Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move Nov. 9, 2016

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Trump Elected President Of The United States
U.S. Presidential-elect Donald Trump

Republican Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States in a stunning upset over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

According to unofficial results, Trump received 279 electoral college votes to Clinton’s 217 electoral college votes. The popular vote as of the writing is about even with Clinton slightly ahead, 58,879,610 to 58,844,024 votes.

In heavily Democratic Brooklyn, Clinton trounced Trump in the popular vote, 595,086 to 133,653.

In his victory speech, Trump said, “It is time for America to bind the wounds of division. It is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time,” he said.

State Senator Marty Golden, the highest ranking official wholly representing Brooklyn, led chants of “Trump, Trump,” at a Brooklyn Republican gathering at the Bay Ridge Manner in Bay Ridge. He later Tweeted, “It is time to make America great again.”

Brooklyn’s Federal Representatives All Reelected

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

In the Congressional elections, Republicans retained control of both the House and the Senate, but locally all the Democratic federal elected officials representing Brooklyn as did Republican Dan Donovan (Southwest Brooklyn, Staten Island), who defeated Democrat Richard Reichard, 62% to 36% with the rest of the vote going to Green Party candidate Henry Bardel.

Also winning reelection was Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, who defeated Wendy Long, 70% to 27%; and Democratic U.S. Representatives Nydia Velazquez, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke  and Jerrold Nadler, who all easily won reelection.

In total, Republicans have majority control over the U.S. Senate, 51-47; and the U.S. House of Representatives, 236-191.

All of Brooklyn’s Sate Assembly & Senate Members Reelected, Carroll, Wright Win Open Seat

Assemblyman Nick Perry
Assemblyman Nick Perry

As expected, all of Brooklyn’s incumbent state senators and assembly members handily retained their seats.

In the senate this includes Democrats Simcha Felder, Martin Dilan, Roxanne Persaud, Jesse Hamilton, Kevin Parker, Diane Savino, Velmanette Montgomery, Danile Squdron and Republican Marty Golden.

While the Democrats have control of the senate 31-30, Felder caucuses with the Republicans, and the seven-member Independent Democratic Conference makes independent deal with the Senate GOP.

Brooklyn incumbents in the assembly also easily won reelection. This includes Assembly Members Helene Weinstein, Rodneyse Bichotte, Diana Richardson (uncontested), Steve Cymbrowitz, Pam Harris, Bill Colton, Dov Hikind (uncontested) Peter Abbate Jr., Felix Ortiz, Joe Lentol, Jo Anne Simon, Maritza Davila, Erik Dilan, Latrice Walker, Nick Perry (uncontested), Walter Mosley (uncontested), Jaime Williams, Charles Barron; and Republican Nicole Malliotakis.

Additionally, Robert Carroll and Tremiane Wright won the two open assembly seats.

Gentile Celebrates Improvements of Dyker Branch Of Brooklyn Public Library

City Councilman Vincent Gentile
City Councilman Vincent Gentile

City Councilman Vincent Gentile (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights) today will celebrate improvements at the Dyker Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

With its distinctive blue-green glazed brick exterior and lively community programs, Dyker Library is well known and well attended by the residents of Dyker Heights. The branch is currently open to the public while it undergoes a roof replacement project funded in part by Gentile.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2016 or early 2017. Gentile also provided $1 million for a renovation of the branch’s interior that will begin  in the next few years.

The celebration is slated for 11 a.m., today, Nov. 9 at the Dyker Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 8202 13th Avenue. 


Maimonides To Host “Women’s Heart To Heart” Symposium

The Maimonides Heart & Vascular Center will host a FREE “Women’s Heart to Heart” symposium tomorrow in Bay Ridge.

This event will educate women on the impact of heart disease, including the signs and symptoms specific to women.

The symposium will include a heart health presentation by keynote speaker, Dr. Inna Nelipovich, Cardiologist and Director of the Women’s Heart to Heart Program, and Dr. Alexander Shiferson, Vascular Surgeon. Dietician Anna Nabutovskaya will educate attendees about nutrition and ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Free heart-health screenings will be offered to the first 100 women beginning at 6 p.m.

The Symposium is slated to begin at 7 p.m., tomorrow, Nov. 10 at  St. Dominic’s Church, 2001 Bay Ridge Parkway in Bay Ridge.

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Obtain $12.085 Million Settlement (Sponsored)

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin attorney Kathleen Kettles recently obtained a court order approving the settlement of $12,085,000.

This is a case involving the failure to timely deliver an infant to a first-time mother and resulting in severe brain damage to the child who is now six-years-old.  This child cannot speak, walk or talk and must be tube fed. Her parents are completely devoted, but their day to day existence is filled with dealing doctor’s appointments, emergency visits, outside therapies and managing or providing her child’s need for extensive nursing services.

“I am truly in awe of this family and despite the heartache of having a child this disabled, it has been a joy to work for them. This settlement will lessen the burden on this incredible family,” said Kettles, who heads the firm’s Medical Malpractice team. Though a practicing attorney for almost 28 years, she was an RN for ten years prior to going to law school.

During the litigation, Kathy worked extensively with well known, respected experts in the fields of obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine, neonatology, pediatric neurology, pediatric neuroradiology and a life care planner to prepare the case for trial.  It is this attention to detail which results in an extremely favorable settlement for her clients.

“When I was a nurse, I often felt powerless to really help my patients, but as a nurse attorney, I get to help secure a child’s future and there is no greater feeling of satisfaction,” she said.

The law firm of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP is one of the city’s top accident and medical malpractice firms in the city and is there to represent you. To get a free consultation click Here.

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