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A Muslim teenager who came to the aid of an Orthodox Jewish woman after she was assaulted on the subway has won praise from state Assemblymember Dov Hikind and other community leaders. … Full Article

Donovan supporters celebrate the congressman’s win on election night

On Tuesday night, Bay Ridge Manor was packed with friends and supporters of U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, a Republican, who defeated Democratic challenger Richard A. Reichard for the 11th Congressional District.   … Full Article

Brooklyn proves unfriendly to election challengers

A closer look at the results from Tuesday’s election shows that once again Brooklyn was inhospitable territory to challengers seeking to oust incumbents. … Full Article

Election 2016: Long lines, eager voters in Brooklyn

Polling places in Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights were packed with eager voters on Tuesday starting even before the official opening hour of 6 a.m. … Full Article
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Young and old cold call for Clinton in Downtown Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Eagle visited a call center for Hillary Clinton in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, just days before the election, to ask volunteers why they were backing Clinton. … Full Article

Richardson’s arrest won’t ruin re-election chances

State Assemblymember Diana Richardson, who rocked the political establishment when she won her seat in a special election in May of 2015, stands an excellent chance of winning today’s election despite the fact that she was arrested four days before Election Day and charged with assaulting h … Full Article

Brooklyn Democrats gather for pre-election Friday breakfast

Unity, cautious optimism and proximity to the best cheesecake in New York City were the overriding themes at Steve Cohn’s annual pre-election Friday breakfast that brought prominent Democratic Party office holders, strategists and supporters to Junior’s Restaurant.  … Full Article

Veterans tell Donovan VA needs overhaul

The problems associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including long waits to receive care at VA hospitals and delays in paperwork to obtain benefits, were among the topics of discussion when U.S. Rep. … Full Article

In Public Service: Jeffries calls for House hearings on Comey

The move by FBI director James Comey to send a letter to congressional leaders on Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn GOP packs Gargiulo’s Restaurant for Sen. Marty Golden

It was a “Marty Party” at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on Oct. 24, as a packed house of Brooklyn’s movers and shakers came out to support Sen. Marty Golden as he seeks his eighth term in office.  … Full Article

Council hears testimony on illegal home conversions bill

A bill introduced by Councilmember Vincent Gentile to crack down on illegal home conversions was the subject of a City Council hearing on Monday as lawmakers sought to come up with remedies for the escalating housing problem. … Full Article

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