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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

Brooklyn Democrats honor Speaker Heastie at gala

The Kings County Democratic Party honored New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and others during the 2015 Democratic County Gala at the Kings Theatre in Flatbush on Thursday. … Full Article

Cuomo endorses Gentile for congress

Democrat Vincent Gentile is getting a last-minute boost in his congressional campaign from Governor Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

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