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In Public Service: Jeffries calls for House hearings on Comey

The move by FBI director James Comey to send a letter to congressional leaders on Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn GOP packs Gargiulo’s Restaurant for Sen. Marty Golden

It was a “Marty Party” at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on Oct. 24, as a packed house of Brooklyn’s movers and shakers came out to support Sen. Marty Golden as he seeks his eighth term in office.  … Full Article

Council hears testimony on illegal home conversions bill

A bill introduced by Councilmember Vincent Gentile to crack down on illegal home conversions was the subject of a City Council hearing on Monday as lawmakers sought to come up with remedies for the escalating housing problem. … Full Article

Investigation into BP Adams death threat continues

An investigation of a death threat against Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is ongoing.

The threat was written in a letter received at Borough Hall on Friday. … Full Article

Levin lauds changes to foster care system

A package of bills approved by the City Council on Oct. 27 will improve the foster care system for nearly 10,000 children in New York City, according to Councilmember Stephen Levin, who chairs the Committee on General Welfare. … Full Article

Lander expands office hours for Bangladeshi community

In a sign of the increasing importance of the Bangladeshi community to the political and cultural fabric of Brooklyn, Councilmember Brad Lander has expanded the services in his Kensington district office to assist immigrants from that part of the world. … Full Article

Brooklyn Highway Democratic Club endorses Donovan

Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is running for re-election on Nov. 8, picked up support from a Democratic club in the Brooklyn end of his bi-borough congressional district as the race entered its final two weeks. … Full Article

Pols favor reduced Metrocards for low-income riders

Several Brooklyn members of the City Council have climbed aboard an effort by transportation and anti-poverty advocacy groups to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to introduce a reduced fare Metrocard system for low income New Yorkers. … Full Article

Schumer speaks to grassroots organizations prior to presidential debate watch party

Although there were hardly any undecided voters in attendance, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer showed up to the Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND) meeting at St. Francis College on Wednesday, where he stumped for Hillary Clinton prior to the debate-watch party. … Full Article

Thinking ahead, Capano picks 4 campaign chairmen

The race to succeed term-limited Councilmember Vincent Gentile will begin in earnest in early 2017, but one potential candidate isn’t waiting for the starting gun to be fired. … Full Article

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