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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

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has new job as PR consultant

Scandal-tarred former congressman Anthony Weiner has a new job as a part-time public relations consultant. … Full Article

Stringer opposes plan to cap Uber, opposing de Blasio

Comptroller Scott Stringer is calling for the New York City Council to delay a vote on capping the number of Uber cars on city streets. … Full Article

Clarke to FCC chairman: Give small biz a piece of broadcast pie

Owners of small businesses deserve to be able to set up television stations or establish wireless services for customers as much as large corporations do, according to U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke who is pushing for them to have better access to the country’s broadcast spectrum. … Full Article

Grimm gets eight months of prison in tax case

Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion. … Full Article

Schneiderman enlists local prosecutors to probe killings by police

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has authorized local prosecutors to start investigations when police kill unarmed civilians but he prohibited them from giving immunity to any witnesses. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYPD’s ‘Summer All Out’ crime program is working

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton on Wednesday said that NYPDs "Summer All Out" initiative, which deploys officers and resources to high-crime areas, was making progress, with a reduction in shootings of almost 30 percent in participating  … Full Article

Stringer: NYCHA has made little progress in clearing repair backlog

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) makes tens of thousands of New Yorkers wait for weeks, months and sometimes even years before fixing serious problems such as asbestos, missing carbon monoxide detectors, broken elevators, leaky ceilings and faulty stoves, according to an audit re … Full Article

Hikind calls Iran deal ‘naive and dangerous’

Calling Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of state terrorism,” Assemblymember Dov Hikind blasted the deal the U.S. reached with Iran in which crippling economic sanctions against Iran would be lifted in exchange for that country dismantling its program to build a nuclear bomb. … Full Article

Treyger pumps $400,000 into repaving streets

Residents of Bensonhurst, Gravesend and Coney Island will have to be on the lookout throughout the summer for signs about parking restrictions on their streets. … Full Article

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