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Adams Calls for Investigation into MTA's Allocation of Old Buses in Poor Neighborhoods

Adams Calls for Investigation into MTA's Allocation of Old Buses in Poor Neighborhoods

Allegations surfaced that neighborhoods like Brownsville and East New York are disproportionally served by MTA's oldest buses
East Flatbush Is the Brooklyn Neighborhood Most Affected by Stop-and-Frisk

East Flatbush Is the Brooklyn Neighborhood Most Affected by Stop-and-Frisk

East Flatbush’s 67th Precinct was one of five in New York City with the highest number of stop-and-frisks.
Senate Passes Persaud’s Domestic Violence Survivors Act

Senate Passes Persaud’s Domestic Violence Survivors Act

The new bill expands judges' discretion to lessen prison times for domestic violence survivors who committed their crimes in response to their abuse
Bklyn Reps Sponsor Bill to Give Dreamers, TPS Holders Legal Status

Bklyn Reps Sponsor Bill to Give Dreamers, TPS Holders Legal Status

The Dream and Promise Act is the House Dems' latest push to protect Dreamers and immigrants who fled natural disasters and violent conflicts
East New York's 75th Precinct is the City's Most-Sued Precinct

East New York's 75th Precinct is the City's Most-Sued Precinct

Since 2015, the precinct has faced 91 lawsuits and has paid $9.1 million in settlements.

NY Senate Moves to Reform Campaign Financing

The Senate passed a series of bills sponsored by Sen. Myrie to reform campaign financing, and improve access and transparency in NY's voting system

NYPD Reveals Plan to Combat Surge in Brooklyn Homicides

The NYPD plans to dispatch more cops, work toward stronger gun prosecutions and expand an intervention program addressing gang violence
City Launches East NY Basement Pilot Program

City Launches East NY Basement Pilot Program

The city will offer low-interest loans to help homeowners bring their basement dwellings up to code.
Brooklyn Pols to Hold Hearing on City’s Homeownership Crisis

Brooklyn Pols to Hold Hearing on City’s Homeownership Crisis

Homeowners are encouraged to share their experiences with property seizures and foreclosures
City Proposes Modular Construction to Create Affordable Housing in East NY

City Proposes Modular Construction to Create Affordable Housing in East NY

The proposal would bring 167 affordable units as well as space for a new medical clinic and social services to 581 Grant Avenue.