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Gearing up for a special election that is less than two months away, congressional candidates Daniel Donovan and Vincent Gentile both opened their Brooklyn campaign headquarters over the weekend as … Full Article

Malliotakis presents idea on how to improve Access-A-Ride

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis said that more than 63 of her constituents contacted her office to complain about lousy service on Access-A-Ride. … Full Article

BP Adams looking for ’10,000 Concerned Brooklynites’

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is looking to connect 10,000 of the borough’s shakers and movers together into a force that will bring Brooklyn to the next level. … Full Article

House members demand Sandy insurance fraud probe

Eight members of New York City's congressional delegation, including three representing Brooklyn, have written a letter to Inspector General John Roth of the U.S. … Full Article

Brook-Krasny wants name change for Interstate 278

Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, whose district includes the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, is pushing to have the portion of Interstate 278 that is located within Brooklyn to be named in honor of military veterans. … Full Article

GOP pols push city to pump more money into MTA

Straphangers started paying more to ride buses and subways on Sunday, but New York City isn’t paying its fair share into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan budget, according to two Republican lawmakers, who are calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to rectify the financ … Full Article

Congress candidates open their Brooklyn campaign headquarters

Gearing up for a special election that is less than two months away, congressional candidates Daniel Donovan and Vincent Gentile both opened their Brooklyn campaign headquarters over the weekend as each man sought to get a foothold in the borough. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council to host congressional debate

Most of the action in the special election for Republican Michael Grimm’s congressional seat is taking place on Staten Island, but Brooklyn voters will get their chance to see the main two candidates up close when the Bay Ridge Community Council holds a debate later this month. … Full Article

Brooklyn memories: St. Patrick’s Day, 40 years ago

A photo taken during Brooklyn’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 40 years ago in Park Slope, brings back a bundle of memories for Brooklyn attorney John O’Hara. … Full Article

De Blasio unveils plan to curb violence at Rikers Island

 Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday unveiled additional details of his plan to curb violence at the problem-plagued Rikers Island jail complex after touring a highly restrictive housing unit for troublesome New York City inmates. … Full Article

Council passes Treyger finance education bill

More than 50 million Americans carry student loan debt, including over 1.3 million New York City residents, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who said that the Class of 2014 is the most indebted class ever. And the Class of 2015 is expected to surpass the Class of 2014. … Full Article
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