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Gearing up for a special election that is less than two months away, congressional candidates Daniel Donovan and Vincent Gentile both opened their Brooklyn campaign headquarters over the weekend as … Full Article

Golden adds Bay Ridge business leader to his staff

Arlene Rutuelo, a Bay Ridge business and civic leader who was recently in the news when she announced the closure of her Norwegian goods shop Nordic Delicacies, has landed a new job. … Full Article

De Blasio bolsters spending to social services, police in NYC budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined his yearly preliminary budget on Monday, taking advantage of the city's strong economic health to fund services for the less fortunate while also increasing resources to the city agencies that help keep the nation … Full Article

De Blasio to bolster funding to cut ambulance response times


The New York City Fire Department will receive additional funding in Mayor Bill de Blasio's upcoming budget to increase staffing in hopes of shaving precious seconds off ambulance response times to medical emergencies, city officials said Sunday. … Full Article

Need help with taxes? Pols ready to assist

Local lawmakers aren’t going to quit their positions to go work for the Internal Revenue Service anytime soon, but two elected officials in southwest Brooklyn said they stand ready to assist constituents with questions and concerns this tax season. … Full Article

Stringer meets with delegation from Israel

The controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to Washington D.C. is the talk of the political world, but a visit to New York by a delegation from the city of Jerusalem didn’t generate nearly as much publicity. … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries explains Brooklyn’s progress

According to U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), “Brooklyn continues to be on the rise.” In an exclusive interview with this reporter, Jeffries discussed his views on the borough’s need for safe affordable housing and preservation of diversity. … Full Article

Affordable housing at forefront of de Blasio’s 2015 agenda

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that affordable housing would be the centerpiece of his administration’s plan to fight inequality and address what the mayor calls the “tale of two cities,” in Tuesday’s State of the City address delivered at Baruch College in Manhattan. … Full Article

Golden goes after cyber criminals

Alarmed by the massive data breaches that hit nationwide chains like Target and Home Depot in recent years, in which sensitive personal information on tens of millions of customers was obtained by cyber crooks, state Sen. … Full Article

Report: Gentile is Democratic frontrunner for Grimm’s seat

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has emerged as the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s nomination as the candidate to run for the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated earlier this month by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article
FROM BOERUM HILL TO ALBANY- JOURNEY OF JO ANNE SIMON

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon inaugurated at St. Francis College

The inauguration of Jo Anne Simon, the newly elected New York State Assemblymember from the 52nd Assembly District, was nothing short of a grand celebration.  … Full Article
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