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Mayor Bill de Blasio, beginning his third year in office with middling poll numbers and stubborn political problems, delivered his annual State of the City address Thursday night, highlighting the  … Full Article

State GOP chairman parties with Brooklyn leaders

New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox came to the Brooklyn party’s headquarters in Bensonhurst to help new Brooklyn GOP Party Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro and his troops celebrate the holiday season. Ferraro, who was elected chairman of the Brooklyn Republican Party on Sept. … Full Article

In Public Service: Davila cites grit as key to success

Drug dealers know not to mess with Maritza Davila. As a single mother raising her three children in a Bushwick apartment house several years ago, Davila mobilized her fellow tenants, and together they chased drug dealers out of the building. … Full Article

Pols express relief at Zadroga Act extension

With a mixture of joy and relief, elected officials and advocates reacted to a vote by the House of Representatives to extend a federal program that provides health care for first responders who contracted cancer and other life-threatening illnesses after working at the World T … Full Article

Amid crisis, de Blasio expands outreach to street homeless

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he is launching a sweeping initiative to combat the persistent problem of homelessness in New York City, ordering teams to do a daily canvass of every block of an 8-mile stretch in Manhattan to reach out to those living on the street. … Full Article

Ho, ho, ho: Cobble Hill group delivers gift-wrapped LICH petitions to de Blasio

They came bearing gifts wrapped in bright red ribbons – but these may not be the kind of holiday presents that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants under his Christmas tree. … Full Article

Kassar endorses Rubio for president

A number of prominent Republican and conservative party leaders in Brooklyn have endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) for president, according to Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, his New York state campaign chairman. … Full Article

Gentile: MTA giving R riders the runaround

Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s fight with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) over the R train is showing no signs of slowing down. … Full Article

Christmas party has ‘Golden’ glow

The ballroom at the Bay Ridge Manor was packed Wednesday night as hundreds of people accepted an invitation from state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn) and his wife Colleen Golden to help them celebrate the Christmas season. Sen. … Full Article

DOT planning safety improvements for Meeker Avenue

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning a number of safety features for Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, according to Assemblymember Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn), who said the current configuration of the busy thoroughfare is “a recipe for disaster.” … Full Article

Report: Eric Garner’s daughter eyeing run against Donovan

The daughter of the late Eric Garner is considering running against U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan (R-C-Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) in 2016, according to a report in the New York Post. … Full Article

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