State Senator Zellnor Myrie speaks at a press conference outside his office (Image by Sam Raskin/ Bklyner)PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said Friday. While announcing the allocation of hundreds of thousands in state funds to neighborhood-based anti-gun violence
Simcha Felder. (Photo: NY Senate)BOROUGH PARK— A partyless Brooklyn lawmaker has picked a side. State Senator Simcha Felder, who represents Borough Park and parts of surrounding neighborhoods including Midwood, is joining the Senate Democrats, The State of Politics reported [https://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2019/07/felder-joins-senate-dem-fold/#.XRn5odFCNxI.twitter] Monday.
With this week’s tragic death of Shaena Sinclair in Canarsie [/canarsie-crash-fatal-mother-son/], the safety of New York streets are once again under scrutiny as residents, community activists and political leaders hope to reduce the number fatal car crashes in the city. Yesterday, the activist group Transportation Alternatives released a statement
Borough President Adams watching surveillance footage with Rabbi Eli Cohen (Courtesy Patrick Rheaume of the Brooklyn Brooklyn Borough Office)Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams [/?s=eric+adams] has introduced Operation Safe Shopper, a pilot program between civic groups and the NYPD [/?s=nypd] in which security cameras will be installed
Roxanne Persaud at the state capitol. (Photo: Roxanne Jacqueline Persaud [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153026436448571&set=a.10153026436378571.1073741883.824588570&type=3&theater] / Facebook)Roxanne Persaud [https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/roxanne-j-persaud/about] took her seat on the floor of the New York Senate for the first
Source: Senator Martin Golden’s officesGovernor Andrew Cuomo added new limitations to how legislators could use campaign funds in this year’s budget, but some Republican lawmakers, including Senator Marty Golden, have apparently chosen to ignore them. Specifically, pols are now prohibited from using campaign nest eggs to pay for
Neighbors traveled to Albany last week to advocate for stronger rent regulations. Photo via the Flatbush Tenant Coalition [https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushTenantCoalition/photos/a.851935758213567.1073741872.268117579928724/851938288213314/?type=3&theater] The state’s laws regulating rent increases and eviction policies for the more than two million New Yorkers
Facing the 23-story development that looms over the row of delis, pharmacies, and other mom-and-pop shops that line Flatbush Avenue, more than 100 people gathered at 626 Flatbush Avenue Thursday morning to protest the 421-a [http://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/developers/tax-incentives-421a.page] tax exemption program that neighbors said
Waving signs emblazoned with such phrases as “people over property,” “criminal charges for criminal landlords,” and”stop displacement now,” neighbors took to the streets to fight for affordable housing this past Saturday, when the Flatbush Tenant Coalition and other social justice groups led a march [/blog/events/join-flatbush-tenant-coalition-housing-justice-march-saturday] from Crown
Sampson (File photo)State Senator John Sampson’s defense team has taken a rather bizarre approach, practically admitting that he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of foreclosed homes [/john-sampson-threatened-to-silence-witnesses-in-corruption-scandal/] – but that he did it too long ago for him to be prosecuted. The pol appeared in
It’s not often you see a member of one of the nation’s most dysfunctional legislative bodies appropriately shaming members of another dysfunctional legislative body, but that’s what we wake up to this morning. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is calling on Albany lawmakers to send resources to those Brooklyn
State Senator Marty Golden (Source: Senator Golden’s offices)New York Times columnist Michael Powell took State Senator Marty Golden and Sheepshead Bay’s State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz to task for sponsoring legislation that would have directed millions of dollars to the tobacco industry, and came, Powell writes, at the
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Source: Philip Kamrass / Times Union)Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to clean up the almost cartoonish level of corruption in Albany by setting up an independent special investigative committee. The New York Daily News is reporting [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cuomo-vows-clean-ny-capital-post-scandals-article-1.1377646] that Cuomo’s plan
"Tanorexic" New Jersey mom, Patricia Krentcil. Source: Julio Cortez / AP Photo BETWEEN THE LINES [/tag/between-the-lines/]: Some rules are made to be broken, particularly when they lack common sense. Such is the argument with rules that don’t allow students to use sunscreen when participating in outdoor school activities. All
After much hand-wringing, vote-contesting and court-battling, the race to replace Carl Kruger [/tag/carl-kruger/] as the State Senator of the 27th District is finally over [/fidler-concedes-david-storobin-will-be-state-senator/]. Republican David Storobin [/tag/david-storobin/] traveled to Albany yesterday and was sworn in, followed by some welcoming comments from Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
The following is a press release from the office of State Senator Marty Golden: Senator Golden today (Monday) welcomed students from Xaverian High School, along with teacher Marianne Teta, to Albany for a tour of the State Capitol. The trip provided the “Xaverian Clippers” with a chance to meet with