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New York City aims to lift 800,000 people out of poverty's clutches within a decade — nearly as many people who live in San Francisco — by launching a program that has drawn both applause for its a … Full Article

Haitians protest outside Hillary HQ in Brooklyn

The ink is barely dry on the lease for Hillary Clinton’s headquarters at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, but the protests have already begun. … Full Article

Clarke signs House letter demanding resources for elderly

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke was among 33 members of congress the Eldercare Workforce Alliance lauded for signing a letter demanding billions of dollars in federal resources for the country’s elderly and their caregivers. … Full Article
#Bheard: Big Money and Politics

Letitia James, Zephyr Teachout, others discuss money in politics at BRIC House

Brooklyn Independent Media hosted a town hall titled "Big Money & Politics: Can Your Voice Count?" at the BRIC House Ballroom in Fort Greene on Wednesday night, with former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and Public Advocate Letitia James among its panel members. … Full Article

Congressional candidates speak out on U.S.-Iran nuclear talks

Tehran is a long way from Bay Ridge, but the delicate negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over nuclear weapons has become a hot topic in a local congressional race. … Full Article

NYC officials: Asbestos discovered in Gracie Mansion roof

Asbestos has been discovered in the roof at Gracie Mansion and work to remove the potentially cancer-causing materials from New York City's mayoral residence will begin this month, city officials told The Associated Press. … Full Article

In 7 Brooklyn districts, residents can decide how to spend millions

This year’s round of a democratic process called Participatory Budgeting will include more City Council districts than ever before, including seven in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Chuck Schumer to keynote Sen. Squadron’s annual convention for constituents

Every year, New York state Sen. Daniel Squadron holds a community convention where his constituents can air their concerns and help him set his priorities for the coming year. … Full Article

Report: Democrats giving up on Gentile in congress race

If Democrat Vincent Gentile has any chance at winning the special election for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congress seat on May 5, he’s going to have to do it without help from deep pocketed fellow Democrats in Washington D.C., according to a report in the New York Daily News. … Full Article

Malliotakis presents idea on how to improve Access-A-Ride

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis said that more than 63 of her constituents contacted her office to complain about lousy service on Access-A-Ride. … Full Article

BP Adams looking for ’10,000 Concerned Brooklynites’

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is looking to connect 10,000 of the borough’s shakers and movers together into a force that will bring Brooklyn to the next level. … Full Article

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