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Pols at odds over hurricane relief funding for churches

Two lawmakers are on opposite sides of a debate over whether churches and other religious institutions should receive federal disaster relief funds. … Full Article
 

Legal and tax status of 'gift' raised by free MetroCards in bus strike

After a monthlong strike, the New York City school bus drivers have returned to their routes.  The strike forced thousands of students—many of whom are disabled—to take taxis, public transportation or car services to school. … Full Article
 

Brooklynites take aim at NRA head’s comments

Brooklyn politicians, businesspeople and residents are up in arms – so to speak – about the head of the National Rifle Association’s comments about the area in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

GRIMM RIVAL: Recchia to run for Brooklyn-Staten Island congress seat

Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr., who flirted with the idea of running for Brooklyn borough president and then city comptroller before rejecting both bids, has apparently found a public office more to his liking. He has announced his intention to run for congress. … Full Article
 

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny says, ‘Raise minimum wage now!’

Workers at the low end of the economic ladder deserve a raise in the minimum wage, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who voted in favor of increasing the salary from $7.25 an hour to $9.00. … Full Article
 

Richie's Back! Donnelly to return for 3rd season as Cyclones manager

If it ain't broke ... you know the rest. For the first time in their history on Coney Island, the Brooklyn Cyclones will have the same man in the dugout and along the third-base line for the third consecutive summer. … Full Article
 

6 AM UPDATE: Winter storm Nemo to bring snow and sleet to Brooklyn

Updated 6:15 a.m. Friday New York City issued a snow alert that began at 4 a.m. Friday, and blizzard warning for later in the day, in preparation for the Nor’easter named Nemo. The storm is expected to hit Brooklyn late Friday into Saturday morning. … Full Article
 

State senate task force tours Sandy-damaged areas of Brooklyn

The New York State Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery, a panel that includes Brooklyn state senators Diane Savino (D-Staten Island-Bensonhurst) and Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn), conducted a fact-finding tour of hard-hit communities last Thursday, Jan. … Full Article
 
 

Golden vows to help rebuild economy in 6th term in office

Taking the oath of office for his sixth term, State Senator Marty Golden threaded the goals of rebuilding the economy and rebuilding communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy together in a speech before friends and supporters at his swearing in ceremony. … Full Article
 

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