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Councilmember Vincent Gentile has emerged as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination as the candidate to run for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated earlier this mon … Full Article

Report: Gentile is Democratic frontrunner for Grimm’s seat

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has emerged as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination as the candidate to run for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated earlier this month by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article
FROM BOERUM HILL TO ALBANY- JOURNEY OF JO ANNE SIMON

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon inaugurated at St. Francis College

The inauguration of Jo Anne Simon, the newly elected New York State Assemblymember from the 52nd Assembly District, was nothing short of a grand celebration.  … Full Article

De Blasio: Let judicial process play out with Sheldon Silver

On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said New Yorkers should hold off on rushing to judgment in the case of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. … Full Article

Congress race sets up game of political musical chairs

The race to fill the vacant congressional seat formerly held by Republican Michael Grimm is setting up a game of political musical chairs that could have ramifications further down on the election ballot. … Full Article

Gentile pushed council to fund bulletproof vests for cops

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who led a drive back in 2006 to secure funding to outfit 18,000 New York City cops with new bulletproof vests, praised a proposal announced last week by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to replace the vests with new ones. … Full Article

Brooklyn conducts town hall on police-community relations

This past Sunday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was joined by civil rights attorney Norman Siegel to discuss the issue of advancing police-community relations, in response to recent citywide tension following widespread protests of policing practices and the assas … Full Article

Cuomo, NYPD union leaders talk

The growing discord between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's Police Department must be resolved, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, a day after meeting with city police union leaders amid a wider debate about law enforcement conduct and officer safety. … Full Article

Brooklyn state senator to host discussion on affordable housing crisis

New York state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) will host a community meeting Thursday night to discuss, what is being termed, a crisis in New York affordable housing. … Full Article

Malliotakis drops out of race for congress

Ending speculation about her political future, Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis announced that has brought her campaign to run for the congressional seat vacated by Michael Grimm to a halt. … Full Article

Colton supporters urge him to run for congress

With the Staten Island Republican Party announcing its selection of that borough’s District Attorney Daniel Donovan as its candidate to run for the congressional seat left vacant by Michael Grimm, attention is now turning to the Democratic Party. … Full Article
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