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Campaign Finance Board names City Council debate sponsors

There are two City Council elections in November in which the incumbents are not running for re-election. Councilmembers Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) and Darlene Mealy (D-Bedford-Stuyvestant-Oceanhill-Brownsville) are both term-limited and cannot seek reelection. … Full Article
 

Repairs postponed again for collapsed ramp at Shore Road Park

Repair work has not yet begun on the collapsed Shore Road Park ramp at 97th Street. The long-delayed repairs were promised to begin by early summer. Well, summer’s halfway through and nothing has been done. … Full Article
 

Regina-Potter touts district leader role in council race

Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter has run for public office a number of times in recent years, coming up short each time. But the candidate is vowing that things will be different this time.  … Full Article
 

Cuomo signs Savino property tax exemption bill

Thousands of senior citizens in Brooklyn who up to now have not been eligible for a state program that gives older adults a break on their property taxes will finally be able to receive the financial boost, according to state Sen. Diane Savino. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s London attack hero in line for ROTC award

The accolades keep coming for Mark Kindschuh, the Bay Ridge native who helped save a man’s life during the horrific terror attack in London last month. … Full Article
 

Gentile makes final push, urging MTA to fix ailing R trains

In light of the “summer of hell” on New York’s commuter railways, city Councilmember Vincent Gentile, in a letter to returning MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, made a second call for an audit of the infamous R train, citing specific improvements that are necessary for commuters, in what could be Gen … Full Article
 

CUNY applications jump nine percent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s program to provide free tuition to students attending New York state’s public colleges could be partially responsible for a record increase in applications to attend the City University of New York (CUNY), educators said this week. … Full Article
 

Gentile backs historic district status for ‘Doctor’s Row’

An effort by Bay Ridge residents to have their street declared a historic district by the de Blasio administration is getting a big assist from Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who has come out in favor of the idea. … Full Article
 

Carole King’s gift to her high school, a "Beautiful" piano

Sing for Hope, the nonprofit organization famous for placing pianos in public spaces around New York City to allow everyday residents to enjoy music outdoors, has a special gift for Brooklyn’s James Madison High School. … Full Article
 

Gentile announces $200K funding for sanitation services as part of NYC Cleanup Initiative

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile has received $200,000 in funding through the NYC Cleanup Initiative, which is part of a citywide effort in which councilmembers each receive $200,000 in addition to two capital allocations. … Full Article
 

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