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Congress race all set: It’s Gentile and Donovan for Grimm seat

The race to succeed Michael Grimm in congress is now set. On Thursday, Bay Ridge Councilmember Vincent Gentile formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination and will run against Republican Daniel Donovan in the May 5 special election. … Full Article

De Blasio asks lawmakers for more funds, control of schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio, faced with a shifting leadership in the Legislature and an uncertain alliance with the governor, implored lawmakers in Albany on Wednesday to give New York City its fair share in funding and him more control over its schools and housing laws. … Full Article

Colton drops out of congress race

Assemblymember Bill Colton, who announced with great fanfare last month that he was giving strong consideration to running for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, quietly withdrew from the race over the weekend. … Full Article

De Blasio to head to Albany to push NYC's agenda

Rent control. A higher minimum wage. The Dream Act. Greater investments in public education. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will head to Albany this week with a sprawling agenda and no shortage of political challenges. … Full Article

Council passes Treyger bill on Sandy church task force

The City Council has approved legislation proposed by Councilmember Mark Treyger that would provide more assistance to houses of worship and charitable organizations that help victims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy types of natural disasters. … Full Article

Cuomo sets May 5 as date for special election to replace Grimm

With his back against the wall, Governor Andrew Cuomo has relented to pressure from a federal judge and has named May 5 as the date for a special election in the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article

De Blasio laughs off "Fifty Shades of Grey" attack ad

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey." … Full Article

Jeffries says IRS should give cop charity donors more time

Residents who have opened their hearts to donate money to help the families of slain Brooklyn detectives should be granted an extension for filing their income taxes, according to U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. … Full Article

GOP mocks de Blasio with 'Fifty Shades of Bill' poster

New York State Republicans say Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio is like the submissive character in "Fifty Shades of Grey," dominated by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
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Federal judge orders special contest to fill Grimm’s vacant seat on Friday

A federal judge says he's going to set a date for a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm unless New York's governor does so by Friday. … Full Article
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