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Thompson pledges to root out corruption

Fresh from his upset victory of longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary, former federal prosecutor Ken Thompson vowed to root out corrupt public officials and bring them to justice.

Thompson, who defeated Hynes by a wide margin, 55 percent to 45 percent in the primary, told his supporters in his primary night victory speech that Brooklyn can count on him to run a scandal-free ship as district attorney.


Still Disgraced: Vito Lopez loses council primary

Disgraced former state Assemblyman Vito Lopez has lost the Democratic Party primary for a City Council seat in Brooklyn's 34th District.

Lopez lost to Antonio Reynoso, the chief of staff for current office holder, Councilmember Diana Reyna. With just about all precincts reporting, Reynoso had 49 percent of the vote, to Lopez's 37 percent.

There was no Republican primary for the seat.

The once-powerful former boss of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn, Lopez resigned from the Legislature this year amid sexual harassment allegations.


Marcy Plaza, Fulton Street milestone in Bed-Stuy restoration, is celebrated

A Brooklyn community development group launched by Bobby Kennedy and Jacob Javits keeps bringing positive change to Bed-Stuy, with seemingly small stuff like new street benches serving as springboards for bigger revitalization.

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. (“Restoration”) marked its latest accomplishment Tuesday by celebrating the $20 million construction of a new public plaza and completion of mile-long streetscape improvements on a key commercial corridor of the neighborhood, Fulton Street.


Lander says campaign finance loophole should be closed

Corporate bigwigs are flooding City Council campaigns with cash, bypassing New York’s strict campaign finance system, according to lawmakers who are calling for the loophole to be closed.

Councilman Brad Lander (D-Park Slope-Windsor Terrace-Kensington) is among the council members who announced the introduction of legislation that would restrict so-called “independent expenditures.”


Presenting: The official Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2013 election primary guide

Who will win the Democratic Primary for mayor? Will there be a runoff? Will Joe Lhota be able to fend off a challenge from John Catsimatidis in the Republican Primary? Will voters forgive Eliot Spitzer enough to vote for him over Scott Stringer to be the Democratic nominee for comptroller? Who will emerge from among the crowded field to be the Democratic Party’s candidate for public advocate?

The answer to all of these questions will be known by the end of the night on Tuesday, Sept. 10 when the results of the Democratic and Republican primaries are in.


Real Estate CEO: Barclays-area landlords too quick to chase out mom-and-pops

While Barclays Center is a positive development for Brooklyn, many building owners in the area are too quick to price their small-business tenants out, hoping for a big payday.

So says Anthony Lolli, CEO of Rapid Realty, a large franchise-based real estate rental brokerage in New York with more than 60 offices. Lolli, who grew up in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope, is also a special correspondent on Fox Business News and has appeared on The Today Show.


Brooklyn’s oldest community chorus holds auditions

Do you sing in the shower? Do you miss those karaoke nights? The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, is looking for new singers. 


Unable to supervise wayward child, city agency requests child be transferred to state facility

A request by a New York City agency that an at-risk teen, who has repeatedly run away from Brooklyn group homes, be transferred to a more secured facility has been granted.


Council candidate threatens lawsuit over Greenpoint high-rises

How high is too high? When it comes to residential construction in Brooklyn, the answer depends on where the apartment house in being built.

Plans by developers to construct two 40-story luxury condo buildings on the waterfront in Greenpoint have come under fire from residents and civic activists in that community, who charged that the new high-rise structures, to be called Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street, will bring too many new residents to an already crowded neighborhood and strain the infrastructure and transportation system.


Brooklyn Arts Council presents fall programs for 1-Year anniversary of Sandy

Commemorating the 1st anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) will present two public programs this fall: For & About: Art & Reactions to Superstorm Sandy and Scene: Brooklyn: Independent Film & Media Arts.



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