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The class of 242 probationary firefighters is 62 percent minority, including 24 percent black and 36 percent Hispanic.
Naming the school in his honor was the idea of West New York Mayor Felix Roque and was approved by the local school board.
The incident happened in Carteret around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The locomotive at the rear of the wrecked train was equipped with an “alerter” system, which can automatically apply the brakes if the engineer is unresponsive and doesn’t react to an alarm. There was no such alarm in the engineer’s cab.
The 27-year-old actress was arrested in May after being accused of smoking marijuana in the lobby of a midtown Manhattan building and then throwing a bong out the window of her 36th floor apartment.
Bratton, who has also led the Boston and Los Angeles police departments, will succeed Raymond Kelly, the NYPD’s longest-serving commissioner.
Noise, increased traffic and pollution are the biggest concerns expressed over the expansion plan. The proposal also includes installing a tram to connect the airport to the Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road station.
A few hundred workers dropped their spatulas and picked up picket signs outside the McDonald’s on Broadway and 51st Street, chanting “We can’t survive on $7.25.”
Dixon Rodriguez died Tuesday afternoon just steps from his Hall Avenue home. Police shot and killed the 32-year-old man after he allegedly tried to attack them.
Police shot and killed a man in Perth Amboy, N.J. Wednesday afternoon, after he allegedly attacked an officer with a knife.
The New York Shoe Expo is a shoe lover’s dream, a three-day showcase of thousands of new designs from all over the world.
Crews from Metro-North Railroad finished reconstructing a second track near the Spuyten Duyvil station, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning, the MTA said.
At any speed, the rules of the road are pretty simple: Take a turn too fast, and you won’t make it.
The City Council will consider a proposal to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places such as restaurants and parks.
Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.