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The campaign to pressure the Metropolitan Transit Authority to expand the multi-trip discount toll discount plan on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge to Brooklynites has kicked up a notch, with Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis launching a petition and website to that end. The petition is hosted at TheTollsAreTooDamnHigh.com, It reads: In 2012, in response…

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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced that his office shut down more day spas and arrested more people on prostitution-related charges in the city’s effort to root out illegal sex trade businesses and human trafficking practices in Southern Brooklyn. According to a press release, Hynes and his office closed five day spas, indicted six and…

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State Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis joined forces to propose legislation that would heavily regulate day spas in an effort to crack down on prostitution and human trafficking. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that the lawmakers hope the legislation would keep the day spas within the rule of law or risk swift…

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The MTA has officially approved the plan to restore the B37 bus service. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that the vote was unanimous. Local officials had already said the return was all but certain, although the MTA declined to say the same until this week’s vote. The line connects Bay Ridge and downtown Brooklyn,…

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Do you think the State Legislature needs term limits? (polls) Lawmakers in Albany aren’t subjected to term limits and the Conservative Party wants to change that. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Conservative Party chairman Mike Long is pushing an effort to bring term limits to the New York State Senate, Assembly and governor posts.…

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Following the announcement of a major sting operation that brought down 12 Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights massage parlors accused of serving as dens for prostitution, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis jumped into the fray, saying that the bust shows the severity of the problem locally. Malliotakis issued the following statement:  Today’s arrests illustrate just how…

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Facing a torrent of criticism from local politicians and union steel leaders, the MTA issued a thorough defense of their plans to use Chinese steel products in their Verrazano-Narrows Bridge  renovation project. MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast wrote a letter defending the agencies actions to the New York Daily News. As we’ve previously reported,…

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Fearing that a slew of newly opened day spas are engaging in illegal prostitution practices, local lawmakers are seeking to tighten licensing requirements for the businesses as well as expand police investigation into alleged sex trafficking possibilities. According to a Brooklyn Daily Eagle report, the emergence of the day spas has caused alarm among local…

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