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More than 1.4 million New Yorkers rely on food pantries and soup kitchens to feed their families, according to Councilmember Stephen Levin, who is leading a fight to convince the de Blasio ad … Full Article

Quaglione vows to fight ‘unfair ticket attacks’

According to City Council candidate John Quaglione, the Parking Violation Bureau excessively tickets commercial vehicles in the 43rd District, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst, forcing small-business owners and commercial vehicle operators with more than 1 … Full Article

Bay Ridge council candidates reach out to progressives

With opposition to President Donald Trump by left-leaning Americans showing no signs of slowing down, the four Democrats running in the party’s primary for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge are all attempting to tap into this energy by reaching out to progressive voters in the di … Full Article

State Sen. Parker hosts 6th annual Educational Leadership Award Ceremony

On Friday, State Senator Kevin Parker and Healthfirst hosted the 6th Annual Educational Leadership Award Breakfast Ceremony at Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn. … Full Article

Catsimatidis clears path for Malliotakis to run for mayor

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis made it clear when she was toying with the idea of running for mayor that she would not run if her friend and fellow Republican John Catsimatidis entered the race. … Full Article

Commuter chaos erupts over Bay Ridge subway station closure

Johnny Cash famously sang “I hear the train a-comin’,” but there was no train in sight pulling into the Bay Ridge Avenue station on Monday, May 1, as frustrated commuters learned that the station was closed and shuttered for major renovation. … Full Article

City Council candidate gives R train passengers a lift

Monday marked the first work day that R-train riders could not catch the train at the Bay Ridge Avenue station due to the closure of the subway stop, and the disruption in their daily routine made riders angry and confused. … Full Article

Malliotakis hits ground running in mayoral race

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, a late entrant in the race to win the Republican Party’s nomination to run against incumbent Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, spent the early days of her campaign crisscrossing the city seeking to make up for lost time. … Full Article

Dilia Schack endorses Carroll for City Council

Kevin Peter Carroll, whose campaign for Bay Ridge’s City Council seat has often been overshadowed by the high-profile candidacies of fellow Democrats Justin Brannan and Rev. … Full Article

Brooklyn Republican Party to hold City Council debate on May 4

The Brooklyn GOP has set a date for District 43’s Republican debate. On Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m., the three Republican candidates will answer questions at the Bay Ridge Manor at 476 76th St. in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Council bill helps parents of newborns save for college

On the heels of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s historic move to provide free college tuition for students from middle class families, the City Council has approved a bill sponsored by Councilmember Mark Treyger to put financial planning information more easily into the hands of parents. … Full Article

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