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Former staffer jumps into race for Sen. Montgomery’s seat as retirement rumors swirl

October 10 | Emma Whitford

Longtime Brooklyn State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery has yet to publicly address widespread rumors that she will retire rather than run for reelection in 2020, but a former aide who is jumping into the race for her District 25 senate seat suggested that the rumors are true — and said his run is predicated on her […]

Unprecedented NYCHA air-rights deal nears completion at Ingersoll Houses

October 10 | Jake Bittle

A first-of-its-kind deal to sell the air rights at a Fort Greene NYCHA development is nearing completion after months of negotiation. The deal would transfer nearly 100,000 square feet of building rights from the Ingersoll Houses to a yet-to-be-built private development next door. In exchange, developers would provide nearly $25 million for maintenance at Ingersoll […]

Eagle file photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn Democratic Socialists narrow their sights on four 2020 candidates 

September 19 | Emma Whitford

On the heels of a competitive effort in June’s Queens district attorney primary, during which they backed insurgent candidate Tiffany Cabán, the Democratic Socialists of America are beginning to solidify their 2020 priorities in Brooklyn. Brooklyn DSA’s electoral working group recommended four New York State Assembly and Senate candidates for endorsement in a closed meeting […]

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