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Brennan, Simon Support Young Upstart Robert Carroll

Count Assembly members James Brennan (44th district)  and Jo Anne Simon (52nd District) as supporters for Democratic Party political upstart, Robert Carroll.

Both were in attendance Firday night at the home of Democratic District leader Josh Skaller for the Carroll, who is running for Jacob Gold’s 44th Assembly District Democratic leadership position.

Robert Carroll and Lincoln Restler
Robert Carroll and Lincoln Restler

Carroll, 28, like North Brooklyn’s Lincoln Restler, who works in the de Blasio Administration, are part of the new reform movement that seeks to shake things up every couple of years in Brooklyn.

“I think we need people who will be able to shed some sunlight into the darker, dustier corners of the Brooklyn Democratic Party,” said Carroll. “Here in Brooklyn and New York City this is where the reform and progressive movement around America should be coming from, and if we can find people that are leaders inside the Party and show that the Party can be a force for good, a force for reform, and we’re able to organize around smart, independent progressive candidates, we’ll all be better served.”


Williams Marches Against Gun Violence

With another four people murdered in the city over the weekend, Flatbush City Council member Jumaane Williams co-hosted the fifth annual Not in My Hood March with East Flatbush Village, Inc. to kick off June’s Gun Violence Awareness Month.

City Councilman Jumaane Williams
City Councilman Jumaane Williams

The march begin with a brief press conference at Meyer Levin Intermediate School 285, that included relatives and friends of gun violence victims, as well as elected officials, clergy members and community leaders.

Following the press conference, the group held a health and resource fair at Flatbush Gardens on Foster Avenue between New York and Brooklyn Avenue to direct young people toward positive alternatives to violent behavior.

Also participating were Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte and Democratic District Leader Melba Brown; various anti-violence awareness groups; and about 200 constituents.


 

Adams Up On The Roof For More NYCHA Money

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will stand atop a damaged roof this morning at 110 Humboldt Street, a seven-story residential building that is part of the Borinquen Plaza II development in Williamsburg, to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore $100 million in state funding for critical NYCHA roof repairs.
Borough President Eric Adams
Borough President Eric Adams

The investment by the state, which had been previously indicated to go toward these needed projects and to be matched by the City, has been redesignated to fund legislators’ pet projects such as landscaping and playgrounds.

Five NYCHA developments in Brooklyn are set to lose out on support for roof repairs as a result of this decision, including Borinquen Plaza I and Borinquen Plaza II.

Adams, who will show the patchwork repairs and the softness of the roof as clear examples of its weak condition, will speak about how the health and safety of public housing residents must be a greater concern for government than other cosmetic improvements. He will be joined by local elected officials and area tenants.

The event is slated for 11 a.m.


Gentile Office Flooded Out

Bay Ridge City Councilman Vincent Gentile’s district office had a major flood during yesterday’s storm.

Due to the flood the computers and phones are down in the district office. Constituents that need assistance are being asked to call his Manhattan office at 212-788-7363 or email his Chief of Staff John Mancuso @ [email protected]

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