Jaime Williams, an avid fisher, reeled in the biggest catch of her life when she won a special election to the New York State Assembly on April 19. … Full Article

De Blasio comes up with a plan – and $20 million – to reform ‘outdated’ Board of Elections

Calling New York City’s Board of Elections (BOE) “outdated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out a list of proposed reforms on Monday. The action follows reports of polling site chaos and widespread voter disenfranchisement during last week’s Primary Election. … Full Article

Borough Park residents vote to repave streets

The idea of driving on smooth, pothole-less streets appealed to the residents of the 44th Council District, who voted to make roadway resurfacing the No. 1 item in the 2016 participatory budgeting process. … Full Article

City Council holds Coney Island Boardwalk hearing on May 4

Councilmember Mark Treyger is fighting to have the Coney Island Boardwalk declared an official city landmark, and he is looking for the public’s help to get it done. … Full Article
What is the Impact of New York's Presidential Primary? | BK Live

VIDEO: Eagle community editor discusses New York primary, general election

Brooklyn played an integral role in the recent New York primary, hosting a Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and numerous political rallies, fund-raisers and other events. … Full Article

Gentile says R train service getting worse

Service on the R subway line, already the source of numerous complaints from riders, is getting worse, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

How Brooklyn voted in Tuesday’s primaries, hood by hood

After what seemed like an eternity, the votes have been cast, the polls have closed and the results are in for the Democratic and Republican primaries in New York. … Full Article

Clinton, Trump win big in Brooklyn, too

A closer look at the results from Tuesday’s New York State Primary showed that Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump not only won decisive victories statewide, they also dominated in the borough of Brooklyn. … Full Article

Nadler: Keep guns away from sex criminals

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, said a loophole in the law is allowing anyone convicted of a misdemeanor sex crime against a minor to acquire a firearm. … Full Article

Mothers touched by tragedy rally behind Hillary Clinton

It wasn't a giant rally with screaming supporters, celebrity friends and a feisty candidate. But the small gathering on behalf of Hillary Clinton in a Brooklyn church still reverberated with emotion. … Full Article

As primary approaches, Brooklyn plays big role

In the final days before today’s New York Primary, Brooklyn continued to play a major role in Democratic presidential politics. Not only did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. … Full Article


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