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Local Pols Back Effort To Expand Youth Homeless Services

A group of local elected officials announced a new effort Wednesday to expand youth homeless services to more New Yorkers. Two bills, introduced by Assemblywoman...

Senate Passes Bills To Increase Penalties For Selling Drugs To Minors

Drug dealers, beware: You may serve more jail time if you are arrested selling narcotics to children under 14 or if you are caught...

New Catch Basin Law Will Bring Much-Needed Relief To Neighbors Dealing...

For neighbors who have long dealt with flooding in our area, a new law could bring some relief to our waterlogged streets. Mayor Bill de...

Savino Introduces ‘Caroline’s Law’ To Penalize Those Who Share Photos Of...

Senator Diane Savino re-introduced “Caroline’s Law” last week, creating a class A misdemeanor for public servants who distribute photographs of crime victims outside of their official...

Assemblymember Simon Pushes Bill To Study The Effects Of Long-Term Care...

In the wake of the situation at the Prospect Park Residence, an assisted living facility whose owner attempted to sell it, giving elderly residents...

Pushback In City Council Over Treyger’s Biking And Texting Legislation

The City Council took up Councilman Mark Treyger's controversial biking and texting bill this week, which seeks to fine cyclists caught using mobile devices while riding. Biking...

Golden Proposes Tougher Penalties For Illegal Home Conversions

Senator Martin Golden is looking to crack down on illegal home conversions. Any serious injuries that occur in or around a home that has been...

Tips To Keep Your Home Heating Bills Down This Winter

Now that winter has made its official debut this week and we brace ourselves for plummeting temperatures, we wanted to pass on some tips...

Should Biking & Texting Be Illegal? Some Bike Advocates Say “No”...

Last month, Councilman Mark Treyger proposed a comprehensive bike safety legislation package to help minimize bike casualties, winning support from the City Council’s Transportation Committee, the mayor,...

Local Pols Call Proposed Plastic Bag Fee An Unfair Burden

The first City Council hearing on a proposed mandatory fee for plastic bags at grocery stores and supermarkets took place yesterday, and it's already...