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Jumaane Williams Wins the Kings County Democratic Committee Endorsement And More

GREENPOINT — Councilman Jumaane Williams reigned supreme at Tuesday night's Kings County Democratic Committee meeting after 10 candidates running for public advocate pleaded their cases and one rogue "write-in" candidate was asked not to. When 10...

Public Advocate Race: CUNY Edition

FLATBUSH - Candidates for the February 26 Public Advocate special election have been spending their days in debates, one-on-one series, and just yesterday, a forum by City University of New York (CUNY) students. The forum...

Corey Johnson Apologizes To Mother Whose Child Was Violently Separated From Her At HRA...

BOERUM HILL - Jazmine Headley, the 23-year-old mother from Bed-Stuy whose young son was forcibly torn from her arms during an altercation at a Boerum Hill Human Resources Administration (HRA)/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) office received a...

Ilhan Omar On Being Unapologetically Muslim

SUNSET PARK - America's first hijab-wearing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the keynote speaker at the first annual Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2.  She spoke of not giving up, the Muslim Ban, and...

Round 1: Three Candidates Will Split $2M In Public Matching Funds In The Public...

BROOKLYN - Three candidates get an early boost in the public advocate's race after the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB) doled out close to $2 million in the first round of matching...

Here’s What’s Happening In Brooklyn’s Political Scene

BROOKLYN — There's a lot going on in Brooklyn today and some important things happened this week. U.S. Rep Hakeem Jeffries of Congressional District 8 is delivering his annual State of the District at Brooklyn Technical...

An Extraordinary Neighbor: Anita Bulan Is Making A Direct Impact

SUNSET PARK - Anita Bulan immigrated to America 15 years ago with her now ex-husband. She was born and raised in Australia, but the island never felt like home. Fortunately for her, she found...

Kassar Eyes New York State Conservative Party Chair

BAY RIDGE — At least one Conservative Party member is eyeing the top role in the face of  Chair Mike Long's resignation. Former Brooklyn Conservative Party Chair Gerrard "Jerry" Kassar told Bklyner he's considering a run...

Philoxenia And Calls For Service Dominate Gounardes’ Inauguration

BAY RIDGE — Just off a contentious race against a longtime incumbent, Gounardes took the ceremonial oath for office on Sunday and called for unity and action from his constituents. Nearly a thousand people came...

She’s Running

BAY RIDGE — It's true about political offices—the re-election starts the day you're elected. At least that's the case for newly-elected U.S. Congressman Max Rose. Nicole Malliotakis, officially opened a campaign committee Friday morning to oppose...

Follow The Money – Dov Hikind’s Expensive Year

BORO PARK - Former Assemblyman Dov Hikind spent more campaign money as an outgoing lawmaker than he did two years ago during an election year. The 18-term assemblyman bulldozed through $145,528.17 during his final year...

Follow The Money – Outgoing Senators

BROOKLYN — Bklyner took a look at what some of the outgoing senators did during the last week they were legally able to use campaign money. Although these senators were no longer in office at the...

Women’s March 2019 – “Why We Marched”

Bklyner weaved through a throng of pink hats, strollers and homemade signs of Princess Leia and Trump on Putin’s puppet strings at the third annual Women’s March. Along the Central Park West marching route,...

Why We All Need To Be Educated About Holocaust

MANHATTAN - It was a packed room yesterday on the 16th floor of 250 Broadway when the Committee on Civil and Human Rights unanimously voted for a bill to officially recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day...

What’s In A Name? Party Name Changes For Some Public Advocate Candidates

  BROOKLYN — Those unique taglines public advocate candidates are parading as Party names aren't special enough, apparently.  Eight of the 23 candidates running for public advocate have to change their Party name because of a Board...
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