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In upset, Ortiz falls after 26 years in Assembly seat

July 16 | Jaime DeJesus

In the latest of several unexpected wins by younger candidates from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party who mounted primary runs against experienced lawmakers, Marcela Mitaynes has won the Democratic primary in the 51st Assembly District against Felix Ortiz, who was elected in 1994. With all absentee ballots finally counted by the Board of […]

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 […]

Red Hook Initiative board president discusses disproportionate impact of COVID-19

April 20 | Jaime DeJesus

The Red Hook Initiative (RHI), which serves within Brooklyn’s largest public housing development, announced it is currently experiencing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19. “Our multi-generational families — for no matter where we live, these are our families too — face life-altering choices on a daily basis: whether to send a grandchild to their job at […]

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