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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 […]

Wait to reopen? Some NYC shops run out of patience

June 11 | Jake Seiner and Kathy Willens Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — In a city famous for its lack of patience, some businesses have jumped ahead on what’s supposed to be a slow and methodical emergence from the coronavirus lockdown. Stores in parts of New York City have already started to allow customers inside to shop, even though the phased reopening that began […]

Photos: Memorial at The Green-Wood Cemetery honors those lost to COVID-19

June 5 | Jaime DeJesus

The gates of The Green-Wood Cemetery at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Sunset Park have been transformed into a tribute for those who have died from the coronavirus. Several photos, names and drawings have been added to the gate since the memorial’s opening on Wednesday, May 20. Sunset Park resident Margaret Ann lost a […]

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