SNUBBED: Bay Ridge Democrats pick Thompson over Hynes

In a surprise move, the Bay Ridge Democrats, a leading progressive political club in Brooklyn, has endorsed Ken Thompson over Charles Hynes in the race for district attorney. … Full Article

Albanese says he's not worried about Weiner’s entry into race

The race for mayor is filled with career politicians putting their needs ahead of voters, so what’s one more? … Full Article

Ideas offered at meeting to save SUNY Downstate

At Monday’s town hall looking for suggestions to save financially troubled SUNY Downstate Medical Center, many supporters of Long Island Coll … Full Article

Pols play hardball with MTA over Third Avenue bus

Lawmakers who held a rain-soaked rally in Bay Ridge on Sunday to call on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to restore the B37 bus, a line that was eliminated three years ago, said they’re determined to win their battle of wills with the agency. … Full Article

St. Finbar pastor named grand marshal of Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade

He’s heaven sent! The Rev. Michael Louis Gelfant, pastor of Saint Finbar Catholic Church in Bensonhurst, has been chosen by the organizing committee of the 32nd Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade to serve as a grand marshal for the march. … Full Article

Rain didn’t dampen Norwegian Day Parade fun

“Don’t Rain on My Parade,” is the title of a show-stopping number sung by Barbra Streisand in the Broadway musical “Funny Girl” and in the movie version of the show in the 1960s. … Full Article

Abbate endorses John Liu for mayor

Assemblyman Peter Abbate became one of the first Democratic elected officials in southern Brooklyn to endorse a candidate in the mayoral race, announcing on May 16 that he was throwing his support behind City Comptroller John Liu. … Full Article

St. Anselm Church leaders discuss ‘How to start your own business’

Dozens of would-be entrepreneurs sat in a Bay Ridge church hall Wednesday night to get advice on how to take the first steps toward becoming the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. … Full Article

HOUSE DIVIDED: Republicans fear fallout from Golden-Eaton feud, source says

The ongoing feud between state Sen. Marty Golden and Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton is threatening to undermine the party, according to a longtime GOP leader, who is watching nervously from the sidelines as the infighting continues. … Full Article

Grimm charges that Obama’s legacy is ‘tarnished’ by scandals

President Barack Obama’s legacy has been tarnished due to the triple threat of scandals involving Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service and the seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records by the US Department of Justice, according to the lone Republican in the New York City congressiona … Full Article


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