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On June 21, the New York City Council unanimously passed Brooklyn Councilmember Mathieu Eugene's resolutions calling on New York and the United States to recognize the contributions Haitians have m … Full Article

Ortiz presents Bay Ridge rehab center with van

Assemblymember Felix Ortiz found a way to help a Bay Ridge drug and alcohol rehabilitation center while at the same time pay tribute to the memory of a deceased friend. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols look to help military spouses find jobs

When military members are transferred from one base to another across the country, the move also affects their families, as spouses and children are uprooted and forced to start all over again in new places. … Full Article

NYPD retrains cops to avoid parking ticket mistakes

The NYPD has started a rigorous program to retrain cops on parking regulations to avoid wrongly ticketing drivers, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who had been urging police brass to educate officers in the wake of incidents in which motorists were hit with summonses for parking … Full Article

Council bill would let drivers off hook for faded parking signs

Drivers should always obey parking regulations, but the city should give motorists a break when the parking signs are old, faded or impossible to decipher, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who has introduced legislation aimed at clearing up the confusion. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Democrats back Seminara for district leader

Joanne Seminara, who is locked in a battle with Betty Ann Canizio in the race for female Democratic district leader of the 64th Assembly District (AD), has won the backing of the Bay Ridge Democrats. … Full Article

Senate approves ‘Cure Childhood Cancer’ license plates

Drivers will be able to help fund research into cures for childhood cancer by purchasing special license plates if a bill passed by the New York State Senate becomes law. … Full Article

Brennan says he will not run for re-election

James Brennan, who was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 1984, is retiring. Brennan (D-Park Slope-Windsor Terrace-Kensington) announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he will not be running for re-election in November. … Full Article

Jo Anne Simon announces bid for re-election to Assembly

A host of city and state elected officials stood on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall with Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Tuesday as she announced that she will seek re-election to represent the 52nd Assembly District for another two years. … Full Article

Brighton Boardwalk reopens in time for beach season

Brighton Beach residents and visitors have their boardwalk back. A project by the New York City Parks Department to renovate sections of the boardwalk in Brighton Beach was completed in time for the opening of the beach season. … Full Article

In Public Service: Williams settles into new job as lawmaker

Jaime Williams, an avid fisher, reeled in the biggest catch of her life when she won a special election to the New York State Assembly on April 19. … Full Article

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