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Tish James Endorsed by “Carpenter Rise” at Brooklyn Bridge Park Presser – NYC Democratic Primaries Today!

On Saturday on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, Tish James, NYS Attorney General received the endorsement of The NYC District Council of Carpenters, aka “Carpenters Rise.” The group is a consortium of eleven unions representing NYC’s skilled Carpenters, Millwrights, Dockbuilders, Timbermen, Cabinetmakers, Floorcoverers, and Industrial Workers. Joe Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer proclaimed, “No one is more qualified to […]

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A Prayer for the People of Ukraine

As an 80’s kid growing up under the specter of the Cold War coupled with my father’s untimely death in 1982, my fascination with Russia and my ancestry ran deep. The Patriarch of my uncommon maiden name, my paternal Great-Grandpa, came to America solo at age 17 in 1902 from a village named Biyalikamen. It is […]

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PSA: Vote in Election 2021!

Reminder: Today is Election Day for 2021, don’t forget to vote! Polls close at 9pm, but vote now and get it out of the way! You can look up your local poll site (as well as see who/what will be on your ballot) at findmypollsite.vote.nyc. Though some of it may seem like a foregone conclusion […]

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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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NYS Attorney General Letitia James at St. Ann’s Sunday Evening, March 29

New York State Attorney General Letitia James, the first woman to be elected Attorney General and the first woman of color to hold statewide office, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral, 157 Montague Street (between Clinton and Henry) on Sunday, March 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. She will speak […]

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Don’t Forget… Early Voting Starts Today!

Starting today (10/26/2019), and lasting until next Sunday (11/3/2019), you can vote early in this year’s election! For many of us, the daily polling location will be at PS8, but you should visit voting.nyc to verify your polling location, as well as view a copy of the ballot. This year, there’s a few NYC Charter […]

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Elected Officials Press DOT on BQE Plans

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that local elected officials; federal. state, and local, have joined to sign a letter to New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, asking for clarification concerning the plans for repair or reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade. The […]

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