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Charging that elected officials in Park Slope, Kensington and other Brooklyn communities have done nothing to create affordable housing, Troy Odendhal, a candidate in the Democratic Primary i … Full Article

Odendhal says he will fight for affordable housing

Charging that elected officials in Park Slope, Kensington and other Brooklyn communities have done nothing to create affordable housing, Troy Odendhal, a candidate in the Democratic Primary in the 44th Assembly District (AD), vowed that he would fight to bring housing issues to the forefron … Full Article

Stringer to hold Brooklyn town hall

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is coming to Brooklyn to hear what residents have to say. … Full Article

Cucco pushes for free college tuition

When Kate Cucco is asked what she did on her summer vacation, she can give a one-word answer: campaigned. … Full Article

Velázquez to MTA: Not so fast on F express

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Schumer bill aims to ban synthetic drugs after K2 overdoses

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing legislation to add 22 substances to the federal list of banned drugs following a mass overdose in Brooklyn last week that sent 33 people to hospitals. … Full Article

City grants Warbasse Houses $2.4 million for Sandy repairs

A Coney Island housing complex that sustained extensive damage in Superstorm Sandy nearly four years ago is getting city help in its effort to recover. … Full Article

NYC Council Speaker: Trump's plans could cripple economy

Donald Trump's lightning-rod proposals to deport illegal immigrants and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. … Full Article

Nadler blasts GOP over Lynch hearing

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, decried Republican concerns over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and sought to turn lawmakers’ attention at a Capitol Hill hearing toward the issue of gun violence in America. … Full Article

Assembly candidates speak out on racial tensions

The deadly violence that saw two African-American men being fatally shot by cops and the assassinations of five white police officers has become a topic of discussion in the Democratic Primary in a state Assembly District (AD) that stretches from predominantly white Bay Ridge to Coney Islan … Full Article

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