Pamela Harris wins Alec Brook-Krasny's assembly district over Lucretia Regina-Potter

ALBANY— New York voters elected five new state lawmakers Tuesday in special elections — three of whom will replace politicians convicted of corruption.  Democrat Pamela Harris won 63 percent of the vote in a Brooklyn Assembly district to defeat Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter. … Full Article

In Public Service: Greenfield committee at center of housing debate

David Greenfield is one of the most influential members of the City Council, and his clout will likely grow over the next few years. … Full Article

New York voters to pick 5 new lawmakers in special election

ALBANY— Voters in communities around New York state get to pick new state lawmakers in five special elections — including three legislative seats left empty following corruption convictions. … Full Article

Councilmembers embrace Cleanup NYC Initiative

Clean, litter-free sidewalks provide a boost to the city’s economy, according to two Brooklyn City Council members, who recently announced the start of new cleanup projects in their districts. … Full Article

Steve Cohn's cheesecake breakfast still a big hit with Brooklyn politicians

It was a who's who of the Brooklyn political scene with all of the biggest names showing up, except Mayor de Blasio, as roughly 300 local politicians, from both parties, judges and lawyers packed into Junior's Restaurant for Steve Cohn’s annual Cheesecake Breakfast on Friday morning. … Full Article

Pols push for permanent extension of 9/11 health care bill

A move by Republicans in the House of Representatives to re-authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for five years was heavily criticized by two Congress members representing parts of Brooklyn, who called instead for the fund to be made permanent. … Full Article

Donovan passes first bill in House

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who was elected on May 5, has reached a significant milestone, passing his first piece of legislation. A bill Donovan sponsored, the Securing the Cities Act of 2015, was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 411-4 on Oct. 21. … Full Article

Person familiar with plans: De Blasio to endorse Hillary Clinton

Ending months of delay that drew criticism from some fellow Democrats, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, a person familiar with his plans told The Associated Press on Mond … Full Article

Velázquez's Sandy bill heads back to House after Senate passage

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez to cut red tape for owners of small businesses seeking government assistance to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy is headed back to the House after it was approved by the Senate. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Assembly seat up for grabs in Nov. 3 election

A hotly contested race to succeed Democrat Alec Brook-Krasny in the New York state Assembly is coming down to the wire as the two women running for the open seat step up their campaigns to win over voters. … Full Article


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