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News Senator Golden speaks at the Holocaust Remembance Event organized by the Stop Anti-Semitism Foundation.
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A series of bills, introduced by Senator Marty Golden to create better protections for law enforcement officers and emergency medical service personnel, were approved by the New York State Senate on Tuesday. The first bill creates a new crime for the aggravated assault of a police or peace officer when a person is aided by two or more people at a protest. This amendment to the…

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Assemblyman William Colton and the Transport Workers Union [TWU-Local 100] are calling on the MTA to implement a weekday, limited service for the beleaguered B1 bus line between Kingsborough Community College [KCC] and Bay Ridge. The assemblyman sent the MTA a letter this month explaining the need for additional service on the B1 route, which has long…

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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 duties. “Publishing trophy photos of a crime victim on Facebook is one of the cruelest things a person could do. Caroline Wimmer’s family suffered twice because of the actions of an…

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Councilmen David Greenfield and Mark Treyger are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore the Ocean Parkway speed limit to 30 miles per hour after it was decreased to 25 mph as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative, with the lawmakers stressing that the new speed limit is causing increased traffic congestion on local streets.…

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Senator Diane Savino is cracking down on sleezy straphangers. The senator passed her “subway grinder” bill today which creates a felony charge for anyone who sexually assault commuters on public transportation. “The disturbing trend where perverts grind and grope straphangers on crowded subways, buses and ferries needs to end,” said Savino. “Even more distressing is that these perverts get…

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A new employment center for low- and middle-income residents of Sandy-impacted areas opened its doors in Coney Island last week. One hundred free apprenticeship vouchers are now available through the Sandy Recovery Workforce 1 Career Center (1906 Mermaid Avenue), officials announced at a press conference at the Coney Island Library on Thursday. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s…

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Councilman David Greenfield announced at a press conference Thursday that his office is partnering with the Doe Fund — a non-profit that provides homeless people with transitional work and housing —  to get dozens of streets in Midwood and Borough Park cleaned up for summer. The Doe Fund — or Men in Blue, as they…

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