Politics

December, 2011

Politics

Report: Kruger to plead guilty

State Sen. Carl Kruger will reportedly plead guilty today to accepting at least $1 million in bribes — and, in doing so, lose his powerful seat in the Senate. Comments (2).

October, 2011

Bay Ridge

‘Novice’ to challenge Rep. Grimm for Ridge seat

A political nobody who has only voted once in his life came out swinging against freshman Rep. Michael Grimm, announcing last Thursday his candidacy to represent Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights and calling the incumbent a “mouthpiece” for the Republican elite. Comments (1).
Marine Park

His Turner: Bob named to vets, security committees

Television executive turned Rep. Bob Turner’s campaign promise to bring “fiscal sanity” to Washington hit a bit of a snag last week when he was assigned to three committees that have nothing to do with the nation’s budget: the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security. Comment.
Fort Greene

Towns and out? Rep. Ed is so low on cash that some think he’s plotting retirement

Fifteen-term Rep. Ed Towns is losing the money war to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries — and has only $11,000 on hand against an upstart candidate who raised more than $150,000 in his first cash push. Comment.

September, 2011

Marine Park

Weiner wins! Write-in favorite bests fake foes

It’s official: Anthony Weiner is the most popular imaginary candidate in Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Grimm: I’ll take on my party over Irene relief funds

The borough’s lone Republican congressman is poised to battle his own party’s leadership — and put his budget-cutting credentials on the line — to make sure that Brooklyn gets more Hurricane Irene relief money. Comment.

August, 2011

Politics

Hugh Carey, governor who saved New York, is dead

The Park Slope native was 92. Comments (1).
Politics

Marty: Change the law so I can bring the ‘First Lady’ on important trips

Borough President Markowitz is demanding that the city relax its ethics regulations so that he and other top elected officials can bring their spouses on international junkets. Comments (12).

July, 2011

Downtown

Take his wife, please! Marty fined $20K for Jamie’s tagalong junkets

Borough President Markowitz abused his government position by scoring three free overseas trips for his wife, a city ethics panel ruled on Monday, but the Beep defiantly denied the allegation. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Grimm fights for your right to light

The Bay Ridge rep says that consumers should choose what light bulbs to use, not the government. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Weprin woes: Brooklyn’s not behind Queens congressional hopeful

Some voters in Southern Brooklyn are concerned that Queens-born and bred Assemblyman David Weprin — the Democratic machine’s candidate to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner — will do nothing for the borough if he’s elected to Congress in September. Comment.
Features

Anthony Weiner screwed Brooklyn — again

Anthony Weiner screwed Brooklyn, twice. Comment.

June, 2011

Bay Ridge

Golden: Who are lawmakers to change the law about gay marriage

The only Brooklyn state senator to vote against gay marriage thinks that the people, not the people’s elected representatives who do everything else, should vote on the issue. Comment.
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