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Gearing up for a special election that is less than two months away, congressional candidates Daniel Donovan and Vincent Gentile both opened their Brooklyn campaign headquarters over the weekend as … Full Article

Cuomo sets May 5 as date for special election to replace Grimm

With his back against the wall, Governor Andrew Cuomo has relented to pressure from a federal judge and has named May 5 as the date for a special election in the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article

De Blasio laughs off "Fifty Shades of Grey" attack ad

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey." … Full Article

Jeffries says IRS should give cop charity donors more time

Residents who have opened their hearts to donate money to help the families of slain Brooklyn detectives should be granted an extension for filing their income taxes, according to U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. … Full Article

GOP mocks de Blasio with 'Fifty Shades of Bill' poster

New York State Republicans say Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio is like the submissive character in "Fifty Shades of Grey," dominated by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
 … Full Article

Federal judge orders special contest to fill Grimm’s vacant seat on Friday

A federal judge says he's going to set a date for a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm unless New York's governor does so by Friday. … Full Article

De Blasio takes new tact after latest grand jury decision

Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were black men killed by New York City police officers. … Full Article

NYC municipal ID has provision to delete personal data

New York City's new municipal ID program is designed so that personal data can be deleted at the end of 2016. … Full Article

Hikind blasts Democratic boycott of Netanyahu speech

Assemblyman Dov Hikind is making an unusual request of the man who represents him in congress. And it has nothing to do with a constituent concern. … Full Article

NYC Comptroller Stringer holds Town Hall at Starrett City

On Wednesday, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer held a Town Hall meeting with the Starrett City Tenants Association meeting at the Brooklyn Sports Club, in Spring Creek. … Full Article

NYC Council speaker calls for criminal justice reform

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is using her first State of the City address to call for criminal justice reform. … Full Article
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