November 10th, 2016425By Kings County Politics News Service
As the shock of Donald Trump being elected president of the United States wore off today, several Democratic Brooklyn and citywide elected officials weighed in on the president-elect. Of note, Clinton trounced Trump in the heavily Democratic Brooklyn, 595,086 to 133,653.
November 3rd, 2016594
By David Mark Greaves
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released his third report on how well the city is doing in diversifying the workforce, and the grade as usual, was not good. In giving the city a D+ rating for the second year in a row, the “Making the Grade” report says, “As much as we talk about moving...
October 19th, 2016605By Akosua K. Albritton
NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James held a press conference in the company of long-standing housing rights nonprofits at City Hall on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Tish James presented the “2016 100 Worst Landlords in New York City” list. The top 5 “Worsts” include Harry D. Silverstein (8...
October 14th, 2016624NYC Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte in Deep-Dive conversation about a System he helped to improve Part II of II-Part Interview.
OTP Editor David Greaves: Rikers. Looking back at some reports over the last year or so, looks like you guys have some challenges.
Commissioner Ponte: That we...
October 11th, 2016611Because of the life Ken Thompson lived, men are now free who were once in prison, minor offenders had their lives transformed, and Brooklyn was blessed with a District Attorney who tempered justice with wisdom and set the gold standard for public service in Kings County.
To lose him so young, a man of such substance, so central to...
October 7th, 20161392By Bernice Elizabeth Green
On Tuesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson informed the community – through a statement -- of his ongoing battle with cancer. And he requested our prayers.
“As a man of intense faith, I intend to fight and win the battle against this disease,” Mr. Thompson said earlier this week. “I...
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Interview with Joseph Ponte, Commissioner New York City Corrections
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New York City Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte is a small town guy in...City Politics
September 15th, 2016482By Kings County Politics News Service
Community Board 3 chair Tremaine Wright yesterday held off Community Activist Karen Cherry to win the 56th Assembly District left vacant by the retirement of Assemblywoman Annette Robinson.
According to unofficial totals Wright received 59 percent or 3,679 votes to Cherry’s 41 percent or...
September 8th, 2016396 By Kings County Politics News Service
Incumbent Assemblywoman Latrice Walker is being challenged for her 55th District Assembly seat in the September 13 Democratic Primary by term-limited City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy.
Walker is a lifelong Brownsville native and a product of the New York City public schools before going on...
August 31st, 2016571
By Dr. Laurie Nadel
“Have you Americans gone bonkers?” my friends in England keep asking. The Donald makes them nervous.
It’s not just what he says.
A landmark study called The Silent Language identifies 93 percent of all communication as unconscious. Fifty-five percent of the message is conveyed through physiology:...
By Kings County Politics News Service
In the 25th State Senatorial District, 32-year incumbent Velmanette Montgomery is facing challenger Michael Cox in the Democratic Primary in a district that...City Politics