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September, 2017

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Rage against the machine: ‘Progressive’ Dems slam Bklyn boss for stopping vote on Squadron replacement

Downtown: Some Brooklyn Democrats blasted their party’s chairman on Monday after he negotiated a deal to throw his committee’s support behind a candidate to replace a Brooklyn Heights state senator, instead of allowing members a vote. Comments (7)

Primary Election round-up

Politics: See who won what where, right here. Comments (3)

Your 2017 Brooklyn District Attorney election guide

Politics: Here are the District Attorney candidates you can vote for today in the Primary Election. Comments (2)

Fourth time’s the charm: Quixotic Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese talks with us

Politics: We chatted with former Bay Ridge Councilman Sal Albanese about his run against Mayor DeBlasio. Here’s what he had to say. Comments (8)

July, 2017

Powerful councilman to step down, choose own successor

Politics: The timing of Councilman David Greenfield’s announcement leaves little opportunity for anyone to run against his hand-picked replacement. Comments (6)

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May, 2017

From exoneration to elevation: His name cleared, John O’Hara is running for judgeship

Politics: The Brooklyn legal iconoclast is looking to go from the dock to the bench. Comments (3)

Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis takes on DeBlasio at CNG

Politics: The Staten Island and Bay Ridge Assemblywoman sat down with our editors at our Downtown office. Here’s what she had to say. Comments (9)

April, 2017

Bay Ridge pol enters race for mayor

Party Line: Another Republican mayoral candidate just threw her hat in the ring. Comment

Bay Ridgites host town hall for Donovan — who didn’t show

Bay Ridge: Their congressman wouldn’t hold a town hall to talk about the issues, so his constituents did. Comments (15)

February, 2017

Donovan duck! Ridge Rep. won’t hold public meetings here

Brooklyn Is Angry: A Bay Ridge congressman says he’ll never have a town hall meeting in Brooklyn after being mocked in signs plastered across the neighborhood and heckled the last time he showed up here. Comments (14)

Locals protest Gentile over staffer’s harassment allegations

Bay Ridge: And they came armed with stuffed animals. Comments (9)

Protestors slam Rep. Donovan outside Dyker office

Dyker Heights: They demanded he meet with his constituents and defend his controversial support of Trump’s immigration ban and congressional Republicans’ quest to undo the Affordable Care Act. Comments (11)

Speaker gives ‘State of the City’ at Kings Theatre

Midwood: She was the queen of Kings Theatre. Comments (1)
EXCLUSIVE

Pol made up Brooklyn’s
9-11 connection to defend Trump travel ban

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden went on the radio and said several hijakers lived in Bay Ridge — but a 600-page Federal report says otherwise. Comments (38)

Zigun: ‘Coney Island must secede from the Union, and I’m the man to lead it’

Politics: And he says he’s taking Sea Gate with him whether they like it or not. Comments (4)

Bay Ridge protests pro-‘Muslim ban’ Rep. Donovan

Politics: They heckled him at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast about Trump’s impact on local business. Comments (5)

January, 2017

State suing Board of Elex for ‘illegal’ voter purge

Politics: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined the suit brought by a good-government group and the Feds. Comments (7)

Jeffries: Trump is ‘reality-show host masquerading as president’

Clinton Hill: The congressman gave his State of the District address Downtown last night. He didn’t talk a lot about the district. Comments (5)

Locke in: All-night philosophy fest takes on Trump

Prospect Heights: Kant stop won’t stop! Comments (4)

Sampson and deny ya! Judge ignores leniency plea, sentences disgraced pol to 5 years

Politics: This once-powerful pol has lost his clout. Comments (3)