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At a forum last week for candidates seeking the vacant 11th Congressional District seat in the May 5 special election, 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…

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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…

News & Features Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu. Source: DCPI
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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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Councilman Vincent Gentile and Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan are divided on how to handle the millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the United States. While both congressional hopefuls are in favor of securing the Mexican-American border, Democrat Gentile supports offering a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants who are already in the country, while Republican…

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It’s official! 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 left vacant 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,…

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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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