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Pols fight for easier Access-A-Ride regulations

The process of re-upping with Access-A-Ride should be made easier for clients who are already enrolled in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s paratransit program, according to two lawmakers who are pushing legislation aimed at reducing the bureaucracy and paperwork. … Full Article
 

Senate task force to hold hearing in Brooklyn on heroin addiction

State lawmakers, doctors and families of young people killed by heroin overdoses will all be in Dyker Heights later this month for a hearing aimed at finding solutions to a shocking and growing problem of drug abuse in New York. … Full Article
 

Kids invite grandparents to tea at St. Anselm Academy

Students at St. Anselm Catholic Academy decided to forgo milk and cookies in favor of tea and biscuits on Thursday morning, but it wasn’t because their tastes in snacks had suddenly changed. It was because they had some very special guests they wanted to impress. … Full Article
 

Narrows Community Theater presents romantic comedy ‘Men Are Dogs’

The Narrows Community Theater, a Bay Ridge performing arts group, will present “Men Are Dogs,” a romantic comedy written by playwright Joseph Simonelli, for two weekends at St. Patrick Catholic Academy, Fourth Avenue and 97th Street, starting Feb. 19. … Full Article
 

Donovan asks: Does U.S. have resources to fight Zika?

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Zika virus is spreading explosively throughout the Americas, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has requested information from the U.S. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge political leader urges residents to count homeless

For Liam McCabe, the plight of the homeless is personal and poignant. … Full Article
 

McHugh named grand marshal of Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade

A bank executive with a strong commitment to Catholic education has been selected to serve as the grand marshal of the 23rd annual Bay Ridge Saint Patrick Parade to take place next month. … Full Article
 

Colton looking for election poll workers

Workers at Election Day polling sites are an important part of democracy, according to Assemblymember William Colton, who said they play a key role in ensuring that voters’ rights are respected. … Full Article
 

Golden offers free tax filing help

State Sen. Marty Golden announced that his office will host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, a project sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers free tax preparation help for residents making less than $30,000 a year. … Full Article
 

City Council votes to boost BID budgets

Nine business improvement districts in New York City, including two in Brooklyn, will see a big boost in their annual operating budgets thanks to the City Council, which has voted to allow the groups to raise more cash to cover expenses. … Full Article
 

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