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Pro-police group and BLM clash in Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge

July 14 | Jaime DeJesus

Back the Blue and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge this weekend, with acts of violence committed on both sides. On Saturday, pro-police Back the Blue marchers gathered for a rally at Bay Ridge Parkway and 13th Avenue. A video showed a rally attendee fighting with a BLM counter-protester, threatening […]

Opinions & observations: Protesting the demonstrators: Conflict in the streets over support of police

July 14 | Ted General

This past Sunday evening (7/12), a pro-police march and rally took place along Fourth Avenue from 75th Street to 65th Street. At the same time, a counter-protest demonstration by the group known as Black Lives Matter had approximately 300 participants. During the first outing, the paths of the two groups didn’t cross one another. Then the BLM protesters unexpectedly […]

Ortiz claims victory in re-election bid; absentee ballots not yet counted

June 24 | Jaime DeJesus

Despite COVID-19 complications and absentee ballots not yet being counted yet, incumbent Assemblymember Felix Ortiz was comfortable enough with the ballots to declare himself the winner of the 51st Assembly District primary. As of 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, Ortiz had the lead in the four-person race. According to the Board of Elections in […]

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