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June, 2015

Car squawk! Uber slams councilman over livery law

Brooklyn Heights: The internet taxi service sent out an e-mail going after Councilman Steve Levin’s plan to limit the company’s car count. Comments (25).

Seize the daycare: Senate passes bill to save W’burg preschool and senior center

Changing Brooklyn: Score one for the little guys — and their grandmas. Comments (7).

Judge: Lopez must pay his $300K sexual harassment fine

Politics: If he doesn’t, the attorney general can start seizing his assets. Comments (1).

May, 2015

Oops! Working Families Party PR rep accidentally sends strategic e-mail to Brooklyn Paper reporter

Crown Heights: It is a case of the flacks fighting the flak! Comments (3).

Low-level pol: I got a shiner protecting a damsel in distress

Greenpoint: It was a committeeman confrontation! Comments (18).

April, 2015

The Hillary effect: Protesters come to Heights to get Clinton’s ear

Brooklyn Heights: At least 25 protesters gathered outside the soon-to-be presidential campaign headquarters of Hillary Clinton’s at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights to protest a controversial pipeline between Canada and Texas. Comments (21).

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No debate on budget: Gentile, Donovan agree they don’t like GOP’s $ plan

Bay Ridge: At the first Brooklyn debate in the race to fill the congressional seat vacated by tax-cheat Michael Grimm, both candidates said they would have voted against the Republican-controlled House of Representative’s proposed federal budget. Comments (6).

March, 2015

My candidate Vinnie: Gentile adopts shorter name in House bid

Bay Ridge: He’s the candidate formerly known as Vincent. Comments (11).

The variations of Vinnie

Bay Ridge: Councilman Vincent Gentile adopted the “Vinnie” moniker for his congressional bid against Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, but that’s not the only position he’s changed over the years. Comments (2).

Warring parties: Same time, same place, competing fund-raisers for rival pols

Dyker Heights: A political chasm may separate them, but for one special night, they partied in the same building. Comments (3).

Campaign finance flawed? Good gov’t groups question indictment of Slope pol’s aide

Park Slope: A Staten Island grand jury’s indictment of a Park Slope councilman’s aide for alleged campaign finance fraud is an unfair subversion of the usual enforcement method for such shenanigans, good-government groups charge. Comments (4).

February, 2015

Judge to Cuomo: Call a special election for Grimm seat — or I will

Bay Ridge: A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that if Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t set a date for the special election to replace disgraced Bay Ridge Rep. Michael Grimm by high noon on Feb. 20, he will. Comments (3).

Dems going to Philly

Politics: The 2016 Democratic National Convention will not be held in Brooklyn. Comments (8).

In case you missed it: Our reporter on TV talking a Red Hook pol’s demotion

Red Hook: When he’s not judging barbecue competitions, reporter Noah Hurowitz is sinking his teeth into meaty political stories. Yesterday, he appeared on television to talk about one of the latter. Comments (1).

Presidential approval ratings: Israel smiles on Beep as Obama, Netanyahu face off

Prospect Heights: Borough President Adams is getting along with Israel much better than President Obama these days. Comments (12).

‘Grope’ payout for Lopez aides

Williamsburg: The state is shelling out $545,000 in taxpayer money to settle the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by two one-time aides of former assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez, according to the plaintiffs’ lawyer. Comments (3).

Brooklyn pols: Red Hook councilman unfit to lead

Sunset Park: Coney Island Councilman Mark Treyger replaces Red Hook’s Carlos Menchaca as leader of the Brooklyn Council delegation. Comments (20).

Dem-sell research: Politicos visit boro to kick tires ahead of convention-site pick

Prospect Heights: The Democratic National Committee got a last look at Brooklyn on Friday. Comments (12).

January, 2015

Like quick-Silver: G’point pol exits Assembly speaker race

Greenpoint: Brooklyn no longer has a pol in the fight to replace Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Comments (4).

Kill shot: The Bronx beats Brooklyn in handball tourney

Politics: The streak is over. Team Brooklyn lost the annual handball competition against the Bronx for the first time in history on Jan. 24. Comments (1).

She’s in! Jo Anne Simon is sworn in at Brooklyn Heights ceremony on Sunday

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn’s newest assemblywoman is in. Comment.

Assemblyman on Silver: I won’t step ‘on somebody’s body who is dying’

Politics: Greenpoint’s assemblyman is not touching embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver just yet. Comments (13).

Activists: Dem convention needs party police

Prospect Heights: Activists who live near Barclays Center are demanding that the city come up with a plan to soften the impact of the Democratic National Convention, should it come to Brooklyn in 2016. Comments (5).

State’s first Haitian-American assemblywoman sworn in

Politics: Mayor DeBlasio swore in Rodneyse Bichotte as 42nd District assemblywoman, replacing Rhoda Jacobs. Comments (1).

Beep: We need more Citi Bikes, bike lanes, not ‘old school’ cars

Politics: We checked in with Borough President Adams about what he wants to see in the new year and here is one thing he said: “Cars are so old school. We need to embrace bicycling as a transportation alternative...” Comments (17).

December, 2014

Ohio a no-go for Democratic convention

Politics: We explain why Columbus stinks as a Demorcatic National Convention host city. Comments (110).

Officers stage silent protest at Ramos funeral

Politics: Thousands of police used the funeral of a murdered officer to air their dispute with Mayor DeBlasio in Queens on Saturday. Comments (18).