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A pair of bills the City Council passed this week to encourage everyday New Yorkers to get more involved in stamping out public corruption are winning praise from good government groups, but leader … Full Article

Reclaim New York says anti-corruption bills a good start

A pair of bills the City Council passed this week to encourage everyday New Yorkers to get more involved in stamping out public corruption are winning praise from good government groups, but leaders cautioned that additional steps still need to be taken. … Full Article

In Public Service, December 13: Lawmakers react to Port Authority bombing

Lawmakers react to Port Authority bombing Brooklyn lawmakers reacted to the pipe bomb explosion in a subway passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Dec. 11 with a mixture of anger that the incident took place and gratitude that no one was seriously injured. … Full Article

Brooklyn lawmakers take part in council speaker forum

Two Brooklyn lawmakers in the running to become the next City Council speaker were among the candidates taking part in a forum at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, where they were peppered with questions on a variety of topics. … Full Article

St. Nicholas Home hosts annual board of directors Christmas banquet

The St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted its annual board of directors’ Christmas Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. … Full Article

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh: ‘Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle’

The Brooklyn waterfront’s new state Senator Brian Kavanagh wants residents of the 26th District Senate seat formerly held by Daniel Squadron to know that “Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle.” … Full Article

De Blasio coming to Windsor Terrace for town hall

Residents of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park will get the chance to meet Mayor Bill de Blasio face to face and ask him anything they wish when he visits their area for a town hall this week. … Full Article

Cuomo signs illegal home conversions bill into law

Two Brooklyn lawmakers who pushed for legislation to help tenants maintain their rights said they are pleased that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed their bill into law. … Full Article

Love blooms in Brooklyn Democratic Party

Two rising young stars of Brooklyn politics are getting hitched. … Full Article

NYU Langone opens ambulatory care center in Bay Ridge

A Bay Ridge building that formerly housed the city’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has taken on a whole new purpose. NYU Langone Health announced the opening of the first phase of a new health center to serve the community. … Full Article

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