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Kings County Democratic Party honors three at Celebrate Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
Frank Seddio and the Kings County Democratic Committee hosted Celebrate Brooklyn, an annual Democratic Party dinner at El Caribe Country Club Thursday to honor those who work to improve the borough.   … Full Article

Bay Ridge Democrats offer course in ‘Petitioning 101’

Bay Ridge
If you want to run for public office, you first have to get your name on the ballot. … Full Article

Bill Says No: De Blasio rules out bid on 2024 Olympics

New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio has ruled out making a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, told the Wall Street Journal the mayor made the decision after weighing the pros and cons of hosting the event. … Full Article

Bichotte picks up 2 key endorsements in assembly race

Flatbush
Endorsement season has arrived in Brooklyn politics and candidates are busy touting their high-profile supporters, hoping it will sway voters in the Sept. 9 primary. … Full Article

Jacobs, longtime assemblywoman, calls it quits

Flatbush
Rhoda Jacobs is calling it quits. The longtime assembly member, who has represented Flatbush and other parts of Brooklyn for 36 years, announced that she will not run for re-election this year. … Full Article

Assemblywoman Millman to retire from the NYS Assembly

Cobble Hill
Long-time Brooklyn Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman announced on Monday that she will not be seeking reelection to the New York State Assembly. … Full Article

Grimm makes court appearance

Prosecutors say the evidence against a Brooklyn congressman accused of evading taxes includes thousands of emails. Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in Brooklyn on Monday that the emails had been turned over to lawyers for Rep. Michael Grimm. … Full Article

Push for combined primaries hits partisan roadblock

New York City
It’s hard enough attracting voters to primaries, except in “big” votes like presidential elections. And when there’s two primaries in the same year, forget about it, not to mention the increased costs to the state! … Full Article

De Blasio touts efforts to fix potholes

Brooklyn Boro
Mayor Bill de Blasio says pothole-ravaged New York City streets are going to get a lot smoother. De Blasio unveiled a rebuilt Brooklyn Department of Transportation plant which will be able to churn out asphalt much more quickly than before. … Full Article

Supermarket workers union endorses Recchia

Bay Ridge
Domenic Recchia has another endorsement in the bag. Recchia, a former councilman trying to unseat embattled U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, has been endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1500, New York State’s largest grocery workers union. … Full Article
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