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Stringer meets with delegation from Israel

The controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to Washington D.C. is the talk of the political world, but a visit to New York by a delegation from the city of Jerusalem didn’t generate nearly as much publicity. … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains Brooklyn’s progress

According to U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), “Brooklyn continues to be on the rise.” In an exclusive interview with this reporter, Jeffries discussed his views on the borough’s need for safe affordable housing and preservation of diversity. … Full Article

Affordable housing at forefront of de Blasio’s 2015 agenda

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that affordable housing would be the centerpiece of his administration’s plan to fight inequality and address what the mayor calls the “tale of two cities,” in Tuesday’s State of the City address delivered at Baruch College in Manhattan. … Full Article

Golden goes after cyber criminals

Alarmed by the massive data breaches that hit nationwide chains like Target and Home Depot in recent years, in which sensitive personal information on tens of millions of customers was obtained by cyber crooks, state Sen. … Full Article

Report: Gentile is Democratic frontrunner for Grimm’s seat

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has emerged as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination as the candidate to run for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated earlier this month by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article
FROM BOERUM HILL TO ALBANY- JOURNEY OF JO ANNE SIMON

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon inaugurated at St. Francis College

The inauguration of Jo Anne Simon, the newly elected New York State Assemblymember from the 52nd Assembly District, was nothing short of a grand celebration.  … Full Article

De Blasio: Let judicial process play out with Sheldon Silver

On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said New Yorkers should hold off on rushing to judgment in the case of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. … Full Article

Congress race sets up game of political musical chairs

The race to fill the vacant congressional seat formerly held by Republican Michael Grimm is setting up a game of political musical chairs that could have ramifications further down on the election ballot. … Full Article

Gentile pushed council to fund bulletproof vests for cops

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who led a drive back in 2006 to secure funding to outfit 18,000 New York City cops with new bulletproof vests, praised a proposal announced last week by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to replace the vests with new ones. … Full Article

Brooklyn conducts town hall on police-community relations

This past Sunday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was joined by civil rights attorney Norman Siegel to discuss the issue of advancing police-community relations, in response to recent citywide tension following widespread protests of policing practices and the assas … Full Article
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