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Recchia quits BP race, leaving Adams as front-runner

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

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

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%

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

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

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!

“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
 
 

Cantor Fitzgerald delivers $10M in Sandy aid

The New York City financial services firm that lost the most workers in the Sept. 11 terror attacks announced that it will "adopt" 19 schools in communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and give a total of $10 million to families in those schools. … Full Article
 

$9.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid bill passes in House

The House of Representatives passed a $9.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid bill by a 354-67 vote on Friday. The Senate is expected to pass the measure later Friday and send it to President Barack Obama. All "no" votes came from Republicans. … Full Article
 

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