The Saga of Etan Patz Goes to Jury

By ELIZABETH ELIZALDE   A jury of seven men and five women was expected to begin deliberations Wednesday, faced with the daunting task of deciding between two scenarios about who abducted…

The Tax Man Cometh

By LORENA RAMIREZ Congressman Charles Rangel announced on Tuesday that 14 tax preparation companies and­­ the Internal Revenue Service were donating free online tax preparation software to low-income New Yorkers.…

Sidebar: What is `affordable’ housing?

Twenty percent of the apartments in the luxury high-rise tower going up at 626 Flatbush Ave. will be deemed affordable. But the measure used to decide what is “affordable” is…

Council Group Votes More Funds for BID’s

By DESIREE JACKSON  A City Council committee voted on Tuesday to increase the annual expense budget of ten Business Improvement Districts by 40 percent. The Committee of Finance, led by…

Newest Firefighters a Diverse Class

By JULIAN CANTRES  The Fire Department of New York celebrated the graduation of its newest group of members in a Brooklyn church on Tuesday with a class that included four…

Teachout Preaches Out Against Pipeline

By JENNIFER SZULMAN Former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout may not have won the primary election for governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo back in September, but her campaigning for other causes…