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The least the MTA could do for straphangers who will lose access to the R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue station when it closes for a repair project is provide shuttle bus service, three local lawm … Full Article

Technical education programs get boost from new law

A new law aimed at providing more accountability from Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in New York City high schools will also help students and parents, according to the Brooklyn lawmaker responsible for the legislation. … Full Article

Malliotakis IDNYC lawsuit goes back to court Jan. 5

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis is spending the holiday season preparing for another day in court over her lawsuit to stop the de Blasio administration from destroying records of IDNYC card applications. A judge has set a hearing date of Jan. 5. … Full Article

Brannan kicks off fundraising for City Council run

A website set up by Justin Brannan crashed on Saturday, but you won’t hear him complaining about it. Brannan, who is exploring a run for a City Council seat in Bay Ridge, set up an online fundraising site only to see it crash due to a stampede of donors. … Full Article

Who owns data collected by government? City pols clash, readers may vote below

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis is fighting City Hall and Democrats in Bay Ridge are fighting her. … Full Article

Levin organizing residents to combat hate crimes

In an attempt to answer a shocking spike in hate crimes across the country that have taken place since Election Day, Councilmember Stephen Levin is organizing two community meetings to gather together Brooklyn residents to develop ideas on how to combat the hateful messages with positive activiti … Full Article

Ted Ghorra heads up diverse, unified Brooklyn Republican Party

Ted Ghorra’s election to position of Brooklyn Republican Party chairman on Nov. 4 marked a new and unified front for the GOP, as elected officials praised his selection. … Full Article

Malliotakis wins round in IDNYC court battle

A tense legal battle between two Republican state assemblymembers and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Democratic administration over the fate of records containing personal information of New Yorkers with IDNYC cards is heating up as a lawsuit moves through the courts. … Full Article

V.A. reps set up shop in Donovan’s offices

Military veterans in Southwest Brooklyn in need of government assistance won’t have to go far to get help. As part of a new outreach initiative, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan and the U.S. … Full Article

Democrats name Jeffries to House leadership team

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential race, Democrats in the House of Representatives are busy regrouping and developing strategies for moving their party forward in the Trump Era. In one of their first moves, Democrats voted to make U.S. Rep. … Full Article

They beheaded my teddy bears, office-bullying lawsuit against Gentile claims

A former aide to a New York City Council member says the lawmaker and a senior member of his staff subjected him to cruel bullying that included decapitating the stuffed animals on his desk. … Full Article

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