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No summer slump in Bay Ridge State Senate race

The dog days of summer are forcing the incumbent and two challengers in the Bay Ridge State Senate race to work doggedly to win over voters. … Full Article

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gets 7 years in prison

Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison. … Full Article

Reform Party leader Bob Capano a factor in Bay Ridge Democratic primary

The Democratic primary for Bay Ridge’s state Senate seat pits Andrew Gounardes against Ross Barkan but it’s the leader of another political party who is quickly becoming a factor in the closely-watched contest. … Full Article

Cuomo offers support in last-minute push to save speed cameras

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who recently came to Dyker Heights to implore the state Senate to return to Albany and vote on a bill to keep speed cameras operating in New York City school zones, is mounting a last-minute push for the legislation with the July 25 deadline staring him in the face.  … Full Article

City Council approves cap on trash processed in Brooklyn neighborhoods

North Brooklyn neighborhoods like Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick are responsible for 38 percent of New York City’s trash processing capacities, according to lawmakers, who said the Southeast Queens and the South Bronx are also forced to handle an unfair burden.  … Full Article

Brooklyn pols push for green rooftops

City Councilmember Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require new commercial buildings across the city to install green rooftops. … Full Article

Carroll: Speed cameras not the only street safety issue

With the deadline fast approaching to renew a pilot program to keep speed cameras operating on New York City streets, a Brooklyn lawmaker who supports the measure is seeking to bring attention to another roadway safety issue. … Full Article

Speed camera supporters continue to hone their message

The State Senate should return to Albany immediately and take a vote to keep speed cameras operating on New York City streets, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during an appearance in Dyker Heights on Friday, July 13. … Full Article

Constituents call on pols, including Donovan, Golden, Malliotakis to end social media blocking

Now that not one, but two federal courts have deemed the attempts of elected officials to block constituents on social media a direct violation of the First Amendment, five grassroots groups in southern Brooklyn have banded together to pen a petition targeted at three elected officials they … Full Article

Trump-Putin summit fallout hits Donovan-Rose race

Helsinki is thousands of miles away from Fort Hamilton Parkway, but the fallout over President Donald Trump’s performance at his high-stakes meeting Monday with Russia President Vladimir Putin in the capital of Finland is having ramifications here in Brooklyn. … Full Article

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