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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Earth Week Focus On Safe “Bike-to-Work” In Poor Areas

BROWNSVILLE - Bicycle riders from throughout the city share the same concerns for riding safely on city streets, so this fifth annual “Bike to Work” ride that started at the still under construction Zion...

Three Candidates In the CD45 Race Receive Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — Three people in the race to fill the 45the council seat received matching funds on Thursday, as the 7-person race pushes on. Candidates qualify for payments under the city’s matching funds program if...

Up for Debate: Local Constituents and Political Leaders Gather for Frank Talk on Marine...

MARINE PARK - A large crowd gathered Tuesday at the Carmine Carro community center for a joint meeting sponsored by the Marine Park and Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Associations. The event’s goal to bring local organizations, communities...

Announcement: Candidate Forum For The 45th Council District

KENSINGTON — Bklyner and a host of community activists will sponsor a forum for the candidates running for the 45th council district.   The event will be held at the Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) at 1001...

The 45 Council Race Heats Up After Electeds Pick Sides

EAST FLATBUSH — Monique Chandler-Waterman, running to fill the vacant seat in the 45th council district, received a bunch of new endorsements Wednesday, less than a month before the May 14 special election. Majority Leader Laurie...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Speaks About His Chandler-Waterman Endorsement

EAST FLATBUSH — Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has endorsed Monique Chandler-Watermann to replace him to represent council District 45, dealing a devastating blow to his former deputy chief of staff. A bevy of other electeds...

“Affordable Housing” is a Trojan Horse for High End Housing – OPINION

By Alan P. Berger, Vice-President, Human Scale NYC Language is important. When you see vague words like "gourmet" or "luxury" over a store, what comes to mind? If you're like most people you run the other way...

Two Candidates Booted In The Race To The 45th Council Seat

EAST FLATBUSH — The pool of candidates looking to fill the vacant seat in the 45 council district just became smaller after two hopefuls were booted off the ballot Tuesday afternoon, turning the May 14...

L. Rickie Tulloch Wants To Bring Back ‘Gifted and Talented’ Programs

EAST FLATBUSH — Repairing New York City's fractured education system will take more than doing away with the city's specialized high school admissions test (SHSAT), says one candidate running for the 45th council seat. For L....

Candidates For GOP District Leaders Battle It Out In Southern Brooklyn

BAY RIDGE — As former governor Bill Weld announces a primary against President Trump, Republicans in Southern Brooklyn look to another election in their backyard — the race for district leader. Candidates for the Kings County Republican...

Gounardes Calls For Verrazzano Discount for Brooklyn Residents

BAY RIDGE — State Sen. Andrew Gounardes is calling for Brooklyn to get their fair share in toll discounts, especially as it relates to the Verrazzano Bridge. The freshman senator introduced bill SS490 calling for residents...

CD45 Update: Women Lead In Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH — After Friday's disclosure deadline, three women lead the pack in projected matching funds for the special election in the 45th council district. Monique Chandler-Waterman, running on the A Vital Voice party line,...

Public Weighs In During Brooklyn Hearing On Proposed Jail Plan

FORT GREENE - Brooklyn Community Board 2 hosted the first ULURP public hearing for the Brooklyn Detention Center Thursday at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Fort Greene. Last month the NYC Planning Commission approved the ULURP...

Community Plans For Bushwick, Worries It Will Not Matter

BUSHWICK - From 2008 to 2018, the median price of a Bushwick home jumped 84 percent, making rent more and more unaffordable for those who have been there longest. High-rise, luxury apartments, co-working spaces,...

Mayor Announces End to Single Use Plastic Food-ware by City

SUNSET PARK - Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order at the Sims Municipal Recycling Center in Sunset Park April 11, that will end the direct New York City purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics...
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