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In the wake of two shooting deaths on the streets of Crown Heights during the West Indian celebration of J’ouvert early Labor Day morning, there had been talk among city officials to cancel n … Full Article

Gentile to headline McCreight fundraiser

Councilmember Vincent Gentile and other key supporters of Chris McCreight’s will host a fundraiser for the district leader candidate in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article

Malliotakis says, ‘Don’t tax Olympic medalists’

Olympic medalists who live in New York might have to contend with something much more difficult than a fierce competitor at Rio, according to state Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who said that both the federal and state governments are looking to get their hands on some of the winners’  … Full Article

Brooklyn Republicans ordered to try, try again with leadership convention

Maybe the second time will be the charm. The first time definitely wasn’t, said a state Supreme Court judge late last week when he ordered the Brooklyn Republican Party to hold a new convention to determine just who is in charge of the borough’s GOP. … Full Article

Reichard blasts Donovan over Zika funding

Democratic congressional candidate Richard Reichard charged incumbent Republican Dan Donovan with hypocrisy in the nation’s fight to contain the dangerous Zika virus in the most explosive development yet in the race for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island House seat. … Full Article

Greenfield: Let Access-A-Ride passengers use Uber

Passengers who use Access-A-Ride should be able to use ride-sharing services like Uber and get reimbursements from the MTA, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who has issued a request to the agency. … Full Article

Gentile hit with $10,855 fine by campaign finance board

Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s successful re-election campaign in 2013 committed a series of campaign finance violations that were serious enough for the city to level fines against the Bay Ridge lawmaker, according to a report in the New York Observer. … Full Article

Felder running on Republican line in November

State Sen. Simcha Felder’s name should be easy to find on the ballot in the Nov. 8 election. … Full Article

Treyger picks up key endorsements in district leader race

With a little more than a month to go before the Democratic Primary, the bitter race between Mark Treyger and Chris McCreight for Democratic district leader of the 46th Assembly District entered a new phase as Treyger unveiled a slew of endorsements from business, civic and religious leader … Full Article

Need a lawyer? Visit Harris' office

If you need a lawyer, the place to go is state Assemblymember Pamela Harris’s office. Harris (D-Coney Island-Dyker Heights-Bay Ridge) is working with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free legal assistance for her constituents. … Full Article

Sanders supporter hopes to shake up assembly race

A teacher who campaigned for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic Primary season is seeking to bring the Vermont senator’s message of economic equality to the voters of a Brooklyn assembly district. … Full Article

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