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Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said. … Full Article

Jeffries leads synthetic drug fact-finding effort

A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, is on a mission to get the facts behind the rise in the use of synthetic drugs across the country. … Full Article

City Hall officials subpoenaed amid campaign finance probes

Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said. … Full Article

Sunset Park renovation wins participatory budget vote

When Councilmember Carlos Menchaca gave residents in his Sunset Park-Red Hook district the chance to decide how they wanted to divide up $2 million in city budget funds for neighborhood improvement projects, they came out in droves to vote for their favorite projects. … Full Article

Assembly GOPers: Keep sex offenders on registry

Hundreds of paroled sex offenders are quietly being dropped from New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ registry because they committed their crimes more than 20 years ago, according to Assembly Republicans who are pushing legislation to keep them on the list. … Full Article

Donovan says IRS needs overhaul

Tax Day has come and gone, but U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is still focused on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). … Full Article

Mayor calls campaign finance cheating reports ‘outrageous’

In his strongest language yet, Mayor Bill de Blasio defended himself against the whirlwind of controversy that has engulfed his administration, telling reporters at an event in Bay Ridge on Monday that reports of possible illegal campaign fundraising activities on his part are “outrageous.” … Full Article

De Blasio comes up with a plan – and $20 million – to reform ‘outdated’ Board of Elections

Calling New York City’s Board of Elections (BOE) “outdated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out a list of proposed reforms on Monday. The action follows reports of polling site chaos and widespread voter disenfranchisement during last week’s Primary Election. … Full Article

Borough Park residents vote to repave streets

The idea of driving on smooth, pothole-less streets appealed to the residents of the 44th Council District, who voted to make roadway resurfacing the No. 1 item in the 2016 participatory budgeting process. … Full Article

City Council holds Coney Island Boardwalk hearing on May 4

Councilmember Mark Treyger is fighting to have the Coney Island Boardwalk declared an official city landmark, and he is looking for the public’s help to get it done. … Full Article
What is the Impact of New York's Presidential Primary? | BK Live

VIDEO: Eagle community editor discusses New York primary, general election

Brooklyn played an integral role in the recent New York primary, hosting a Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and numerous political rallies, fund-raisers and other events. … Full Article

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