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In a rare instance in which Democrats and Republicans are in complete agreement, a lawmaker and a political candidate have each started a petition drive to urge the MTA to lower the tolls for … Full Article

Trump’s budget cuts to TSA, Coast Guard dangerous for NYC, says Schumer

President Donald Trump may talk about keeping Americans safe, but his proposed cuts to important airport TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and U.S. Coast Guard security programs in New York present a disturbing picture, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said. … Full Article

Brooklyn GOP joint operations field office opens in Dyker Heights

The Brooklyn Republican Party and its chairman Ted Ghorra hosted the grand opening of their new joint operations field office in Dyker Heights on Saturday. … Full Article

Treyger points to another sign of post-Sandy rebuilding

A recent move by the city to get rid of a temporary boiler it had placed at P.S./I.S. … Full Article

Menchaca marks International Women’s Day with job promotions

One Brooklyn lawmaker celebrated International Women’s Day by hiring a female chief of staff and promoting another employee to be second-in-command. … Full Article

Elected officials, civic leaders, clergy attend Kassenbrock luncheon

On Sunday, the Bay Ridge Manor hosted a luncheon to raise money to support the Kassenbrock Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The money goes to help high school students preparing for college. … Full Article

Quaglione holds kickoff fundraiser in bid for council seat

On Monday, Republican John Quaglione, deputy chief of staff to state Sen. Marty Golden, kicked off his run for the City Council seat currently held by Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Donovan endorses McCabe for City Council

Republican Liam McCabe is getting a big boost from his old boss in his race for the City Council. … Full Article

Many Brooklyn and New York officials trash Trump’s reissued travel ban

President Donald Trump reissued his much-maligned travel ban on Monday, this time excluding Iraqis from the list of majority Muslim countries — Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen — whose citizens and refugees are forbidden from entering the U.S. … Full Article

Curtis Sliwa helps Capano launch council campaign

With a boost from Guardian Angels founder and popular WABC radio personality Curtis Sliwa, Republican Bob Capano officially kicked off his City Council campaign with a fundraiser at the Bean Post, a pub in the heart of the Bay Ridge council district he hopes to represent. … Full Article

Brooklyn GOP hosts mayoral forum in Dyker Heights

The Brooklyn Republican Party and its executive committee sponsored a well-attended forum for the two currently leading mayoral candidates, the Rev. … Full Article

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