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Councilman Robert Holden Edges Progressive Newcomer Juan Ardila in 30th District, Bringing End to Tumultuous Race

Councilman Robert Holden Edges Progressive Newcomer Juan Ardila in 30th District, Bringing End to Tumultuous Race

Juan Ardila, the 27-year-old progressive, came up roughly 500 votes shy against incumbent Councilman Robert Holden, with roughly 46 percent of the vote according to early tallies. Ardila hasn’t yet conceded.

Community Board 4 Meetings Go Digital As COVID-19 Restrictions Continue

Community Board 4 Meetings Go Digital As COVID-19 Restrictions Continue

Boris Santos: Williamsburg Native & Salazar Staffer Sets Sights on Assembly Member Seat

Boris Santos: Williamsburg Native & Salazar Staffer Sets Sights on Assembly Member Seat

Boris Santos will be challenging incumbent Assembly Member Erik Dilan for seat at New York State’s Assembly District 54.

Rafael Espinal: the Bear and the Unicorn

Rafael Espinal: the Bear and the Unicorn

Bushwick’s Councilman Espinal Packs Roberta’s for Campaign Fundraiser

Bushwick’s Councilman Espinal Packs Roberta’s for Campaign Fundraiser

Roberta’s hosted an all-day fundraiser to raise $40,000 for Espinal to run for New York City Public Advocate.

Rafael Espinal’s Campaign Kickoff for Public Advocate is Happening Tonight at House of Yes

Rafael Espinal’s Campaign Kickoff for Public Advocate is Happening Tonight at House of Yes

Espinal’s Historic Campaign & Why the Special Election for NYC Public Advocate Matters for Bushwick

Espinal’s Historic Campaign & Why the Special Election for NYC Public Advocate Matters for Bushwick

So far, a dozen candidates have officially announced their campaigns for the position including Bushwick’s District 37 City Councilmember , Rafael Espinal.

Blockchain Enthusiasts Threw A Pepe The Frog Themed Party in Bushwick

Blockchain Enthusiasts Threw A Pepe The Frog Themed Party in Bushwick

Rafael Espinal Has Launched a Historic Campaign to Become Next Public Advocate of New York City

Rafael Espinal Has Launched a Historic Campaign to Become Next Public Advocate of New York City

If he wins, Espinal will become the youngest politician, and the first Latino to be in city-wide politics.

Friday Fast Facts: Number of Votes Cast in Bushwick Midterms Increases by 150% Since 2014

Friday Fast Facts: Number of Votes Cast in Bushwick Midterms Increases by 150% Since 2014

Voters in Bushwick showed up to the polls with much more force than they did in 2014.

A Super Quick Guide To Voting For The Midterms In Bushwick And Beyond

A Super Quick Guide To Voting For The Midterms In Bushwick And Beyond

Links to find polling places and last minute info if needed.

Midterms 2018 In Brooklyn: Where To Watch Election Results In And Near Bushwick

Midterms 2018 In Brooklyn: Where To Watch Election Results In And Near Bushwick

Stay involved and informed for the midterm elections.

Council Member Rafael Espinal And  Bushwick’s House Of Yes Team Up To Combat Sexual Harassment

Council Member Rafael Espinal And Bushwick’s House Of Yes Team Up To Combat Sexual Harassment

Bushwick Official Is Calling Out President Trump For Poor-Shaming Immigrants

Bushwick Official Is Calling Out President Trump For Poor-Shaming Immigrants

Council Member Rafael Espinal has spoken out about immigrant rights several times this year.

Puerto Rican Evacuees And Their Allies Remembered Hurricane Maria In East Williamsburg

Puerto Rican Evacuees And Their Allies Remembered Hurricane Maria In East Williamsburg

Friday Fast Fact: How Julia Salazar Won The Election

Friday Fast Fact: How Julia Salazar Won The Election

Polling data from election night shows how the votes shook out across the district.

Come Out On Saturday For The Unveiling Of The Bushwick Community Plan

Come Out On Saturday For The Unveiling Of The Bushwick Community Plan

The steering committee will finally present the Bushwick Community Plan, which has been in the works for over four years.

Senator Martin Dilan Releases Statement On Last Week’s Primary Results

Senator Martin Dilan Releases Statement On Last Week’s Primary Results

Dilan was a North Brooklyn elected official for eight terms.

