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With a little over three months to go until Election Day, Democrat Domenic Recchia, hoping to wrest the congressional seat that covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Staten Island away from Republica … Full Article

Velazquez clobbers Kurzon in Democratic primary for 7th CD

New York City
Congratulations poured in from across Brooklyn early on Wednesday as word came that Rep. Nydia Velazquez beat her opponent in a landslide in the Democratic primary for New York's 7th Congressional District. … Full Article

LICH Update: SUNY board calls special meeting re Fortis sale, and more

Cobble Hill
* The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees last Tuesday endorsed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill to the Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Treyger opens his second district office

Gravesend
Councilman Mark Treyger opened his second district office on Sunday by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and greeting large crowds of constituents who said they were grateful the lawmaker has established a new foothold in southern Brooklyn. … Full Article

Hotel workers back Recchia for congress

Bay Ridge
Former councilman Domenic Recchia, who is trying to unseat indicted US Rep. Michael Grimm, has picked up the endorsement of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO.  … Full Article

LICH closure causing growing political backlash in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
A political rift appears to be growing between top officials and their constituents over the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Celia Golden, mother of Sen. Marty Golden, dies at 93

Bay Ridge
Celia Golden, a longtime Bay Ridge resident and the mother of state Sen. Marty Golden, died June 15 at the age of 93. The cause of death was heart failure, according to her family. … Full Article

Treyger opens 2nd office in council district

Bensonhurst
Freshman Councilman Mark Treyger has demonstrated a remarkable ability to get what he wants from the council’s leadership despite his newcomer status. … Full Article

Brooklyn Independent Democrats honor Tish James

Prospect Park South
The Brooklyn Independent Democrats held its annual awards reception at the elegant home of Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin in Prospect Park South where it gave Letitia James the Woman of the Year award and honored five others on Thursday night. … Full Article

Brooklyn offers urban cool to 2016 convention bid

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn, at long last out of the shadow of Manhattan, has become its own urban brand, emanating youthful energy, gritty cool and liberal politics, a combination backers hope will make it the edgy choice to host the 2016 Democratic convention. … Full Article

Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launches Assembly bid

Brooklyn Heights
Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launched her bid for state Assembly Thursday morning at a press conference on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall. … Full Article
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