Are More MTA Fare Increases Coming? Please, No, Anything But That

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in yet another bind. If state lawmakers do not agree to fund the remainder of the MTA’s five-year capital plan, the deadline for which is coming up in June, there may be a need to increase fares and tolls by 15 percent in order to make ends meet. » 4/28/15 11:17am 43 minutes ago

Baltimore Residents Volunteer to Clean Up Damage From Riots, Looting

As Baltimore braces itself for a second day of potentially violent protests, volunteers gathered this morning at North and Pennsylvania Avenues—the epicenter of yesterday’s protests—to clean up the destruction from the rioting and looting at a CVS and other neighborhood businesses. » 4/28/15 10:34am Today 10:34am

The Italian woman who was being evicted by the Italian American Museum has won two more months to find a place to live, the New York Times reports. While Adele Sarno and her lawyers will look for another place in Little Italy, if nowhere is affordable, she will relocate to Wisconsin or Staten Island. » 4/28/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

Chaos, Looters, and Flames Rage Through Baltimore 

Violence tore through a large swath of western Baltimore Monday night, punctuating the week of protests and funeral for Freddie Gray—who died April 19 from a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody—with rioting, fires, and looting.
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Two Dead, Four Wounded After Drive-By Shooting Outside Brooklyn Church

Six people were shot and two died after gunmen opened fire on mourners leaving a funeral in Brooklyn Monday night, the New York Daily News reports. According to witnesses, as many as 15 shots were fired from a silver SUV into the crowd gathered outside Emmanuel Church of God in East Flatbush. » 4/28/15 2:02am Today 2:02am