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–Police are looking for two suspects who have been mugging subway commuters. One of the incidents happened on the J Train at Delancey Street station. [DNAinfo]

–Another look at opposition to three mega towers in the Two Bridges area. City Council member Margaret Chin and some of her longtime rivals are once again at odds about how to stop the projects from moving forward in their current form. [City Limits]

–The gender imbalance in the New York City Council is not likely to improve this year. The Lower East Side’s two Council seats, now both held by women, could, in theory, flip after Tuesday’s primary. [Gotham Gazette]

–A look at the absentee records of City Council members. Locally, Margaret Chin missed two meetings while Rosie Mendez missed 20. [Politico]

–Ivy Teng Lei, who grew up in Chinatown, was protected by DACA. She tells her story in the aftermath of the Trump administration’s decision to end the program. [The Guardian]

–A teacher at Marte Valle High School speaks out about, “the city’s continued reliance on market-based enrollment principles (that have) perpetuated white supremacy more effectively than a handful of torch-wielding racists ever could.” [Daily News]

–Chiokva “Eva” Sam’s Chinatown jewelry store is a favorite of hip hop stars. [Nextshark]

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