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The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it’s already proving to be one of the most divisive issues to come before the usually lockstep Council body. Capital New York reports: The bill, Intro. 209, is being championed by Council members…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman David Greenfield: Councilman David G. Greenfield is partnering with New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide local residents access to free legal help at his district office this Wednesday October 29th. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the NYLAG’s mobile van will be…

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Local leaders are putting pressure on the MTA to restore express service on the F train in Brooklyn, last experienced by commuters in 1987, while the MTA remains a bit iffy on the issue. In a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast today, a bipartisan group of 14 city, state, and federal leaders…

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A swastika and other hate-filled messages were found scrawled along several properties near 58th Street and 17th Avenue in Borough Park yesterday, leading to the quick arrest of three suspects. The anti-Semitic graffiti included messages that read “you don’t belong,” and “get out.” The perps broke into a residential construction site and a yeshiva to leave their unwelcome marks, as…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Council members Mark Treyger and David Greenfield: Councilmembers David G. Greenfield and Mark Treyger invite all local residents and families to attend a free screening of the classic, “The Wizard of Oz” this Sunday, June 29th. The movie will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in…

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The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman David Greenfield: Councilman David G. Greenfield urges all parents with children turning age four in 2014 to take advantage of the expanded free Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) programs being offered by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) in local yeshivas and other community…

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The London man who made headlines for potentially being the latest victim of a “knockout” attack has recanted his story, and said he was never attacked at all. CBS News reports: It was not immediately learned how the man emerged bloody after the alleged attack, as was documented in a published photo. Police did not…

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A thug ran up to a 65-year-old man, knocked him over and smashed his face into the pavement in an early morning assault on Tuesday that at least one local leader says is the latest incident of anti-Semitic knockout attacks in the area. The victim was an Orthodox Jew visiting the neighborhood from London for…

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