Although there were hardly any undecided voters in attendance, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer showed up to the Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND) meeting at St. … Full Article

In Public Service: Velázquez fights for Zika funding

Political pressure will lead to the federal government pumping more money into research, health care and prevention of the Zika virus, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

De Blasio signs Levin bill to ban fracking products

In a move hailed by environmentalists, New York has become the first city in the country to ban the use of oil waste products obtained through the controversial process of hydro-fracking. … Full Article

Dilan says Democrats can regain senate majority

State Sen. Martin Malavé Dilan, a Democrat, said he’s confident that his party can regain control of the state Senate, but just how many seats the party wins will depend on Hillary Clinton. … Full Article

Seniors’ outcry leads to polling site fix in Brooklyn Heights

Seniors residing at 10 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights were ecstatic to learn late Wednesday that BOE approved a room in their own building as a polling site for the November election. … Full Article

Cucco calls for ‘new dialogue’ in Trump Village project

The developer behind a proposed high-rise building at the former site of Trump Village Shopping Center in Coney Island should start talking to community residents about the massive project, and soon, a political candidate said. … Full Article

Nadler seeks to make salary information private

Bosses would be prohibited from asking job applicants about their salaries at previous companies if legislation set to be introduced in the House next week is eventually passed. … Full Article

Treyger-McCreight race enters home stretch

As the closely watched race for Democratic district leader of the 46th Assembly District (AD) entered the home stretch in anticipation of the Sept. 13 primary, candidates Mark Treyger and Chris McCreight each sought to establish an edge over his rival. … Full Article

Donovan warns of ‘patient brokering’ by drug clinics

Brokers aren’t just on Wall Street, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who said there are brokers in the healthcare industry as well. Donovan expressed concern over what he said is a growing trend of “patient brokering” in the drug rehabilitation industry. … Full Article

Voting booth changes anger Brooklyn Heights residents

“The Board of Elections goofed,” said Toba Potosky, president of Cadman Towers in Brooklyn Heights. “They goofed two times.” … Full Article

Weiner, Abedin to separate after sexting revelation

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is separating from her husband,Anthony Weiner, after the former congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal. … Full Article


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