Brooklyn residents voice concerns on LICH and more at Sen. Squadron’s annual convention

Brooklyn Boro
Health and hospitals, libraries and economic justice were topics of concern at state Senator Daniel Squadron’s sixth annual 26th District Community Convention on Sunday. … Full Article

Gun control groups call for NY firearm storage law

ALBANY— Buoyed by last year's passage of tougher gun laws, gun control advocates are urging New York lawmakers to go further by requiring firearm owners to securely store their weapons. … Full Article

New York lawmakers target heroin resurgence

Brooklyn Boro
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Senate Democrats have released a report on the rise of heroin and opioid use in New York, resulting in the introduction of new legislation. … Full Article

City memorializes community board pioneer by renaming street corner after him

Bay Ridge
A World War II veteran who helped pioneer the community board system in the 1970s has been given the city’s ultimate posthumous honor – a Brooklyn street corner was named after him. … Full Article

Colton salutes southwest Brooklyn’s ‘Women of Distinction’

More than a dozen women were presented with New York State Assembly citations for their work on behalf of their southwest Brooklyn communities in a ceremony hosted by Assemblyman Bill Colton on April 23. … Full Article

New streetcar plan reignites old Red Hook controversy

Red Hook
A proposal for a streetcar line linking waterfront areas in Brooklyn and Queens from Sunset Park to Astoria resembles, in part, a familiar plan by an outspoken Brooklyn rail advocate known for his tenacity. … Full Article

Seniors, officials call for investigation of Park Slope nursing home closure

Prospect Park
Senior residents, their families and officials are calling for an investigation of what they call the unethical closure of their assisted living facility in Park Slope. … Full Article

NYC tests post-disaster housing in Downtown Brooklyn

New York City is testing an experimental post-disaster housing prototype in Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols say city’s water rate hike proposal is all wet

Bay Ridge
Bay Ridge elected officials from both sides of the aisle are busy pouring cold water on a proposal to raise the city’s water and sewer rates. … Full Article

Senior center buys a van thanks to $65,000 state grant

Bay Ridge
Members of the Bay Ridge Center have got a brand new set of hot wheels. … Full Article


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