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December, 2017

Checkin’ in with: Bay Ridge’s councilman-elect tells us how he plans to battle the mayor, work across party lines with local Republicans, and win over the nearly half of locals who voted for his opponent. Comment

November, 2017

General Election round-up

Party Line: The votes are in, and here’s our recap of Tuesday’s general election results in Brooklyn. Comments (4)

October, 2017

Conspiracy! Some say Dadey arrest a political hit job

Party Line: Conspiracy theorists lined up on Tuesday to question if Citizens Union chief Dick Dadey, who turned himself into police for a drug possession charge, was targeted by police more for what he says than what he does. Comments (1)

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)
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)

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)
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 (10)

April, 2017

Bay Ridge pol enters race for mayor

Party Line: Another Republican mayoral candidate just threw her hat in the ring. Comment
Bay Ridge: Their congressman wouldn’t hold a town hall to talk about the issues, so his constituents did. Comments (15)

February, 2017

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)
Bay Ridge: And they came armed with stuffed animals. Comments (9)
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)
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)
Politics: And he says he’s taking Sea Gate with him whether they like it or not. Comments (4)
Politics: They heckled him at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast about Trump’s impact on local business. Comments (5)

January, 2017

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

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