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Community Board 2 Executive Director Perris Resigns

The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the […]

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Early Voting Hours Extended

Due to massively long lines at early voting polling sites, the NYC Board of Elections has extended their hours of operation. The polls will now open at 7:00 am and stay open an hour later than originally scheduled. We posted helpful voting tips last week.  You can click HERE for a refresher. HOT TIP: If you have an […]

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New York’s Early Voting Begins This Saturday!

Huzzah! We’re in the home stretch of an arduous election. Early voting starts tomorrow Saturday, October 24th. Here are all the details to vote in person or via absentee ballot between now and November 3rd. So get out there and let your voice be heard! Use findmypollsite.vote.nyc to identify your early voting site and its hours (or […]

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Botched Ballots to Be Resent to Over 100,00 Brooklyn Voters

If you received your absentee ballot and it’s got the wrong name on the return envelope, raise your hand. Both Gothamist and The New York Times reported a “printing error” as the cause of the literal mix-ups. As many as 100,000 absentee ballots were sent with return envelopes mismatched to the intended voter. The vendor responsible, Phoenix […]

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Stacey Abrams to Speak in Brooklyn Historical Society Virtual Tribute to “Women + Power”

Stacey Abrams, who served as minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, and narrowly lost the gubernatorial election in 2018, will appear on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in an on line discussion with Raquel Willis, director of communication for the Ms. Foundation for Women, which co-sponsors this event. […]

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Citi Bike Stations in Brooklyn Heights to Expand

The Eagle reports that the city’s Department of Transportation has plans to expand existing Citi Bike docking stations throughout Brooklyn (and the city), and to add new ones in an effort to expand availability and reach of the service. According to the list in the Eagle story, these are the Heights locations to be expanded: […]

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Local Electeds Move Against City Parking Placard Abuse

Kings County Politics reports that State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (photo) and City Council Member Stephen Levin are urging the city to enforce parking regulations, particularly with respect to abuse of city issued parking placards, in Downtown Brooklyn. As has been noted here before, this is a problem that extends into Brooklyn Heights, especially along […]

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You’re Invited to an On-line Community Board 2 Meeting.

Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, will hold a special meeting this coming Monday, July 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Community residents are invited to view the proceedings on line. The focus of the discussion will be “racial and social equity,” and how these issues are addressed in the context […]

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Democratic Primary Election Tuesday, June 23

If you’re a registered Democrat (there is no Republican primary election here) and haven’t already voted by mail or at an early voting site, you may vote early tomorrow (Sunday, June 21) from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at an early voting site, or at the regularly scheduled time, Tuesday, June 23 from 6:00 a.m. […]

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Simon, Kavanagh Promote Legislation to Identify, Fine Overweight Trucks Using BQE

The Eagle’s Editorial Staff reports that Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and State Senator Brian Kavanagh have introduced legislation to establish a pilot program that uses mobile or stationary weigh-in-motion systems to enforce restrictions on overweight trucks on the BQE in Brooklyn. The Eagle story quotes Simon as observing that overweight trucks are a particular problem with respect to the condition of […]

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