Brooklyn's Back Bench
The emcee invoked Matthew 16:24. “Jesus said to his followers if anyone wants to follow me, he must say no to the things he wants. He must be willing to even die on the cross and he must follow me.”
Hundreds of parishioners had gathered in the basement of the 96-year-old Brown Memorial Church in Read More
Call Edolphus Towns what you will: a 13-term Brooklyn congressman; a congenial politician with a raspy voice and a gift for charming seniors; a bald-headed, 74-year-old product of the Brooklyn Democratic machine. Here’s one thing you likely won’t call him: a troublemaker.
So when, on Dec. 10, his office formally announced his election to Read More
It sounds like one of those 36-point headlines in The Chief-Leader: “343 Maintenance Jobs at Atlantic Yards.”
Maybe that’s enough. Admitting that low-income, central Brooklyn residents would have difficulty getting the types of office jobs that are promised for Atlantic Yards, Assembly Member Roger Green, a cheerleader for the project, told us last Read More
“He’s got to be the angriest man on the planet earth,” said Roger Green, talking this afternoon about Charles Barron. “He must wake up in the morning and just start taking swings at anybody.”
According to Green — who placed third, after Barron, in a primary against incumbent Congressman Ed Towns — he was prepared Read More
Charles Barron was back to work at City Hall this morning, after a late and crowded primary night at his campaign HQ. So what happened last night?
“Well, I won!” Mr. Barron said. Another phone in his office rang–he talked to someone else for a while. “I said, ‘Roger, look at me,’” Mr. Barron told Read More
Roger Green just called to say he’s a) staying in the race for the Ed Towns Congressional seat in Brooklyn and b) shocked that Charles Barron accused him yesterday of reneging on a deal to drop out of the contest.
Green was particularly upset by Barron’s suggestion that he was staying in the race Read More
If you saw last week’s Congressional debate on NY1 between Charles Barron and Roger Green — incumbent Ed Towns, as usual, didn’t show up — Green all but announced that he would be dropping his candidacy. Green said a “resolution” was a “few days away.” All that was standing in between, both candidates said, was Read More
On the morning of Sunday, Aug. 20, Charles Barron and Roger Green had breakfast at the Galaxy Diner in East New York. Mr. Barron, the former Black Panther and the neighborhood’s City Councilman, had two eggs over medium, with salmon and onions, and maybe a bit of Mr. Green.
Both politicians are gunning for Edolphus Read More
For anyone interested in who’s representing us in Washington, Charles Barron and Roger Green are on WNYC right now poking holes in incumbent Rep. Ed Towns, who has declined to show up for what is, according to his challengers, their twelfth debate so far.
Barron just told Errol Louis – who is managing Read More
Robert Jackson, council member on Manhattan’s Upper Upper West Side, is about to give Bill Batson his first endorsement by an elected official in the race to succeed Roger Green in his Brooklyn Assembly seat. Jackson represents a district that Batson is familiar with — he used to work for the area’s state Read More