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Disgraced ex-Congressman Michael Grimm was sentenced to eight months in prison and one year of probation by a federal court today, seven months after pleading guilt to tax fraud and resigning from office. In January, Grimm admitted to underreporting his earnings in relation to a fast food business, called Healthalicious, that he owned before running…

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Today, May 5, is the special election to fill the 11th Congressional District seat, and polls will be open from 6am to 9pm. The district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Southern Brooklyn, was left vacant in January by disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm, who resigned after pleading guilty to tax fraud. To find out if you live…

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As we approach the May 5 special election to fill Michael Grimm’s vacant congressional seat, the Staten Island Advance has done us a favor and tracked down the disgraced former politician, just to see how he is doing one year after his indictment. Turns out the tax cheat is living quite the charmed life post-scandal: he…

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Things got heated Tuesday night at NY1’s live televised debate between Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan and Councilman Vincent Gentile at the College of Staten Island, as the candidates clashed over issues like the Eric Garner case, Iran, immigration, and prosecuting FEMA fraud. Despite being comically mismatched height-wise, with Donovan towering over Gentile, the Brooklyn councilman seemed to…

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Brooklyn’s bridges are collapsing — and some of the ricketiest ones are also the most heavily utilized. Belt Parkway-connected overpasses at Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Bedford Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road, and Nostrand Avenue are among the most heavily trafficked of New York State’s many structurally flawed crossings, according to new analysis of the federal government’s Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile was selected as the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District last night and will face off with prosecutor Daniel Donovan for the seat vacated by ex-Congressman Michael Grimm. Gentile released a statement accepting the nod today: I am honored to accept the Democratic nomination for New York’s 11th congressional district. Today, with the support of…

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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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A Staten Island supporter and fundraiser for embattled Congressman Michael Grimm put out a letter saying the pol’s Democratic opponent, Domenic Recchia, wants to build “low-income housing in our neighborhoods,” spurring accusations of racially charged “fear mongering.” The New York Post reports: Staten Island Republican Party vice chair Bill D’Ambrosio wrote a July 9 fundraising…

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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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