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Coney Island residents are growing increasingly concerned and frustrated by gun violence plaguing their streets, according to a lawmaker who represents them in Albany and who established her  … Full Article

Brook-Krasny to resign from State Assembly on July 7

Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, the first Soviet-born man to serve in the New York State Assembly, is planning to resign from his post to take a job in the private sector  … Full Article

Driving lessons would teach bike safety under new bill

With more and more people riding bikes these days, it makes sense for everyone – bicyclists and motorists alike – to learn to share the city’s streets, according to state Sen. … Full Article

De Blasio kicks off World Cities Summit Forum

With much of the world's population and its poverty shifting to cities, leaders of urban centers are at the forefront of battling inequality and creating sustainability, attendees at a global mayors conference argued on Tuesday. … Full Article

Judge: Vito Lopez must pay for harassment allegations

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is vowing to "take all appropriate action" to compel a former state lawmaker to pay a $330,000 penalty for allegedly groping and intimidating female staff members. … Full Article

Pols approve DMV refunds for military veterans

Veterans who wish to have their military service status reflected on their driver’s licenses no longer have to pay a fee for the designation, thanks to a rules change. But what about veterans who paid the fee before the change went into effect? … Full Article

Property tax relief bill wins senate approval

Senior citizens who qualify would be eligible for a break on their property taxes if a bill recently passed by the New York State Senate eventually becomes law. … Full Article

Make Access-A-Ride renewal process easier, pols say

Frail elderly New Yorkers who rely on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Access-A-Ride program to get to doctor’s appointments should not have to jump through hoops to remain eligible for the service, according to two lawmakers fighting to change the system. … Full Article

Colton, Treyger lead clean sweep of Bensonhurst

The sidewalks of Bensonhurst are looking a lot cleaner these days, thanks to a group of volunteers who took part in a community cleanup organized by Assemblymember William Colton and Councilmember Mark Treyger on May 23. … Full Article

Council demands NYPD safety agents for non-public schools

Catholic schools, yeshivas and other religious schools would be entitled to have school safety agents if a bill proposed by a Brooklyn councilmember becomes law. … Full Article

Donovan vows to have a diverse staff

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is busy settling into his brand new job as a congressman, is looking for help. … Full Article

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