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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

Treyger picks up key endorsements in district leader race

With a little more than a month to go before the Democratic Primary, the bitter race between Mark Treyger and Chris McCreight for Democratic district leader of the 46th Assembly District entered a new phase as Treyger unveiled a slew of endorsements from business, civic and religious leader … Full Article

Need a lawyer? Visit Harris' office

If you need a lawyer, the place to go is state Assemblymember Pamela Harris’s office. Harris (D-Coney Island-Dyker Heights-Bay Ridge) is working with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free legal assistance for her constituents. … Full Article

Sanders supporter hopes to shake up assembly race

A teacher who campaigned for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic Primary season is seeking to bring the Vermont senator’s message of economic equality to the voters of a Brooklyn assembly district. … Full Article

Treyger, Harris make pitch to Asian-American voters

A political forum aimed at enticing Asian Americans and other minorities to go to the polls on Primary Day in September attracted a large group of candidates, including Coney Island lawmakers Mark Treyger and Pamela Harris, who made a pitch to expand their base of support. … Full Article

Savino to host Back to School Blast

Public school students return from summer vacation and head back to class on Sept. 8, but many kids in Coney Island will be eagerly going to school on Aug. 10. That’s the day state Sen. Diane Savino is hosting her ninth annual Back to School Blast. … Full Article

Exclusive: Harris says she is fighting back

State Assemblymember Pamela Harris admits that she feels under siege. … Full Article

Brooklyn Pol Harris: Poor health, post-storm woes drove me to bankruptcy

Brooklyn Assemblymember Pamela Harris responded Tuesday to published reports that she and her husband owed more than $30,000 in back taxes, explaining that a series of illnesses and the ravages of Superstorm Sandy on their home left them all but penniless. … Full Article

Bay Ridge lawmakers praise Bratton

Police Commissioner William Bratton’s surprising announcement Tuesday that he will retire in September was quickly followed by words of praise from elected officials in Bay Ridge, a community where police-community relations have always been solid. … Full Article

Savino pushes legislation to protect kids playing Pokémon GO

A directive issued Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban convicted sex offenders from playing the popular “Pokémon Go” game is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to protect children, according to state Sen. … Full Article

Donovan warns Zika research jeopardized by partisan rancor

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan warned that partisan warfare over federal funding for Zika research is causing a dangerous delay in the development of a vaccine to treat the virus. … Full Article

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