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Politics Brad Lander BYOBag Week
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Council Member Brad Lander is one of several NYC council members supporting a bill that would put a 10-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags at grocery stores and more, and has been out trying to gain public support during BYOBag Week. During rush hour yesterday evening, Lander joined Council Members Laurie Cumbo  and Stephen Levin
Politics Tish James and Jo Anne Simon via Twitter
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Jo Anne Simon has won the Democratic primary for the State Assembly District 52, defeating Pete Sikora, who came in second, and Doug Biviano, who came in third. The full results: Jo Anne Simon: 5,482 votes, 52.9% Pete Sikora: 4,137 votes, 39.9% Doug Biviano: 752 votes, 7.3% Simon is a lawyer who maintains a specialized disability
Politics map via Community Board 6
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Have you been looking for a way to get involved with local government? Community Board 6 is currently inviting interested members of the public to consider applying to join a standing committee for its upcoming annual session. Being a member of a committee is an interesting and rewarding glimpse into New York City processes, and your participation
Politics Joan Millman via FB
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After more than 17 years in the position, Assemblymember Joan Millman has announced that she will not seek reelection for the next term. She has served the 52nd Assembly District since 1997, which is an area that covers parts of Park Slope, Gowanus, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, DUMBO, Fulton
Politics Community Board 6 money map
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Got an idea for a neighborhood improvement? Add it to a new map from Community Board 6, which they hope will give citizens a stronger voice in budget decisions that affect our communities and lives. CB6 will be gathering suggestions on this map for local capital improvements related to buildings, roadways, and open space. A capital project
Politics Participatory Budgeting Million Dollar Question
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Voting for the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39 is fast approaching, and Councilmember Brad Lander just shared the projects that you’ll be able to choose between. Some of the proposed projects in our area that are on the ballot include: Repairs to the Ennis Playground basketball courts. Fixes on three flooded, muddy pathways in Prospect Park. Security
Politics Participatory Budgeting Million Dollar Question
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It’s the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39, which means neighbors have another chance to tell Councilmember Brad Lander what projects you’d like to see funded in our area. Ideas for projects have already been submitted, and now it’s time to see what proposals have made it through volunteer-led committees and will be up
Politics Snow Boots, Snowy Sidewalk
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A proposed amendment to existing laws about sidewalk snow and ice removal could mean heftier penalties for those who don’t shovel, but clear walks for pedestrians. Councilmember David Greenfield is proposing that the city use municipal workers to clear a sidewalk they would normally ticket (fines currently start at $100 if a sidewalk isn’t cleared within four
Politics Brad Lander
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Our Councilmember Brad Lander has always been pretty accessible, but he’s about to get a little more open to your questions. He’s one of three city leaders who will be part of a new site called AskThem that lets the public ask their officials questions directly. How it works is you enter your address and find your
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