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More than 1.4 million New Yorkers rely on food pantries and soup kitchens to feed their families, according to Councilmember Stephen Levin, who is leading a fight to convince the de Blasio ad … Full Article

City Council candidate calls for state review of lead in school drinking water

Ede Fox, who is challenging incumbent Laurie Cumbo for the District 35 City Council seat, has called for a state review of lead in New York City public school drinking water. Fox is a community advocate who lost to Cumbo in the 2013 Democratic Primary. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Democrats endorse Gentile for district attorney

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who has set his sights on becoming the next district attorney of Brooklyn, has picked up an endorsement in his own backyard. Leaders of the Bay Ridge Democrats announced that they are backing Gentile for DA. … Full Article

NYC GOP chairs endorse Michel Faulkner for comptroller

Rev. Michel Faulkner, who recently dropped out of the GOP mayoral pool in favor of running for comptroller has been endorsed by the Republican Party chairmen of all five counties. He will challenge Democratic incumbent Scott Stringer, who has held the job since 2014. … Full Article

NYC Council seeks to stop foam from flying at construction sites

Winter isn’t the only season in which New Yorkers see snow. … Full Article

District 43 City Council forum combines both party candidates

The Brooklyn Board of Realtors and AARP hosted a forum to introduce the Democratic and Republican candidates for the 43rd Council District open seat (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst). … Full Article

City to start crackdown on illegal home conversions

A City Council bill that was nearly three years in the making was approved unanimously this week, a move that should send chills down the spines of unscrupulous landlords, according to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and councilmembers. … Full Article

Faulkner exit leaves Malliotakis vs. Massey in GOP primary

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, waging a bid to become New York City’s first female mayor, now finds herself in a two-way race for the Republican Party nomination after the Rev. Michel Faulkner dropped out. … Full Article

Brooklyn Republican Party holds first City Council debate

The Brooklyn Republican Party hosted the first Republican City Council debate spotlighting the three GOP candidates running for the City Council seat on Thursday. … Full Article

Capano says GOP should unite behind Malliotakis

The Republican Party should coalesce behind one candidate to take on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and that one candidate should be Bay Ridge Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, according to a man running for the City Council seat representing the neighborhood. … Full Article

Retired boxer plans to run against Donovan

A retired professional boxer is hoping to climb into a different ring — the political ring — and topple a popular elected official. Boyd Melson, who is originally from Brooklyn, announced this week that he intends to run for Congress in the 11th District in 2018. … Full Article

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