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

June 24 | Jaime DeJesus Brooklynreporter.com

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 […]

NYPD cracks down on another big funeral, stoking tensions

May 1 | Michael R. Sisak Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted a crowded funeral procession to crack down on social distancing violators. Video posted on social media showed officers in protective masks chasing a minivan through Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood as it carried the […]

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