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Several elected officials from both sides of the bridge say they are boycotting today’s 50th anniversary celebration for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, due to the MTA’s proposed fare hike, which would raise the bridge’s cash toll to $16. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo are among those who said they won’t attend stating, “there is…

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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 City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – proposed by Councilman Vincent Gentile – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill allows the city to remove bins immediately, fining first-time violators $250 and repeat offenders $500.…

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A study highlighting the exorbitant cost of a proposed waste transfer station on the Upper East Side may provide ammunition for activists, community members, and pols fighting the planned Gravesend Bay waste treatment facility. The study, conducted by the Independent Budget Office [IBO], found that the proposed UES garbage station would triple Manhattan’s garbage disposal costs, reports the New…

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A citywide speed limit reduction goes into effect tomorrow, November 7, dropping from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. Part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities and make streets safer, the speed limit bill was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support over the summer. The new 25 MPH speed…

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It was mostly a predictable day at the polls yesterday when it came to Southern Brooklyn races, including the reelection of two lawmakers currently facing federal charges. The most high-profile race, of course, was that of the 11th Congressional District, in which incumbent Michael Grimm, who faces a 20-count indictment for tax evasion, staved off a challenge…

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Bensonhurst appears to have had a strong turnout at the polling booths this morning, thanks, in part, to sunny skies. There were folks out campaigning for Assemblyman Peter Abbate, and Democratic candidate James Kemmerer,  Congressman Michael Grimm and State Senator Marty Golden. A dog (and his owner) even trekked out from Windsor Terrace to lobby for the Democratic…

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Assemblyman Bill Colton filed a legal brief on October 22 challenging Supreme Court Justice Burt Bunyan’s ruling for the city to move forward with plans to build a garbage station near Ceasar’s Bay, arguing the decision was contradictory to the judge’s previous findings. “We believe the Judge’s split decision, as written, is inconsistent with its own findings. Judge Bunyan found the…

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