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Bensonhurst appears to have had a strong turnout at the polling booths this morning, thanks, in part, to sunny skies. There were folks out campaigning for Assemblyman Peter Abbate, and Democratic candidate James Kemmerer,  Congressman Michael Grimm and State Senator Marty Golden. A dog (and his owner) even trekked out from Windsor Terrace to lobby for the Democratic…

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Assemblyman Peter Abbate will be bringing the MTA MetroCard Bus to his Community Office, 6605 Fort Hamilton Parkway, tomorrow, October 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are 65 years of age or older or have a disability that qualifies, you are eligible to receive Reduced-Fare MetroCard discounts (a reduced fare is half…

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Queens-based Comptroller John Liu has gained the support of prominent Southern Brooklyn Democrats in his bid to for mayor. Politicker is reporting that demographics and Liu’s popularity among Asian communities in Southern Brooklyn have led to endorsements, despite Liu’s flagging campaign. Liu’s campaign for mayor is not going so great, with most polls placing him…

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Do you think the State Legislature needs term limits? (polls) Lawmakers in Albany aren’t subjected to term limits and the Conservative Party wants to change that. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Conservative Party chairman Mike Long is pushing an effort to bring term limits to the New York State Senate, Assembly and governor posts.…

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Almost four months after Superstorm Sandy, the city will soon kick off repairs to the 2.5-mile Shore Parkway promenade, where waves battered sections of the seawall into rubble. The Department of Parks and Recreation awarded a nearly $2 million contract to a Queens firm for repairs to the Shore Parkway Greenway – the seawall, bike…

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The Shore Parkway seawall was all but destroyed when Hurricane Sandy hit. Local pols and leaders have been rallying since to get the seawall repaired as soon as possible. Luckily, it has been announced that the seawall will undergo emergency repairs by the Parks Department. At Community Board 11’s most recent meeting, district manager Marnee…

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