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GOP Borough President candidate Vito Bruno hosts Bay Ridge meet and greet

The hot and steamy temperatures did not keep guests and supporters from showing up at Bay Ridge’s trendy Delia’s Lounge on Thursday for an informal meet and greet with Republican Borough President candidate Vito Bruno. … Full Article

Yeger touting community credentials in council race

In the wake of a last-minute decision by a Committee on Vacancies to put forth Kalman Yeger’s name as the Democratic candidate for the Borough Park City Council seat replacing Councilmember David Greenfield on the ballot, Yeger is hitting the campaign trail touting his community ties.  … Full Article

Two more candidates join crowded field in Bay Ridge race

There are enough candidates in the race for the Bay Ridge City Council seat to field a baseball team. Two more candidates have filed enough petition signatures with the New York City Board of Elections to qualify for the ballot, bringing the total of candidates up to nine. … Full Article

Reynoso floats proposal for NYC trash-collection fee

New Yorkers could be paying the city a fee for having the Department of Sanitation pick up their household trash if a proposal being championed by a City Council member ever becomes law. … Full Article

Report: Greenfield nixes council re-election bid

In a move that took his colleagues by surprise, Councilmember David Greenfield is making plans to leave the City Council at the end of the year to become the director of a nonprofit organization that helps poverty-stricken Jews. … Full Article

James endorses Brannan for Bay Ridge’s council seat

Public Advocate Letitia James has weighed in on the closely watched race for outgoing Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s seat in Southwest Brooklyn. And she is throwing her support behind Gentile’s chief of staff. … Full Article

Saperstein: Deutsch is failing to address Brooklyn's homelessness

Steve Saperstein, the Republican candidate for City Council in Brooklyn's 48th District (Sheepshead Bay-Brighton Beach) called out his opponent Councilmember Chaim Deutsch for failing to "tidy up" Brooklyn’s homeless problem. … Full Article

Ede Fox hopes TWU support drives her to primary win

Ede Fox, who is challenging incumbent Councilmember Laurie Cumbo in the Democratic primary, is hoping that a recent endorsement she received from the Transportation Workers Union (TWU) will help drive her to victory in September. … Full Article

El-Yateem will file 2,850 petition signatures to get on ballot

Rev. Khader El-Yateem apparently isn’t taking any chances. A City Council candidate hoping to get his or her name on the ballot for the Sept. … Full Article

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