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May, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: Public Advocate Tish James, a Brooklynite and lawyer who formerly represented Fort Greene as councilwoman, announced her campaign to become New York State’s next attorney general at a rally on Wednesday. Comments (6)

Long-time Ridge activist and former Council candidate leaving boro

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge political activist Rev. Khader El-Yateem — who narrowly lost his bid for the neighborhood’s Council seat to Councilman Justin Brannan in last September’s Democratic primary — is trading the County of Kings for the Sunshine State. Comments (1)

Brooklynites eye state AG seat after top prosecutor resigns in disgrace

Politics: These locals want to take the law into their own hands. Comments (5)
Downtown: Borough President Adams recently launched a website, Eric Adams 2021, which not so subtly hints at his next steps toward a higher office as the mayor of New York City. Comments (8)

April, 2018

Dems vying for Ridge state Senate seat blast Bklyn GOP for inviting alleged neo-Nazi to gala

Politics: It’s not their party — but they’ll cry foul if they want to. Comments (12)

Longtime Midwood assemblyman steps down

Politics: A Midwood assemblyman will vacate his seat after three-and-a-half decades in office, he announced on Wednesday. Comments (2)

Dem state Senator will continue to caucus with Republicans following IDC breakup

Politics: On second thought, he’s staying put. Comments (5)

Questionable question: Local pols and experts condemn adding citizenship question to census

Bay Ridge: Immigration experts, activists, and local pols are condemning the Trump administration’s push to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census, noting that the inquiry could have an outsize effect on Southern Brooklyn. Comments (1)

March, 2018

Downtown: Ethics watchdogs slapped Brooklyn’s embattled former top prosecutor with the highest fine ever dealt by the city for illegal campaign-related activities, after he admitted to abusing his government e-mail during a contentious 2013 re-election bid he ultimately lost. Comments (25)
Fort Hamilton: Students and parents at a Bay Ridge high school questioned the ability of metal detectors to stop an armed shooter after the neighborhood’s state Senator called for “body scanners” in schools. Comment

February, 2018

Flatbush: Mayor DeBlasio returned to his old stomping grounds on Tuesday to deliver his fifth State of the City address at Kings Theatre, but Hizzoner barely mentioned his home borough in the speech, except for shout-outs to the beep and the historic Flatbush playhouse. Comments (6)
Downtown: The government agreed to temporarily halt the deportation of a Brooklynite nationally known for his immigrants’ rights activism after he filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Feb. 9 alleging that the Trump administration is deliberately targeting immigrant activists who speak out on behalf of their cause. Comments (4)
Downtown: A local congresswoman is taking up the cause of a nationally known immigrants’ rights activist by introducing a private bill that would stymie his upcoming deportation. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Demonstrators rallied outside the district office of a Bay Ridge state senator on Monday to protest a comment he made about drug addiction in a recent interview that many locals and officials called racially charged. Comments (5)

January, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights state senator tells us his plans to speed up the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s repairs, minimize development in parkland, and curry favor with the Brooklynites he now represents. Comments (3)

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