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Kings County Politics: District Leaders Kevin Peter Carroll Fundraiser Brings Out Heavy Hitters, Political Gossip
Kevin Peter Carroll’s fundraiser for his re-election as the Democratic leader for the 64th Assembly District District next year showed he’s got a lot of juice and is a future political candidate to watch. . . .

Brooklyn Eagle: Bay Ridge luncheon raises funds for Kassenbrock scholarships
Hundreds of people came to the Bay Ridge Manor on Sunday to help raise money to support a scholarship fund for college-bound high school students, and many of the attendees left the catering hall carrying fabulous prizes under their arms. . . .

Brooklyn Eagle: Bensonhurst Waldbaum’s to become Asian market
A shuttered Waldbaum’s supermarket in Bensonhurst will reopen as a food market specializing in Asian goods, according to a consumer news website, which reported that the new owners were the highest bidders at a Jan. 26 bankruptcy auction of the property. . . .

Brooklyn Eagle: Third Avenue Festival brings the world to Bay Ridge
Music, dancing and lots of mouth-watering food to eat…is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? . . .

Home Reporter: STAR OF BROOKLYN: Kevin Peter Carroll
Community involvement: Kevin Peter Carroll is a member of Community Board 10, and has been a Democratic district leader since 2010 to present; he’s the past president of Brooklyn Democrats for Change and has been involved in local political campaigns because he says that the best changes arise when you are involved locally. . . .

Daily News: Bay Ridge residents reject city plan for ‘traffic calming’ on Fourth Ave.Bay Ridge residents slammed the brakes on most of a controversial city plan to slow vehicles along the neighborhood’s most prominent car corridor. . . .

Bensonhurst Bean: Video: Protest At Senator Golden’s Office
The Brooklyn Young Democrats have posted the above video, of a June 11 demonstration in front of Senator Marty Golden’s office, on YouTube. . . .

Brooklyn Spectator: B37 advocates take the stand at MTA meeting
South Brooklyn residents, riders and representatives of elected officials joined members of the Restore the B37 Coalition to take not only a stand but also the mic at a Monday, January 27 Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Transit and Bus Committee meeting. . . .

Home Reporter: City Council redistricting: Towers still not part of Bay Ridge
Preliminary maps of the new City Council districts released earlier this month by the New York City Districting Commission maintain the separation between the Bay Ridge Towers and the Bay Ridge council district, with the Towers appended to a district largely encompassing Sunset Park. . . .

Brooklyn Daily: No surprises at all in local primaries
There were few primary election upsets in our coverage area, but that’s to be expected in New York City democracy. That said, Bay Ridge’s Democratic District Leader race was a shocker, as a 24-year-old newcomer ousted beloved state committeeman Ralph Perfetto. . . .

Home Reporter: City Council redistricting process begins
Brooklyn residents voiced their opinion about where City Council district lines should be drawn at a public hearing held at Borough Hall on August 13. . . .

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Why Have Five Bay Ridge Districts When One Will Do?
As Democrats in state the Senate yesterday were trying to force the Republican minority to hold a public hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bill to reform the state’s notorious redistricting process, Bay Ridge activists were pondering how to unite their neighborhood, currently split between five Assembly districts, into one. . . .

Brooklyn Paper: Call them the Towers of No Power
What do Sunset Park, Staten Island, Lower Manhattan and Coney Island have in common? The Towers of Bay Ridge! . . .

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn’s young politicos travel deep into the heart of Texas
Brooklyn was well represented at a four-day national convention of young Democratic Party activists that took place deep in the heart of Texas, according to one participant, who said he came back energized by the experience.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Carroll raises funds for re-election campaign…in 2014!
It’s never too early to start raising funds for your next re-election campaign, even if you’re not on the ballot until 2014.