Gov. Cuomo mulls naming immediate replacement for late Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson

In the wake of the sudden death of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a decision to make about the short-term future of the office’s leadership. … Full Article

Felder tops Conservative Party ratings

The Brooklyn lawmaker with the highest rating from the New York State Conservative Party is…a Democrat. State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Borough Park-Midwood) and a Republican colleague from Broome County earned the highest rating among senators in the Conservative Party’s annual ratings. … Full Article

Voter registration deadline is Friday: How to do it in NYC

The upcoming presidential election has been called one of the most important in decades, and Friday, Oct. 14 is the last day to register to vote. … Full Article

Donovan urges students to enter congressional app contest

Students in Southwest Brooklyn who have a flair for creativity and taste for technology will have a chance to see their work go on display in the U.S. Capitol if they enter a contest sponsored by Congress. … Full Article

Futuristic plan for NY includes LED bridge lighting in color

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a far-reaching futuristic plan for the city that includes color LED illumination of bridges, completely automated toll booths and driver facial recognition cameras for tighter anti-terrorism security. … Full Article

Mayor’s ‘Building Healthy Communities’ initiative aims to improve health outcomes in 12 underserved neighborhoods, including Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Canarsie

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senior Advisor Gabrielle Fialkoff announced on Thursday Building Healthy Communities (BHC), a public-private partnership designed to improve health outcomes in 12 chronically underserved neighborhoods across the five boroughs. … Full Article

De Blasio’s goal of 30 percent contract awards to minorities and women may hit stumbling block in Albany

Flanked by minority and women business owners, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday an ambitious plan to award 30 percent of the dollar amount of city contracts to minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) by 2021. … Full Article

Parker: We don’t have a J’ouvert problem

In the wake of two shooting deaths on the streets of Crown Heights during the West Indian celebration of J’ouvert early Labor Day morning, there had been talk among city officials to cancel next year’s event. … Full Article

Final participatory budgeting brainstorming meetings coming up as deadline draws closer

Gordon E. Berry (Geb) wants to install a slackline and traveling rings in McCarren Park. Matthew W. would like to see a public toilet on Pacific Street between 3rd and 4th avenues so people will stop urinating between cars. … Full Article

Mazel Tov! Voter forms translated into Yiddish

The Board of Elections is printing voter registration forms in Yiddish this election season, and one Brooklyn lawmaker is hailing the move as an inclusive gesture to the city’s Jewish population. … Full Article


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