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Bridge toll debate pits Weprin against Weprin

capitalnewyork.com — Mark Weprin, the councilman, thinks his brother David Weprin, the assemblyman, is completely off-base when it comes to the latest congestion pricing plan. But, he says, "It doesn't mean I don't still love him." "Haven't you had fights with your siblings?" Mark, the younger sibling, asked Capital.

Clinton: 'Women’s issues are America’s issues'

Health advocate: Taxi proposal may increase air pollution

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print A public health advocate isn't impressed with new rules proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio's taxi commission, which he says could lead to more air pollution in New York City.

Senator calls for discussion on East River bridge tolls

capitalnewyork.com — The state Senate's Republican leadership might oppose tolls on East River bridges, but at least one member of that conference thinks the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should at least give it some serious thought. During a Senate hearing on Monday, Long Island Republican Carl Marcellino asked M.T.A.

Clinton spokesman circulates pro-Foundation talking points

capitalnewyork.com — Hillary Clinton is not happy with the recent spate of stories questioning the Clinton Foundation's fund-raising activities. On Monday morning, in an email sent by her spokesman to allies in the Clinton orbit, her spokesman Nick Merrill circulated some helpful talking points.

Will Heastie champion congestion pricing?

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print If a new congestion pricing plan has any chance of avoiding the grim fate of its predecessor, it will need the backing of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. There's really no way around it.

As Belmont deliberations drag on, the Cosmos reassess

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print New York City Football Club is not the only professional soccer team desperately trying to build an arena in the New York City region, but with little to show for it.

Post hails de Blasio circumcision policy, Times disapproves

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio's new ritual circumcision policy won the hearty support of the New York Post this weekend. "New York has just seen a huge victory for religious freedom-and Bill de Blasio deserves a share of the credit," wrote the editorial board of the Post, which frequently criticizes the mayor.

Chief of Port Authority Bus Terminal argues for investment

capitalnewyork.com — There's a lot more to the Port Authority Bus Terminal's problems than its sparse cell phone coverage and dank bathrooms. The day after the Port Authority announced that it had outfitted some lavatories with new fixtures and improved cell service there, the bus terminal's general manager pointed out a few more fundamental problems. "Daily operations have become increasingly a delicate balance of fragile elements," Diannae Ehler, general manager for the bus terminal and the Lincoln Tunnel that feeds into it, told the City Council's transportation committee on Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton decries ISIS, and tech-sector sexism

capitalnewyork.com — Contrary to some of her presumptive Republican opponents, Hillary Clinton, the undeclared frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, does not appear open to sending U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State. "It's a very hard challenge because you can't very well put American or western troops in to fight this organism," Clinton said during a paid speech to a group of Silicon Valley women executives Tuesday afternoon.
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Mar 06, 2015

"the Mayor's decision to exclude Diwali...is beyond disappointing" bit.ly/1BbPpnS

Mar 06, 2015

RT @GloriaPazmino: “It doesn’t mean I don’t still love him,” - Bridge toll debate pits Weprin against Weprin capi.tl/1w8kJVq with @danarubinstein

Mar 05, 2015

RT @JimmyVielkind: Thanks for tweeting, Weprin. RT @alexweprin: Bridge toll debate pits Weprin against Weprin capi.tl/1w8kJVq via @capitalnewyork

Mar 05, 2015

“Luckily, we are a long way from Thanksgiving, when I have to sit next to him at dinner” capi.tl/1w8kJVq via @capitalnewyork

Mar 05, 2015

RT @erinmdurkin: DOT launching $250m "Vision Zero Great Streets" program to redesign Queens Blvd, 4th Ave. Brooklyn, Atlantic Ave. East NY, + Grand Concourse

Mar 05, 2015

"Many of them are tormented by their own email demons." politi.co/1zZ7hQ5

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