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Menchaca spearheaded drive for municipal ID cards

Councilman Carlos Menchaca, a driving force behind the City Council’s historic June 26 vote to establish a municipal identification card program to help undocumented immigrants obtain city services, predicted that the program would become the most successful of its kind in the nation. … Full Article

Congress recommends ethics probe of Grimm

WASHINGTON— An independent advisory office has recommended that the House Ethics Committee investigate charges that a New York congressman threatened to harm a television reporter, but the bipartisan House panel has deferred action, according to documents released Wedn … Full Article

Velazquez clobbers Kurzon in Democratic primary for 7th CD

Congratulations poured in from across Brooklyn early on Wednesday as word came that Rep. Nydia Velazquez beat her opponent in a landslide in the Democratic primary for New York's 7th Congressional District. … Full Article

LICH Update: SUNY board calls special meeting re Fortis sale, and more

* The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees last Tuesday endorsed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill to the Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Treyger opens his second district office

Councilman Mark Treyger opened his second district office on Sunday by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and greeting large crowds of constituents who said they were grateful the lawmaker has established a new foothold in southern Brooklyn. … Full Article

Hotel workers back Recchia for congress

Former councilman Domenic Recchia, who is trying to unseat indicted US Rep. Michael Grimm, has picked up the endorsement of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO.  … Full Article

LICH closure causing growing political backlash in Brooklyn

A political rift appears to be growing between top officials and their constituents over the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Celia Golden, mother of Sen. Marty Golden, dies at 93

Celia Golden, a longtime Bay Ridge resident and the mother of state Sen. Marty Golden, died June 15 at the age of 93. The cause of death was heart failure, according to her family. … Full Article

Treyger opens 2nd office in council district

Freshman Councilman Mark Treyger has demonstrated a remarkable ability to get what he wants from the council’s leadership despite his newcomer status. … Full Article

Brooklyn Independent Democrats honor Tish James

The Brooklyn Independent Democrats held its annual awards reception at the elegant home of Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin in Prospect Park South where it gave Letitia James the Woman of the Year award and honored five others on Thursday night. … Full Article
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