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Joined by impacted tenants and housing lawyers, BP Adams announces lawsuit to monitor heating-related harassment in apartments

On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined impacted tenants and housing lawyers in announcing a lawsuit based on data from an expanding technology partnership to monitor heating-related harassment in Brooklyn apartment buildings. … Full Article

Adams, Gentile promote vanity plates to fund cancer research

A new state law signed this week by Gov. … Full Article

James, councilmembers demand changes in homeless policy

Charging that New York’s homeless problem has become a growing crisis, Public Advocate Letitia James and several city councilmembers are calling on the state to institute major changes in the way people in need receive assistance. … Full Article

Stringer: Trump’s sanctuary city cuts would eliminate $7 billion in funding to NYC

With President-elect Donald Trump threatening to cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities, city Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday released an initial analysis of what this would mean to New York City. … Full Article

Pols sponsor holiday toy drives for children in need

Two of Southwest Brooklyn’s elected officials are getting ready to play Santa Claus this holiday season by sponsoring toy drives for children from underprivileged families. … Full Article

Sunset Park immigrants protest against Trump

In one of the first major protests in Brooklyn at the dawn of the Trump era, hundreds of people turned out for a unity march in Sunset Park on Sunday, vowing to stand together to fight any effort by the president-elect to deport immigrants. … Full Article

Trump’s security picks dismay Brooklyn’s Muslim community

The latest round of nominations announced Friday by President-elect Donald Trump’s press team has sent a chill through Brooklyn’s Muslim community. Friday’s announcements centered on national security. … Full Article

Greenfield hosts free Medicare information session

“Applying for Medicare and using your Medicare benefits can be confusing, especially when so many seniors these days have so much going on in their lives,” said Councilmember David Greenfield, who is seeking to clarify the confusion by holding an information session at his district office. … Full Article

Former Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone dies at 91

Former Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone died Monday at the age of 91. Leone served as Brooklyn’s BP from 1970 to 1976, and was a justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1977 to 2001. … Full Article

Menchaca bike bill moves through City Council

Bike riders would be allowed to follow pedestrian traffic signals at certain intersections instead of having to adhere to rules governing motor vehicles if a bill sponsored by Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and other Brooklyn elected officials becomes law. … Full Article

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