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Political activist and executive director of the Bay Ridge Democrats, Jamie Kemmerer, will formally announce his bid to represent the 22nd District in the State Senate on Monday, challenging 12-year Republican incumbent Marty Golden for his seat. “The speculation is true. There’s a lot of work to be done, and we’re going to try and put [an announcement] out…

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The following is an opinion article submitted by Andrew Gounardes, a local attorney, vice president of the Bay Ridge Democrats and 2012 candidate for State Senate Last week, the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption released a report detailing an enraging, though not surprising, level of corruption in our state government. The Commission’s report identified so…

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State Senator Marty Golden continues to take heat over his opposition to speed enforcement cameras as a group of protesters descended upon his Bay Ridge office at 7408 Fifth Avenue demanding he change his stance on the issue, according to a report by Capital New York. The protest was organized by Bay Ridge Advocates for Keeping Everyone Safe (BRAKES)…

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By now, the whole world knows that the American people chose to send Barack Obama back to the White House for another four years. But how did your local elected fare on election day? In short, Southern Brooklyn will see little if any change, with all incumbents but one returning for another term. Here’s the…

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Newly-elected 45th Assembly District Leader Ari Kagan will celebrate the launch of his new democratic club tonight. Called Bay Democrats, Kagan said his goal is to unite Southern Brooklyn’s democratic factions under one banner. The grand opening will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bainbridge Center, 3093 Ocean Avenue. Kagan expects…

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According to a report in Vos Is Neias, New York State Senator Marty Golden reversed his stance on the NYPD’s controversial “spying program,” which allegedly targets mosques and other Muslim gathering points in a citywide counter-terrorism effort. Golden, a Republican, who had previously provided his signature to a letter praising Police Chief Ray Kelly and the NYPD…

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The Manhattan Beach Community Group will host a debate during its meeting tomorrow night featuring candidates for Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s seat. (Corrected) Except Cymbrowitz won’t be there. The group announced the debates earlier this month, noting on its website that Republican Russ Gallo will join them, along with Ben Akselrod, representing the Independence Party following…

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State Senator Marty Golden and his upstart opponent, Democrat Andrew Gounardes, faced off at a debate last night hosted by the Dyker Heights Civic Association. The 30-minute debate got heated at points, with Golden and Gounardes occasionally raising their voices and breaking with debate protocol to ask each other questions or attack one another. Among the issues…

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Frequently, Sheepshead Bites receives messages from aggravated co-op apartment building residents, taking issue with their board. In the past, co-op shareholders have even organized anti-board rallies in attempt to overthrow the board. Tomorrow night, frustrated co-op shareholders can express their dissatisfaction and discuss the challenges they face at a town hall meeting in Sheepshead Bay,…

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State Senator Marty Golden will hold a class for professional women on “Posture, Deportment, and the Feminine Presence” in the workplace, angering women’s rights advocates who think women would be better served with good policy, not antiquated etiquette. The taxpayer funded-event has caused controversy after Golden’s website promised to teach attendees how to “Sit, stand, and…

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