Brooklyn Political Roundup for March 21: Grimm applauds firing of ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe

Grimm applauds firing of McCabe Republican Michael Grimm, who is mounting a challenge to fellow GOPer U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan (R-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) to try and win back the congressional seat he resigned from in 2015, is no fan of the F.B.I. … Full Article

VIDEO: Students call for an end to gun violence

Students at more than a dozen schools in District 38 joined the National School Walkout on Wednesday to protest gun violence and to mark one month since a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, March 14: Jumaane Williams gathers support for Lt. Gov. run

Williams gathers support for Lt. Gov. Run  Councilmember Jumaane Williams (D-Flatbush), who is running to unseat New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, is continuing to solidify his support from progressive groups. … Full Article

Brooklyn Political Roundup, March 7: Jeffries urges Amazon to come to Brooklyn

Jeffries urges Amazon to set up shop in Brooklyn U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Canarsie-Sheepshead Bay-Coney Island) is calling on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to abandon Georgia as a possible location for Amazon’s second headquarters and come to Brooklyn instead.  … Full Article

How It All Works: Politics 101 at Stone House Forums will kick off this weekend

Politics 101: Old Stone House (OSH) Kicks Off Series of Forums on Government and Governance. Part One of Series Will Explain Budgets.  … Full Article

Competing rallies at Medgar Evers College bring city politics into sharp focus

Few things exemplify the fractious and often contradictory nature of Brooklyn politics than the pair of rallies held at Medgar Evers College on Sunday, on a chilly afternoon.  … Full Article

City Council vows to fight workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has come to City Hall. Two City Council committees held a join hearing Wednesday to learn the scope of the sexual harassment problem in the workplace and to highlight the need for legislation to combat the crime in both the government and private employment sectors. … Full Article

MTA head Lhota joins retired Assemblymember Brennan to discuss transit crisis

In the best tradition of Daniel entering the lion’s den, one-time Republican mayoral candidate and current MTA head Joe Lhota appeared before the Independent Neighborhood Democrats at St. Francis College to explain the origins of and possible remedies for the city’s growing transit crisis. … Full Article


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