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New York state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) will host a community meeting Thursday night to discuss, what is being termed, a crisis in New York affordable housing. … Full Article

Grimm leaves office Jan. 5

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, who announced on Monday night that he is resigning from Congress, will spend his last day as a member of the House of Representatives on Jan. 5. … Full Article

Grimm resignation fires up speculation on replacement

In the wake of U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm's decision to resign from congress, speculation about who will replace him is reaching a fever pitch. … Full Article

Grimm to resign after guilty plea

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion is expected to resign before Congress returns to Washington next week. … Full Article

De Blasio and wife visit scene of police officers' killings

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife have quietly visited the place where two New York City police officers were shot to death. … Full Article

Malliotakis sees opening for U.S. businesses in China

There are growing opportunities for U.S. companies to do business with China, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who has just returned from a 10-day trip to that country. … Full Article

Golden throws holiday party for Bay Ridge

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southwest Brooklyn) and his wife Colleen found a fun way to thank all of the community activists in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst who volunteer in civic organizations and work hard make their neighborhoods great places to live. … Full Article

Poll: De Blasio's rating dips after Eric Garner decision

A new poll finds Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating is slipping in the wake of protests surrounding the Eric Garner grand jury decision. … Full Article

Gentile wants more cops using Tasers to subdue suspects

At a time when thousands of New Yorkers are taking to the streets to protest a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, one Brooklyn council member is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to hire more cops and to let more o … Full Article

De Blasio to meet with Garner protesters

 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to meet with organizers of the protests over the death of Eric Garner. … Full Article

Tensions mount Between de Blasio, police union

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the city's police union, dismissing their ability to speak for rank-and-file officers in the wake of their call to ban him from future New York Police Department funerals. … Full Article
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