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New York state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) will host a community meeting Thursday night to discuss, what is being termed, a crisis in New York affordable housing. … Full Article

Clarke named to Energy and Commerce Committee

Brooklyn will have a seat at the table when it comes to crafting legislation on everything from consumer protections to telecommunications when the new congress convenes in early January. … Full Article

De Blasio announces labor deal with NYC uniformed superior officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio gathered late Tuesday with the heads of the city’s uniformed departments to announce that New York City has reached a tentative contract with the Uniformed Superior Officers Coalition (USOC), eight unions representing 12,000 uniformed supervising officers. … Full Article

Malliotakis named to U.S. delegation for China trip

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has been chosen by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation to visit China this month. Malliotakis will be part of a delegation of eight elected officials from all around the U.S. making the 10-day trip. … Full Article

Death of Garner dredges up memories for BP Adams

On April 28th, 1973, Clifford Glover, a ten-year-old boy, was killed by Thomas Shea, an undercover police officer, in South Jamaica, Queens. His shooting sparked several days of riots in the neighborhood, riots that were inflamed when Shea was acquitted of murder. … Full Article

De Blasio draws upon his family to console NYC

He is a white man with a black son, a mayor elected on a campaign centered on mending relations between the nation's largest police force and the communities of color who feel mistreated and, at times, endangered by the police. … Full Article

Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

WASHINGTON— Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges. … Full Article

De Blasio: Mistake to ban press from union meeting in Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio is acknowledging that it was a mistake to bar reporters from a union meeting he attended. … Full Article

NYC voters cool to policy role for de Blasio's wife

Mayor Bill de Blasio has extolled his wife as one of his crucial advisers, but city voters aren't keen on having mayoral spouses play major parts in shaping policy, according to a poll released Wednesday amid heightened attention to the first  … Full Article

Gentile Tells Council: Don’t criminalize chokeholds by NYPD

A bill introduced in the City Council to criminalize chokeholds by police officers would unfairly handcuff cops and interfere with their ability to do their jobs, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said he plans to vote against the proposed legislation. … Full Article
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