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GOP joins effort to stop illegal home construction

The concern over the future of housing in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area is running across political party lines, with Republicans and Democrats alike demanding action from the city to prevent the neighborhood from becoming overcrowded due to increasing numbers of people moving into former one  … Full Article

Report: NYC taxpayers fund de Blasio's personal travel

Taxpayers are footing the bill for most of Mayor Bill de Blasio's personal travel. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that public money has been used for de Blasio's nongovernment trips outside the city. … Full Article

Philly hosting Democratic convention site visit

PHILADELPHIA— Democratic National Committee representatives considering where to host the 2016 convention were greeted by local politicians and hundreds of supporters when they arrived Wednesday at a downtown hotel for a two-day visit. … Full Article

De Blasio signs bills to make NYC information open, searchable online

Want to know who is getting a city contract to reconstruct the pavement around Brooklyn Borough Hall, what new rules the Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering or what Request for Proposals the city has issued in Brooklyn? … Full Article

Sunset Park BID leader meets with senate candidates

Sunset Park’s business community is eager to see who will replace Borough President Eric Adams in the state senate and whether that person will work to promote economic growth, according to leaders. … Full Article

Recchia launches grassroots campaign push

With a little over three months to go until Election Day, Democrat Domenic Recchia, hoping to wrest the congressional seat that covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Staten Island away from Republican Michael Grimm, focused his campaign on the Brooklyn end of the two-borough district on Saturday, o … Full Article

De Blasio, family now live in historic Gracie Mansion

A historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities. Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday, a day after returning from their vacation in Italy. … Full Article

Feds want October start for Grimm trial

Federal prosecutors want to start Republican New York Rep. Michael Grimm's tax evasion trial in October, a month before Election Day. … Full Article

De Blasio views Roman Forum from mayor's balcony

ROME— New York City's mayor Bill De Blasio has taken in the famous view from the Rome mayor's balcony overlooking the Roman Forum on the first day of his Italian family vacation. … Full Article
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