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December, 2016

Checkin’ in with: Incoming Kensington Assemblyman Robert Carroll

Kensington: We check in on his plans for his first term — including when he’ll finally learn to drive. Comments (1)

November, 2016

City Hall e-mails show behind the spin of failed Brooklyn DNC bid

Prospect Heights: They’re telling Mayor Tall tales! Comments (7)

Signs of the times: Anti-Trump protestors storm Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Demonstrators said they wanted to show solidarity with the nabe’s immigrant population. Comments (10)

Heading for the Hil: Huma, Podesta clean out their desks at Clinton’s Brooklyn Heights HQ

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights is out of Huma. Comments (18)

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Politics: A cartoon. Comment

Shock and awww: Tears flow in Park Slope after Trump upset

Park Slope: It is mourning again in Park Slope. Comments (4)

Vox pop: Brooklynites on Trump’s win

Vox Pop: What do Kings County residents think? We asked them! Comments (3)

Trump success shocks President and Clinton streets block party

Carroll Gardens: In the end, Clinton Street and Second Place were the real signs of the times. Comments (16)

City’s vacate order leaves two families homeless

Dyker Heights: The city is set to crack down on the “illegal conversion” of homes, but what happens to families kicked out of substandard housing? Comments (2)

October, 2016

Sen. Schumer visits Brooklyn Democrats

Politics: If the Senate swings blue, he’s gunning for majority leader. Comments (4)

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Closing statement: Pols, friends eulogize DA Ken Thompson at funeral

Politics: The prosecution rests. Comment

Governor will not replace temporary DA

Politics: The handpicked successor of late District Attorney Ken Thompson will remain in the post until Thompson’s term ends at the close of 2017, Gov. Cuomo announced today. Comments (1)

Blood sugar flex magik! Beep uses excercise, diet to control diabetes

Politics: Borough President Adams is going off his meds — and that’s great news. Comment

September, 2016

Carroll king! Young politico feels like a natural winner for Kensington Assembly seat

Politics: And other results from the state primary races. Comments (4)

Your 2016 state primary guide

Politics: Time to hit the polling booth again! Comments (3)

Poll re-position! City moves B’Heights voting site after seniors complain

Brooklyn Heights: They rocked the voting booth! Comments (3)

August, 2016

Crock the vote! B’Heights seniors: We can’t reach new polling booth across busy roads

Brooklyn Heights: The Board of Elections moved it from the now-shuttered library to a school over Adams Street and Cadman Plaza West. Comments (13)

Art of the veal: Schnitzel Haus under fire for signed Trump photo

Bay Ridge: “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” Comments (24)

July, 2016

Park Slope designer: My Hillary tees are better than Hillary’s!

Park Slope: Well, this is one way to take big money out of politics. Comments (10)

Teens tear down park’s ‘Trump’ banner

Dyker Heights: Call them politically active. Comments (9)

Vandal attacks Gowanus Trump-fan’s home

Gowanus: This is not how you rock the vote. Comments (21)

June, 2016

Primary primacy: Incumbents all sail to victory

Politics: Meet the new reps, same as the old reps. Comments (2)

Your congressional election primary guide

Politics: Never heard of half these people? We’ve got you covered. Comments (2)

May, 2016

Board of Elex suspends honcho over Democratic primary purge

Politics: But she can continue her run for district leader in Bay Ridge. Comments (2)

April, 2016

Sanders claims record crowd, Flatbush councilman’s approval, in Prospect Park

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Call it a slow Bern. Comments (17)

Pols: Kings County debate needed more Kings County

Fort Greene: It was the Brooklyn debate that barely mentioned Brooklyn! Comments (3)

Live from the Brooklyn Democratic presidential debate

Fort Greene: Cartoons! Maggie Gyllenhaal! Videos! Puppets! Protests! Our liveblog had it all! Comments (1)

Where to watch tonight’s Democratic debate in Brooklyn

Politics: You can’t attend, but you can still watch with a live audience. Comments (1)

Sanders hosting another rally in Prospect Park this weekend

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: It will be a concert with rock band Grizzly Bear. Comments (2)

Bill Clinton brings wave of nostalgia to Caribbean church in Lefferts Gardens

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The dream of the ’90s is alive in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Comments (1)
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Bubba stump: Bill rallies for Hillary in Lefferts Gardens

