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City Councilmember Vincent Gentile is looking for ideas on how to renovate Bensonhurst Park and he is reaching out to the public for input. … Full Article

Brooklyn pol Harris has back tax woes

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris and her husband owe more than $30,000 in back taxes and have declared bankruptcy, according to an exclusive report in the Daily News. … Full Article

Gentile distributes $1.2M among 80 groups in his district

If you want to find out what’s on a politician’s mind, follow the money. When Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced how he distributed $1.2 million in discretionary funds from the city budget, his priorities included programs for kids, senior citizens, the arts and sanitation. … Full Article

Harris urges Brooklyn residents to attend Stringer town hall

Residents should take advantage of the opportunity to question a top city official at a town hall meeting in Coney Island this week, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who said she is also looking forward to the session as a way to learn more about the public’s concerns. … Full Article

Odendhal says he will fight for affordable housing

Charging that elected officials in Park Slope, Kensington and other Brooklyn communities have done nothing to create affordable housing, Troy Odendhal, a candidate in the Democratic Primary in the 44th Assembly District (AD), vowed that he would fight to bring housing issues to the forefron … Full Article

Stringer to hold Brooklyn town hall

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is coming to Brooklyn to hear what residents have to say. … Full Article

Cucco pushes for free college tuition

When Kate Cucco is asked what she did on her summer vacation, she can give a one-word answer: campaigned. … Full Article

Velázquez to MTA: Not so fast on F express

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Schumer bill aims to ban synthetic drugs after K2 overdoses

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing legislation to add 22 substances to the federal list of banned drugs following a mass overdose in Brooklyn last week that sent 33 people to hospitals. … Full Article

City grants Warbasse Houses $2.4 million for Sandy repairs

A Coney Island housing complex that sustained extensive damage in Superstorm Sandy nearly four years ago is getting city help in its effort to recover. … Full Article

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