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Jessica González-Rojas Wins Jackson Heights Assembly Seat, Incumbent Michael DenDekker Concedes

July 17, 2020 By Allie Griffin Progressive newcomer Jessica González-Rojas has won the Democratic primary for the 34th Assembly District seat, with incumbent Michael DenDekker conceding today. Assembly Member DenDekker congratulated González-Rojas for winning the race and wished her the best in representing the district which covers Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and parts of Woodside… Read more »

New York City to Start Phase Four of Reopening Monday, Comes With Restrictions

July 17, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City is on track to begin Phase IV of the state’s reopening plan Monday — but indoor businesses that were slated to reopen as part of the phase will remain shuttered. Indoor malls, museums, aquariums and other cultural centers will not reopen Monday, despite their initial inclusion… Read more »

Police Looking For Alleged Pervert Who Touched a Woman at 74th Street Station

July 17, 2020 Staff Report The police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman’s private area at the 74th Street/Roosevelt subway station on Monday. The suspect allegedly grabbed the woman, 54, from behind at around 1:20 p.m. July 13 while she was going down the escalator to the Forest Hills-bound R platform. He… Read more »

New York Bars and Restaurants Can No Longer Serve Alcohol Without Food: Cuomo

July 17, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York bars and restaurants can no longer serve customers alcohol if they don’t purchase food, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. The new rule was one of multiple Cuomo introduced yesterday that aim to crack down on bars and restaurants where social distancing violations have been common. Another new… Read more »

Throngs of Candidates Come Forward for City Council Seats

July 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin Throngs of candidates are already coming forward for next year’s primaries, as nearly all the city council seats in Queens will be “open” at the end of next year. Most city council members will be forced to vacate their seats at the end of 2021 due to term limits… Read more »

Flushing Lawyer Announces Bid for City Council Seat

July 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin A Flushing lawyer and staffer at Congresswoman Grace Meng’s office announced her bid for City Council last week. Sandra Ung, 45, announced that she is running to represent the 20th Council District, which covers downtown Flushing and Murray Hill. The seat is currently held by Council Member Peter Koo,… Read more »