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Following the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s fifth fare hike in eight years, which left straphangers digging deeper into their pockets to board the city’s subways and buses beginning this past Sunday, March 22, riders in neighborhoods throughout our coverage area issued some choice words for both the MTA and lawmakers. According to the poll we published…

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Beginning this Sunday, bus and subway riders will see fares increase across the board, with the base fare going up from $2.50 to $2.75. (For the full list of fare increases, as well as increases on bridges and tunnels, see our previous post.) The MTA say the biennial fare hikes that have been in place…

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A new poll suggests that a majority of New York City residents support changing the amendment to add seven new casinos somewhere in New York State, but don’t want to see it in the five boroughs, the New York Times reports. The poll, conducted by the New York Times/Siena College, found that six in 10…

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A majority of New Yorkers indicated that they would support the upcoming ballot measure that would allow for the development of seven casinos. The New York Times is reporting that the poll, conducted by Siena College, found that responders were influenced by the loaded political language crafted onto the measure. Earlier in the month, we…

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As the hype grows over Anthony Weiner’s possible return to New York politics,¬†analysts far and wide are weighing in on the question of what the chances really are for the former congressman. While early polling has Weiner running in second place behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and some analysts speculate that Weiner’s entry will…

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According to a report by YouGov.com, a research and consulting organization, 64 percent of Americans are woefully unprepared for a major natural disaster, even after the events of Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and a series of other major natural disasters smacking us around in recent years. The report finds that people making disaster-readiness plans has…

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By now, the whole world knows that the American people chose to send Barack Obama back to the White House for another four years. But how did your local elected fare on election day? In short, Southern Brooklyn will see little if any change, with all incumbents but one returning for another term. Here’s the…

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A new report in The Jewish Week finds increasing generational voting differences between older and younger Russian voters in Southern Brooklyn. The report, which centers around a study by Sam Kliger, a Russian-born sociologist who analyzes the community, indicates that while older and elderly Russians vote predominantly Republican, the younger voting slice of the Russian…

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