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Treyger pumps $400,000 into repaving streets

Residents of Bensonhurst, Gravesend and Coney Island will have to be on the lookout throughout the summer for signs about parking restrictions on their streets. … Full Article

Parsing mayors' words, study finds economy most common focus

Economic development, infrastructure and public safety were top concerns as U.S. mayors summed up the state of their cities this year, but current events helped frame those longstanding issues in discussions of race and inequality, a new study finds. … Full Article
Rep. Jeffries on the Confederate Flag: Take It Down!

Jeffries leads charge against funding for confederate flag

Calling the Confederate battle flag “a divisive symbol,” U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Velazquez calls on Obama to fix Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

The world’s attention is focused on the financial crisis in Greece, but a debt dilemma closer to U.S. shores has a local member of Congress reaching out to the White House for help. … Full Article

Candidates scramble to run for Brook-Krasny’s seat

With Alec Brook-Krasny’s resignation from the New York state Assembly effective July 7, speculation is mounting over who will run for his seat. … Full Article

Clarke says U.S.-Cuba thaw offers hope for future

President Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba is being closely watched in Brooklyn’s Caribbean-American community. U.S. Rep. Yvette D. … Full Article

Gentile obtains $2.5 million for Dyker Park field

The field at Dyker Park will be getting a makeover thanks to $2.5 million in city funding, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said he worked to make sure the money was included in the recently completed city budget. … Full Article

De Blasio to perform same-sex marriages to celebrate SCOTUS ruling

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he planned to celebrate the Supreme Court decision by performing two marriages on the steps of City Hall. … Full Article

Town hall meeting discusses controversial issues in Brooklyn Heights

A town hall meeting explored controversial issues in the Brooklyn Heights area on Tuesday night, discussing the effects a “condo economy” is having on the neighborhood’s residents. … Full Article

Asian-American community applauds mayor on Lunar New Year school closing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to have New York’s public schools observe the Lunar New Year holiday is a sign of the growing political clout of the city’s Asian-American community, according to political observers, who noted that the mayor’s decision came after intense pressure from advoca … Full Article

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