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–Doped up motorist Shaun Martin was sentenced to 20 years-life in prison for killing a local florist in 2013. Martin’s car jumped the curb at East 4th Street and 2nd Avenue, killing 62-year-old Mohammed Akkas Ali. [Daily News]

–ICYMI: An in-depth look at the death of the neighborhood supermarket in New York City. One example given: the 2012 closure of the only full-service grocery in the Two Bridges area.  “‘Pathmark was a community place — we all knew each other,’Natalia Padilla, a saleswoman at Citi Habitats, said of the Pathmark at 227 Cherry Street… which is now making way for a luxury residential tower. When it closed, ‘it was like a memorial,’ said Ms. Padilla, who has lived in the neighborhood for her entire life. “It was like someone died.'” [New York Times]

–Workers at Trader Joe’s are complaining about their treatment by management. [New York Times]

–A Chinatown eye doctor has had to step up the number of patients she sees due to constantly rising costs of running a medical practice in New York City. [Crain’s]

–A woman was hurt trying to rescue a drone from the roof of a building on East 12th Street. [EV Grieve]

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