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City councilmember Jumaane Williams (D - Flatbush, East Flatbush) is taking another whack at getting the East Flatbush home of baseball legend Jackie Robinson designated as a city landmark. … Full Article

Mad about the weather? Con-Ed says snow and ice can cause NYC power outages

New York City
Con Edison says a mix of snow and freezing rain can lead to power outages in the New York City area. The utility notes that the frozen stuff can bring trees and limbs down onto power lines. It's reminding residents to stay away from any downed lines. … Full Article

De Blasio’s first preliminary budget funds pre-K, housing, fire companies

New York City
In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary 2015 Fiscal Year budget presentation on Wednesday, the Mayor outlined a plan that will invest in full-day pre-K; fund an inspector general for the NYPD; enforce the paid sick leave act; give relief to the New York City Housing Authority; and provide help for  … Full Article

Cuomo proposes flat pay for caretakers of disabled for 6th straight year

ALBANY- The Cuomo administration has proposed keeping pay flat for the sixth straight year for caretakers of the disabled and others at state-funded nonprofits. … Full Article

Adams picks Bay Ridge man to be his chief lawyer

Bay Ridge
For a history buff like Andrew Gounardes, working inside Borough Hall is a dream come true. … Full Article

Next stop for Red Hook trolleys could be scrap heap

Red Hook
The three deteriorating, rusting “PCC”-model streetcars that were trucked away from the Red Hook waterfront on Sunday are now the property of the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, Conn., the premiere trolley museum  … Full Article

California Tea Partier tries to block waiver funds that could save Brooklyn hospitals

Brooklyn Boro
A wealthy Republican from California is trying to throw a wrench into New York’s $10 billion Medicaid waiver request, $1 billion of which is supposed to go towards helping teetering Brooklyn hospitals. … Full Article

It's not art? Judge says NYC strip club must tax lap dances

New York City
An administrative law judge has ordered the owners of New York City strip club to pay $2.1 million in back taxes. The Jan. 30 tax ruling said the Hustler Club should have been collecting sales tax on lap dances, among other things. … Full Article

NY legislation would ban plastic bits in cosmetics

ALBANY— New York could become the first state in the nation to outlaw the sale of cosmetic products containing tiny plastic scrubbing beads that have been accumulating by the tens of millions in the Great Lakes. … Full Article

Golden: NY State should do more to help veterans

Bay Ridge
Military veterans have served their country and now their country should be serving them, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who is among a group of elected officials pushing for legislation to give veteran business owners a helping hand. … Full Article

Pols warn homeowners: Shovel snow or get summons

Borough Park
With another snowstorm predicted for Feb. 12, two Borough Park lawmakers are reminding property owners in their district to clear the sidewalks after the flakes stop falling to the ground. … Full Article

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