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July, 2018

Politics

Rush to redemption: Gov. demands special state Senate session to vote on speed-camera bill, slams GOP for inaction

State Senators must return to the capital for a special session to vote on a bill to double the number of speed cameras allowed citywide before the current camera program expires on July 25, Gov. Cuomo announced on Friday. Comment
This mom was up all night worrying about other people’s kids. Comment
They don’t think he signed on the dotted line. Comment
The Right View

Winners and losers in Dan Donovan’s big win

Over the past few months, the Republican congressional primary between incumbent Dan Donovan and Michael Grimm was in the spotlight, not only in Brooklyn and Staten Island, but throughout the nation. There were contentious debates, tweets from President Trump, contrasting polls, and fierce competition between supporters of both men. Comments (3)

June, 2018

Bay Ridge

Donovan beats tax cheat in GOP primary

Bay Ridge

Donovan beats tax cheat in GOP primary

Incumbent Rep. Dan Donovan clinched the Republican nomination in the June 26 primary race, beating back a challenge from convicted felon and former Rock-to-Ridge representative Michael Grimm. Comments (2)
The Right View

At the Fort Hamilton Army Base, the law is the law

Staff at the base did the right thing by detaining Pablo Villavicencio, says our columnist. Comments (6)
She took the money and ran — until she got caught. Comments (1)
The guards at Fort Hamilton Army Base routinely give a tough time to deliverymen — especially those who are non-White — alleged workers at local eateries that frequently make deliveries to the base, where the federal government detained an undocumented pizza deliveryman on June 1. Comments (2)
The federal government must release an undocumented immigrant who Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained while he made a routine pizza delivery to Fort Hamilton Army Base on June 1, demanded protesters gathered just across the street at John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge on June 6. Comment
The Right View

Should NY legalize gambling on sports?

Place your bets! Comment

May, 2018

It’s a youth movement! Comments (1)
The Right View

It is time to reform our community boards

Our columnist thinks Craig Hammerman’s arrest has shined a spotlight on New York’s “Little City Halls.” Comments (3)
Party Line

Public Advocate Tish James launches campaign for state attorney general

The city’s head advocate officially wants to be the state’s top attorney. Comment
The Right View

Republicans and Democrats have a chance to win ‘Fray by the Bay’

An open Assembly seat in Southern Brooklyn has both parties licking their chops. Comments (9)
Borough President Adams recently launched a website, Eric Adams 2021, which not so subtly hints at his next steps toward a higher office as the mayor of New York City. Comment

April, 2018

The Right View

Randa Jarrar and the problem with America

Shouldn’t we all get together and denouce crazy speach when we hear it? Comments (4)
Four Bay Ridgites have created a podcast focusing on Bay Ridge’s past and present after last year’s divisive Council race fueled discussions about what — and who — made up the “old neighborhood.” Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Questionable question: Local pols and experts condemn adding citizenship question to census

Immigration experts, activists, and local pols are condemning the Trump administration’s push to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census, noting that the inquiry could have an outsize effect on Southern Brooklyn. Comment
The Right View

Is the ‘Golden Era’ coming to an end?

Could this election season be the end of the line for Marty Golden? Comments (3)
Embattled Assemblywoman Pamela Harris resigned from her post on April 2, nearly three months to the day after the Feds charged her with stealing thousands of dollars from the city and federal storm-recovery agencies. Comments (2)
Ethics watchdogs slapped Brooklyn’s embattled former top prosecutor with the highest fine ever dealt by the city for illegal campaign-related activities, after he admitted to abusing his government e-mail during a contentious 2013 re-election bid he ultimately lost. Comment

March, 2018

The Right View

Going to extremes: These proposed laws stink!

There oughta not be a law! Comment
Fort Hamilton

Metal defectors: Fort Hamilton students and parents leery metal detectors could stop mass shootings

Students and parents at Fort Hamilton High School questioned the ability of metal detectors to stop an armed shooter after State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) called for “body scanners” in schools. A student at the school said scanners using metal-detector technology might calm nervous students, but wouldn’t do much to save lives in the face of an aspiring mass shooter armed with an assault rifle. Comment
They want her out! Comments (1)
The Right View

Oakland’s sanctuary city mayor should be arrested

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should be locked up for warning criminals that the feds were coming for them, our columnist says. Comments (1)
Protesters rallied outside the office of Bay Ridge’s state senator on Feb. 26, calling for him to support the more-than-decade-old Child Victims Act, which would extend the statute of limitations to allow for survivors of child sex abuse to come forward with their claims as adults. Comment
The Right View

Rikers Island: The perfect place for a jail

Our columnist thinks closing Rikers Island instead of fixing the problems there is an idiotic move. Comments (2)

February, 2018

The Right View

Manhattan DA’s plan for subway fare cheats is insane

District Attorney Cyrus Vance needs to do his job and enforce all laws, not just he ones he likes, says our columnist. Comments (2)
The government agreed to temporarily halt the deportation of nationally known immigrants’ rights advocate Ravi Ragbir after he filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Feb. 9 alleging that the Trump administration is deliberately targeting immigrants activists who speak out on behalf of their cause. Comments (1)
A local congresswoman is taking up the cause of a nationally known immigrants’ rights activist by introducing a private bill that would stymie his upcoming deportation. Comments (2)
The Right View

Legal injection centers is not the answer to opioid crisis

The city is deciding behind closed doors whether or not to open supervised injection facilites for heroin addicts. Its time to bring that conversation to the public. Comment

January, 2018

Demonstrators gathered in front of the district office of state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) on Jan. 29 to protest a comment he made about drug addiction in a recent interview that many local pols saw as racially charged. Comment
The Right View

Grimm vs. Donovan GOP primary will put Brooklyn in spotlight

The GOP primary between Michael Grimm and Congressman Dan Donovan in Bay Ridge’s 11th Congressional District is shaping up to be a referendum of “Trumpism,” and the general election should be a bellweather for the entire country in the upcoming mid-term elections that will determine control of the House of Representatives. Comments (3)
Coney Island’s assemblywoman must resign after the Feds charged her with stealing thousands of dollars from the city and federal storm-recovery agencies, locals demand. Comments (3)
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