Friday, August 26, 2016

Brooklyn Politics Gets Weird; Spike Lee's Block Party; Stolen Puppy Returned and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Politics gets weird: Ramona Johnson, a Republican and Conservative Party candidate running for 41st Assembly District seat has baffled a Facebook group with her online campaign tactics and claims of discrimination. Johnson also "threatened to defame" Sheepshead Bites for reporting on the confrontation. [Sheepshead Bites]

- A longtime investigator is calling out Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson for firing her because she’s a close ally of his predecessor, according to a new $20 million lawsuit. [NY Post]

- Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson block party is coming to Bed-Stuy on Saturday. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The much-anticipated opening of Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse on Fulton Street has been delayed. [DNAinfo]

- What's to be done about Brooklyn's post offices? [Brokelyn]

- A man in East New York is lucky to be alive after a freak accident resulted in him being struck by a steel beam on Thursday. [abc7]

- Brooklynites: Take a survey about the role of historic districts in NYC. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Mothers who lost infants in daycare deliver petitions to Hillary Clinton's campaign HQ. [BHB]

- Puppy returned 3 days after being stolen from Brooklyn laundromat. [CBSlocal]

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