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Two NYC Tunnels Awarded Federal Funding for Sandy Repair

by Associated Press
Queens Midtown Tunnel.

Kris Arnold, Flickr 

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel have been awarded a total of $336 million in federal funding to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.

   Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the funding is being provided in a lump sum payment through FEMA's Alternative Procedures program.

   About 60 million gallons of water flooded the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel during the October 2012 storm. The Midtown Tunnel was inundated with about 20 million gallons of water.

Morning Brief: November 25

by Kris Venezia
Ferguson, Missouri.

peoplesworld, Flickr

A grand jury decided not to bring charges against white police officer Darren Wilson who shot African-American teenager Michael Brown. The decision from the court angered some protests who decided to take action Monday night. [New York Times]

Weather

Today, cloudy with a high of 54, and tonight, cloudy with a low of 43 degrees. [Full Forecast]

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