevator gets IDA breaks to stay in SuffolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Newsday

    A Bohemia-based elevator business will expand in Suffolk County, not New York City -- in part because of tax breaks from the county, officials said Thursday. All-Ways Elevator Inc. plans to purchase 5 Davids Dr. in Hauppauge from the Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp., which filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and has been selling some assets.

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