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North Brooklyn neighborhoods like Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick are responsible for 38 percent of New York City’s trash processing capacities, according to lawmakers, who said the Sou … Full Article

City Council approves cap on trash processed in Brooklyn neighborhoods

North Brooklyn neighborhoods like Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick are responsible for 38 percent of New York City’s trash processing capacities, according to lawmakers, who said the Southeast Queens and the South Bronx are also forced to handle an unfair burden.  … Full Article

Brooklyn pols push for green rooftops

City Councilmember Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require new commercial buildings across the city to install green rooftops. … Full Article

Carroll: Speed cameras not the only street safety issue

With the deadline fast approaching to renew a pilot program to keep speed cameras operating on New York City streets, a Brooklyn lawmaker who supports the measure is seeking to bring attention to another roadway safety issue. … Full Article

Speed camera supporters continue to hone their message

The State Senate should return to Albany immediately and take a vote to keep speed cameras operating on New York City streets, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during an appearance in Dyker Heights on Friday, July 13. … Full Article

Constituents call on pols, including Donovan, Golden, Malliotakis to end social media blocking

Now that not one, but two federal courts have deemed the attempts of elected officials to block constituents on social media a direct violation of the First Amendment, five grassroots groups in southern Brooklyn have banded together to pen a petition targeted at three elected officials they … Full Article

Trump-Putin summit fallout hits Donovan-Rose race

Helsinki is thousands of miles away from Fort Hamilton Parkway, but the fallout over President Donald Trump’s performance at his high-stakes meeting Monday with Russia President Vladimir Putin in the capital of Finland is having ramifications here in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Speed camera advocates use public opinion to sway State Senate

Speed camera proponents have tried everything to convince the state Legislature to allow New York City to keep the picture-taking devices operating past the July 25 deadline when they are due to be turned off. … Full Article

Brannan calls for clarity from Brooklyn VA Hospital

With local veterans and advocacy groups fearing the worst for the Brooklyn Campus of the Veterans Affairs (VA) New York Harbor Healthcare System, Councilmember Justin Brannan has sent a letter to the institution calling for the U.S. … Full Article

Donovan asks feds to increase security at Statue of Liberty

The Fourth of July demonstration at the Statue of Liberty by a woman protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration policy has drawn the ire of U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan. … Full Article

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