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What’s Brewing? This Week’s Must Read Link Roundup

In Borough Park and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, watch out for a bacterial infection. Read about it here at Gothamist. – Over at Labor Notes, read about how workers at Cablevision in Brooklyn finally got the union contract they’ve fought for for 3 years. Also learn about how the 262 tech workers’ triumph has improved things for Cablevision techs throughout the tri-state area. – Comptroller Scott Stringer took steps to make NYC one of the most transparent cities in the country. From City Limits: “On Tuesday afternoon, Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that Checkbook NYC, which tracks how  the city spends its money and who it gives it to, now includes some data on subcontracts, with more to come.” – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is pushing for higher levels of accessibility in public buildings citywide. “The goal is to push buildings to go beyond simply meeting the legal requirements of the Americans…

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Today’s Headlines from New York City

Details about the recently approved city budget at Mixed City Council reaction to poverty formula for grants. (Capital NY) New York City budget funds Rockaways ferry service only through October (7online) AP IMPACT: NYC Jails Neglected Suicide Precautions . (AP/ABC) New York City Approves Municipal ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants (Democracy Now!) More Than Half of NYC Holocaust Survivors Living in Poverty Despite German Reparations. (Forward) A Guide to New York’s New Medical Marijuana Law.(NYmag) Brooklyn DA Discusses Efforts to Turn Tide in His Office (NY1) Steven Wishnia examines New York’s retirement crisis in a two part series for LaborPress. 1. Fear of a Cat-Food Diet: Facing New York’s Retirement Crisis 2. Avoiding a Cat-Food Diet: Ideas to Fix the Retirement Crisis NYC is looking to hire an Assistant Deputy Commissioner, SNAP (HRA). (CityLimits) Queens Museum announced the Jerome Foundation Fellowship for emerging NYC artists– three $20,000 grants + artist’s project at Queens Museum   The New…

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Today’s New York City Headlines

Cuomo Signs Off on Speed Camera Expansion NY casino location board may expand Brooklyn, NY, Celebrates Do the Right Thing Day in Honor of Director Spike Lee City Council Expands Funding Of Veterans Services  TLC’s Unintended Taxicab Confession Deal Could Bring Limited Free Wi-Fi to Port Authority Airports Bronx CUNY funds restored  A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community  Stabbing victim walks into Jamaica McDonald’s with knife in back  Every Master Plan in New York City History, Collected in a Single Place “Reality TV” Writers Outraged by Working Conditions: NYC City Council Committee Holds Hearing On Working Conditions For Reality TV Production (CBS) And here’s the Labor tke: NYC Reality TV “Sweatshop” Hearing Decries Wage Theft, Long Hours & “Beleaguered And Exhausted Workforce” – Related articles Bullying a Pressing NYC Issue After Fatal Bronx Stabbing NY Senate – Skelos Not Ready To Bring NYC Speeding Bill For Vote