Tag: politics

Op-Ed: Jeffries needs to address poverty in his district

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Jul. 18, 2024 By David A. Weaver Hakeem Jeffries, the House Minority Leader and the highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, is one of the most influential leaders in Washington, DC. But, first and foremost, Jeffries’ job is to represent 750,000 people in the 8th Congressional District of New York. And many of those…
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Brooklyn pols react to first presidential debate

Biden and Trump at podiums for debate

Jul. 1, 2024 By Kirstyn Brendlen

Local Democratic leaders are largely standing behind President Joe Biden as the party nominee after his shaky performance at last week’s debate left many Democrats uncertain.

Primary election results: Few surprises in Brooklyn as Democratic incumbents sail to victory

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Jun. 26, 2024 By Kirstyn Brendlen

The June 25 Democratic primaries in Brooklyn have wrapped up with few surprises and easy victories for the incumbents in every challenged district, according to unofficial results from the city’s Board of Elections — even in some races considered among the most contentious in the city.

City proposes new redesign for BQE triple cantilever, delays construction until 2029


Jun. 24, 2024 By Kirstyn Brendlen

The city has a new proposal for the battered triple cantilever portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn Heights, but no matter how the administration chooses to overhaul the roadway, construction won’t start until 2029, a year later than the most recently-announced plan.