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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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The New York Rising project, a state-sponsored, federally-funded program to make coastal communities more resilient in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, will unveil the final proposals for Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach tonight, revealing the $21.3 million vision to help us better withstand and more quickly recover from future disasters. The meeting kicks off at 7:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Amity…

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It’s not often you see a member of one of the nation’s most dysfunctional legislative bodies appropriately shaming members of another dysfunctional legislative body, but that’s what we wake up to this morning. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is calling on Albany lawmakers to send resources to those Brooklyn neighborhoods that are currently without representation in either…

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