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Joe Ferris, Bklyn reformer, state assemblymember, ardent activist, COVID-19 victim

June 29 | Editorial Staff

Joseph Ferris, a longtime Brooklyn assemblymember who helped to found several block associations and civic groups in Park Slope, was involved in the struggle to save Brooklyn’s historic brownstones, and worked to establish the Old Stone House as an ongoing memorial to the Battle of Brooklyn, died on Saturday, June 20, at Cobble Hill Health […]

Band’s pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in Prospect Park

June 29 | Kathy Willens and Emily Leshner Associated Press

What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly concerts at the boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park — with fans who expect them to play three to four hours a night, seven nights a week. The musicians, accustomed to playing their Haitian roots […]

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 […]

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