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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

Lawmakers to host Citizen Preparedness Corps training session

Two elected officials whose districts sustained devastating damage in Superstorm Sandy are teaming up with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to host an emergency preparedness training session in Coney Island. … Full Article

McCabe throws his hat into ring for council seat

Liam McCabe, a Bay Ridge civic activist who founded an organization to help the homeless, is the latest person to throw his hat into the ring for the local City Council seat. … Full Article

Protesters disrupt Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce forum to attack Muslim ban

The anger that many Americans feel over Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. was on full display at a forum sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on Monday, as protesters shouted down U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Lawmakers ask NYPD for more school crossing guards

Neighborhoods like Greenpoint and Williamsburg have blossomed over the past decade into trendy, desirable places to live. … Full Article

Menchaca, Gentile to host unity rally in Sunset Park

Elected officials, local civic and religious leaders and community organizations will be gathering together at a Sunset Park catering hall for a special “Unity in the Community” event organized by two local lawmakers. … Full Article

Quaglione announces City Council run

In a move that sets up a potentially exciting three-candidate Republican primary, John Quaglione announced on Thursday that he will run for the City Council seat in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Donovan reappointed chairman of anti-terror subcommittee

In a move that signaled his strong standing with the House Republican leadership, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has been reappointed to serve as chairman of a key subcommittee dealing anti-terror policies. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge defies a president

Brooklyn’s federal court was at the center of a political maelstrom over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, issued late Friday. … Full Article

Golden co-sponsors Community Heroes Protection Act

New York state Sens. Marty Golden, Fred Akshar and Patrick Gallivan are sponsoring the Community Heroes Protection Act, which would designate crimes that specifically target police, firefighters and other emergency service workers as hate crimes. … Full Article

Tong enters crowded field in Bay Ridge council race

The race to succeed Councilmember Vincent Gentile is becoming more crowded by the day. In the latest development, Nancy Tong, the Democratic district leader in the 47th Assembly District (AD), threw her hat into the ring. … Full Article

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