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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Velázquez to MTA: Not so fast on F express

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Schumer bill aims to ban synthetic drugs after K2 overdoses

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing legislation to add 22 substances to the federal list of banned drugs following a mass overdose in Brooklyn last week that sent 33 people to hospitals. … Full Article

City grants Warbasse Houses $2.4 million for Sandy repairs

A Coney Island housing complex that sustained extensive damage in Superstorm Sandy nearly four years ago is getting city help in its effort to recover. … Full Article

NYC Council Speaker: Trump's plans could cripple economy

Donald Trump's lightning-rod proposals to deport illegal immigrants and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. … Full Article

Nadler blasts GOP over Lynch hearing

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, decried Republican concerns over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and sought to turn lawmakers’ attention at a Capitol Hill hearing toward the issue of gun violence in America. … Full Article

Assembly candidates speak out on racial tensions

The deadly violence that saw two African-American men being fatally shot by cops and the assassinations of five white police officers has become a topic of discussion in the Democratic Primary in a state Assembly District (AD) that stretches from predominantly white Bay Ridge to Coney Islan … Full Article

Donovan predicts House bill will help mentally ill

A bill passed by the House of Representatives last week to reform the country’s mental health programs will go a long way toward helping those who are ill, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan predicted. … Full Article

Pols to lead unity walk in Central Brooklyn

Calling on residents of all races and nationalities to come together in the country’s moment of grief, state Sen. Jesse Hamilton announced that he and the United Against Violence Task Force will lead a unity march through Central Brooklyn on July 12. … Full Article

NY legislators OK tax breaks for music and game producers

New York lawmakers have endorsed $50 million in annual tax credits for producing music and digital games, hoping such incentives will do for those industries what they did for television and movie production in the state. … Full Article

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