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Lunar New Year Becomes Official New York City School Holiday

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in...

Grimm Pushes To Stay Out Of Prison, Claiming Caretaker Status Of...

Former Congressman Michael Grimm submitted a 60-page memo, along with 35 letters of support, to the judge who will soon sentence him for tax...

Local Pols Stand Up For Seniors And Disabled Tenants Erroneously Disqualified...

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...

It May Soon Be Legal To Dine With Dogs At Your...

You are a signature away from being able to legally dine with your dog at outdoor and sidewalk cafes -- as long as the...

Gravesend Pol Calls Out DOT For Dangerous Street Lamp Placement On...

Assemblyman William Colton sent a letter to the Department of Transportation last week calling on the agency to implement safety protections for drivers...

Alec Brook-Krasny, First Russian-American Assemblyman, To Resign On July 7

Looks like we might have another special election on our hands. Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, the first Soviet-born member of the state legislature, plans to resign from...

12th Annual Lena Cymbrowitz Health Fair Spotlights Community’s Health Services

Local health service providers were in the spotlight on Sunday at the 12th annual Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, helping to raise funds for...

Golden Cracks Down On Assault Of Police Officers And Medical Personnel

A series of bills, introduced by Senator Marty Golden to create better protections for law enforcement officers and emergency medical service personnel, were approved by the New York State Senate...

Gravesend Pol, Union Calls On MTA To Add Limited B1 Service

Assemblyman William Colton and the Transport Workers Union are calling on the MTA to implement a weekday, limited service for the beleaguered B1...

New Catch Basin Law Will Bring Much-Needed Relief To Neighbors Dealing...

For neighbors who have long dealt with flooding in our area, a new law could bring some relief to our waterlogged streets. Mayor Bill de...