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Dilia Schack endorses Carroll for City Council

Kevin Peter Carroll, whose campaign for Bay Ridge’s City Council seat has often been overshadowed by the high-profile candidacies of fellow Democrats Justin Brannan and Rev. … Full Article

Brooklyn Republican Party to hold City Council debate on May 4

The Brooklyn GOP has set a date for District 43’s Republican debate. On Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m., the three Republican candidates will answer questions at the Bay Ridge Manor at 476 76th St. in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Council bill helps parents of newborns save for college

On the heels of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s historic move to provide free college tuition for students from middle class families, the City Council has approved a bill sponsored by Councilmember Mark Treyger to put financial planning information more easily into the hands of parents. … Full Article

Democratic clubs flowering in Trump era, Carroll says

Republican President Donald Trump is giving a big boost to the rival Democratic Party by fostering an almost unprecedented rise in grass-roots political activism, according to Assemblymember Robert Carroll, who implored the president’s opponents to keep it up. … Full Article

Brooklyn Republican Party endorses Saperstein for City Council

Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Ted Ghorra and executive committee members have endorsed Steve Saperstein for New York City Council, 48th District, which includes Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park, Midwood and Sheepshead Bay. Saperstein is challenging incumbent Ch … Full Article

Quaglione starts petition for more cops at local precincts

Southwest Brooklyn communities like Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst are relatively safe from violent crime, but if they are to remain that way, the city should put more cops on local streets, a City Council candidate said. … Full Article

Fight Back Bay Ridge leaders hope town hall is springboard

Leaders of a grass-roots organization formed in the wake of Donald Trump’s election said they are hoping that a town hall they held on April 19 that drew hundreds of people can serve as a springboard to more political activity by those looking to resist the president’s aggressive agenda. … Full Article

Malliotakis mulling mayoral run

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has taken Mayor Bill de Blasio to court. Now she is thinking of taking him on at the ballot box. … Full Article

Eugene seeks to create task force for troubled youth

The city needs to take a stronger hand in dealing with troubled teens and young adults, according to Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, who has introduced legislation to create a special task force to look into the issue. … Full Article

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