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In the wake of two shooting deaths on the streets of Crown Heights during the West Indian celebration of J’ouvert early Labor Day morning, there had been talk among city officials to cancel n … Full Article

Parker: We don’t have a J’ouvert problem

In the wake of two shooting deaths on the streets of Crown Heights during the West Indian celebration of J’ouvert early Labor Day morning, there had been talk among city officials to cancel next year’s event. … Full Article

Final participatory budgeting brainstorming meetings coming up as deadline draws closer

Gordon E. Berry (Geb) wants to install a slackline and traveling rings in McCarren Park. Matthew W. would like to see a public toilet on Pacific Street between 3rd and 4th avenues so people will stop urinating between cars. … Full Article

Mazel Tov! Voter forms translated into Yiddish

The Board of Elections is printing voter registration forms in Yiddish this election season, and one Brooklyn lawmaker is hailing the move as an inclusive gesture to the city’s Jewish population. … Full Article

City officials talk gun violence, housing at Eagle forum

In what could be a preview of the 2021 Democratic mayoral primary, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams discussed gun violence, affordable housing and the city’s economy at a breakfast forum sponsored by the Br … Full Article

Malliotakis pedals Bike & Ride expansion

More passengers should be able to store their bicycles on racks on city buses for the ride between Bay Ridge and Staten Island, according to state Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who is pushing the MTA to expand its successful Bike & Ride program to the S79 bus route. … Full Article

Politics 2016, an all-inclusive legislative guide to Brooklyn, is set to debut

“There is no such thing as not voting. If you stay at home and refrain, you tacitly double the vote of someone else.”  … Full Article

In Public Service: Nadler fights for 9/11 families

The World Trade Center is in U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s congressional district. That’s an important fact to know when one is looking at Nadler’s career in the House. … Full Article

Harris-Cucco race reveals Bay Ridge-Coney Island divisions

Freshman state Assemblymember Pamela Harris’ surprisingly easy win over challenger Kate Cucco in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary in the 46th Assembly District (AD) shed light on what had been subterranean political divisions in the district that runs from Bay Ridge to Coney Island. … Full Article

Parker urges New York to re-think energy consumption

The last 10 years have seen the five hottest summers on record, according to state Sen. Kevin Parker, who said that while Mother Nature is wreaking havoc, mankind is going to have to start taking decisive action. … Full Article

Slow start in primary election, despite some ‘vigorous’ races in Brooklyn

Voter turnout was running light in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights in today’s primary election, the third primary of the year in New York City. … Full Article

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