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Leaders of a grass-roots organization formed in the wake of Donald Trump’s election said they are hoping that a town hall they held on April 19 that drew hundreds of people can serve as a spr … Full Article

Brannan blasts R train delays at 59 St. station

Passengers flying from New York City to Washington, D.C. can expect the flight to last for 48 minutes. It can take nearly as long for a Bay Ridge-bound R train to arrive at the 59th Street subway station on many nights, according to transportation advocates. … Full Article

Democrats, GOP both start petitions to lower Verrazano tolls

In a rare instance in which Democrats and Republicans are in complete agreement, a lawmaker and a political candidate have each started a petition drive to urge the MTA to lower the tolls for Brooklyn motorists driving on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. … Full Article

Kings County GOP coalition endorses Bob Capano

Bob Capano, candidate for Brooklyn's 43rd Council District (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst) has been endorsed by the Kings County GOP Coalition. … Full Article

Greenfield sets aside $1 million for participatory budgeting

Councilmember David G. Greenfield has set aside $1 million out of the city budget to give residents of his council district the chance to decide how to spend the money. … Full Article

Republican candidate Steve Saperstein runs for City Council

Brooklyn-born Steve Saperstein is challenging incumbent Chaim Deutch for the City Council seat of District 48. Saperstein believes he’s up for the job as he takes on Deutch, who’s held the office since 2014. … Full Article

Young Democrats launch new club in South Brooklyn

The election of Republican Donald Trump has led to a dramatic rise in political activism by Democrats across the country, as evidenced by the massive Women’s March on Washington the day after his inauguration that drew an estimated crowd of 500,000 of protesters, as well as a demonstration  … Full Article

Pols call on Gov. Cuomo to support music industry in New York

State Sen. Marty Golden has raised his voice in support of a measure that would allow the music industry in New York to benefit from a tax credit. … Full Article

BP Adams hosts Greek-American Heritage Night at Borough Hall

On Monday, Borough President Eric L. Adams welcomed guests to Borough Hall to celebrate Greek-American Heritage Night. The well-attended evening included a dinner reception recognizing prominent Greek-Americans in the community. … Full Article

City Council candidate John Quaglione proposes NYC Independent Theater Week

City Council candidate John Quaglione— who’s running in District 43, consisting of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst— proposed the establishment of a New York City Independent Theater Week to be organized and promoted by the city's official marketing organization known as NYC & C … Full Article

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