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Candidates vie for Assembly seat

Candidates vie for Assembly seat

The Bronx Borough Democratic Committee has endorsed lawyer Marsha Michael, but former Obama operative Michael Blake has raised more money in next week’s primary for the 79th Assembly seat.

Fundraiser for slain journalist at Documentary Center

Fundraiser for slain journalist at Documentary Center

Documentary will be shown at Bronx Documentary Center in Melrose to raise funds for James Foley, the freelance journalist who was killed in Syria, and who once attended a course in reporter safety at the center.

To the Editor: Is mayor showing double standard on FreshDirect?

To the Editor: Is mayor showing double standard on FreshDirect?

An incoming resident writes that “by kowtowing to Brooklyn demands while blowing off the same from the Bronx, it paints an ugly picture of how the Bronx waterfront is slated for industrial / commercial development – residents’ health be damned,” unlike Brooklyn.

Serrano Jr. at Mott Haven Library July 10

State Senator José M. Serrano, who represents Mott Haven, Melrose and other parts of the Bronx and Manhattan, will meet with constituents at the Mott Haven Branch Library, 321 E. 140th St. at the corner of Alexander Avenue, between 4 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. Senator Serrano’s office can be reached at 212-828-5829.

Mark-Viverito opens district office

Mark-Viverito opens district office

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito cut the ribbon on her new space at 214 St. Ann’s Avenue between East 137th and 138th streets, a half a block from NYCHA’s Millbrook Houses.