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Politics Ballot via Brad Lander
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Voting for the fourth 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 to receive a combined $1.5 million in funding. Here’s the complete list of projects that are on the ballot: Art in the 4th Avenue F/G Subway Station ($325,000) To accompany its recent…

Education Photo by David
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Assemblymember Jim Brennan is not happy with the budget and corresponding legislature recently proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and he is not about to let it slide. The local representative is inviting neighbors to sign online petitions regarding education and public transport, as well as to attend a meeting discussing these issues at 6:30pm this Wednesday, March 4…

Politics Community Board 6 coverage map via CB6
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Interested in getting more involved in your local community government? The deadline to apply to serve on Community Board 6 is coming up fast! Community Boards meet monthly and discuss everything from overflowing trash bins to potholes and liquor license renewals to city plans to reroute traffic. The local boards don’t have an official say, but they do…

Events community board 6
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The Community Board 6 monthly general meeting is this Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30pm at the Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll Street at 7th Avenue. The meeting is open to the public, and offers a great way for residents to learn more about issues facing the community. There’s also a portion at the end…

Politics Photo via IDNYC
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito launched the country’s largest municipal identification program this morning – and residents from all five boroughs can now apply for an ID card that will allow individuals to open bank accounts; access all city buildings; receive discounts on prescriptions; land free one-year memberships at museums,…

Politics Vote Here Sign
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Tuesday, November 4 is election day, and polls will be open from 6am to 9pm. Here are some of the things you should know before casting your vote: • Find out where your polling site is with this locator. • Enter your address to see a sample ballot here. City- and statewide races include governor and…

Politics Vote Here
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Today, Friday, October 10, is the last day to register to vote in the November 4 general election. Here’s what you need to know: • If you’d like to print off and mail your registration, the form can be found here in English and here in Spanish. Forms must be postmarked no later than October 10 and received by a board of elections no later than October 15 to…

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 Joan Millman
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http://youtu.be/khyhuWrYigA The primaries are coming up on Tuesday, September 9, and for many in our area, there’s a race to vote in. As Assemblywoman Joan Millman will not be seeking reelection this term, her spot in the New York State Assembly’s 52nd District is up for grabs, and there are three Democratic candidates who are…

Politics DNC press conference at Barclays
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Senator and Park Slope neighbor Chuck Schumer joined Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other leading Democrats in a rally on Monday outside of Barclays to voice support for bringing the Democratic presidential convention to the arena in 2016. “Having the convention would be a great thing for Brooklyn, and all of New York City,” he said.…

Politics Community Board 6 coverage map via CB6
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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…

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