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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
 
 

Target to open Bensonhurst store this fall

Target, which recently launched a new store in Downtown Brooklyn, has announced plans to open a brand new shop in the borough. Construction is currently underway in preparation for a new Target to open at 6401 18th Ave. in Bensonhurst. … Full Article
 

Adelphi lets kids wear pajamas to school for Spirit Day

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s popular Spirit Day program, in which students and teachers are allowed to come to school once a month dressed as Disney characters and superheroes, or in ugly sweaters and pajamas, is continuing this year. … Full Article
 

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