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A group of Southern Brooklyn lawmakers issued a joint statement to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s much-talked-about plan to establish a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar service and their statement could be  … Full Article

Lee blasts Velázquez over SBA loans

The race between incumbent U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez and Democratic primary opponent Yungman Lee is starting to heat up. … Full Article

Colton looking for election poll workers

Workers at Election Day polling sites are an important part of democracy, according to Assemblymember William Colton, who said they play a key role in ensuring that voters’ rights are respected. … Full Article

Golden offers free tax filing help

State Sen. Marty Golden announced that his office will host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, a project sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers free tax preparation help for residents making less than $30,000 a year. … Full Article

Velázquez gun bill wins praise from Bratton

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez aimed at reducing gun violence has won praise from New York’s top cop. … Full Article

Pols say Sandy victims hit with building code violations

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy swept into New York City, homeowners are still suffering, this time in the pocketbook, according to two Brooklyn lawmakers who said that property owners are being hit with violations as they struggle to rebuild. … Full Article

In Albany, de Blasio pressed over property tax cap

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got the full Albany treatment Tuesday as state lawmakers grilled him for five hours over his city's finances and its status as the only local government in the state not subject to a cap on property taxes. … Full Article

Greenfield pushes free Black Friday parking

Motorists won’t have to feed the muni-meter the day after Thanksgiving if a bill sponsored by Councilmember David G. Greenfield is passed by the City Council and signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Richardson is keynote speaker at New Leaders Gala

Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson, who won elective office last year without the support of the political establishment, is raising her public profile in a big way. … Full Article

Deputy U.S. marshal earns congressional badge

Deputy U.S. Marshal Patrick Lin received a Purple Heart back in 2014 for his heroics in confronting an armed and dangerous child molestation suspect in a Greenwich Village smoke shop. On Friday, he learned that the federal government isn’t quite finished saluting him yet. … Full Article

Despite strong economy, de Blasio unveils cautious budget

Despite the city's roaring economy, Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined a cautious budget, one that largely forgoes splashy and expensive new projects and instead focuses on funding previously announced programs that further his administration's stated mission to combat inequality. … Full Article

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