Republican members of Congress are feeling the heat from angry Democratic constituents this week as residents face off with lawmakers at town halls across the country on such issues as the Af … Full Article

Brooklyn judge defies a president

Brooklyn’s federal court was at the center of a political maelstrom over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, issued late Friday. … Full Article

Golden co-sponsors Community Heroes Protection Act

New York state Sens. Marty Golden, Fred Akshar and Patrick Gallivan are sponsoring the Community Heroes Protection Act, which would designate crimes that specifically target police, firefighters and other emergency service workers as hate crimes. … Full Article

Tong enters crowded field in Bay Ridge council race

The race to succeed Councilmember Vincent Gentile is becoming more crowded by the day. In the latest development, Nancy Tong, the Democratic district leader in the 47th Assembly District (AD), threw her hat into the ring. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials jump into Trump immigration fight as federal judge issues stay

Brooklyn’s federal court and local officials were in the thick of it over the weekend following protests and chaos at airports around the country triggered by an executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Friday. … Full Article

NYC, Brooklyn officials defy Trump’s attack on illegal immigration

Many New York City officials and Brooklyn’s community leaders reacted with dismay and defiance to President Donald Trump’s attack on illegal immigrants via two executive orders on Wednesday. … Full Article

Women’s March start of something big, Menchaca says

Among the estimated 500,000 participants in the Women’s March on Washington were members of a new group called Love Trumps Hate Sunset Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn GOP Chairman Ted Ghorra reflects on inauguration, America’s future under Trump

Kings County Republican Party Chairman Ted Ghorra attended the presidential inauguration with his family and friends, community leaders, elected officials and Trump campaign team members. He wanted to share the historic event with his wife and oldest children. … Full Article

Opponents fight city on 5-cent plastic bag fee

In the wake of a state Senate vote to try to stop New York City from implementing a new law to force shoppers to pay a five-cent fee for a plastic bag in a supermarket, the Brooklyn Young Republicans and City Council hopeful Bob Capano held a press conference outside a Foodtown supermarket  … Full Article

Mayor's town hall in Bedford-Stuyvesant postponed

Councilmember Robert Cornegy (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) announced that a town hall meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio that he was scheduled to moderate on Wednesday, Jan. 25, has been postponed. The meeting will instead take place on Feb. … Full Article

Pols demand shuttle buses when subway station closes

The least the MTA could do for straphangers who will lose access to the R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue station when it closes for a repair project is provide shuttle bus service, three local lawmakers said. … Full Article


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