Julia Salazar Won The New York State  Democratic Primary Against Longtime Politician Martin Dilan

Julia Salazar Won The New York State Democratic Primary Against Longtime Politician Martin Dilan

Dilan who was running for his ninth term in the North Brooklyn district.

A Brief Rundown of the 18th District New York State Senate Race: Dilan Vs. Salazar, Turned Strange

A Brief Rundown of the 18th District New York State Senate Race: Dilan Vs. Salazar, Turned Strange

New York’s Primary is September 13th, Here’s Why Many Won’t Make It To The Polls

New York’s Primary is September 13th, Here’s Why Many Won’t Make It To The Polls

Representative Velázquez Fights to Remove ‘Police’ Label from I.C.E. Uniforms

Representative Velázquez Fights to Remove ‘Police’ Label from I.C.E. Uniforms

The bill could help better protect local immigrants in their interactions with federal immigration agents.

How To Canvas For Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

How To Canvas For Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

New York’s primary elections for Senate are coming closer and closer.

You Live In Bushwick/East Williamsburg/Ridgewood — You Should Vote Here, Too

You Live In Bushwick/East Williamsburg/Ridgewood — You Should Vote Here, Too

The deadline to change your address is approaching. Here’s how to do it.

Councilwoman Velázquez Urged Bushwick Immigrants to Know Their Rights at Recent Immigration Forum

Councilwoman Velázquez Urged Bushwick Immigrants to Know Their Rights at Recent Immigration Forum

The Council Woman held an immigrants right forum last weekend alongside local police and immigration lawyers.

Council Member Espinal Launches Largest NYC Site for Urban Agriculture

Council Member Espinal Launches Largest NYC Site for Urban Agriculture

The website was launched with the help of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Keeps Bringing in the Endorsements

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Keeps Bringing in the Endorsements

Attend Congresswoman Velázquez’s Immigration Rights Forum This Sunday

Attend Congresswoman Velázquez’s Immigration Rights Forum This Sunday

Congresswoman Velázquez will host an Immigration Forum this Sunday.

Council Member Espinal Wants Mandatory Green Roofs on New Buildings

Council Member Espinal Wants Mandatory Green Roofs on New Buildings

The Council Member wants more eco-friendly infrastructure throughout NYC.

Council Member Espinal Wants to Provide Mental Health Service to For Minors Visiting NYC Jails

Council Member Espinal Wants to Provide Mental Health Service to For Minors Visiting NYC Jails

The Council Member, who represents various Brooklyn neighborhoods including Bushwick, made the proposal last month.

Op-Ed: The Case for Granting Non-Citizens the Right to Vote in NYC

Op-Ed: The Case for Granting Non-Citizens the Right to Vote in NYC

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Discusses Democratic Socialism at Starr Bar

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Discusses Democratic Socialism at Starr Bar

Brian Jones Kraft @JayOwyns Podcaster Virgil Texas interviewed State Senate candidate Julia Salazar this Tuesday in front of a packed house at Starr Bar. “Someone once said there are decades where nothing happens, and weeks where decades happen,” said Patrick Shepherd, a volunteer for Salazar’s campaign for State Senator during the introduction. Attendees were mostly […]

Bushwick Councilman Espinal Takes Steps to Support Environmental Legislation

Bushwick Councilman Espinal Takes Steps to Support Environmental Legislation

Rafael Espinal has vowed to act against a national move away from environmental progress. Take a look at his proposed legislation.

How Bushwick Millennials are Changing the Face of the Economy and the Neighborhood

How Bushwick Millennials are Changing the Face of the Economy and the Neighborhood

UPDATE: Be There: The Date is Set for a Bushwick Community Plan Summit

UPDATE: Be There: The Date is Set for a Bushwick Community Plan Summit

If you’re a Bushwick resident, then please attend this meeting!

Residents Facing MTA “Relocation” Meet to Share Concerns

Residents Facing MTA “Relocation” Meet to Share Concerns

Bushwick community members who occupy twenty-six apartments on the triangular block adjacent to the Myrtle Ave-Broadway station on the J, M and Z trains and who discovered last week that M train work will necessitate that they leave their homes for a definite 6-10 months and possibly much longer met Wednesday night to share their experiences and consider plans of action