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Golden does your taxes – for free!

Is state Sen. Marty Golden, a cop-turned-politician, looking to add another job title to his resume? Like accountant? Unlikely, but Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) is offering to do his constituents’ tax returns for free. … Full Article

Medical examiner: NY remains are autistic teen Avonte Oquendo's

Human remains found last week along the East River belong to an autistic teen who walked out of his school more than three months ago and vanished, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday. … Full Article

Winter storm could bring a foot of snow to Brooklyn

PHILADELPHIA— Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday as a winter storm bore down on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. … Full Article

Lentol says minimum wage should go up faster

The minimum wage in New York state is scheduled to go up to $9.00 an hour, but not until the end of 2015. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) said workers shouldn’t have to wait that long for the wage increase. … Full Article

B37 fans have an ally at the MTA

Elected officials, community activists and transit advocates who have been pushing for service to be fully restored on the B37 bus now have a surprising ally in their battle with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – an MTA board member. … Full Article

De Blasio to expand paid sick days law in NYC

 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to fulfill a campaign promise by announcing a significant expansion of a law that requires employers to give workers paid sick days. … Full Article

NY remains could be missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo

Police were investigating whether human remains found along the East River could be those of an autistic teen who walked out of his school more than three months ago and vanished, a law enforcement official said Friday. … Full Article

Schumer, Gillibrand get federal funds for gas station generators

One of the enduring images of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy was of the long lines of cars outside gas stations. Many of the stations were forced to close, not because they lacked gasoline, but because they had no electricity and therefore, had tanks incapable of pumping gas. … Full Article

Super Bowl has Brooklyn restaurant scene ready to score

The Super Bowl won't touch down in New Jersey until next month, but the New York restaurant scene already is rolling out the turf carpet. … Full Article

Greenfield calls for investigation after boy falls through manhole

It’s a story that has a happy ending, but Councilman David Greenfield said he wants to make sure it’s a story that is not repeated. … Full Article

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