Catholic schools, yeshivas and other religious schools would be entitled to have school safety agents if a bill proposed by a Brooklyn councilmember becomes law. … Full Article

Arab, Asian leaders to co-sponsor congressional debate

In a sign of the growing political clout of the borough’s Arab and Asian communities, organizations representing the two groups are joining forces to co-sponsor a debate featuring two of the three candidates for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island seat in Congress. … Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio draws some ire for not endorsing Clinton

Mayor Bill de Blasio, under fire from some fellow Democrats for not immediately endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, didn't back off his stance Tuesday, saying he needed to "hear what the vision is" before giving her his blessing. … Full Article

Police chokehold death raised during Donovan-Gentile congressional debate

Congressional candidate Dan Donovan defended his role in the grand jury investigation into the police chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner that resulted in no charges during a televised debateon Tuesday. … Full Article

Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at a Tuesday press conference with low-wage workers outside a McDonalds in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Unlike de Blasio, Gentile quickly endorses Clinton

Mayor Bill de Blasio might be hesitating the endorse Hillary Clinton, but another Democrat in New York City wasn’t shy at all about throwing his support behind the former Secretary of State’s bid to become the next President of the U.S. … Full Article

Haitians protest outside Hillary HQ in Brooklyn

The ink is barely dry on the lease for Hillary Clinton’s headquarters at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, but the protests have already begun. … Full Article

Clarke signs House letter demanding resources for elderly

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke was among 33 members of congress the Eldercare Workforce Alliance lauded for signing a letter demanding billions of dollars in federal resources for the country’s elderly and their caregivers. … Full Article
#Bheard: Big Money and Politics

Letitia James, Zephyr Teachout, others discuss money in politics at BRIC House

Brooklyn Independent Media hosted a town hall titled "Big Money & Politics: Can Your Voice Count?" at the BRIC House Ballroom in Fort Greene on Wednesday night, with former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and Public Advocate Letitia James among its panel members. … Full Article

Congressional candidates speak out on U.S.-Iran nuclear talks

Tehran is a long way from Bay Ridge, but the delicate negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over nuclear weapons has become a hot topic in a local congressional race. … Full Article

NYC officials: Asbestos discovered in Gracie Mansion roof

Asbestos has been discovered in the roof at Gracie Mansion and work to remove the potentially cancer-causing materials from New York City's mayoral residence will begin this month, city officials told The Associated Press. … Full Article


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