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Cities across the country would get federal funds to install safety bollards to protect pedestrians in heavily trafficked areas like New York’s Time Square if a bipartisan bill sponsored by a Brook … Full Article

Brooklyn was well-represented at the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Dinner

Almost 2,000 guests packed the Hilton Midtown Hotel in anticipation of the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Oct. 19. … Full Article

Dance as a form of resistance: Activists gather at Borough Hall in protest of Trump travel ban

More than 100 activists of different races and faiths banned together in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall Monday night to protest against President Donald Trump’s third travel ban. … Full Article

De Blasio supports Donovan pedestrian safety bill

Cities across the country would get federal funds to install safety bollards to protect pedestrians in heavily trafficked areas like New York’s Time Square if a bipartisan bill sponsored by a Brooklyn lawmaker wins approval. … Full Article

Brooklyn braces for fallout from Bannon-Grimm partnership

The new partnership between former White House strategist Steve Bannon and former Congressmember Michael Grimm is causing a great deal of speculation in Southwest Brooklyn political circles, as partisans on both sides of the aisle come to terms with the national spotlight shining on the Republica … Full Article

Court system getting Justice Dept. grant to combat drugs

Efforts by courts in New York state to prevent recidivism by convicted drug offenders will soon be getting a financial boost from the federal government, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who said the U.S. … Full Article

Nadler blasts latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

As the latest Republican Party effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) appeared to be gaining momentum in the U.S. Senate, an outspoken Brooklyn lawmaker has come out against the GOP’s move. … Full Article

Schumer wants the Federal Trade Commission to look out for gas gouging

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should be watching the gasoline pump to help guard against price gouging in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the shortages of oil they brought, according to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who said price in August and September were unfair.  … Full Article

Politico names Sarsour to top 50 list

Linda Sarsour, a Bay Ridge political firebrand who shot to nationwide fame after organizing the historic Women’s March on Washington in January, has been named one of the top 50 political trendsetters in the country by Politico, the influential, must-read website covering Washington, D.C. … Full Article

Protesters demand Donovan act on DACA, racism

Protesters from both the Southwest Brooklyn and Staten Island sides of U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Denouncing DACA:​ ​Brooklyn Bridge protest, statewide action, hit ​​Trump policies hard

Following a slew of statements from Brooklyn politicians slamming President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, residents from the borough and across the city also took a stand by demonstrating in front of the Trump Tower and marching across the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday night. … Full Article

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