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At State of the Borough Address, BP Reynoso Touts Bold Changes Ahead in 2023

At State of the Borough Address, BP Reynoso Touts Bold Changes Ahead in 2023

The Borough President pledged to solarize low-income housing, reform community boards, and boost Black Brooklyn businesses and nonprofits in 2023.
New Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for New Minimum Wage of $21.25 in NY

New Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for New Minimum Wage of $21.25 in NY

76% of New Yorkers support raising the minimum wage to $21.25.
The Future is Electric: NYC Transitions Fleet to Electric Vehicles Following $10M Grant

The Future is Electric: NYC Transitions Fleet to Electric Vehicles Following $10M Grant

A $10 million federal grant is helping New York City transition 925 gas vehicles to electric.
Iwen Chu Found the Perfect Dem Candidate for BK's New Senate District-- Herself

Iwen Chu Found the Perfect Dem Candidate for BK's New Senate District-- Herself

On Wednesday, Iwen Chu made history, becoming the first Asian woman to be sworn in to the New York State Senate.
Frank James Pleads Guilty to 10 Counts of Terrorism in Sunset Park Subway Mass Shooting

Frank James Pleads Guilty to 10 Counts of Terrorism in Sunset Park Subway Mass Shooting

Defendant directed gunfire at commuters during rush hour in Brooklyn, wounding 10 people.
Brooklyn's Rate of Homicides, Shootings Dropped in 2022, But Index Crimes Spiked, DA Says

Brooklyn's Rate of Homicides, Shootings Dropped in 2022, But Index Crimes Spiked, DA Says

Shootings in Brooklyn decreased by 31% and homicides went down by 21%.
Brooklyn's Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn Appointed the Majority Whip of the NY State Assembly

Brooklyn's Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn Appointed the Majority Whip of the NY State Assembly

"As Majority Whip, I will relentlessly work to ensure that our esteemed legislators are united and laser-focused on aiding their constituents and uplifting all New Yorkers," said Bichotte.
BK Congress Member Votes To Pass Bill, Secures $17.8M for 15 Local Orgs

BK Congress Member Votes To Pass Bill, Secures $17.8M for 15 Local Orgs

Yvette Clarke was one of 225 representatives that voted in favor of the Omnibus Appropriations bill which would provide $17.8 million in funding to 15 crucial Brooklyn institutions.
Brooklyn Noise Pollution Has Reached New Heights

Brooklyn Noise Pollution Has Reached New Heights

Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon is urging Brooklyners to send in complaints the FAA regarding the recent uptick in noise pollution by Dec. 30.
Local Tenant Group, Tomato Season, Fights Against Challenges to Rent Stabilization

Local Tenant Group, Tomato Season, Fights Against Challenges to Rent Stabilization

Brooklyn's tenants are taking to the streets to push back against the region’s landlords.