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Anthony Scaramucci to stump for Grimm in race to defeat Donovan

A controversial former White House aide who lasted all of 10 days as President Donald Trump’s communications director will headline a fundraiser for a pro-Trump former felon running for Congress in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Bay Ridge hotel plans roil Golden

UPDATED | A proposed six-story hotel across the street from a Bay Ridge public school would quickly be turned into a haven for the homeless, activists claim. … Full Article

Joe Lentol, age 75, is high on legalizing marijuana

Since before most of you were born, Joe Lentol has roamed the hallways of the State Capitol, representing the good people of Greenpoint since (hold onto your ballot) 1973. … Full Article

Justin Brannan says he is getting death threats for anti-NRA comments

A City Councilmember who exercised the First Amendment against the Second Amendment made some people so mad that they’re threatening to violate the Fifth Commandment, he says. … Full Article

Hikind not running for re-election to Assembly after 36 years in Albany

Assemblymember Dov Hikind, a flamethrowing conservative Democrat with a safe seat in a highly Orthodox Central Brooklyn community, is calling it quits. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols hate Cuomo's plastic bag ban

Two Brooklyn pols who can’t agree on much of anything hate Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s idea to ban single-use plastic bags from stores. Lefty Councilman Brad Lander (D-Park Slope) found himself agreeing with right-wing state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge) — albeit for different reasons. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, April 18: Local pols give praise to Barbara Bush

Praise for Barbara Bush Tributes to the late Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, came in from elected officials and political activists from all parties after the Bush family matriarch died on Tuesday at the age of 92. … Full Article

Women’s rights advocates hail passage of anti-harassment bills

Women’s rights advocates said they have high hopes that a full crackdown on sexual harassment in workplaces in New York City will begin once a package of bills passed by the City Council are signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

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