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Councilmember Laurie Cumbo, running for her second term representing the 35th Council District (Fort Greene-Clinton Hill), has gotten a big pat on the back from her co-workers. … Full Article

Republican Berneda Jackson enters crowded City Council race in District 41

The Brooklyn Republican Party under the leadership of Executive Committee Chairman Ted Ghorra and Vice-Chairman Brian Doherty has endorsed Berneda Jackson in her run for Brooklyn’s 41st District City Council seat. … Full Article

Gentile says city should make corruption fighting easier

The public wants to root out political corruption, but it needs the tools to go after the bad guys, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who is pushing legislation it easier for everyday New Yorkers to help stamp out crooks. … Full Article

Brooklyn GOP endorses Christine Parker for City Council

The Brooklyn Republican Party under the leadership of Executive Committee Chairman Ted Ghorra and Vice Chairman Brian Doherty has endorsed Christine Parker in her run for the District 35 City Council seat. Parker is the only Republican running against Democratic incumbent Laurie Cumbo. … Full Article

Levin leads fight for emergency food funding

More than 1.4 million New Yorkers rely on food pantries and soup kitchens to feed their families, according to Councilmember Stephen Levin, who is leading a fight to convince the de Blasio administration to provide funding in the city budget for programs providing food for residents facing  … Full Article

GOP City Council candidates strongly oppose Puerto Rican Day Parade honoree

It usually takes a volatile issue to unite politicians running against each other in an election. … Full Article

Malliotakis to boycott Puerto Rican Day Parade

Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, who is traveling all over the city trying to win over voters, has decided that there is one group of people she will not visit: the organizers of the 60th National Puerto Rican Day Parade. … Full Article

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty, could get years in prison

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. Weiner agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. … Full Article

At Brooklyn town hall, de Blasio agrees to expand Shabbos parking program

Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to expand a popular program that began in Borough Park and allows drivers in that predominantly Jewish neighborhood to pre-pay parking meters ahead of time on Friday afternoons to avoid getting hit with summonses during Shabbos. … Full Article

Tong fundraising kicks into high gear

In one fell swoop, Democrat Nancy Tong has propelled herself into the top ranks of candidates running for outgoing Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s seat, according to figures from New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) that showed that she raised an impressive $53,650 in campaign donatio … Full Article

Cops, firefighters to get prior notification of street closures under new law

A new law crafted by Councilmember Chaim Deutsch will require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to notify NYPD and the FDNY prior to closing down a street. Deutsch’s bill, Intro 1311, was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio last week. … Full Article

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