Category Archives: Politics

The Arrogance of the Parks Department, by George Fiala

By now, most people who live or work in Red Hook know that Coffey Park, which CB 6 District Manager Craig Hammerman has called an important village square, has been closed to the public since the middle of April. Fenced … Continue reading

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The Crazy World of Politics, by George Fiala

It’s March and the 2014 races are getting closer. Word is that a Mexican American is looking to do to Assemblyman Felix Ortiz what Carlos Menchaca did to Sara Gonzalez in the city council. Nydia’s 10th two year Congressional term … Continue reading

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Councilmembers Lander and Levin guests at February Gowanus CAG meeting, by George Fiala

The Gowanus Community Advisory Group (CAG) meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to the Canal Superfund cleanup. At its February 25 meeting, local councilmen Steve Levin and Brad Lander appeared by invitation. The CAG consists of sixty members, many of … Continue reading

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Black History month celebrated with new Borough President at Historical Society, by Kimberly Gail Price

Black History Month originally began as “Negro History Week” the second week of February in 1926 because it coincided with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln, (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14.)Both historic men had been celebrated for their … Continue reading

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Carlos Menchaca’s sophisticated sweep to power, by George Fiala

Carlos Menchaca accomplished a rare political feat on September 10 – he defeated an incumbent, Sara Gonzalez. He won by over 1200 votes out of a total of a bit more than 7,000. He won not only Red Hook and … Continue reading

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De Blasio announces newest and greatest SUNY/LICH court order yet, by George Fiala

A bit after one pm, on the 6th of September, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stepped up to the makeshift podium across from Long Island College Hospital and greeted his LICH supporters. The group, made up of employees, former patients, … Continue reading

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Why vote for Menchaca/Why vote for Gonzalez, by the candidates for DC 38 City Council

Carlos Menchaca asks for your vote (for Sara Gonzales see below) I’m running for City Council in the 38th district which includes our very own Red Hook. As a resident of this neighborhood, it’s time we elect a visible and … Continue reading

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