Eric Adams and Darlene Mealy Endorse Candidate for Boyland’s Seat

A poster for Ineisha Williford's kickoff this weekend, featuring Borough President Eric Adams and Councilwoman Darlene Mealy.
A poster for Ineisha Williford’s kickoff this weekend.

In the race to replace disgraced ex-Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., one candidate is already scooping up key establishment support.

Ineisha Williford, a staffer to Brooklyn Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, secured the backing of Borough President Eric Adams and Ms. Mealy at a Saturday fund-raising event, according to source at the event.

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Demetrius Lawrence Joins Field for Brooklyn Senate Seat

Demetrius Lawrence.
Demetrius Lawrence.

Demetrius Lawrence, a community activist and a vice chairman on Brooklyn Community Board 9, is joining the campaign for newly-elected Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ former seat in the State Senate. Continue reading “Demetrius Lawrence Joins Field for Brooklyn Senate Seat”

Democrats and Labor Leaders Sing Bill de Blasio’s Praises After State of the City

Mayor Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: Getty)
Mayor Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: Getty)

Top Democrats and organized labor celebrated Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address this afternoon, hailing the new mayor’s repeated calls for more affordable housing, expanded science education and a tax hike to fund universal prekindergarten. 

Little of Mr. de Blasio’s speech actually broke new ground–the new mayor stuck mainly to the campaign themes that he repeated in his victory and inaugural addresses–but Democrats were more than happy to offer praise. Continue reading “Democrats and Labor Leaders Sing Bill de Blasio’s Praises After State of the City”

De Blasio Heralds Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit Decision in Brownsville

Mayor Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: NYC Mayor's Office)
Mayor Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: NYC Mayor’s Office)

Standing in a Brownsville, Brooklyn recreation center, Mayor Bill de Blasio repudiated much of his predecessor’s public safety legacy this afternoon.

With a host of elected officials looking on, the new mayor and his police commissioner said they would end the controversial appeal of a stop-and-frisk lawsuit, drawing overwhelming praise from some of Michael Bloomberg’s bitterest critics.  Continue reading “De Blasio Heralds Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit Decision in Brownsville”

Outraged Officials Demand New York Post Apologize for Coverage of Slain Businessman

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams  holds up a copy of the New York Post at today's protest. (Photo: Kathryn Kirk)
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holds up a copy of the New York Post at today’s protest. (Photo: Mr. Adams’s office/Kathryn Kirk)

The New York Post sparked outrage today with a controversial front page featuring a photo of Menachem Stark–a Williamsburg businessman whose smoldering body was found in a Long Island dumpster yesterday–with the caption: “Who didn’t want him dead?”

The story, labeling Mr. Sark a “millionaire Hasidic slumlord,” detailed the 39-year-old father of eight’s allegedly shady business practices to argue there could be many potential suspects for his murder. Continue reading “Outraged Officials Demand New York Post Apologize for Coverage of Slain Businessman”

Thompson Supporters Accuse Hynes of Exploiting Racial Fears

Ken Thompson supporters at today's press conference.
Ken Thompson supporters at today’s press conference.

Nearly 40 supporters of Ken Thompson’s Brooklyn district attorney campaign gathered on the steps of Borough Hall today to demand incumbent Charles Hynes apologize for allegedly accusing Mr. Thompson of being a gun trafficker–which they linked to a larger plot to scare white voters in the November election. Continue reading “Thompson Supporters Accuse Hynes of Exploiting Racial Fears”