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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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Responding to our reporting on the dismal and dangerous condition of Bensonhurst Park, elected officials slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration for excluding all of Southern Brooklyn in its Parks Department budget. “Southern Brooklyn was completely left off of the mayor’s Community Parks Initiative, which was started to address years of inadequate and or no funding for parks across the…

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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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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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Despite the flurries, the show went on. Over 100 neighbors marched down 18th Avenue for Bensonhurst’s first-ever Lunar New Year Parade Sunday, hosted by the Asian Community United Society (ACUS). The festivities continued at the Salvation Army building, located at 7309-7321 18th Avenue, where partygoers were joined by Councilman Mark Treyger, Assemblyman Peter Abbate, Assemblyman William Colton, and Councilman Vincent Gentile.…

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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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All are invited to a town hall meeting hosted by the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance and the Dyker Heights Civic Association tomorrow night to discuss illegal home conversions that have long plagued Brooklyn neighborhoods. The meeting will be held at The Knights of Columbus (1305 86th Street) on Thursday, February 26, from 7pm-9pm. Local elected officials, community leaders, and governmental agency…

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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…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile wants more people trained in administering a new drug that can intercept a heroin or oxycodone overdose. With painkiller abuse and accidental overdoses on the rise, including in Southern Brooklyn and Staten Island, Gentile will hold a free seminar this week to educate people on Naloxone – commonly known as Narcan – which counters…

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