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John Quaglione Launches City Council Campaign against Vincent Gentile

John Q says he’ll represent John Q

Brooklyn Daily

And they’re off!

John Quaglione, long-time aide to state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge), kicked off his campaign to take down Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) on March 11, laying down a searing judgment on the 10-year incumbent and claiming that the Democrat has failed the Bay Ridge-to-Bensonhurst district.

“There is not one person in this room that does not recognize or believe that it is time for us all to do better,” Quaglione told the audience of over 130 people at Vicolo Restaurant at the corner of 86th Street and Third Avenue.

The contender accused Gentile of letting his turf slump to 50th out of 51 districts in city funding obtained, and of getting only 10 of the bills he proposed during his decade in office to actually become law — an average of one per year.

“It is safe to say that in these past four years, we have sent more money to City Hall than City Hall has sent to us,” Quaglione claimed. “Our community can’t afford four more years.”

Quaglione faces not just Gentile, but also Tea Party activist Andy Sullivan.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at

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Sharon Wattenberg from Bay Ridge says:
John Quaglione is right. It's time for all of us to do better beginning with himself and Marty Golden. As far as I'm concerned they run neck-in-neck with Vincent Gentile as all of them could have done better for Bay Ridge.

There are numerous residents of this community that continue to be disappointed that the B37 bus has not only left but still has yet to return to this bustling neighborhood. As all of you are well aware, the B37 was a lifeline to Bay Ridge directly to the downtown area even now that Barclay stadium is open and including taking the elderly, young, handicapped to aide to shop the avenue and spend our dollars locally in a more efficient manner. Not everyone can ‘hop’ on the subway or make their way to Fifth Avenue for the B63 for many reasons.

So let's start getting your act together before you speak of anyone else.
March 24, 2013, 3:27 pm

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