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Coney Island residents are growing increasingly concerned and frustrated by gun violence plaguing their streets, according to a lawmaker who represents them in Albany and who established her  … Full Article

Schneiderman enlists local prosecutors to probe killings by police

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has authorized local prosecutors to start investigations when police kill unarmed civilians but he prohibited them from giving immunity to any witnesses. … Full Article

De Blasio: NYPD’s ‘Summer All Out’ crime program is working

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton on Wednesday said that NYPDs "Summer All Out" initiative, which deploys officers and resources to high-crime areas, was making progress, with a reduction in shootings of almost 30 percent in participating  … Full Article

Stringer: NYCHA has made little progress in clearing repair backlog

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) makes tens of thousands of New Yorkers wait for weeks, months and sometimes even years before fixing serious problems such as asbestos, missing carbon monoxide detectors, broken elevators, leaky ceilings and faulty stoves, according to an audit re … Full Article

Hikind calls Iran deal ‘naive and dangerous’

Calling Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of state terrorism,” Assemblymember Dov Hikind blasted the deal the U.S. reached with Iran in which crippling economic sanctions against Iran would be lifted in exchange for that country dismantling its program to build a nuclear bomb. … Full Article

Treyger pumps $400,000 into repaving streets

Residents of Bensonhurst, Gravesend and Coney Island will have to be on the lookout throughout the summer for signs about parking restrictions on their streets. … Full Article

Parsing mayors' words, study finds economy most common focus

Economic development, infrastructure and public safety were top concerns as U.S. mayors summed up the state of their cities this year, but current events helped frame those longstanding issues in discussions of race and inequality, a new study finds. … Full Article
Rep. Jeffries on the Confederate Flag: Take It Down!

Jeffries leads charge against funding for confederate flag

Calling the Confederate battle flag “a divisive symbol,” U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Velazquez calls on Obama to fix Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

The world’s attention is focused on the financial crisis in Greece, but a debt dilemma closer to U.S. shores has a local member of Congress reaching out to the White House for help. … Full Article

Candidates scramble to run for Brook-Krasny’s seat

With Alec Brook-Krasny’s resignation from the New York state Assembly effective July 7, speculation is mounting over who will run for his seat. … Full Article

Clarke says U.S.-Cuba thaw offers hope for future

President Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba is being closely watched in Brooklyn’s Caribbean-American community. U.S. Rep. Yvette D. … Full Article

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