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New York just took a huge step towards making recently legalized medical marijuana accessible to patients across the state — just not in Brooklyn or Staten Island. Five organizations licensed by the State Department of Health to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York were announced today, but of the 25 manufacturing and dispensary locations listed, not a single…

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Brooklyn residents can now film themselves walking on the moon when they visit the Coney Island Library. City Councilman Mark Treyger and State Senator Diane Savino took part in a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a new state-of-the-art TV studio on the library’s second floor. “As a former public school teacher, I am a…

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Legislation sponsored by Southern Brooklyn Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and State Senator Diane Savino could spare more than 5,000 seniors and disabled residents from being disqualified from the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption [SCRIE] and Disabled Rent Increase Exemption [DRIE], despite already being approved by the city for such programs. The legislation passed both houses this week. Though the residents…

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More than 20 city agencies will be available to address questions and concerns at a town hall meeting tonight hosted by Councilman Mark Treyger, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblyman William Colton, and Senator Diane Savino. The event will take place between 6pm and 8pm, at John Dewey High School, located at 50 Avenue X. The meeting will include representatives…

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You are a signature away from being able to legally dine with your dog at outdoor and sidewalk cafes — as long as the bar or restaurant owner allows it — in New York State, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 4327/Assembly Bill 5956, also known as the Dining With Dogs Bill. The bill…

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Senator Diane Savino passed “Caroline’s Law” today, creating a class A misdemeanor for public servants who distribute photographs of crime victims outside of their official duties. “Publishing trophy photos of a crime victim on Facebook is one of the cruelest things a person could do. Caroline Wimmer’s family suffered twice because of the actions of an…

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Senator Diane Savino is cracking down on sleezy straphangers. The senator passed her “subway grinder” bill today which creates a felony charge for anyone who sexually assault commuters on public transportation. “The disturbing trend where perverts grind and grope straphangers on crowded subways, buses and ferries needs to end,” said Savino. “Even more distressing is that these perverts get…

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State Senator Diane Savino fumed on Facebook about cyclists, telling her followers that she drives through her district shouting at the two-wheeled menaces to “find a fucking bike lane and get in it.” The comment from the pol, who represents Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Coney Island and Bath Beach in addition to Staten Island’s north shore,…

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Congressman Michael Grimm faces a 20-count indictment for tax evasion and illegal employment practices stemming from a restaurant he operated before running for Congress, charges he said are because the nation’s commander-and-chief wants to see him gone. Grimm made the allegations against the Obama administration on Tuesday before a gathering of Republican supporters rallying for gubernatorial…

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The bill legalizing medical marijuana passed the State Senate Health Committee on Tuesday, bringing it a step closer to law. While advocates, including the bill’s sponsor, Senator Diane Savino, celebrated, Capital New York turned to one of the bill’s main opponents, Senator Marty Golden, for his thoughts. What followed was a pretty interesting exchange, in which…

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