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Gentile throws house warming party at his new office

Councilmember Vincent Gentile threw open the doors to his new district office, welcomed well wishers and, like any good host, provided visitors with lots of food, turning the official opening of his office into a house party on Saturday. … Full Article

Grimm-Recchia poll numbers suggest a tight race

The first major poll in the race between U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s newest Democratic district leader makes history

In an event that will mark a major milestone in Brooklyn politics, Nancy Tong will be sworn into office on Sept. 21 as the Democratic Party district leader in Gravesend-Bensonhurst, the first Asian-American to hold a political post in the borough. … Full Article

Praise for Brooklyn’s Democratic leader Seddio at post-primary breakfast

Democrats are on a roll in Brooklyn, and nowhere was that more apparent than at Junior’s in Downtown Brooklyn Monday morning. … Full Article

Recchia goes for the jugular

The gloves are off and the race between U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and challenger Domenic Recchia has turned into a knock-down, drag-out fight. Recchia, a Democrat, has decided to get tough by releasing a new campaign ad that focuses on Republican Grimm’s legal troubles. … Full Article

Pols unite at Ground Zero, push to reauthorize 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

With the country set to reflect on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center later this week, many of the federal bipartisan lawmakers who led the fight in Congress to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act U.S. … Full Article

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
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