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Photo: Columbus Park in Chinatown, March 10.

Some of the Lower East Side-related stories that caught our eye in the past week:

–Police are investigating a shooting that happened near Ludlow and Stanton streets early Sunday morning. Two men, one of them an innocent bystander, were injured. They are both expected to survive. [Channel 7]

–A store owner allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy following a dispute. The teen ended up in the Duane Reade on Delancey Street, although the incident did not happen there. [Channel 4]

–Two people were killed, a 91-year-old woman and her 52-year-old son, in a Chinatown apartment fire. [Channel 4]

–More protests against the new Chinatown jail as the city administration confirms it stands behind the project. [Channel 7]

–Protesters rally against one of the mega-projects in the Two Bridges area, saying it’s improper to begin digging the foundation for the building in order to qualify for 421a tax breaks, which expire in June. [AM New York]

–The owner of Katz’s Deli throws water on claims that Frank James, the accused Brooklyn subway shooter, stopped by the restaurant in the hours before he was arrested in the East Village. [Daily Beast]

–A retrospective at Shin Gallery, “charts the gallery’s history (on) the Lower East Side of Manhattan and its namesake collector’s wild but slyly judicious tendencies, with nearly 100 items filling three rooms.” [The New York Times]

–Essex Pearl, the restaurant in the Market Line, reopens with a new chef, Daniel Le formerly of Hanoi House, and a new menu. [Time Out]

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