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ALABAMA — Jones Wins Senate Race: Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters before speaking on Tuesday in Birmingham. … Full Article

Following bomb threats, de Blasio & Cuomo raise hate crime reward to $20,000

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced jointly on Friday that the city and state would be throwing their resources together to offer a $20,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction for a hate crime. … Full Article

Huge anti-Trump ‘Resist’ sign appears in Gowanus

Gowanus’ skyline now has a new large sign to replace the iconic “Kentile Floors" emblem that stood perched over the neighborhood for more than 50 years.  … Full Article

Cuomo’s $1.4B ‘Vital Brooklyn’ plan would invest heavily in Central Brooklyn

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a $1.4 billion initiative on Thursday that aims to transform Central Brooklyn, long one of the most troubled areas in the city. … Full Article

Citymeals on Wheels to host first annual culinary event in Williamsburg

Citymeals on Wheels is cooking up something tasty in Brooklyn. This impactful organization has been providing nourishment to homebound individuals in all five boroughs for over three decades. … Full Article

Big-hearted Brooklynites needed to feed hungry children on Saturday

As soon as Saturday, March 11, Brooklynites who wish to help those less fortunate than themselves can spend an enlightening hour as volunteers to make a huge difference in lives of thousands of homeless children. … Full Article

Regional Plan Association: Brooklyn needs more housing, transit projects like BQX

“We’re going to need to be smarter about the way we do things,” Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Tom Wright announced at the beginning of RPA’s “Streetcar Success: What New York Can Learn from Other Cities” at Brooklyn Law School’s Feil Hall. … Full Article

Squadron pushes bill prohibiting transgender discrimination

State Sen. Daniel Squadron filed a motion on Monday to force a vote on a bill that would prohibit discrimination against transgender and other gender-nonconforming New Yorkers. The bill would also classify crimes related to gender identity as hate crimes. … Full Article

Stringer, Adams call Trump’s planned cuts to NYCHA ‘disgusting’

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams expressed disgust on Monday at reports that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, under President Trump, plans to reduce New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) funds by $35 million, and possibly more. … Full Article

A comeback for cursive? More states encouraging penmanship in school

Cursive, the art of penmanship cast aside in recent years as schools increasingly focus on keyboarding, may be getting a second act. … Full Article

NYC approves demolition of Brooklyn Heights Library, paving way for luxury tower

The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) gave its official approval on Friday to the much-contested demolition  … Full Article

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