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City Council looks at half-price Metrocard plan for low-income riders

Transportation advocates pushing for low-income straphangers to get a break on the price of a MetroCard had a double dose of activities on Monday. … Full Article
 

Expert tells how to keep water pipes from freezing

The snowstorm that hit New York City last week also brought sub-freezing temperatures to the region and added to homeowners’ worries over the possibility of water pipes freezing or even rupturing. … Full Article
 

Busy times for Fontbonne Hall Academy students

The year 2017 is proving to be a busy one so far for students at Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, who started off the year by taking a tour of the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and signing up for a contest for high school entrepreneurs. … Full Article
 

Pols say Randolph Holder bill would make streets safer

A bill that would place strict guidelines on how criminal defendants are placed in drug rehabilitation programs in lieu of jail is now heading for the state Assembly after it won approval in the state Senate. … Full Article
 

Bag tax opponents push recycling over fees

The City Council should drop its quest to have shoppers pay five cents for each plastic bag they use to carry their groceries out of the supermarket and instead explore expanding its waste recycling program, according to state lawmakers who voted to stop the council in its tracks. … Full Article
 

Nadler uses obscure House rule to pressure Trump

As controversy continued to swirl around the White House, a lawmaker who has been a member of the House of Representatives for nearly a quarter of century is using his vast knowledge of Capitol Hill rules to try and force the Trump administration to reveal information on any investigations  … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Cares invites residents to pancake breakfast

Bay Ridge, for many of the residents who live there, is like a small town. And to demonstrate that the community has a Middle-America feel, a local charity group is organizing a pancake breakfast for the entire neighborhood. … Full Article
 

Carroll hopes to join cousin as Bay Ridge elected official

The Carrolls may have two elected officials in the family by year’s end. Political leader Kevin Peter Carroll, the cousin of Assemblymember Robert Carroll (D-Park Slope), announced on Wednesday that he is running for the City Council seat in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Legislature vote doesn’t end debate over plastic bag fee

The state Legislature has voted, but the debate is still raging in Brooklyn over a controversial city law that would force retail stores to charge five cents for each plastic bag a shopper uses. … Full Article
 

McCabe throws his hat into ring for council seat

Liam McCabe, a Bay Ridge civic activist who founded an organization to help the homeless, is the latest person to throw his hat into the ring for the local City Council seat. … Full Article
 

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