Nov 062013
Election 2013: Vincent Gentile Wins Third Full Term To Council

POLITICS: In last night’s election, Democrat City Councilmember Vincent Gentile won reelection against his Republican challenger, John Quaglione, 63% to 36%, out of 20,142 votes cast. This will be Gentile’s third term as a City Councilmember.

Oct 222013
Reminder: Great Bay Ridge Debate Is Tonight

POLITICS – The final scheduled debate between 43rd City Council District candidates will take place tonight (October 22, 2013), as the Bay Ridge Community Council hosts The Great Bay Ridge Debate at the Holy Angels Catholic Academy (337 74th Street).

Oct 082013
Video: Vincent Gentile, John Quaglione Square Off At Dyker Heights Debate

POLITICS: On October 7, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile and his Republican opponent, John Quaglione, faced each other in a fiery debate hosted by the Dyker Heights Civic Association, where they hit each other on their ability to bring funding back to the district and fielded several questions about crime and public safety.

Sep 192013
Debate Season To Begin For Council Candidates Gentile, Quaglione

POLITICS: The 43rd City Council district has been relatively quiet during the primary election season. That will change in October, when candidates Vincent Gentile and John Quaglione will face off against each other in three debates and a candidates’ forum.

May 282013

POLITICS: An anonymous source recently weighed in on the feud between State Senator Marty Golden and Brooklyn Republican Chair Craig Eaton, telling Brooklyn Eagle’s Paula Katinas that divisions among the Kings County GOP could result in far-ranging consequences for the party.

Mar 152013
Support Grows For Speed Cameras In City Council, State Assembly Approves Budget Bill That Includes Pilot Program

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Red light cameras have become a familiar presence on certain heavily-trafficked intersections of New York City. Now, in the aftermath of several gruesome and fatal crashes throughout the city, both state and city officials are increasingly supporting the introduction of cameras to punish drivers who endanger others by speeding.