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May 162013
New Voting Machines Prove To Be Waste Of Time And Money

NEWS: If you were one of the people who got stuck waiting in a long line last election day, then you already know that the Board of Election’s new electronic voting scanners suck. But did you know they might actually threaten this year’s mayoral race? That’s a whole lotta suck!

Mar 262013
City Plans To Narrow Fourth Avenue As Golden, PBA Lobby Against Gentile-Backed Speed Camera Program

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: As the NYC Department of Transportation unveils a series of traffic-calming measures for Fourth Avenue to mixed reactions, State Senator Marty Golden and the police union are lobbying Albany lawmakers to nix a speed camera demonstration program previously approved by the New York State Assembly.

Mar 122013

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: This past President’s Day, when alternate side parking [ASP] rules were suspended, many Bay Ridge drivers incorrectly assumed meter rules would also cease to be in effect for the day. In order to prevent this type of confusion in the future, Councilman Vincent Gentile has reintroduced legislation to coordinate ASP and meters so that both parking rules are suspended on the same days.

Jan 152013
Union: School Bus Strike To Begin Tomorrow Morning

NEWS: Tens of thousands of New York City families who rely on yellow buses to get their children to and from school – including many in Bay Ridge – may have to find alternate means of transportation tomorrow, as the union representing drivers and matrons have authorized a strike.

Jan 142013

NEWS: With New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott saying a strike by school bus drivers this week is inevitable, bus companies have responded by threatening legal action.