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Celebrating @NYPD68Pct Captain Festino’s birthday & @AlecBrookKrasny retirement from the State Assembly in #Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/zg5Eg9JWwH — Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) July 8, 2015 Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny — who announced last month that he will be resigning from office — celebrated his final day in office this week, which means the scramble for his newly vacant seat has…

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You are a signature away from being able to legally dine with your dog at outdoor and sidewalk cafes — as long as the bar or restaurant owner allows it — in New York State, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 4327/Assembly Bill 5956, also known as the Dining With Dogs Bill. The bill…

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The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department, the volunteer firefighting base of Gerritsen Beach where many locals took refuge after Superstorm Sandy, is slated to get a $2.4 million overhaul to protect it from future extreme weather events. The funds come for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery following a proposal from the local NY Rising committee, and…

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Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special election today to fill the seat of former Congressman Michael Grimm, setting an election date for May 5. Though Grimm officially resigned amid charges of fraud over a month ago, Cuomo took his time acknowledging the vacancy, prompting a federal lawsuit which forced the governor to start the electoral process. The New York Observer…

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In the wake of his unexpected guilty plea to one count of tax fraud, Congressman Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress, effective January 5. Initially, the congressman said he would continue to serve despite his guilty plea, and would only resign if a conviction left him “unable to serve,” implying jail time, but apparently changed his mind after a…

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Federal prosecutors are looking into the campaign finances of State Senator Marty Golden, the pol confirmed. “The campaign fund is being looked at,” Golden told the New York Post, regarding a probe by United States Attorney Preet Bharara. The paper reports: Golden has hired Gottlieb & Gordon, a law firm that specializes in government investigations…

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the preliminary recipients of $340 million in pre-kindergarten funding yesterday, including a couple in our area – Brighton Beach’s Sarah Winner Group Family Day Care and Sunny Skies Preschool. Provided state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli approves the awards, Sarah Winner Group Family Day Care (2997 Ocean Parkway) will land $120,000 from the state and…

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