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DEC Slates Mattituck Airport For Removal From Superfund Program

(RIVERHEAD NEWS REVIEW) The state Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed removing Mattituck Airbase from New York’s Superfund program, saying the property no longer poses a threat to public health or the environment, DEC officials said. Before it makes a final determination, the DEC will accept public comment for the next month. The property is

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New Concerns Over ‘Contaminated Soil’ Project Just Across Arthur Kill From Staten Island

(SI LIVE) The controversial Rahway Arch project came under new scrutiny last week when the New York attorney general’s office joined others questioning plans to reuse tons of contaminated soil to cap chemical sludge on a site just across the Arthur Kill from Staten Island. In a letter on Aug. 26, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s

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CliMates Trains Student Climate Negotiators In NYC

(CITY ATLAS) Born out of exas­per­a­tion at the slow pace of inter­na­tional progress on cli­mate change, the French-based group Cli­Mates pro­vides par­tic­i­pa­tion and train­ing to young peo­ple who want to help push for­ward for solutions. This Fri­day, August 29th con­cluded the Sec­ond Cli­Mates Inter­na­tional Sum­mit, hosted at Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity. Orga­nized by vol­un­teers and peer lead­ers, this gath­er­ing

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One City, By Bike: Huge Opportunities For NYC Cycling In The De Blasio Era

(STREETS BLOG) Jon Orcutt was NYC DOT’s policy director from 2007 to 2014. He developed DOT’s post-PlaNYC strategic plan, Sustainable Streets, oversaw creation of the Citi Bike program and produced the de Blasio administration’s Vision Zero Action Plan. In this five-part series, he looks at today’s opportunities to build on the breakthroughs in NYC cycling made

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The Weekly Carnage

(STREETS BLOG) The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Aug. 15; 127 This Year*) Midtown: 62-Year-Old Man Struck by SUV Driver While Crossing Avenue P (DNA) East Harlem: Jerrison Garcia, 25, Struck on Bicycle at Park Avenue and E. 108th Street (Streetsblog)

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SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND URGE FEMA TO RECONSIDER DECISION TO DENY STEUBEN COUNTY FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR MAJOR JUNE STORM

(SENTATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) COUNTY DID NOT HAVE TIME TO RECOVER FROM MAY STORMS & SHOULD RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO HELP IT REBUILD Steuben County Was Hit By A Major Storm on June 8th, Which Caused About $1 Million In Damage; County & State Are Looking to Secure Federal Disaster Relief Funding By Asking FEMA

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Today’s Headlines For Aug 29th From Streets Blog

(STREETS BLOG) Man Who Used Car As Weapon in Bronx Hit-and-Run Faces Attempted Murder Charges (DNA) Driver Injures Three Women, One Critically, Beneath FDR Downtown (Gothamist, DNA) Driver Smashes Jeep Into Ozone Park Pizzeria (Forum) State, Brookfield Point Fingers Over Downtown Greenway Closure Begun in 2007 (Downtown Express) Without Work Rule Reform, LIRR Union Deal Is Nothing to

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DEC Announces Temporary Closure Of Three Shellfishing Areas

(NYS DEC) North Shore Areas to Close Starting August 30; Expected To Reopen September 4 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the temporary closure of three shellfishing areas on the north shore of Long Island during the upcoming Labor Day holiday period. These closures are put in place

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