Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly Alameda headline review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.

The Planning Board considered approvals for a 31-unit apartment building for low-income seniors proposed to be built as part of the Del Monte warehouse development.

Alameda’s public safety unions have signed off on new contracts that could see police and firefighters earning their first raises since 2006 but paying more toward their pensions and also contributing to increases in the cost of their health care coverage.

The contracts, which the City Council is set to consider on Tuesday, would go into effect on June 30, 2013 and remain in place through June 24, 2017.