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With a little over three months to go until Election Day, Democrat Domenic Recchia, hoping to wrest the congressional seat that covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Staten Island away from Republica … Full Article

Recchia launches grassroots campaign push

Bensonhurst
With a little over three months to go until Election Day, Democrat Domenic Recchia, hoping to wrest the congressional seat that covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Staten Island away from Republican Michael Grimm, focused his campaign on the Brooklyn end of the two-borough district on Saturday, o … Full Article

De Blasio, family now live in historic Gracie Mansion

New York City
A historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities. Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday, a day after returning from their vacation in Italy. … Full Article

Feds want October start for Grimm trial

Brooklyn Boro
Federal prosecutors want to start Republican New York Rep. Michael Grimm's tax evasion trial in October, a month before Election Day. … Full Article

De Blasio views Roman Forum from mayor's balcony

New York City
ROME— New York City's mayor Bill De Blasio has taken in the famous view from the Rome mayor's balcony overlooking the Roman Forum on the first day of his Italian family vacation. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio postpones Italy vacation over death of Eric Garner

New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio postponed his planned Friday departure for a vacation with his family to Italy for a day. … Full Article

De Blasio appoints three, including buildings chair

New York City
Thursday, Bill de Blasio named Rick Chandler as the Department of Buildings Commissioner, Richard Emery as Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board and Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Barry Cozier as Chair and Vice Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, respectively. … Full Article

Treyger wants Dept. of Investigation to monitor Sandy funds

Coney Island
The city should create a monitor at the Department of Investigation to look at how dollars earmarked for Hurricane Sandy recovery are spent, according to two City Council members who sponsored a bipartisan bill aimed at keeping close tabs on expenditures. … Full Article

Battles to fill Brooklyn’s vacant seats heat up

Brooklyn Boro
Elected officials, clergy members and community leaders stood on the steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall on July 14 to endorse Latrice Walker, an aide to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, in her campaign for ex-assemblyman William Boyland Jr’s seat in Albany. … Full Article

Cuomo: Rail strike would hold commuters 'hostage'

New York City
ALBANY, N.Y.— After days of avoiding the fray, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging unions and transportation managers to restart negotiations to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter railroad. … Full Article

Alarm raised about ‘dark money’ in de Blasio’s LICH - Fortis letter

Cobble Hill
The backlash continues against a letter sent out by a de Blasio lobbying group supporting the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a developer.   … Full Article
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