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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Velázquez calls for federal election monitors in next week’s primary

Following a WNYC report that last summer’s purge of voters by the Board of Elections (BOE) disproportionately affected Latino voters and voters in New York’s 7th District, U.S. Rep. Nydia M. … Full Article

Council bill would take money from crooked landlords

Charging that unscrupulous landlords are bypassing the city’s zoning laws by gutting one- and two-family homes and turning the dwellings into multiple-unit apartment houses, a trio of Brooklyn elected officials came to Dyker Heights on Monday to announce proposed legislation aimed at stoppi … Full Article

Pols praise proposal to restore weekend X28 buses

A proposal to restore weekend service on the X28 express bus is winning praise from elected officials who represent neighborhoods where riders would stand to benefit from a return ofSaturday and Sunday buses. … Full Article

Donovan wants anti-terror funds to fight cyber-crime

Is the computer becoming a terror weapon? In the wrong hands, it could be, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who has introduced legislation to change to the country’s cybersecurity procedures. … Full Article

Gentile says budget ensures 6-day library service

Book lovers can rejoice now that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council have agreed on a new budget, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said the fiscal package includes $23 million for libraries. … Full Article

McCreight hints Treyger is a carpetbagger

The race for Democratic leader in the 46th Assembly District (AD) focused this week on the issue of one candidate’s residency as his rival hinted that he’s a carpetbagger who doesn’t even live in the district that he’s running in. … Full Article

Pols present free yoga lessons in Shore Road Park

In an effort to help their hardworking constituents relax and unwind, two Bay Ridge lawmakers are sponsoring free yoga lessons in Shore Road Park this summer. … Full Article

De Blasio announces early budget agreement with City Council

Mayor Bill de Blasio has reached an agreement with the City Council on an $82.1 billion budget -- the earliest budget agreement with the City Council since 2001. The mayor announced the agreement at a press conference on Wednesday. … Full Article

Eugene lauds summer jobs funding in budget

Declaring it a victory for the city’s young people, Councilmember Mathieu Eugene praised the de Blasio administration for agreeing to put $38.5 million into the budget to expand the Summer Youth Employment Program. … Full Article

Brooklyn leads the way in participatory budgeting

Brooklyn is a trailblazer when it comes to the city’s participatory budgeting process, according to Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. … Full Article

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