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Mayor Bill de Blasio trekked to Brooklyn’s “Hollywood on the East River” – Steiner Studios -- on Friday to announce his appointment of documentary filmmaker and “POV” co-executive producer Cynthia  … Full Article

Paid sick leave extended to employees of small businesses in NYC

New York City
Calling it a historic day for New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio lauded the expansion of mandatory paid sick leave after a City Council hearing on Monday, noting, “Half a million more people will have paid sick leave when they need it. Half a million more families will be protected.” … Full Article

De Blasio taps Maine corrections boss to lead NYC jails

 Mayor Bill de Blasio has named the head of Maine's corrections department to head New York City's jails. Joseph Ponte was presented as the new commissioner of the nation's second largest jails system at a City Hall press conference Tuesday. … Full Article

Recchia officially announces his run for congress

Bay Ridge
Former councilman Domenic Recchia has made it official – he’s running for congress. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio's wife postpones Albany lobbying trip

New York City first lady Chirlane McCray is postponing her lobbying trip to Albany. A spokeswoman for McCray says a "scheduling conflict" has scuttled the first lady's plan to travel to Albany on Tuesday to lobby for her husband Bill de Blasio's pre-kindergarten proposal. … Full Article

Council holds hearing on patronage at Board of Elections

Bay Ridge
Patronage and dysfunction at the city’s Board of Elections were the focus of a tense City Council hearing on Feb. 28, as lawmakers vowed to make changes to insure more transparency at the board that oversees elections in the city. … Full Article

Recchia vows to fight for Fort Hamilton

Bay Ridge
Former Democratic councilman Domenic Recchia, who is seeking to oust Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm in November, vowed that if he is elected, he will fight to spare the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton from a Pentagon budget ax. … Full Article

De Blasio adds to senior staff, including Brooklyn pol

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has added three more senior staff members to his administration. De Blasio, a Democrat, on Friday named Steve Banks as the head of the Human Resources Administration. … Full Article

EAGLE EXCLUSIVE: Scott Stringer, in Brooklyn Heights, discusses ins and outs of Comptroller’s office

New York City
NOTE: This is the first article in our series devoted to our exclusive sit-down interview with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.  … Full Article

Bay Ridge Democrats host screening of documentary film

Bay Ridge
The Bay Ridge political club that was the first in Brooklyn to endorse Bill de Blasio for mayor is continuing to spread his “tale of two cities” message to anyone who will listen, even using a movie to get their point across. … Full Article

Staten Island Democrats nominate Brooklyn’s Recchia for congress

Bay Ridge
Former councilman Domenic Recchia took a giant leap forward in his quest to run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm this November. … Full Article
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