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New York City councilman Jumaane Williams has been sentenced to time served after he was convicted of blocking an ambulance during a protest over the detention of a prominent immigration rights act … Full Article

School board colleague urges city to name street after DiMango

A Brooklyn civic leader who served alongside Mafalda DiMango on the local school board is leading an effort to convince the city to name the street corner outside P.S. 204 in Bensonhurst in memory of the iconic education advocate who died Aug. 2 at the age of 91. … Full Article

Pro bono help for domestic violence victims? Treyger bill raises questions

A City Council bill that would mandate free legal representation for domestic violence victims who go to court to get a divorce from an abusive spouse is winning praise from victims’ advocates but others are raising concerns over what it would cost the city. … Full Article

Celebrating Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk scenic landmark status

“We have the sand, we have the sun and now we have the Boardwalk!” exulted NY City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge rejects Sen. Dilan's attempt to keep challenger off the ballot

A judge in the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, ruled against a petition filed by state Sen. Martin Dilan on Thursday that would have removed challenger Julia Salazar from the ballot on Sept. 13. … Full Article

Jumaane Williams convicted of blocking ambulance in protest

New York City councilman Jumaane Williams has been sentenced to time served after he was convicted of blocking an ambulance during a protest over the detention of a prominent immigration rights activist in January. … Full Article

Speed camera protesters challenge Golden to ‘walk the walk’

State Sen. Martin Golden has expressed his support for speed cameras on city streets on numerous occasions, but a group of protesters challenged the Bay Ridge lawmaker to “not just talk the talk, but walk the walk.” … Full Article

Jumaane Williams takes break from trail to go on trial

New York politicians are infamous for ending their political careers in jail. But Jumaane Williams is taking the unusual step of actively courting legal trouble while still on the campaign trail. … Full Article

No summer slump in Bay Ridge State Senate race

The dog days of summer are forcing the incumbent and two challengers in the Bay Ridge State Senate race to work doggedly to win over voters. … Full Article

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gets 7 years in prison

Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison. … Full Article

Reform Party leader Bob Capano a factor in Bay Ridge Democratic primary

The Democratic primary for Bay Ridge’s state Senate seat pits Andrew Gounardes against Ross Barkan but it’s the leader of another political party who is quickly becoming a factor in the closely-watched contest. … Full Article

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