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Councilmember Mark Treyger has an enticing proposition for his constituents. He is offering them the chance to say how $1 million in city money should be spent in their community. … 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

Mayor puts his ‘Vision Zero’ plan in motion

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced an ambitious plan to reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents on city streets down to zero in 10 years and ordered a group of agencies to work together to come up with a comprehensive road map on how to achieve that goal. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Tommy Bonfiglio takes New York pizza to Jersey

Brooklyn native Tommy Bonfiglio says that New York pizza has been a passion for him since childhood. When he turned 50, after an already successful career as a tax attorney, he felt he was too young to retire, but it was time to do something different. … Full Article

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