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Day: <span>September 12, 2013</span>

View From Here

By David Mark Greaves Pending the outcome of the absentee and paper ballot counts, congratulations to Bill de Blasio on his apparent win of the Democratic mayoral primary.   Like Pat Boone covering Little Richard, he covered John Liu’s message, repackaged it in black and white, and the voters were presented with it like it was […]Read More

Ready For Some Football

This past Sunday, the NFL made its long-awaited return and there is plenty to look forward to in this upcoming season. Besides all eyes being on Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, there are a few 2nd-year and rookie quarterbacks to watch out for. Jets QB Geno Smith is one of […]Read More

Vantage Point

Obama Blunders on Call to Bomb Syria [For publication the week of September 9, 2013] Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels   As of this writing, President Obama is frantically pleading with members of Congress, the American people and heads of state of other nations to follow his lead in “punishing” the Assad regime […]Read More

Race to succeed Al Vann too close to call until

  Robert Cornegy holds 94-vote edge over Kirsten Foy amid reports of voting machine irregularities By Stephen Witt   On the morning after the election, Bed-Stuy residents remained in flux as to who will represent them in the City Council after Robert Cornegy declared victory after squeaking out a slim 94-vote victory over his nearest […]Read More

Ken Thompson Makes History, de Blasio and Thompson may face

Mixed Results Down Ballot By Mary Alice Miller   For the first time in living memory a challenger has defeated a sitting Brooklyn District Attorney. Ken Thompson received 92,358 (55%) votes against Charles Hynes, who got 74,292 (44%). “When we announced this campaign months ago, I said that I am running for Brooklyn District Attorney […]Read More

Election Roundup De Blasio wins mayoral primary, if vote holds

Ken Thompson elected as Brooklyn’s first African-American DA, Letitia James in runoff for Public Advocate By Stephen Witt In a stunning backstretch turnaround, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged from a tight field of Democratic mayoral candidates to claim his party’s nod and run against Republican Joe Lhota in November and officially end the 12-year […]Read More

Laurie Cumbo wins 35th District City Council Primary

Vows to engage developers to ensure that impoverished side of Fort Greene/Clinton Hill district is also lifted up By Stephen Witt Political newcomer Laurie Cumbo bested four other candidates and was a relatively easy winner in the 35th District City Council Democratic Primary election. The district includes Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts […]Read More

From These Roots: A Dream Realized

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. Celebrates Completion of $20 Million Revitalization Project Part One of Two The greatest example of Bedford Stuyvesant’s phoenix rise can be seen in the renewal of Fulton Street.  Today, new public plazas, public art, trees and plantings, public performance spaces and more have brought — what may have been considered — a […]Read More