Pols say Cuomo veto of free bus transfers is un-fare

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation that would have allowed more than one free transfer for commuters taking multiple Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) buses and trains will hurt hard-working New Yorkers in the pocketbook, lawmakers charged. … Full Article

In Public Service: Gentile goes from young democrat to senior councilmember

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who is now the senior member of the City Council, got started on the road to a political career three decades ago. In 1984, he took his first steps by founding a political club, the Bay Ridge Democrats. … Full Article

Mark-Viverito organizes Latinas for Clinton

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is helping launch a Latina-to-Latina phone-banking program for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mark-Viverito endorsed Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for president, earlier this year. … Full Article

Malliotakis calls for halt to de Blasio ID card program

The city should suspend giving undocumented immigrants ID cards under its IDNYC program in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks to ensure that the identification cards do not fall into the hands of would-be terrorists, according to Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. … Full Article

Greenfield snow removal bill moving forward in council

While many New Yorkers are not looking forward to the cold, snow and ice that winter brings, Councilmember David G. Greenfield is looking ahead. … Full Article

In Public Service: Montgomery no longer an outsider

Recalling the first time she walked into the New York State Senate chamber in Albany as a newly elected senator in January of 1985, Velmanette Montgomery said she felt like an outsider. … Full Article

Conservatives urge Cuomo to reject Syrian refugees

The governors of 30 states have declared that they will not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris on Nov. 13. The New York State Conservative Party wants Andrew Cuomo to be the 31st. … Full Article

In Public Service: Weinstein one of Assembly’s longstanding members

Assemblymember Helene Weinstein has an interesting collection of pens in her district office on Nostrand Avenue. But they’re not just any pens. Framed and hanging on a wall, the pens signify her longevity and her clout in the state Legislature. … Full Article

Richardson looking for mentors at Big Brothers Big Sisters event

In an effort to attract volunteers to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City program, Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson will host an information forum in partnership with the organization to provide details to residents considering becoming mentors to young people. … Full Article

Pols support cops in fight over pay raise

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) is angry over an arbitrator’s decision to give cops a 1 percent raise in pay. But the PBA isn’t alone in its fight to win higher salaries for the men and women walking the beat. … Full Article


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