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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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By Kimberly Conner It was a cold, wet evening, but things heated up quickly. Community members gathered at the Guild for Exceptional Children’s headquarters building (260 68th Street) in Bay Ridge on Tuesday night to hear politicians duke it out over the vacant 11th Congressional District seat. Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile, Republican Staten Island District…

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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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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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Local elected officials praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $55 million plan to expand the city’s ferry system – including stops in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Red Hook, and Brooklyn Army Terminal – which will provide fast access between all five boroughs for the fare of a MetroCard by 2017. “Today I applaud Mayor de Blasio for his $55…

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The city is cracking down on hookah sales, and they may be coming for Brooklyn next. As City Council proposes a bill to limit the sale of hookah supplies in stores, the city’s Health Department has moved to shut down a dozen hookah bars frequented by college students in Manhattan and Queens, after finding that they were illegally serving sheesha containing…

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The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – introduced by Councilman Vincent Gentile – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill allows the city to remove the bins immediately, fining first-time…

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