In Public Service: Eugene pushes council to do more for teens

Dr. Mathieu Eugene is the only medical doctor on the City Council. His status has led to some interesting moments at City Hall. For one thing, council colleagues come up to him all the time with their complaints about minor aches and pains, he said. … Full Article

Gentile wins Mets baseball bet against Chicago pol

Even though his team won, Councilmember Vincent Gentile is still going to send a Junior’s cheesecake to a Chicago counterpart as part of a bet over the National League Championship series between the Mets and the Cubs. It’s a condolence prize, he said. … Full Article

Donovan demands U.S. restrict funding to Palestinian Authority

The Palestinian Authority should pay a still financial penalty for the violence taking place in Israel, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is calling on the U.S. government to restrict future aid. … Full Article

In Public Service: Persaud moving up ladder fast

“I will work with everyone — Democrats, Republicans,” said Assemblymember Roxanne Persaud, who is a Democrat but has shown a willingness to work across the aisle in Albany. … Full Article

In Public Service: Richardson relishes role as political upstart

Diana Richardson rocked the political establishment when she won a special election in May to fill the seat in the 43rd Assembly District left vacant by Karim Camara. … Full Article

Cornegy uses skills he learned as basketball player in council career

Councilmember Robert Cornegy Jr. can tell you how the ball bounces, both in politics and in life. … Full Article

Gentile bets on Mets in wager with Chicago councilmember

The Mets and the Cubs aren’t the only people in competition with each other. Elected officials are getting into the act, too. … Full Article

Hikind travels to Israel in a show of solidarity

Assemblymember Dov Hikind traveled to Israel in a show of solidarity with the Israeli people during a time of increasing violence and escalating tensions between Jews and Palestinians. … Full Article

In Public Service: Brennan’s tenure stretches back to mid-1980s

James Brennan was first elected to the New York state Assembly in 1984 and has seen a lot of changes in Albany in those 31 years. … Full Article

Colton likes to encourage young people to take charge

William Colton has been serving in the New York state Assembly for nearly 19 years and said he loves his job because he enjoys working to make the lives of his constituents better. But Colton also said he doesn’t think he can do it alone. … Full Article


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