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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that New York City, collectively with a coalition of other municipalities across the nation, have filed an amicus brief in the U.S. … Full Article

NYC leads coalition of municipal governments filing a challenge to Trump’s travel ban

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that New York City, collectively with a coalition of other municipalities across the nation, have filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to support the plaintiffs in Darweesh v. … Full Article

McCabe touts Storobin’s endorsement of him

City Council candidate Liam McCabe said his campaign has picked up a lot of steam with a recent endorsement from former Republican state Sen. David Storobin. Storobin called McCabe “a proven winner who is ready to fight for and protect his constituents.” … Full Article

Pols express worry over de Blasio Sunset Park plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to invest $142 million to create a Made in NY center for the food, fashion, film and TV industries at Bush Terminal is being largely greeted as welcome news for the community but the proposal has also raised concerns over possible negative impacts on local reside … Full Article

Snowy sidewalks an issue in Bay Ridge council race

In the wake of the snowstorm that hit New York City last week, the icy winter weather has become a hot issue in the Bay Ridge City Council race. … Full Article

City Council looks at half-price Metrocard plan for low-income riders

Transportation advocates pushing for low-income straphangers to get a break on the price of a MetroCard had a double dose of activities on Monday. … Full Article

De Blasio promises to create 1,500 jobs in Sunset Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio devoted a portion of his State of the City address on Monday to Sunset Park, promising to bring at least 1,500 jobs to the community by turning the neighborhood into a hub for the food, fashion, film and TV industries by the year 2020. … Full Article

Poster campaign: In troubled times, Brooklyn folks support Arabic neighbors

An attractive green poster showing the Brooklyn Bridge overprinted with the words “We Support Our Neighbors” in English and Arabic will soon be popping up in windows across Brownstone Brooklyn. … Full Article

Mayor: Help with housing for seniors, vets, low income

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday two initiatives to help seniors, veterans and low-income families with their rent. … Full Article

Carroll hopes to join cousin as Bay Ridge elected official

The Carrolls may have two elected officials in the family by year’s end. Political leader Kevin Peter Carroll, the cousin of Assemblymember Robert Carroll (D-Park Slope), announced on Wednesday that he is running for the City Council seat in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Legislature vote doesn’t end debate over plastic bag fee

The state Legislature has voted, but the debate is still raging in Brooklyn over a controversial city law that would force retail stores to charge five cents for each plastic bag a shopper uses. … Full Article

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