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The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bri … Full Article

Hillary's Brooklyn: Clinton HQ choice hits populist vibe

The 19-story office building rises unassumingly from downtown Brooklyn, its upper floors offering sweeping views of the bustling streets below, the iconic nearby Manhattan skyline and the famed bridges that span the East River. … Full Article

BP Adams hosts mission of Johannesburg officials to share governing practices

On Monday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a mission of elected officials and political leaders from Johannesburg to share best practices in municipal governance and to build the foundation for potential future partnerships between the borough and South Africa’s largest city. … Full Article

Arab, Asian leaders to co-sponsor congressional debate

In a sign of the growing political clout of the borough’s Arab and Asian communities, organizations representing the two groups are joining forces to co-sponsor a debate featuring two of the three candidates for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island seat in Congress. … Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio draws some ire for not endorsing Clinton

Mayor Bill de Blasio, under fire from some fellow Democrats for not immediately endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, didn't back off his stance Tuesday, saying he needed to "hear what the vision is" before giving her his blessing. … Full Article

Police chokehold death raised during Donovan-Gentile congressional debate

Congressional candidate Dan Donovan defended his role in the grand jury investigation into the police chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner that resulted in no charges during a televised debateon Tuesday. … Full Article

Stringer: NYC would benefit by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

Raising the minimum wage in New York City to $15 per hour would not only improve the lives of workers but would also benefit the city economically, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at a Tuesday press conference with low-wage workers outside a McDonalds in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Unlike de Blasio, Gentile quickly endorses Clinton

Mayor Bill de Blasio might be hesitating the endorse Hillary Clinton, but another Democrat in New York City wasn’t shy at all about throwing his support behind the former Secretary of State’s bid to become the next President of the U.S. … Full Article

Haitians protest outside Hillary HQ in Brooklyn

The ink is barely dry on the lease for Hillary Clinton’s headquarters at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights, but the protests have already begun. … Full Article

Clarke signs House letter demanding resources for elderly

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke was among 33 members of congress the Eldercare Workforce Alliance lauded for signing a letter demanding billions of dollars in federal resources for the country’s elderly and their caregivers. … Full Article
#Bheard: Big Money and Politics

Letitia James, Zephyr Teachout, others discuss money in politics at BRIC House

Brooklyn Independent Media hosted a town hall titled "Big Money & Politics: Can Your Voice Count?" at the BRIC House Ballroom in Fort Greene on Wednesday night, with former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout and Public Advocate Letitia James among its panel members. … Full Article

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