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–Sheldon Silver will be sentenced once again next month on federal corruption charges. While he was sentenced on two previous occasions, the former Lower East Side assemblyman remained free while a lengthy appeals process played out. Some of the charges were thrown out. [Daily News]

–Another look at the battle for the 65th Assembly District between Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and challenger Grace Lee: “While the two candidates don’t appear to disagree on much politically, the race looks like a test of whether a well-financed challenger seizing on hyper-local issues can motivate enough voters to overcome a broadly popular incumbent.” [Gotham Gazette]

–Niou and Lee participated in a recent debate. [Gotham Gazette]

–In a NY1 debate, incumbent Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was on the defensive. [NY1]

–The city has launched a more user-friendly affordable housing website. [NY1]

–Information about voting in New York’s Primary on Tuesday. [Vote.nyc]

–It’s not your imagination, there are a lot more instances of illegal fireworks in the city this summer. Complaints are way up. [New York Times]

–The rock-n-roll boutique, “I Need More,” will close next month following owner Jimmy Webb’s death. [EV Grieve]

–The M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden wasn’t able to hold its annual Juneteenth commemoration this week, but organizers are sharing the back story of how the event came into existence on the Lower East Side. [Instagram]

–Students at P.S. 126 create an award-winning podcast in tune with the COVID-19 era. [NPR]

–Bao gets a Bahamian-style spin at Bun Hut, a little spot near Stanton and Attorney streets. [Eater]

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