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Chris Owens Works It Out or Elvin Tibideaux is His Brother?!

Sure newly elected 52nd AD (male) district leader Chris Owens went to Harvard and Princeton, is a songwriter,  is known for work in the community, is a radio host, is sorta David Yassky’s personal “Newman“, but who knew his brother was Elvin Tibideaux from The Cosby Show?!  Even cooler – his actor brother Geoffrey was […]

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Millman Easy Winner in Assembly Race

Incumbent Assembly Member Joan Millman easily withstood a challenge from Heights resident Doug Biviano to win the Democratic nomination for the 52nd Assembly District. With all precincts reporting, according to NY1, Millman has 6,828 votes, or 73.59% of the total, to Biviano’s 2,450, or 26.41%. In other significant local races, PolitickerNY reports that incumbent female […]

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Voting Today – Is That Type Too Small?

BHB tipster/voter “Chris” send us this photo of the new paper ballots now being used in New York and comments: Voted at 7:30 this morning with very light turnout (voter #7).  Staff seems to know the new process, but one of the ballot scanners was malfunctioning.  New ballot printed in VERY small type; wonder if […]

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BHB Readers Endorse Joan Millman in 52nd AD Dem Primary

The results of our BHB poll in the 52nd AD Democratic primary are in and our readers have endorsed incumbent Joan Millman against challenger/Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano. Here’s the breakdown: Joan Millman 354 58.22% Doug Biviano 254 41.78%

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Tuesday’s Primary – R8NY’s Gatemouth Explains It All

Room Eight’s Gatemouth weighs in on Tuesday’s primary from the Millman vs. Biviano contest to the race for district leader.   It’s a long piece and worth reading for some deep background: R8NY: I like Hope Reichbach, I might even vote for her for something someday. But not in this race. The Brooklyn Democrat’s Executive Committee […]

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Simon and Strauss Issue Statement Regarding Polling Site Changes in Brooklyn Heights

Over the weekend,  many Brooklyn Heights residents who usually vote at the under-construction P.S. 8  received a postcard telling them that their polling place was now 250 Cadman Plaza West and not 38 Water Street in DUMBO as announced earlier.   Also in the mail that day (at least for us) was a letter from […]

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Election Roundup and How to Use Those New Fangled Voting Machines

Tomorrow is primary day in New York and our local races are interesting to say the least. Catch up on what’s happening and a video on how to use those new voting machines, after the jump.

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NY Daily News on 52nd AD District Leader Race

The NY Daily News writes about the heated race for Democratic district leader in the 52nd AD.   However this clip seems to explain what’s at stake and the level of discourse just as accurately.

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Do You Know Where You’re Voting on Tuesday?

Due to construction at P.S. 8, some Brooklyn Heights residents are being redirected to a different polling place for Tuesday’s primary. North Heights residents originally received a Board of Elections mailing that 38 Water Street (St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater) would be the new polling place.  Today, we received a card in the mail saying that […]

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Brooklyn Heights People: Assemblywoman Joan Millman

Joan Millman has been a teacher, a librarian, a district leader, and for the last 13 years, an assemblywoman. Though the educational jobs preceded the political ones, she sees little difference in the skills required for success in both. “I think without even being aware of it, teachers do a lot of things that are […]

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