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The numbers are in. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan sailed to victory over opponent Councilman Vincent Gentile in last night’s special election. Republican Donovan took 60 percent of the vote while Gentile, the Democratic candidate, won just 39 percent, according to preliminary results. The DA, who will be New York City’s only Republican member of the House,…

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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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Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan nabbed his second tabloid endorsement for May 5 special election for Congress this weekend. The New York Daily News editorial board unenthusiastically endorsed the Republican prosecutor over his rival, Councilman Vincent Gentile Saturday, arguing that Donovan could get more done for New York in a Republican-controlled House. The paper’s editorial board is not…

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At a forum for candidates seeking the vacant 11th Congressional District seat in the May 5 special election last week, Councilman Vincent Gentile vowed that, if elected, he would halt construction on the controversial Gravesend Bay Waste Transfer Station and consider turning area into a Superfund site. “When I am elected to Congress on May 5th, I will immediately…

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With exactly two weeks left until the May 5 special election for the 11th Congressional District seat, it’s time to start thinking about who to vote for, how to vote, when to vote, and whether you’ll need to fill out an absentee ballot. The district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Southern Brooklyn, was…

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Things got heated last 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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Congressional hopefuls Councilman Vincent Gentile and Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan will face off for the 11th District seat in a live, televised debate tomorrow, April 14, at the College of Staten Island. The one-hour debate, cosponsored by NY1 News and the Staten Island Advance, will be moderated by NY1 political anchor Errol Louis and will…

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In the wake of a report that found several heavily utilized bridges in our area to be structurally unsound, Councilman Vincent Gentile has declared support for a plan that would tax overseas company profits to fund the at-risk federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) – which sponsors a large chunk of New York’s highway, road, and bridge repairs. Gentile, who…

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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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Did you make a donation towards an organization supporting the families of Detective Wenjian Liu or Detective Rafael Ramos? Well, thanks to a newly passed bi-partisan bill, cosponsored by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Congressman Peter King, your donations can be claimed for tax deduction on your 2014 tax claim – even if the donation was made…

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