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City Councilmember Vincent Gentile is looking for ideas on how to renovate Bensonhurst Park and he is reaching out to the public for input. … Full Article

Gentile wants input into Bensonhurst Park fix-up plans

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile is looking for ideas on how to renovate Bensonhurst Park and he is reaching out to the public for input. … Full Article

Hikind has high hopes for Brooklyn College president

The often-troubled relationship between Brooklyn College and an outspoken Brooklyn lawmaker appears to be on the mend. … Full Article

Borough President to Local Colleges: Make us a Smart Gun

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams launched his Smart Gun Design Competition Tuesday, calling on students at local colleges to create a gun that can’t be fired by an unauthorized user — and offering a $1 million prize to the school team that can do it. … Full Article

Gentile to headline McCreight fundraiser

Councilmember Vincent Gentile and other key supporters of Chris McCreight’s will host a fundraiser for the district leader candidate in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article

Malliotakis says, ‘Don’t tax Olympic medalists’

Olympic medalists who live in New York might have to contend with something much more difficult than a fierce competitor at Rio, according to state Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who said that both the federal and state governments are looking to get their hands on some of the winners’  … Full Article

Brooklyn Republicans ordered to try, try again with leadership convention

Maybe the second time will be the charm. The first time definitely wasn’t, said a state Supreme Court judge late last week when he ordered the Brooklyn Republican Party to hold a new convention to determine just who is in charge of the borough’s GOP. … Full Article

Reichard blasts Donovan over Zika funding

Democratic congressional candidate Richard Reichard charged incumbent Republican Dan Donovan with hypocrisy in the nation’s fight to contain the dangerous Zika virus in the most explosive development yet in the race for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island House seat. … Full Article

Greenfield: Let Access-A-Ride passengers use Uber

Passengers who use Access-A-Ride should be able to use ride-sharing services like Uber and get reimbursements from the MTA, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who has issued a request to the agency. … Full Article

Gentile hit with $10,855 fine by campaign finance board

Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s successful re-election campaign in 2013 committed a series of campaign finance violations that were serious enough for the city to level fines against the Bay Ridge lawmaker, according to a report in the New York Observer. … Full Article

Felder running on Republican line in November

State Sen. Simcha Felder’s name should be easy to find on the ballot in the Nov. 8 election. … Full Article

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