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Anyone trying to make their way along Sedgwick Avenue and some of the surrounding streets near the Jerome Park Reservoir should get ready for a mess. Con Edison has taken over large chunks of Kingsbridge Heights and Van Cortlandt Village through what the utility describes as “emergency work” that started a few weeks ago. more
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has put his name on two bills that would criminalize disruptive acts of protest. One would make it a misdemeanor if protesters disrupt speakers at an event, while the other would charge protesters who block a public road or bridge with a felony for domestic terrorism. more
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new tool intended to protect residents on government assistance from criminals trying to steal their benefits through skimming devices. more
The Unity Democratic Club announced this week it had contributed to the groundswell of support for Tom Suozzi for the open congressional District 3 seat vacated by the ouster of George Santos. more
Community Board 8 is accepting nominations for its annual Betty Campbell Most Valuable Merchant and Irving Ladimer Community Service awards. more
U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres introduced legislation last week aiming to advance accessible and comprehensive mental health care services. The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Act of 2024 seeks to modify the existing Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. more
The families seeking asylum at Van Cortlandt Motel were quietly moved out of the Naica operated shelter last month and spread across several shelters in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. It has been a painful transition for those families. more
There has been some movement in the long-running defamation case filed by a former P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil assistant principal. more
The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club announced endorsements for the upcoming primary following meeting on Jan. 24. However, it decided to table endorsements of sitting state senators Gustavo … more
The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Adams’ vetoes on two bills on Jan. 30 with a vote of 42-9. The first, the “How Many Stops Act,” seeks to increase police transparency while the second seeks to ban solitary confinement in city jails. more
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