Lander expands office hours for Bangladeshi community

In a sign of the increasing importance of the Bangladeshi community to the political and cultural fabric of Brooklyn, Councilmember Brad Lander has expanded the services in his Kensington district office to assist immigrants from that part of the world. … Full Article

Brooklyn Highway Democratic Club endorses Donovan

Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is running for re-election on Nov. 8, picked up support from a Democratic club in the Brooklyn end of his bi-borough congressional district as the race entered its final two weeks. … Full Article

Pols favor reduced Metrocards for low-income riders

Several Brooklyn members of the City Council have climbed aboard an effort by transportation and anti-poverty advocacy groups to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to introduce a reduced fare Metrocard system for low income New Yorkers. … Full Article

Schumer speaks to grassroots organizations prior to presidential debate watch party

Although there were hardly any undecided voters in attendance, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer showed up to the Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND) meeting at St. Francis College on Wednesday, where he stumped for Hillary Clinton prior to the debate-watch party. … Full Article

Thinking ahead, Capano picks 4 campaign chairmen

The race to succeed term-limited Councilmember Vincent Gentile will begin in earnest in early 2017, but one potential candidate isn’t waiting for the starting gun to be fired. … Full Article

House Republicans go after fentanyl pushers

The nation’s opioid drug crisis is getting worse by the day. … Full Article

Crown Heights pols: Make new housing in Bedford-Union Armory all affordable, all the time

They want it all. All affordable, that is. That’s the message that was conveyed in a letter sent this week by four Crown Heights politicians to the head of the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) regarding the contentious redevelopment of the city-owned Bedford-Union Armory. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo won't be appointing a new district attorney in Brooklyn

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that he will not be replacing the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson; he will leave Chief Assistant DA Eric Gonzalez in charge of the post until the November 2017 election. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson lauded at his funeral

Brooklyn's top prosecutor Ken Thompson was remembered at his funeral Saturday as a champion of justice. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo mulls naming immediate replacement for late Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson

In the wake of the sudden death of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a decision to make about the short-term future of the office’s leadership. … Full Article


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