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Golden vows to help rebuild economy in 6th term in office

Manhattan Beach
Taking the oath of office for his sixth term, State Senator Marty Golden threaded the goals of rebuilding the economy and rebuilding communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy together in a speech before friends and supporters at his swearing in ceremony. … Full Article
 

Pro se plaintiff in fraud case given go-ahead by Justice Pfau

Coney Island
People who choose to represent themselves in court are often faced with a myriad of challenges.  … Full Article
 

Recchia quits BP race, leaving Adams as front-runner

Crown Heights
City Councilman Domenic Recchia (D-Coney Island) has reportedly dropped his bid to succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president — leaving state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Crown Heights) as the perceived front-runner. … Full Article
 

Grimm may face McMahon rematch in 2014

Bath Beach
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Bay Ridge) may find a familiar face opposing him when he runs for re-election next year. … Full Article
 

Fed offers help to Brooklynites struggling in Sandy’s wake

Coney Island
Almost three months after Superstorm Sandy inundated Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods, many residents and businesses are still dealing with insurance claims, mold and emotional  … Full Article
 

Cuomo's $143B budget would up spending 2%

Brighton Beach
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday backed up the progressive agenda he cheered about in his State of the State speech a week ago with an apparently balanced financial plan that he detailed in the measured tones of a CEO. … Full Article
 

Did NYC Housing Authority blow it? After Sandy mess, City Council holds hearing

Red Hook
At a New York City Council oversight hearing on Thursday, council members expressed dismay over the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) feeble response to … Full Article
 

CHEATERS! Lawmaker says insurance companies are cheating Sandy victims

Coney Island
Insurance companies shouldn’t be allowed to leave policy holders high and dry after the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Bay Ridge-Staten Island), who said she’s drafting legislation to change the way companies operat … Full Article
 

Sheepshead Bay: We want a Trader Joe’s!

Sheepshead Bay
“Please open a store in our area! WE NEED IT!” demands commenter Yelena on an online petition launched to bring a Trader Joe’s food emporium to Sheepshead Bay. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn at war: 'Gingersnap' tells boro's WWII tale

Coney Island
Just last week, two-time Newbery Honor-winning Patricia Reilly Giff released "Gingersnap … Full Article
 

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