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Petition Aims to Disband Traffic Courts

A Monsey lawyer is looking to change the way traffic violations are handled in New York City, with an online petition that he hopes will convince lawmakers to disband an administrative traffic court bureau that was created more than four decades ago.

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Video: NYC Harasses Other States’ Gun Owners

Almost every week, New York City arrests someone who brings a gun to the airport–even when the person has a gun license from their state, notifies authorities about the gun and follows TSA procedures for flying with it. Fox News and Reason journalist John Stossel interviewed two people who were arrested – one of whom is Avi Wolf, a native Crown Heightser who currently resides in Georgia.

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Lawmakers Want To Decriminalize Turnstile Jumping

At a press conference held yesterday in Crown Heights, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright unveiled a bill they will introduce in Albany that will decriminalize turnstile-jumping, making arrests for the offense a thing of the past. Violators will instead be hit with a $100 fine.

Greenfield Quits City Council to Lead Charity

David Greenfield, a long term city council member who has been a vocal advocate for the Jewish community, is leaving public office to take over the reins at the Met Council, a major Jewish charitable organization.

Moment of Silence Spreads in NYC Public Schools

P.S. 191, also known as The Paul Robeson School, sits at the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville. The school’s student population, around 300 suffer from poverty to the extent that 99% of them meet the standards for free or reduced-price lunches. Some even live at a homeless shelter next door. But, at 8:30, every morning, just like clockwork, a moment of silence is observed. It may only last for one minute, but for that moment, the entire school is quiet.

Significant Increase in Special Child Care Vouchers

As part of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget negotiated between the New York City Council Mayor De Blasio, there will be a significant increase in the funding for Special Child Care vouchers that are available to low income families who may not qualify for Public Assistance.