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Primary focus: After initial rejection, Biviano gets a seat at Brooklyn 52nd Assembly debate

Doug Biviano, running for the 52nd Assembly District against Jo Anne Simon and Peter Sikora, argued his way into NY1’s televised debate set for  7 p.m. Monday night after being initially excluded due to his campaign’s lack of financial filings. … Full Article

Recchia unveils 1st campaign commercial, Grimm predicts win

There was no summer vacation for Republican-Conservative U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm or his Democratic opponent Domenic Recchia. In fact, things are just starting to heat up in this race as Labor Day approaches. … Full Article

UPDATE: One World Trade Center to go gold

The Freedom Tower will be bathed in gold light in a tribute to the courage of children with cancer, thanks to a group of Bay Ridge lawmakers. … Full Article

Sunset Park candidates’ night focuses on fundamentals

Sunset Park residents had a chance to meet the two men vying for the Democratic Party nomination for the state senate seat left vacant by Borough President Eric Adams at a candidates’ night forum that included questions asked by viewers who were streaming the proceedings live online. … Full Article

GOP joins effort to stop illegal home construction

The concern over the future of housing in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area is running across political party lines, with Republicans and Democrats alike demanding action from the city to prevent the neighborhood from becoming overcrowded due to increasing numbers of people moving into former one  … Full Article

Report: NYC taxpayers fund de Blasio's personal travel

Taxpayers are footing the bill for most of Mayor Bill de Blasio's personal travel. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that public money has been used for de Blasio's nongovernment trips outside the city. … Full Article

Philly hosting Democratic convention site visit

PHILADELPHIA— Democratic National Committee representatives considering where to host the 2016 convention were greeted by local politicians and hundreds of supporters when they arrived Wednesday at a downtown hotel for a two-day visit. … Full Article

De Blasio signs bills to make NYC information open, searchable online

Want to know who is getting a city contract to reconstruct the pavement around Brooklyn Borough Hall, what new rules the Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering or what Request for Proposals the city has issued in Brooklyn? … Full Article

Sunset Park BID leader meets with senate candidates

Sunset Park’s business community is eager to see who will replace Borough President Eric Adams in the state senate and whether that person will work to promote economic growth, according to leaders. … Full Article
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