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Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

McMahon shun! Newbie swipes Ridge House seat back for GOP

Brooklyn: Freshman Rep. Mike McMahon drowned in a Republican tsunami as newcomer GOP challenger Michael Grimm trounced him by a 51.5 to 48 percent vote, early returns show. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Poll workers say Vito oversaw election fraud!

Brooklyn: Two Bushwick centers affiliated with Assemblyman Vito Lopez — one of which who’s already under investigation — played host to serious election fraud that helped secure a Lopez victory last month, poll workers charged this week. Comment.

Rep. Mike McMahon: ‘I’m not angry’

Brooklyn: Bay Ridge’s Democratic congressman is in the fight of his life — but his opponent is not just a GOP rival, but an irate nation. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Vito: It’s my party! Boss adds more hand-picked lackeys to Dem leadership

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez has strengthened his control of the borough’s political establishment by more than doubling the number of hand-picked loyalists in party leadership positions. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Vito power! Lopez wins another term as county leader

Brooklyn: Meet the new Boss — same as the old Boss. Comment.

Final result is in — Restler beats Cohn

Brooklyn: But the real loser is Party boss Vito Lopez — but you knew that. Comment.

Tea but no sympathy for mosque

Brooklyn: More than three dozen self-professed Tea Party members rallied next to the 9-11 memorial at the 69th Street pier on Sunday to condemn controversial mosques near Ground Zero and in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010

No surprises at all in local primaries

Brooklyn: Here’s our amazing roundup! Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

Vito’s ‘Money Honeys’ get big salaries — subsidized by you

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Brooklyn’s powerful Democratic party leader, steered more than three-quarters of a million dollars to both his campaign treasurer and his girlfriend, who work at the nonprofit he founded. Comments (2).


Brooklyn: There were few primary election upsets in our southern Brooklyn coverage area, but that’s to be expected in New York City democracy, where a man awaiting a trial for punching out a photographer and a woman who is already collecting her retirement pension face only token challenges. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

Bernie Catcher, Dem power broker, 70

Brooklyn: Bernard Catcher, a democratic district leader and power broker who helped launch the legislative careers of Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Sheepshead Bay), Councilman Lew Fidler (D-Mill Basin), Assemblyman Alan Maisel (D-Mill Basin), state Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brighton Beach), and a litany of other Brooklyn politicians, died on Aug. 20 after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 70. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

Biviano bashes Millman

Brooklyn: Assembly candidate Doug Biviano blasted away at incumbent Joan Millman in a debate last week, hammering her for taking her pension even as she works as a lawmaker, lambasting her for backing transit cuts, and for flip-flopping on housing inside Brooklyn Bridge Park — but the harshest word he had for Millman was that she’s “nice.” Comments (2).

Rhoda: It’s my pension

Brooklyn: Blame the lawyers! Comment.

City jail to Marty: Get your own workers!

Brooklyn: The city has cut the cord on Marty’s chain gang. Comment.

Parker refuses to debate!

Brooklyn: It’s official — state Sen. Kevin Parker blows us off! Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Marty’s prison labor! Beep’s concert series gets inmates to cut costs

Brooklyn Borough President: Call it Marty’s “con”-cert series. Comment.

Vito’s ‘abuse’ of power! Lopez called city worker to get goods in political case

Brooklyn: Assemblyman Vito Lopez “abused” his office when he called a city employee and asked him to provide documents that he wanted to used in a bid to kick a political opponent off the ballot this year. Comments (1).

Pugilistic Parker’s trial date pushed back until after the election!

Brooklyn: State Sen. Kevin Parker’s trial for assaulting a New York Post photographer has been delayed until after the September primary election, but this time the pugilistic legislator has a longtime political rival to thank for the hold up. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

Powell outage! Candidate Kevin owes the taxman $600,000 — and blames his opponent

Brooklyn: Congressional hopeful Kevin Powell’s faltering campaign to unseat 27-year incumbent Rep. Ed Towns (D–Fort Greene) was dealt a death blow on Friday after reports indicated that he owes the taxman $615,000 — and then tried to divert attention by decrying Towns’s political consultant for “nasty dirision.” Comment.

Rhoda: I’ll step down after one more term

Brooklyn: Double-dipping Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs (D-Flatbush), who’s been legally collecting both a salary and a pension from taxpayers since 2008, says she’s almost ready to give up her salary — but not until she gets elected one more time. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010

800 signtures is not enough

Council District 45: It looks like Kendall Stewart can kiss his political career goodbye. Comment.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Oy vey! Jews and non-Jews plenty mad over McMahon’s ‘Jewish money’ gaffe

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: The “Jews” are not happy about Rep. Mike McMahon’s “Jewish money” gaffe. Comments (3).

Friday, July 23, 2010

What anti-incumbent mood? Many many lawmakers are running unopposed

Brooklyn: Here’s our roundup one day after all the petition signatures are in. Comment.

Will somebody please take Steve Levin’s petitions?

Council District 33: Councilman Steve Levin should have worn his running shoes to work on Tuesday — because he spent part of the afternoon chasing around the managers of a luxury condo building that recently fired two workers who claim they were just trying to form a union. Comments (1).

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sen. Kruger speaks: Sell my services to donors? Me?

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: After a week of tight-lipped silence, state Sen. Carl Kruger is finally speaking out about the FBI’s probe into his campaign practices, saying that he’s just an innocent patsy despite allegations that he sold his sizable political clout at high-priced fundraisers. Comment.

Kruger’s campaign expenses reveal a really fancy bathroom

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: State Sen. Carl Kruger’s $2.1-million campaign war chest brings new meaning to the phrase “money to burn.” Comment.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kruger mum over supporter’s arrest

Brooklyn: State Sen. Carl Kruger clammed up this week when asked about federal charges levied against a local restaurateur who’s donated thousands of dollars and held fund-raisers for the embattled pol. Comment.

Perfetto fights back against ‘politically motivated’ charges

Brooklyn: Embattled Democratic District Leader Ralph Perfetto — who is facing a year in jail for pretending to be a lawyer at a trial — fired back at prosecutors this week, saying that he did not lie at the hearing in question because, well, he’s too famous to pose as anything other than what he is! Comment.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bay Ridge pol collared for impersonating a lawyer

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: This is not some twisted anti-lawyer joke! Ralph Perfetto is actually facing a year in jail for helping a pal in a 2008 case. Comment.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Republicans coalesce around Bay Ridgite Allegretti

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: Staten Island’s Republican Party has finally settled on a candidate — and it’s the guy from Brooklyn! Comment.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BREAKING: Vito Fossella declines GOP nomination for old seat

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: The disgraced former congressman, nominated for his old seat by his Staten Island party cronies, said today that he will not return to politics at this time. Comment.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Brother, Grimm! Two Ridge pols say slam GOP hopeful for misusing their names

The Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn: Two Brooklyn Republicans are slamming “law-and-order” Congressional candidate Michael Grimm, saying he used their names in a fund-raising letter without their permission. Comment.