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The Brooklyn Daily Beagle reports on the "Notify NYC Program", an emergency alert system that has finally gone citywide after a year of testing on a smaller scale.  The program was spearheaded by NYC Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler to improve the city’s emergency emergency communications –  in the aftermath of 9/11. Participants can register online at the Notify NYC Page to receive notices on their cell phones, landlines or via email. There will be alerts about water main breaks, fires, power outages and other problems.

The Daily News reports on the mayor's budget cuts to after-school programs which "will leave more than
10,700 teenagers with nowhere to go when the exit bell rings".  The Lo-Down is currently working on a story featuring the Educational Alliance teen program that's mentioned in the article.

The NYTimes reports Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is widening a probe of immigration fraud and has "issued more than 50 subpoenas to individuals and businesses in New
York City — including numerous immigrant-assistance organizations, a
travel agency, an English-language school and a church".  Read the full story here.

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