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Hikind lauds Muslim teen who aided Jewish assault victim

A Muslim teenager who came to the aid of an Orthodox Jewish woman after she was assaulted on the subway has won praise from state Assemblymember Dov Hikind and other community leaders. … Full Article
 

Arab-American leader said to be eyeing City Council run

An intriguing new name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. The Rev. … Full Article
 

Merchants of Third Ave. set to honor Bay Ridge pioneers

A Bay Ridge business group is busy planning its annual dinner to give a pat on the back to store-owners, community activists and political leaders who work tirelessly to make the Southwest Brooklyn neighborhood a better place to live and work. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis IDNYC case heads to court

As the lawsuit filed by Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Ron Castorina against the city over the de Blasio administration’s IDNYC program was set to head to back to court on Jan. 5, the plaintiffs unveiled new legal firepower in their case. … Full Article
 

Cuomo tuition plan wins high marks from Brooklyn pols

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bold proposal to offer free tuition to undergraduates attending schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) systems is earning him straight A’s from Brooklyn lawmakers. … Full Article
 

Parker, Mosley named to Best Dressed Politicians list

The New Year is getting off to a great start for two of Brooklyn’s elected officials who are winning kudos, not for the legislation they have sponsored, but for their sartorial splendor. State Sen. … Full Article
 

Greenfield predicts success for muni-meter pay app

Councilmember David Greenfield, who co-sponsored legislation last year to allow the city’s motorists to pay Muni Meter parking fees with their smartphones, hailed a decision made by the New York Department of Transportation (DOT) to adopt an app-based payment system. … Full Article
 

Golden sides with de Blasio in gravity knife debate

State Sen. Marty Golden, one of the leading Republican voices in the city, doesn’t usually agree with Democrat Bill de Blasio on issues, but Bay Ridge lawmaker is on the same side as the mayor when it comes to gravity knives. … Full Article
 

Hikind blasts anti-Israel speech by Kerry

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind, a Brooklyn lawmaker who has made frequent trips to Israel during his years as an elected official, came out swinging against President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in the wake of Kerry’s blistering critique of Israel on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge resident tells MTA, ‘New Yorkers deserve a break’

Calling the proposed transit fare increase proposal “absurd,” a Bay Ridge resident who testified at an MTA hearing suggested that the agency scrap the controversial plan and concentrate instead on improving service on the city’s buses and subways. … Full Article
 

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