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Our reporter is live on the scene! Comments (2)

Lati-no she didn’t! Clinton Hispanic rally venue a symbol of gentrification, protesters say

Sunset Park: A woman disrupted Clinton’s speech at Industry City and a Sunset Park social justice group demonstrated outside, claiming the hub will draw hipsters who displace local Latinos. Comments (20)

Bern ward: Sanders supporter defends Trump-loving protesters at Coney rally

Politics: The Boardwalk is the great equalizer. Comment

Bernie makes his pitch on the Boardwalk

Politics: Highlights from the hopeful’s visit to the People’s Playground. Comments (2)

Bernie Sanders rallies in Coney Island

Cobble Hill: Our reporter is live on the scene. Comment

Sun and Sanders: Bernie stumping on Boardwalk today

Politics: And we’ll be reporting live. Comments (3)

Hillary stumping in Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Clinton starts at 5:30 pm. Comments (4)

Hipsters give Sanders rock-star reception in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: He lived in Brooklyn before it was cool. Comments (9)

Hillary Clinton hosting public rally in Sunset Park today

Sunset Park: She’s making her case to Latinos, and we’re live on the scene. Comments (5)

Midwood Berning: Bernie Sanders stumps in his childhood neighborhood

Midwood: Some felt the Bern, others went to do the burning. Comments (2)

Bernie Sanders rallies in Brooklyn

Politics: And our reporters are live on the scene! Comment

Back to his grassroots! Bernie Sanders to open campaign office in native Flatbush

Flatbush: Flatbush will soon feel the Bern. Comments (9)

Cruz slams $15 minimum wage in Brooklyn, says poor, black teens will suffer

Downtown: He came Cruz-ing for a schmoozing. Comments (19)

Bernie Sanders will host public rallies outside childhood home and in Greenpoint today

Greenpoint: But seats are first come, first serve. Comments (21)

Nickel and dimed! Councilman: Lander renews push for plastic-bag fee, drops price from 10 cents to 5

Park Slope: This pol is slashing prices to sell his bill! Comments (19)

Head for the Hill: Brooklyn turns out for Clinton’s town hall

Crown Heights: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton addressed more than 300 boisterous Brooklynites at a “Women For Hillary Town Hall” at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights on April 5. Comments (9)
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Hillary Clinton hosts Brooklyn town hall

Politics: And our reporter is on the scene! Comments (2)

Clinton and Sanders will debate at Navy Yard on April 14

Fort Greene: It is a battle for the hearts and minds of the most important voters in the country — Brooklynites. Comments (13)

March, 2016

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Brooklyn wonks: Kings County Democratic debate must happen!

Politics: Don’t fugheddaboutit! Comments (15)

Keeping the home fires Berning! Sanders opens campaign office in Gowanus

Gowanus: Gowanus is feeling the Bern — and it isn’t from a Canal-related rash! Comments (23)

Get hot with Bernie! Chile sauce made in Red Hook lets you feel the Bern

Greenpoint: Let this sauce be your last Tango in Brooklyn! Comments (5)

Trump this: The Donald-themed massage raises money for Dem’s campaign

Politics: Feeling stressed about a Trump candidacy? This rub down will ease your pain — and help get Bernie Sanders elected! Comments (6)

Turn up, tune in, Bern out: Sanders supporters say not all of Bushwick is behind Brooklyn’s son

Bushwick: Apparently, not all of Bushwick can feel the Bern. Comments (15)

February, 2016

Park Slopers to Albany: Don’t let Prospect Park Residence fiasco happen again!

Park Slope: Families of residents from the notorious old folks’ home will visit state lawmakers to urge them to pass bill that would stop other facilities evicting tenants on short notice. Comments (12)

Royal apology: Mayor tells Bay Ridge he’s sorry, promises to fix flophouse Prince Hotel

Bay Ridge: It was a mayoral mea culpa. Comments (6)
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Alma matters! Locals want Sanders-Clinton debate at Bernie’s Brooklyn high school

Politics: They want to bring this grassroots candidate back to his class roots. Comments (1)
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Bernie challenges Hillary to debate in Brooklyn!

Politics: Where should it happen? Vote in our poll! Comments (23)