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State Senate moves to curb city’s ability to raise property taxes

A bi-partisan group of state senators successfully pushed for passage of a bill that would force New York City to cap property tax increases at two percent a year, a move that supporters said would help homeowners get a better handle on their household budgets. … Full Article

In wake of lethal Midwood fire, BP Adams calls for Brooklyn burn center

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced a borough-wide fire safety education campaign, following a fatal fire Saturday in Midwood that claimed the lives of seven siblings, aged five to 16, from the Sassoon family. … Full Article

Piano virtuoso visits Bay Ridge for special performance

Maxim Anikushin, a piano virtuoso who has performed at Lincoln Center at other famous venues, will be bringing his talents to Bay Ridge on Friday. … Full Article

Brook-Krasny wants name change for Interstate 278

Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, whose district includes the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, is pushing to have the portion of Interstate 278 that is located within Brooklyn to be named in honor of military veterans. … Full Article

GOP pols push city to pump more money into MTA

Straphangers started paying more to ride buses and subways on Sunday, but New York City isn’t paying its fair share into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan budget, according to two Republican lawmakers, who are calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to rectify the financ … Full Article

You don’t have to be Irish to love Bay Ridge St. Patrick Day Parade

Irish eyes were certainly smiling on Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue on Sunday, as the neighborhood celebrated the spirit of Saint Patrick and saluted the Emerald Isle in grand style. But Irish eyes weren’t the only ones smiling at the 22nd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. … Full Article

Congress candidates open their Brooklyn campaign headquarters

Gearing up for a special election that is less than two months away, congressional candidates Daniel Donovan and Vincent Gentile both opened their Brooklyn campaign headquarters over the weekend as each man sought to get a foothold in the borough. … Full Article

Bodies of siblings killed in Midwood fire arrive in Israel

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel— The bodies of seven ultra-Orthodox Jewish siblings who died in the most fatal New York house fire in years arrived Monday in Israel for burial.
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Schumer Relives His Days At James Madison HS

Schumer relives his days at James Madison HS

New York’s powerful senior senator was once a teenager who took a job cranking up a mimeograph machine for one of his favorite teachers to earn a couple of extra bucks. … Full Article

‘Little Shop’ a big hit at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s John Lockwood Auditorium was transformed into Mushnik’s Skid Row Flower Shop and served as home to a giant, bloodthirsty, alien plant named Audrey II as the school recently presented the hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” … Full Article


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