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National Grid’s gas moratorium: Everything you need to know

September 18 | Sam Raskin

A standoff between a gas company and state government has caused a moratorium on new gas hookups in Brooklyn. On one side: National Grid — which provides gas to 1.8 million customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island — wants a new pipeline that would increase gas supply in downstate New York. On […]

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson at a packed BQE Town Hall in Brooklyn in April. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

New York City looks to repeal ‘gay conversion therapy’ ban

September 13 | Deepti Hajela, Associated Press

A New York City law banning so-called gay conversion therapy would be repealed under legislation introduced Thursday over concerns that a pending federal lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBTQ+ community if the case were to make it to the Supreme Court. Council Speaker Corey Johnson introduced the repeal in what he […]

City’s IDNYC smart card chip plan slammed as security risk

September 13 | Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY

This story was originally published on Sept. 13 by THE CITY.  Pushback against adding a banking chip to new IDNYC cards intensified Thursday, with a demand from immigration, civil liberties and consumer groups to scrap the effort and introduction of a City Council bill to block it. The coalition of groups — which include the New […]

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