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The 46th Assembly District (AD) takes in parts of Bay Ridge and Coney Island, with the Belt Parkway serving as a connecting line between the two separate parts of the district. … Full Article

Treyger-McCreight race highlights Democratic divisions

The 46th Assembly District (AD) takes in parts of Bay Ridge and Coney Island, with the Belt Parkway serving as a connecting line between the two separate parts of the district. … Full Article

Judge Gentile? Councilmember weighs his options

Term-limited Councilmember Vincent Gentile might not wait until the end of his tenure to move on to his next job, according to a new report. … Full Article

Cucco announces run for assembly

The Bay Ridge political scene is starting to heat up with the announcement by Bay Ridge civic activist Kate Cucco that she is running for the New York State Assembly. … Full Article

Heastie helps Harris open Bay Ridge district office

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie came to Bay Ridge on Friday to help Assemblymember Pamela Harris open her new district office. Heastie was greeted by a group of civic activists and heads of non-profit groups all asking for his help in keeping their causes alive. … Full Article

Eugene demands mayor restore summer day camp funds

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, who led a rally last month to call on the de Blasio Administration to provide funding for summer youth programs, is taking his case to the public again. … Full Article

Squadron raps ‘Hamilton’ on the Senate floor to fight ticket scalpers

On Tuesday, state Sen. Daniel Squadron rapped an abridged and modified rendition of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “Hamilton” on the Senate floor to draw attention to flaws in New York’s ticket reselling laws. “What'da we need? A ticket revolution!” he cried. … Full Article

Donovan says feds responding to prescription drug epidemic

The federal government is set to take strong and bold action to curb the growing opioid drug epidemic in America, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who said the House voted affirmatively on a bill to provide funding for prevention and treatment. … Full Article

In Public Service: Walker criticizes de Blasio housing plan

Assemblymember Latrice Walker, who grew up in a housing development in Brownsville called Prospect Plaza, said she knows first-hand how changes in government policy can affect the lives of average New Yorkers. … Full Article

State Senate votes to name Brooklyn highway after veterans

The New York State Senate has voted in favor of renaming a stretch of Interstate 278 running through Brooklyn in honor of military veterans. … Full Article

Opposition to 5-cent plastic bag fee building

The five-cent fee on plastic shopping bags at New York City supermarkets isn’t even in effect yet, but efforts are already under way to terminate the controversial policy. … Full Article

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