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Photo by Kelley Ryan; taken Sunday evening from 1st Avennue and 9th Street.

Here are some of the stories that made news on the Lower East Side in the past week:

–Police have arrested a man who they say stabbed two victims on the Lower East Side Saturday. Omar Cartagena is accused of attacking a 30-year-old skateboarder on the Williamsburg Bridge at about 10:30 a.m. and stabbing another man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park at around 1 p.m. Cartagena was taken into custody in Brooklyn. [New York Post]

–Also near Sara D. Roosevelt Park a delivery worker was apparently stabbed to death for his e-bike. [Channel 7]

–The father of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed Friday night on Delancey Street said his son had just been released from juvenile detention and wanted to turn his life around. The victim’s older brother came to the shooting scene with a message: “I want to tell other young men my age the streets don’t care about you — go to school, graduate.” [NY1]

–The shooting victim, Isaiah lived at the Baruch Houses and reportedly had a lengthy criminal record. [New York Post]

–A 63-year-old cab driver fought off a man who held him at knife point and demanded money shortly after being picked up at East Broadway and Forsyth streets. Cops are looking for the suspect. [Channel 11]

–Delayed again. City officials now say they’ll begin resiliency reconstruction in East River Park this fall. And after badly bungling communication about the project over the course of several years, they try once again to explain why they changed course, abandoning a community-based plan for the park. [NY1]

–Local residents gathered to protest the new mega-towers coming to the Two Bridges area. [Channel 2]

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