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Donovan endorses Malliotakis for mayor

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, waging a fierce battle to garner the Republican Party’s nomination to run for mayor, has picked up a key endorsement from a one-time rival. U.S Rep. Dan Donovan announced his endorsement of Malliotakis on Tuesday. … Full Article

El-Yateem’s socialist endorsement rankles Capano

A candidate for Bay Ridge’s City Council seat who blasted a fellow candidate for accepting the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America was on the receiving end of criticism himself from the leader of the left-leaning political organization. … Full Article

Gingerbread House owners throw open doors for fundraiser

The most famous house in Bay Ridge will be the spectacular setting for a political fundraiser for mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis just as the campaign for City Hall is starting to heat up. … Full Article

Gentile secures $4 million for Bath Beach Park repairs

In the last municipal budget he helped put together as a City Council member before he leaves office, Vincent Gentile secured funding for schools, parks and senior citizen programs, according to figures released this week by the lawmaker’s office. … Full Article

Albanese backs Carroll for City Council

Bay Ridge City Council candidate Kevin Peter Carroll has gotten a big boost in his campaign with the endorsement of former Councilmember Sal Albanese, a legendary figure in local politics. … Full Article

Brooklyn pols express alarm about Puerto Rican referendum, Haitian protected status

Brooklyn officials expressed alarm on Sunday about events affecting Puerto Rico and Haiti, the birthplaces of thousands of Brooklyn residents. … Full Article

Brooklyn Tea Party endorses McCabe for council

In a progressive city like New York, where political candidates usually try to outflank each other on the left, there is one Brooklyn City Council where the right still has a strong voice and where people running for office court it. … Full Article

Brannan gains ally in fight for city subway control

City Council candidate Justin Brannan’s proposal to have New York City take control over the running of the subways and buses has gained an important ally. … Full Article

Slate of independent Democrats pushes back against county club in Brooklyn’s judicial race

A group of five independent Democrats have created agita in Brooklyn’s Democratic establishment by announcing they are running for civil judgeships — without the blessing of the Kings County Democratic Party. … Full Article

Squadron pans Republican bill prohibiting NYC, state from paying for terror trials

The New York state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that, if approved by the state Assembly, could prevent the city from paying for security during terror trials, according to state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Western Brooklyn waterfront and lower Manhattan). … Full Article

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