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Two candidates with unusual resumes who are each hoping to win the Republican Party’s nomination to run for mayor in November will be appearing at a candidates’ forum in Dyker Heights this we … Full Article

Mayor's town hall in Bedford-Stuyvesant postponed

Councilmember Robert Cornegy (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) announced that a town hall meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio that he was scheduled to moderate on Wednesday, Jan. 25, has been postponed. The meeting will instead take place on Feb. … Full Article

Pols demand shuttle buses when subway station closes

The least the MTA could do for straphangers who will lose access to the R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue station when it closes for a repair project is provide shuttle bus service, three local lawmakers said. … Full Article

Democrats put pressure on Donovan over Obamacare

In a last-ditch effort to try to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Democrats in Bay Ridge are mounting an initiative designed to put public pressure on Republican U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Justin Brannan raises $57,000 for council run

Democratic city council hopeful Justin Brannan has raised more than $57,000 from hundreds of local donors for his campaign and said he is poised to qualify for the city's matching funds program. … Full Article

Vito Fossella stars in pro-Trump cable show

President-elect Donald Trump is getting help bolstering his image from a former member of Congress who left office nine years ago under a cloud of scandal. … Full Article

Greenfield calls 2017 ‘Year of the Parks’

Councilmember David Greenfield, who has made renovation projects in his district a cornerstone of his tenure, is moving his efforts up a notch by launching an effort to clean and maintain local recreation areas. … Full Article

Council hopeful blasts de Blasio over LIRR crash absence

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision not to visit the scene of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) crash at the Atlantic Terminal on Jan. 4 has opened him up to a great deal of criticism and negative publicity in the wake of the accident. … Full Article

Hikind lauds Muslim teen who aided Jewish assault victim

A Muslim teenager who came to the aid of an Orthodox Jewish woman after she was assaulted on the subway has won praise from state Assemblymember Dov Hikind and other community leaders. … Full Article

Arab-American leader said to be eyeing City Council run

An intriguing new name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. The Rev. … Full Article

Malliotakis IDNYC case heads to court

As the lawsuit filed by Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Ron Castorina against the city over the de Blasio administration’s IDNYC program was set to head to back to court on Jan. 5, the plaintiffs unveiled new legal firepower in their case. … Full Article

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