Covering: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick

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Health: Department of Health officials on Thursday announced that leaders of five Williamsburg yeshivas violated an emergency order prohibiting non-vaccinated students from attending school amid a growing outbreak of the measles, which already infected at least 21 youngsters at a sixth yeshiva after educators let a sick kid in class. Comments (18)
Transit: G-train straphangers now have even more options to walk in and out of Williamsburg’s Metropolitan Avenue station, after state transit officials wrapped a job to reopen a long-shuttered mezzanine near the Union Avenue end of the hub, and install a new staircase leading from the Kensington-bound platform to the station’s second mezzanine that connects to the L line. Comments (1)
Transit: Advocates of Mayor DeBlasio’s beloved Brooklyn–Queens streetcar project are so confident officials will fill the scheme’s $1-billion funding gap that they invited experts from other cities with trolley systems to discuss such infrastructure’s pros and cons with local business owners on Tuesday. Comments (5)

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