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Endangered Community Boards

Jun 08, 2009

Gotham Gazette image by YH Huang More than 30 residents whispered under their breath with agitation, glaring at the Police Athletic League representative at the front of the room. No butter


Brooklyn Senate District 18: Looking for a Landslide?

Oct 27, 2008

Democratic State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery faces Republican Sandra Palacios-Serrano in northern and central Brooklyn. In 2006, Montgomery trounced another challenger by a margin of 20-to-1. She was the major sponsor of


Brooklyn Senate District 20: Adams Seeks Re-election

Oct 27, 2008

Democratic State Sen. Eric Adams will defends his Brooklyn-based seat against Republican challenger Stephen Christopher. Adams, who was first overwhelmingly elected in 2006, is a former New York City police officer


City Council Approves Term Limits Extension

Oct 24, 2008

  In its most divisive vote in recent memory, the City Council approved an extension of term limits clearing the way for two-thirds of its members, four borough presidents, the comptroller,


The Candidates' Prescriptions

Oct 22, 2008

Do you want a $2,500 check or the insurance plan your representative in Congress has? Do you want a national health registry for choosing insurance or the ability to purchase a