Politics: Brooklyn is still Barack-lyn. President Obama won his second term in the White House with 81 percent of the borough’s vote, once again making Brooklyn the biggest Barack-backing county in the state. Comment.
Politics: Today is the day when Brooklynites come together to exercise the most fundamental expression of democracy — but this year they’re doing it at a time when the borough is still reeling from Hurricane Sandy. Comments (3).
Park Slope: In some parts of the country, people spend their time fighting tooth-and-nail to prevent others from voting. But here in the Brooklyn, locals are giving their blood, sweat, and tears to get everyone they can out to vote — especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Politics: The new boss of the Brooklyn Democratic party is Frank Seddio — a member of the old guard Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club and a longtime ally of scandal-scarred Assemblyman and former party leader Vito Lopez. Comments (8).
Fort Greene: Walter Mosley easily trounced his competition in the three-way primary race to replace Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries on Thursday night, garnering a whopping 63 percent of the vote. Comments (1).
Politics: Scandal-scarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez is losing his ironclad grip on borough politicians, as leaders who never dared cross the influential Democratic boss are defying his wishes now that he’s stepping down from his party post due to a sexual harassment investigation. Comments (9).
Politics: District Attorney Charles Hynes wants the state to assign a special prosecutor to investigate sexual harassment claims against Assemblyman Vito Lopez — because the soon-to-step-down Democratic party boss helped him get elected. Comments (8).
Politics: Rival politicos from liberal Brownstone Brooklyn and old school Southern Brooklyn are fighting to become Brooklyn’s new boss now that scandal-scarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez will not seek reelection as party chairman due to allegations that sexually harassed Albany employees. Comments (17).
Politics: Brooklyn Democratic party boss Vito Lopez is in hot water after staffers claim he sexually harassed them — and forced them to write glowing letters about how great he is, according to an Assembly ethics investigation. Comments (17).
Williamsburg: A high-stakes political chess game between an old-time Democratic party boss and an upstart youngster is heating up in North Brooklyn, and a little-known, unpaid position hangs in the balance. Comments (18).
Politics: Rep. Nydia Velazquez had no trouble defeating three Democratic rivals including City Councilman Erik Dilan — securing her party’s nomination and a near-guaranteed eleventh House term. Comments (11).
Politics: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez is facing the toughest fight in her 20-year career as Councilman Erik Dilan, Occupy Wall Street activist George Martinez, and economist Dan O’Connor all vie for her seat. Comments (5).
Link: It doesn’t matter who emerges victorious in the close race between Lew Fidler and David Storobin — neither will have a chance to cast a single vote before their district is eliminated at the end of the year, according to sources. Comment.
Fort Greene: The fate of Downtown neighborhoods from Brooklyn Heights to Clinton Hill may be decided by voters in southern Brooklyn, which tends to lean more to the right than much of the borough. Comment.
Politics: A federal judge capped off a tumultuous week of cartography by releasing a final draft of Brooklyn’s Congressional districts that will keep Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in a historically black electoral zone — a big win for House hopeful and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who considers the neighborhoods his political strongholds. Comments (3).
Williamsburg: Bushwick Councilman Erik Dilan announced his candidacy for the House on Thursday, perhaps giving 10-term incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez the toughest challenge of her political career. Comments (24).
Fort Greene: House hopeful Hakeem Jeffries may be running without his political strongholds of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill due to gerrymandered district lines — like the ones that cut him out of his Assembly district a decade ago. Comments (3).