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GERMANY – Leaders Meet to Discuss Coalition: German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democratic Union party Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, chairman of the Chris … Full Article

De Blasio proposes reforms to make New York more voter friendly

Saying that it is just too difficult to register to vote in New York State, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday called on Albany to pass new laws allowing early voting, same-day voter registration and electronic poll books statewide. … Full Article

Borough Hall puts faith and funding into affordable housing in Central Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is putting up more than $2 million in funding to help local houses of worship to develop affordable housing on underutilized church properties across the Borough of Churches. … Full Article

Brooklyn mourns Leslie Lewis, iconic 84th Precinct presence

Leslie Lewis, a longtime Brooklynite who worked to make the borough’s streets safer for decades, died on Thursday at age 89. … Full Article

Malliotakis warns of toll beaters in Cuomo bridge plan

A plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eliminate toll booths on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and other New York City crossings is winning praise from a lawmaker whose district crosses between Brooklyn and Staten Island. … Full Article

Immigrants in NY have new place to go for city-sanctioned photo ID cards

City officials are working very hard to make sure New Yorkers — whether they’ve just arrived or have been here a long time — don’t suffer any kind of identity crisis. … Full Article

Brooklyn: Worker dies in tragic accident at hotel construction site

A man working construction at the site of a hotel going up in the Boerum Hill neighborhood at the edge of Downtown Brooklyn was killed in a tragic accident at roughly 1:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Paul Kennedy, 43, of the Bronx, was pronounced dead at the scene. … Full Article

Bay Ridge mourns loss of Ken Thompson

Describing him as “a dear friend of our club,” leaders of the Bay Ridge Democrats political organization mourned the death of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson by sharing memories of their encounters with the borough’s chief law enforcement officer. … Full Article

Brooklyn public officials pay tribute to Kenneth Thompson

Champion of Justice. Civil Rights Leader. Dedicated Public Servant.   … Full Article

Brooklyn DA's office statement on the passing of Kenneth Thompson

With a heavy heart, the family of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that the District Attorney passed away today after a hard fought battle with cancer. Mr. Thompson was 50 years old. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson dies from cancer at age 50

The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment. Thompson died Sunday. He was 50. He had said last Tuesday that he would be taking a leave because of his illness. … Full Article

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