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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

Mayor de Blasio postpones Italy vacation over death of Eric Garner

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio postponed his planned Friday departure for a vacation with his family to Italy for a day. … Full Article

De Blasio appoints three, including buildings chair

Thursday, Bill de Blasio named Rick Chandler as the Department of Buildings Commissioner, Richard Emery as Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board and Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Barry Cozier as Chair and Vice Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, respectively. … Full Article

Treyger wants Dept. of Investigation to monitor Sandy funds

The city should create a monitor at the Department of Investigation to look at how dollars earmarked for Hurricane Sandy recovery are spent, according to two City Council members who sponsored a bipartisan bill aimed at keeping close tabs on expenditures. … Full Article

Battles to fill Brooklyn’s vacant seats heat up

Elected officials, clergy members and community leaders stood on the steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall on July 14 to endorse Latrice Walker, an aide to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, in her campaign for ex-assemblyman William Boyland Jr’s seat in Albany. … Full Article

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
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