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NYC's first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. … Full Article

Superstorm Sandy informs Treyger’s City Council philosophy

Much of Councilmember Mark Treyger’s public life has been taken up by his non-stop efforts to help Superstorm Sandy victims recover and move on with their lives. … Full Article

Malliotakis draws on parents’ immigrant experience

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis’ parents are immigrants who came to the U.S. with next to nothing and achieved the “American Dream.” Her father George was born in Greece. Her mother was born and raised in Cuba and fled when Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. … Full Article

Felder launches ‘Wear a Helmet’ campaign for bike safety

In response to a recent report which labeled the 66th Police Precinct in Borough Park as the second most dangerous precinct in the city for bike riders, state Sen. … Full Article

Nadler endorses Iran nuclear deal after Obama letter

A personal letter from President Barack Obama to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

De Blasio's office screening sensitive records

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to run the most transparent administration in city history, has taken steps to have his office review any public records request of any city agency that could "reflect directly on the mayor." … Full Article

Brooklyn lawmakers visit Israel to meet with Israeli president

A delegation of lawmakers, religious leaders and heads of nonprofit organizations recently visited Israel on an eye-opening trip that included a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin where the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal was a topic of discussion. … Full Article

Here’s how Joe Lentol helps get movies made in NYC

If Assemblymember Joseph Lentol was a baseball player, then you would have to say that he hit a home run in his first at-bat in the major leagues. … Full Article

Gillibrand bill would include dinner in food services program

With the help of a group of children, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came to the Sunset Park Recreation Center on Tuesday to announce legislation she is sponsoring to expand the federal government’s Summer Food Service program to provide evening meals in addition to breakfast and lunch. … Full Article

De Blasio fighting Bad Ol' Days perception in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a really bad summer, unable to shake a media-driven perception that the Big Apple's crime-and-vagrant-filled days are returning. … Full Article

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