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Menchaca picks Zuniga over Ortiz for assembly

With just days to go until the primary, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca has upended the race for Sunset Park’s State Assembly seat by endorsing the challenger over a longtime incumbent. … Full Article

Community Council hosts Bay Ridge Great Debate

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the political season is heating up. … Full Article

Gentile disputes NYPD sergeant union’s DNC stand

The highly controversial stand taken by the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) against holding the 2016 Democratic National Convention at Barclays Center – a stand that included writing an open letter to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) urging it not to choose New York for its quadrenn … Full Article

Grimm trial set for December

A judge has scheduled New York Congressman Michael Grimm's tax evasion trial for December. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen told lawyers at a hearing on Tuesday that jury selection will begin Dec. 1. … Full Article

Primary focus: Key endorsements for Sikora and Simon in Brooklyn’s 52nd Assembly race

With primary elections one week from Tuesday, big endorsements have been announced in the race for Brooklyn’s 52nd Assembly District, where  … Full Article

Primary focus: Candidates for Assembly District 52 debate in Prospect Heights

With primaries on Sept. 9, residents of Prospect Heights heard from candidates vying for their Assembly district Wednesday night at a forum hosted by the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council. The debate took place at the Duryea Presbyterian Church on Sterling Place. … Full Article

Poll: De Blasio's approval holds steady

A new poll says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating has held steady despite a tumultuous summer for the city. A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday finds that 50 percent of voters approved of de Blasio's job performance. … Full Article

Primary focus: After initial rejection, Biviano gets a seat at Brooklyn 52nd Assembly debate

Doug Biviano, running for the 52nd Assembly District against Jo Anne Simon and Peter Sikora, argued his way into NY1’s televised debate set for  7 p.m. Monday night after being initially excluded due to his campaign’s lack of financial filings. … Full Article

Recchia unveils 1st campaign commercial, Grimm predicts win

There was no summer vacation for Republican-Conservative U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm or his Democratic opponent Domenic Recchia. In fact, things are just starting to heat up in this race as Labor Day approaches. … Full Article

UPDATE: One World Trade Center to go gold

The Freedom Tower will be bathed in gold light in a tribute to the courage of children with cancer, thanks to a group of Bay Ridge lawmakers. … Full Article
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