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Man Attempts to Abduct 7-Year-Old Girl From Her Flushing Home: Queens DA

June 24, 2020 By Christian Murray A Long Island man has been charged with attempted kidnapping for allegedly entering a Flushing home earlier this week and trying to abduct a 7-year-old girl who was in her bed. Pete Haughton, 32, of Brentwood, allegedly entered a house on Lawrence Street at around 7 a.m. on Monday… Read more »

Rajkumar Surpasses Incumbent Miller in Assembly Primary Race

June 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin First-generation American Jenifer Rajkumar appears to have unseated incumbent Michael Miller in the primary race for the State Assembly’s 38th District, which includes the neighborhoods of Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Glendale. Rajkumar, a lawyer and CUNY professor, is ahead of Miller with a 1,324 vote lead… Read more »

NYC Beaches Will Open For Swimming on July 1: De Blasio

June 24, 2020 By Michael Dorgan City beaches will be open to the public for swimming from July 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced. Public beaches have remained closed all summer due to the coronavirus pandemic but the number of cases continues to fall. “It is now safe to open the city’s 14 miles… Read more »

Nolan on Track to Retain Assembly Seat

June 24, 2020 By Christian Murray Cathy Nolan, who has represented the 37th Assembly District since 1985, has a significant lead in her race to be reelected. Nolan had generated 52 percent of the votes cast ahead of Mary Jobaida, with 33 percent, and Danielle Brecker, with 15 percent–with 96 percent of scanners reported, according… Read more »

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 »