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Brooklyn judge rejects Sen. Dilan's attempt to keep challenger off the ballot

A judge in the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term, ruled against a petition filed by state Sen. Martin Dilan on Thursday that would have removed challenger Julia Salazar from the ballot on Sept. 13. … Full Article

With speed cameras turned off, let the blame game begin

The finger pointing has begun … and sometimes it’s a middle finger. … Full Article

Cuomo urges legislature to enact abortion rights law

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade in its next term, women in New York State will have no protections under the law guaranteeing access to abortions, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called on the state Legislature to return to Albany to vote codify Roe vs. … Full Article

Reynoso says he’s backing Nixon for governor

Progressive gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has picked up a second major endorsement from a Brooklyn member of the City Council. On July 5, Councilmember Antonio Reynoso (D-Bushwick-parts of Williamsburg) announced that he is backing her bid to unseat incumbent Gov. … Full Article

Nixon endorses Salazar in Bushwick senate race

Julia Salazar, a first-time candidate running against incumbent state Sen. Martin Malave Dilan in the Democratic primary on Sept. 13 in Bushwick, has picked up a major endorsement in the race. … Full Article

MTA funds should be spent on transit only, Golden says

New York state forced MTA to write a $4.9 million check to help three financially strapped ski resorts in the upstate region that were experiencing tough times due to a warm winter and a serious shortage of skiers. … Full Article

Senate passes Verrazano Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn

Call it the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Either way, the toll is way too high. And Brooklynites are being hit the hardest by having to cough up the $17 round-trip fare. … Full Article

GOP to keep N.Y. Senate control after Democrat pledges support

The New York state Senate will remain in Republican hands — for now. A key Democratic state senator who has sided with Republicans said Tuesday that he will stay put — even if Democrats win two special elections Tuesday and win a numeric Senate majority. … Full Article

Cuomo move would have helped felon Michael Grimm vote for Donald Trump

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s move to allow paroled felons to vote would have helped ex-con and former congressman Michael Grimm elect President Donald Trump — but the disgraced former lawmaker who is fighting to get back his seat is saying “no thanks.” … Full Article

Salazar to challenge Dilan in Democratic Primary

In a sign of the ascendancy of the far left in Brooklyn politics, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America is running for a state senate seat in Bushwick.  … Full Article

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