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Wi-Fi Planned for Metro Airports

by Associated Press
LaGuardia Airport.

Patrick Nouhailler, Flickr

Free Wi-Fi is closer to coming to the New York City area's major airports.

   The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to offer free access at Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, to a point. The proposal cleared a committee on Wednesday morning.

   Wi-Fi would be free for 30 minutes, then travelers would have to pay $7.95 for the day.

   It currently costs passengers $4.95 an hour or $7.95 for 24 hours to access the Internet at the airports.

Governor Andrew Cuomo Authorizes More Speed Cameras for NYC, Long Island

by Associated Press
Traffic in NYC.

Wendy, Flickr

New York City and Long Island will soon get more than 200 new speed cameras to combat dangerous driving in school zones.

   Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that authorizes up to 125 cameras on Long Island and another 120 in New York City.

   The cameras will be installed in school zones and will operate during and immediately before and after school activities. Speeders caught by the devices would be mailed a $50 ticket.

Lost on Hart Island

by Rob Palazzolo
Lamont Dottin

provided by Arnita Fowler

Hart Island looks peaceful off the shores of the Bronx. As New York City’s potter’s field, it’s a graveyard for thousands. Many of these people had no family to bury them.

Lamont Dottin was one of the many lost people laid to rest on Hart Island. But he did have a family. The problem was they didn’t even know he was buried there.  

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