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Catholic schools, yeshivas and other religious schools would be entitled to have school safety agents if a bill proposed by a Brooklyn councilmember becomes law. … Full Article

School technology project heads budget wish list in 38th Council District

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca asked constituents in his Sunset Park-Red Hood district to name the project they most wanted to see get funding in the new city budget and the answer he got could be summed up in three words: technology for schools. … Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio unveils executive budget

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's executive budget may not include money for 1,000 new police officers.
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Transportation, Sandy relief top Donovan’s agenda

Congressman-elect Daniel Donovan, who won a decisive victory over City Councilmember Vincent Gentile in the special election in the 11th Congressional District (Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) Tuesday night, vowed to get to work immediately on issues such as transpor … Full Article

Dan Donovan defeats Vincent Gentile in Grimm special election

A district attorney connected to the case of an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer's chokehold was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud. … Full Article

De Blasio proposes millions in new mental health services

Over 80 schools would get mental health clinics, every police precinct would have a victims' advocate and social workers would arrange psychological care for thousands of families in homeless shelters under Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to invest tens of millions of dollars in mental health, his wi … Full Article

De Blasio proposes rent law changes, urges state to enact

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants state lawmakers to expand tenant protections for the city's 1 million rent-regulated apartments. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Special election day in Brooklyn

For the 11th Congressional District special election,  a three-way race with Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile and James Lane, voters received a paper ballot with candidates' names. … Full Article

As race winds down, Gentile, Donovan make last-minute push for votes

As the campaign for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat entered its final day before Tuesday’s special election, Republican Daniel Donovan and Democrat Vincent Gentile were crisscrossing the district, meeting voters and making a last-minute pitch for votes. … Full Article

Officials: NYC budget includes $125 million to MTA

New York City is set to increase its capital contribution to the region's transportation authority. … Full Article

Clarke supports chokehold prevention bill

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke is throwing her support behind legislation fellow Brooklyn congressmember Hakeem Jeffries is sponsoring to outlaw the use of chokeholds by police. The bill would define use of the chokehold as a civil rights violation under federal law. … Full Article

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