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Felder calls council’s plastic bag bill ‘absurd’

Borough Park
The City Council’s proposal to make New Yorkers pay a dime for every plastic and paper bag they get at the supermarket is absurd, a Brooklyn state senator charged this week. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge residents request better ventilation systems for local hookah lounges

Bay Ridge
Bay Ridge community board leaders are considering going door to door to neighborhood hookah lounges and asking owners to install better ventilation systems amid complaints about secondhand smoke. … Full Article
 

Council members invite constituents to vote on budget items

Borough Park
Five Brooklyn council members are giving their constituents a chance to have a say in how their tax dollars are spent – including deciding which projects will get city funding – as part of the city’s 2014 participatory budgeting process. … Full Article
 

Golden wants credit cards equipped with smart chips

Bay Ridge
In the wake of the security breach at Target, in which hackers got their hands on credit card information belonging to millions of the chain store’s customers, lawmakers across the country are working on legislation to try to cut down on credit card fraud. … Full Article
 

NYPD: Assault on Hasidic Jew in Brooklyn could be a bias crime

Borough Park
The NYPD is investigating an assault on a Hasidic Jew visiting from England as a possible bias incident. They say the man was walking along McDonald Avenue in Borough Park around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached him from behind and pushed him to the ground. … Full Article
 

Council members give city’s new restaurant rule an ‘A’ grade

Bay Ridge
The city deserves an “A” grade for its new rules on grading restaurants for cleanliness, according to two Brooklyn council members. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton HS students stranded overnight

Bay Ridge
It was a school trip that took longer than planned. Much longer. Students from Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge were stranded overnight by the side of the road on a Florida highway after their charter bus broke down. … Full Article
 

Hikind says ‘don’t put casinos near kids!’

Borough Park
The state’s voters approved the expansion of casino gambling in New York in November and with the state’s Gaming Commission mulling where to build the new gambling facilities, one Brooklyn lawmaker has been outspoken as to where he doesn’t want to see the slot machines, blackjack tables and roule … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade brings out Irish in everyone

Bay Ridge
Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, but in Bay Ridge, people get to enjoy being Irish for a couple of weeks! … Full Article
 

Cops say Bay Ridge bank bandit had fake beard

Bay Ridge
The bandit who robbed a Bay Ridge bank on March 21 wasn’t wearing a mask, but tried to conceal his identity by wearing a fake beard, police said. … Full Article
 

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