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Fraudsters beware: a new task force launched yesterday to put phony lawyers who prey on vulnerable immigrants behind bars. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio are teaming up on the initiative, dedicating enforcement resources to root out “immigrant service provider fraud,” among other scams targeting immigrants. The joint task force’s priority will…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Cops successfully tracked down the two men whose interest in an Ocean Parkway synagogue over the weekend sparked off a terrorism scare, and investigators determined them to be no threat at all. “The two individuals have been identified, and they have been interviewed by detectives from the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau,” an NYPD press officer told Sheepshead…

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State Senator Marty Golden has plundered at least $31,000 from his campaign warchest to pay off legal debts stemming from a federal investigation into his finances, reports the Daily News. The paper looked at recent campaign filings showing that the pol paid fees to attorneys at Gottlieb & Gordon LLP. Golden confirmed [U.S. Attorney Preet]…

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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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By Aliza Chasan When the small group of community members was asked if they were happy with the way the government spends their money, the room was silent. Hands shot up moments later when residents were asked what changes they wanted to see in their communities. On November 10, Councilman Mark Treyger wrapped up the last of three community assemblies…

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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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