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Cuomo: Rail strike would hold commuters 'hostage'

ALBANY, N.Y.— After days of avoiding the fray, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging unions and transportation managers to restart negotiations to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter railroad. … Full Article

Alarm raised about ‘dark money’ in de Blasio’s LICH - Fortis letter

The backlash continues against a letter sent out by a de Blasio lobbying group supporting the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a developer.   … Full Article

Hikind heads to Israel

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continued, despite a cease-fire plan put forth by Egypt, Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind made plans to hop on a plane and travel to the Middle East to stand in solidarity with Israelis. … Full Article

Walker launches campaign for Boyland’s Central Brooklyn Assembly seat

Latrice Walker officially launched her campaign for Brooklyn’s 55th Assembly District at Borough Hall on Monday morning with endorsements from a Who’s Who of Central Brooklyn elected officials, clergy members and other leaders. … Full Article

Gentile secures $8 million in funding to fix parks

Councilman Vincent Gentile, the longest serving member of the City Council, used his clout to secure millions of dollars from the city budget for repair projects for parks in his district, along with funding to increase sanitation collections on local streets. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio is on a roll

Increased funding for arts education for schoolchildren. A waiver for homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The securing of an important union contract. And the 2,000th restaurant opening with the help of the Department of Small Business Services. … Full Article

Recchia opens Brooklyn campaign headquarters

Being a candidate for political office in a district that spans two boroughs brings special challenges. … Full Article

Sikora to kick off assembly campaign in Boerum Hill Tuesday

Pete Sikora, candidate for the 52nd-Assembly District in Brooklyn is set to kick off his campaign Tuesday morning with endorsements from State Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmember Brad Lander and Councilmember Steve Levin. … Full Article

Mayor and City Council announce early, ‘honest budget’

Update: the budget has now officially been passed. … Full Article

De Blasio appoints Joseph Esposito as head of OEM

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Joseph Esposito to serve as New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner.  As Commissioner of OEM, Esposito will be responsible for ensuring that New York City is fully prepared to respond to natural and man-made emergen … Full Article
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