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A new poll finds Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating is slipping in the wake of protests surrounding the Eric Garner grand jury decision. … Full Article

Pols vow action after Cuomo vetoes military pension bill

A bill that would have changed the formula under which military veterans employed by the state or city apply for retirement pensions was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but the legislation’s supporters are vowing to move the measure forward despite the setback. … Full Article

Gentile says feds should allow disabled veterans to use HOV lanes

Disabled war veterans should be permitted to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on the city’s highways, even if they are traveling alone, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who is mounting an effort to change the rules of the road. … Full Article

Treyger urges Brooklyn residents to give pets a home

Brooklyn residents who visit the offices of their local council members usually go there to seek help with quality of life issues or to get information about city programs. … Full Article

Incumbents reign in Southwest Brooklyn

The electorate may be angry across the country, but Southwest Brooklyn voters opted to stay with the tried and true and decided to keep incumbents in office. All of the local incumbents running to keep their seats in the State Legislative kept them. … Full Article

Savino wins her one-woman race

Trivia question: Who was one of the candidates who had an easy time on Election Night? The answer: state Sen. Diane Savino.  … Full Article

Grimm wins re-election to congress

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, whose political career looked dead in the water in the spring, pulled off a miracle comeback and defeated his challenger Domenic Recchia on Tuesday night. … Full Article

BREAKING: Defiant US Rep. Grimm wins 3rd term amid tax trial

 Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has won a third term in Congress despite a rocky year that included a federal indictment on tax evasion charges and being caught on camera threatening to throw a TV reporter off a balcony. … Full Article

Updated election results: In Brooklyn, Simon overcomes ballot confusion; Barron back in business

Gov. Andrew Cuomo did better in Democratic Brooklyn than he did in the rest of the state. Roughly 67 percent of Brooklyn residents voted for Cuomo on the Democratic line on Tuesday, according to the NYS Board of Elections. … Full Article

How one candidate spent Election Day...Having fun!

Election Day is usually a tense affair for candidates, but one man running his first-ever campaign decided to enjoy himself.  … Full Article
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