Charging that elected officials in Park Slope, Kensington and other Brooklyn communities have done nothing to create affordable housing, Troy Odendhal, a candidate in the Democratic Primary i … Full Article

Donovan predicts House bill will help mentally ill

A bill passed by the House of Representatives last week to reform the country’s mental health programs will go a long way toward helping those who are ill, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan predicted. … Full Article

Pols to lead unity walk in Central Brooklyn

Calling on residents of all races and nationalities to come together in the country’s moment of grief, state Sen. Jesse Hamilton announced that he and the United Against Violence Task Force will lead a unity march through Central Brooklyn on July 12. … Full Article

NY legislators OK tax breaks for music and game producers

New York lawmakers have endorsed $50 million in annual tax credits for producing music and digital games, hoping such incentives will do for those industries what they did for television and movie production in the state. … Full Article

Carroll gets Working Families Party nod

The man whose Assembly seat he wants to take has already given him his blessing. And now state Assembly candidate Robert Carroll has earned the endorsement of the Working Families Party (WFP) in his bid to succeed longtime lawmaker James Brennan. … Full Article

Councilmember Eugene’s resolutions pass; Oct. 9 is officially Haitian Day

On June 21, the New York City Council unanimously passed Brooklyn Councilmember Mathieu Eugene's resolutions calling on New York and the United States to recognize the contributions Haitians have made in America by establishing a Haitian Day. … Full Article

How did the NYC Board of Elections do during Tuesday’s primary?

Eyes were on the Board of Election’s (BOE) performance during Tuesday’s Congressional primary after numerous foul-ups during last April’s Presidential primary. … Full Article

Velazquez cruises to victory in primary

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who had issued an urgent appeal to U. S. … Full Article

US Rep. Jerrold Nadler wins contentious primary battle in NY

Rep. Jerrold Nadler won the Democratic primary Tuesday for a New York City congressional seat he's held for nearly a quarter-century, defeating his opponent in the first Democratic primary challenge he's faced in two decades. … Full Article

Legislature passes cop tuition waiver bill

A bill passed by the state Legislature to allow police officers to receive a waiver on tuition for one course at the City University of New York (CUNY) is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. … Full Article


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