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Maloney Has Narrow Lead As She Looks to Hold Congressional Seat

June 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin Rep. Carolyn Maloney is in a tough fight as she looks to retain her congressional seat. Maloney, who was first elected to congress in 1992, is just 648 votes ahead of insurgent Suraj Patel, according to the unofficial results from the City Board of Elections. However, the tight race… Read more »

Assembly Member Michael DenDekker Defeated, Progressives Strike Another Blow

June 24, 2020 By Christian Murray The progressive wing within the Democratic Party struck yet another blow last night. Jessica González-Rojas, who was the former executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, appears to have defeated 12-year incumbent Michael DenDekker to win the primary for the 34th Assembly District. González-Rojas had taken… Read more »

Newcomer Zohran Mamdani Leading Incumbent Simotas in Assembly Race

June 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin Progressive newcomer Zohran Mamdani is leading incumbent Aravella Simotas in a close race to represent Astoria in the state Assembly. Mamdani has taken roughly 54 percent of votes, while Simotas has secured 46 percent, in the race to represent the 36th District in the Assembly — with 91 percent… Read more »

Sen. Michael Gianaris Cruising to Victory in Primary Race

June 23, 2020 By Allie Griffin Incumbent Michael Gianaris is cruising to victory in the primary race for his current state senate seat representing Western Queens. Gianaris has a significant lead over competitor and retired sanitation worker Ignazio “Iggy” Terranova. He had garnered nearly 74 percent of votes for the 12th Senate District, according to… Read more »

AOC on Her Way to an Easy Victory, 2018 No ‘Fluke’

June 24, 2020 Staff Report Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who stunned the political world in 2018 when she was elected to represent the 14th Congressional District, has shown the establishment today that her victory two years ago was no aberration. Ocasio-Cortez, with about 96 percent of the scanners reported (as of 6:15 a.m), has a significant lead… Read more »

Innocent Man Was in Prison for 25 Years, Exonerated of Murder Today: Queens DA

June 23, 2020 By Christian Murray A Queens man was exonerated today after spending 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Samuel Brownridge, 45, was cleared of the crime after being convicted in 1995 for an execution-style shooting in St. Albans. The murder conviction was vacated this afternoon after the Queens… Read more »

Macy’s Fireworks Show to Be Spread Over Three Days in Five-Minute Displays

June 23, 2020 By Allie Griffin Macy’s famous Fourth of July fireworks show will be spread over multiple days this year with quick surprise displays across the five boroughs. Fireworks will illuminate the sky for short five-minute displays from June 29 through July 1 and again in a televised July 4 finale, Mayor Bill de… Read more »

Mayor Announces New Multi-Agency Task Force to Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

June 23, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the establishment of a multi-agency task force to crack down on illegal fireworks sales. The move comes after a spike in illegal fireworks usage that has plagued city neighborhoods in recent weeks. The new task force will be made up of NYPD Intelligence Bureau… Read more »