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News & Features Students from Kingsborough Community College's Maritime Technology program participating in a rescue training exercise with the Coast Guard.
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Many graduates of Kingsborough Community College’s Maritime Technology Program have saved lives while working at sea. They’ve battled raging car fires near the East River and hauled drowning swimmers out of Jamaica Bay. The first police rescue swimmer to dive into the Hudson and reach the passengers on US Airways Flight 1549 started training here. On Wednesday morning, a…

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Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a new $1 million initiative yesterday to improve street safety for pedestrians, especially seniors, through the creation of sidewalk extensions known as bulb-outs. Dubbed the Connecting Residents on Safer Streets (CROSS), the program pledges $1 million in capital funding to construct the extensions at dangerous intersections. Additional funding can be allocated in future…

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The snow is already starting to pile up, and while shelves at local shops may be light on milk and bread as people stock up for the blizzard, we wanted to remind you about some things you should avoid through the storm, which is forecast to end around 12am on Wednesday. 1. Don’t drive! Get gas…

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The FBI and NYPD are alerting the public to a frightening new phone scam targeting New York City residents. Con artists dial seemingly random phone numbers, claim to have kidnapped a family member, and demand money be wired immediately in exchange for the relative’s safety. The scams often involve car accidents, drug debts, gang assaults, or people being smuggled…

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The 61st Precinct Community Council Meeting will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, January 14, at YDE School, 2533 Coney Island Avenue. The Community Council is comprised of concerned residents and top brass from the 61st Precinct, and offers neighbors an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about crime and safety issues in the area. The…

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The 61st Precinct Community Council Meeting will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, December 10, at YDE School, 2533 Coney Island Avenue. The Community Council is comprised of concerned residents and top brass from the 61st Precinct, and offers neighbors an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about crime and safety issues in the area. The…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: Beginning last Friday, New York City motorists, and anyone passing through the jurisdiction, are required to drive at a leisurely 25 miles per hour on most streets or face the consequences. It’s even slower — though more fitting — at 20 mph near schools. Kind of brings to mind the opening line from…

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The 61st Precinct Community Council Meeting will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, November 12, at YDE School, 2533 Coney Island Avenue. The Community Council is comprised of concerned residents and top brass from the 61st Precinct, and offers neighbors an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about crime and safety issues in the area.…

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A citywide speed limit reduction goes into effect tomorrow, November 7, dropping from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. Part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities and make streets safer, the speed limit bill was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support over the summer. The…

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