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The Elephant in the Room Part 2: Second Re-Zoning Town Hall Held at P.S. 8

On Monday night, the District 13 CEC and DOE’s Office of District planning held the second of two Town Hall meetings at P.S. 8 to present the draft re-zoning proposal for the school.   As with the meeting held at P.S. 307 on September 16th, issues of race and class emerged. Now, the debate has caught […]

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Electeds Hope New LICH Bill Will Prevent Future Hospital Closings

From the lemons to lemonade department comes word of an effort by our local electeds to prevent future hospital closings in the wake of the LICH closing:

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Here Come the Candidates to Succeed Joan Millman in the 52nd NYS Assembly District

Three Democrats are lining up to win the party’s nomination to succeed Joan Millman in the 52nd AD, which covers Brooklyn Heights. Millman announced her retirement from the Assembly earlier this year. First up is Jo Anne Simon, the Democratic District Leader for the 52nd AD, who has a long history of civic activity. She […]

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Pierson To Announce Endorsements Monday In District 33 Council Race

The Democratic challenger in the NYC council D33 race has picked up a few key allies. Stephen Pierson will be officially endorsed Monday morning at Borough Hall by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Democratic State Committeewoman Jo Anne Simon and New Kings Democrats President Alex Low. Pierson’s presser reiterates the major focus of his campaign against incumbent, […]

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District Leader Race Results or Now I am 22

Update district leader final results from the Brooklyn Eagle: In the district leadership race in the 52nd AD, incumbent Democratic District Leader Jo Ann Simon soundly beat out Hope Reichbach with 2,645 votes to 1,657. In the same district, Chris Owens (son of former Congressman Major Owens) won the male leadership spot by 2,154 votes […]

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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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Guest Blog: Hope Reichbach, Candidate for District Leader 52nd AD

After months of campaigning and with Election Day fast approaching, I would like to take the opportunity to thank so many of you for opening your doors and sharing your time with me throughout my grassroots campaign for Female District Leader. I’ve run a positive door-to-door campaign. Over the last several weeks, Jo Anne Simon’s […]

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Crain’s: Complaint Filed Against Hope’s Dad in District Race

The race for the Democratic 52nd Assembly district leader just got a little more interesting. Crain’s NY Insider reports that a formal complaint has been filed against Supreme Court Judge Gus Reichbach claiming that he has “participated” in his daughter Hope Reichbach’s campaign against incumbent Jo Anne Simon.

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Guest Blog: Jo Anne Simon, District Leader 52nd AD

In 2004, I was elected the Female Democratic District Leader/State Committeewoman in the 52nd Assembly District. I am grateful to have had the strong support of our Assemblywoman, Joan Millman. Now, as I run for re-election and knock on doors and talk to voters I am often asked “why should I care about these unpaid […]

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Vito Makes District Leader Races Interesting

Brooklyn Democratic boss/ Assemblyman Vito Lopez abused his power in a suit against a political opponent according to claims published by the Brooklyn Paper.  Citizens Union Executive Director Dick Dadey calls Lopez’s behavior  “mind-boggling”:

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