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NY transit system bans all political ads on subways, buses

The nation's largest mass transit system banned all political advertising on its subways and buses Wednesday after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews” on New York City buses. … Full Article

NYC council says credit check ban will help end job discrimination

If you’re applying for a job and your prospective employer demands to see your credit history, that employer could be violating New York City law. … Full Article

Chokehold case questions follow Daniel Donovan

Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer. … Full Article

Applause, skepticism greet de Blasio's anti-poverty plan

New York City aims to lift 800,000 people out of poverty's clutches within a decade — nearly as many people who live in San Francisco — by launching a program that has drawn both applause for its ambition and skepticism about its feasibility. … Full Article

NYC Council pushes de Blasio to do more for the homeless

With New York City's homelessness population reaching an all-time high, the City Council has urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to increase funding to programs aimed at keeping families off the city's streets. … Full Article

Construction workers, business leaders endorse Donovan

Republican Dan Donovan, the man seen by many political observers as the front-runner in the special election for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat, has picked up two more endorsements to boost his campaign. … Full Article

Hillary's Brooklyn: Clinton HQ choice hits populist vibe

The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bridges that span the East River. … Full Article

BP Adams hosts mission of Johannesburg officials to share governing practices

On Monday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a mission of elected officials and political leaders from Johannesburg to share best practices in municipal governance and to build the foundation for potential future partnerships between the borough and South Africa’s largest city. … Full Article

Arab, Asian leaders to co-sponsor congressional debate

In a sign of the growing political clout of the borough’s Arab and Asian communities, organizations representing the two groups are joining forces to co-sponsor a debate featuring two of the three candidates for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island seat in Congress. … Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio draws some ire for not endorsing Clinton

Mayor Bill de Blasio, under fire from some fellow Democrats for not immediately endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, didn't back off his stance Tuesday, saying he needed to "hear what the vision is" before giving her his blessing. … Full Article

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