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Much of Councilmember Mark Treyger’s public life has been taken up by his non-stop efforts to help Superstorm Sandy victims recover and move on with their lives. … Full Article

Have issues with your utility company? Here’s how you fight back

Consumers have rights when dealing with threats of service shutoffs from utilities like electric and gas companies, but most New Yorkers don’t know about those rights, according to Brooklyn lawmakers who are now on a quest to educate the public. … Full Article

City’s Jews, Latinos seek better relations

Two of the city’s most prominent political leaders in the Jewish and Latino communities teamed up to organize a networking event designed to give members of those communities a chance to become better acquainted. … Full Article

Hikind urges caution on Ocean Parkway bike path

Pedestrians and bicyclists are wandering into each other’s paths on Ocean Parkway, setting up a potential for serious accidents, according to Assemblymember Dov Hikind, who is urging everyone to exercise caution when out for a stroll or a ride on the grand boulevard. … Full Article

In Public Service: Peter Abbate learns from local knowledge

Sit down to lunch in Tommaso’s with Assemblymember Peter Abbate and the talk is bound to turn to the neighborhood it’s in, Dyker Heights, and the mom and pop shops and family-owned restaurants that make the community a great place. … Full Article

Savino: Cops should patrol ‘other’ Coney Island

Coney Island residents are growing increasingly concerned and frustrated by gun violence plaguing their streets, according to a lawmaker who represents them in Albany and who established her district office in the community in a show of solidarity. … Full Article

Donovan votes against bill Dems call ‘Donald Trump Act’

A bill that would cut federal funding to cities that don’t crack down on undocumented immigrants committing crimes was approved by the House of Representatives by a wide margin, 241-179, but it passed without the support of freshman U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who voted against the measure. … Full Article

Schumer says technology can stop drunk drivers

Someday, a drunk person won’t be able to drive a car because the car won’t start. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he wants someday to be here soon. … Full Article

City to study post-Sandy communications structure

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, there were widespread outages in phone, Internet and cable services that prevented victims from getting in touch with their family members or 911, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who said the City Council has passed a bill he introduced to pr … Full Article

Malliotakis named to international board of Greek lawmakers

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who is of Greek and Cuban descent, is getting closer to her Greek roots these days. … Full Article

Turn all schools into Beacon centers, Parker says

Thirty-three of New York City’s schools are Beacon Schools, functioning as community recreation centers at night, and on weekends giving kids a chance to play basketball, take computer classes or learn how to dance. … Full Article

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