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Jaime Williams, an avid fisher, reeled in the biggest catch of her life when she won a special election to the New York State Assembly on April 19. … Full Article

Dignitaries, elected officials gather to support Dan Donovan in Bay Ridge

A distinguished group of elected officials and community leaders recently came together at Trace restaurant in Bay Ridge for a well-attended fundraising event in support of U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Bichotte seeks help for minority, women-owned businesses

New York state should be doing more to provide opportunities for economic growth for minority and women-owned businesses, according to Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, who has introduced a package of 13 bills aimed at assisting entrepreneurs. … Full Article

Gentile to give out rain barrels in Bay Ridge

Local residents can combine healthy eating with environmentally conscious living when they attend opening day of the Bay Ridge Greenmarket on May 7. … Full Article

In Public Service: Harris faced danger at Rikers Island

Pamela Harris is probably the one of the only members of the New York State Assembly who can say she survived a riot at Rikers Island. … Full Article

Jeffries leads synthetic drug fact-finding effort

A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, is on a mission to get the facts behind the rise in the use of synthetic drugs across the country. … Full Article

City Hall officials subpoenaed amid campaign finance probes

Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said. … Full Article

Sunset Park renovation wins participatory budget vote

When Councilmember Carlos Menchaca gave residents in his Sunset Park-Red Hook district the chance to decide how they wanted to divide up $2 million in city budget funds for neighborhood improvement projects, they came out in droves to vote for their favorite projects. … Full Article

Assembly GOPers: Keep sex offenders on registry

Hundreds of paroled sex offenders are quietly being dropped from New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ registry because they committed their crimes more than 20 years ago, according to Assembly Republicans who are pushing legislation to keep them on the list. … Full Article

Donovan says IRS needs overhaul

Tax Day has come and gone, but U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is still focused on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). … Full Article

Mayor calls campaign finance cheating reports ‘outrageous’

In his strongest language yet, Mayor Bill de Blasio defended himself against the whirlwind of controversy that has engulfed his administration, telling reporters at an event in Bay Ridge on Monday that reports of possible illegal campaign fundraising activities on his part are “outrageous.” … Full Article

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