Menchaca’s Goal: ‘I Want to Be Part of a Movement’

Carlos Menchaca shocked the political world in 2013 when he defeated incumbent Councilmember Sara Gonzalez in the Democratic Primary in the 38th Council District. But Menchaca, who went on to win the general election that year, said he doesn’t want to be the only one making political waves. … Full Article

Harris gets Democratic nod to run for Assembly

Pamela Harris, a retired correction officer and Coney Island civic leader, emerged victorious when the Brooklyn Democratic County Committee met Tuesday night to select the party’s candidate to run for the state Assembly seat vacated by Alec Brook-Krasny. … Full Article

Cuomo aide— who was shot in Brooklyn before West Indian Day parade— dies

An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was shot in the crossfire between two gangs hours before the city's West Indian Day parade died Wednesday, police said. … Full Article

Jeffries, Clarke call on Obama to provide anti-gun funds

In the wake of an outbreak of gun violence in Brooklyn, including the shooting of Carey Gabay, a counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, two members of the House’s Brooklyn delegation are calling on President Barack Obama to take swift action. … Full Article

Cuomo aide is brain dead after shooting before NYC parade

An aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been declared brain dead after being caught in the crossfire between two gangs in the hours before the West Indian Day parade, his family said Wednesday. … Full Article

Donovan looks to reform FEMA with legislation

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who was elected to Congress in May, introduced his first piece of legislation on Sept. 9, a bill to overhaul the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which came under fire in many quarters for its response to Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

Menchaca to constituents: You decide how to spend $2 million

Residents of Sunset Park and Red Hook will have a chance to decide how to spend approximately $2 million to be set aside from the next city budget, thanks to the Participatory Budget Process, which their councilman is an active proponent. … Full Article

Two more Brooklyn Democrats sign onto U.S.-Iran deal

As members of Congress prepare to return to work in Washington D.C. next week now that the summer recess has ended, the debate over the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear agreement with Iran is sure to heat up. … Full Article

NYC's first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. … Full Article

Superstorm Sandy informs Treyger’s City Council philosophy

Much of Councilmember Mark Treyger’s public life has been taken up by his non-stop efforts to help Superstorm Sandy victims recover and move on with their lives. … Full Article


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