Update on the Election Results in New York and New Jersey

NEW YORK – As the absentee ballots in many locations are still being counted, the primary election results for Greek-American and Philhellene candidates are not yet official in a few races.

In New York, incumbent U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has taken the lead in the Democratic primary, while incumbent New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas still seems to be trailing in her primary battle against her opponent Zohran Mamdani. Simotas was first elected to her seat in 2011 and was the first female ever elected to the New York State Assembly from her district.

In the New Jersey primary which took place on July 7, Greek-American Zina Spezakis appears to be trailing in her run for the U.S. House of Representatives District 9 against the Democratic incumbent, Rep. Bill Pascrell. The votes from most of the precincts, however, are still being counted at press time.

In other results, New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris won the Democratic primary in his re-election bid. Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis won the Republican nomination for Congress, and Cypriot-American Michael Tannousis won the Republican and Conservative Party nomination in his campaign for Malliotakis’ Assembly seat.

Queens Borough President candidate Costa Constantinides is still in third-place behind Elizabeth Crowley and leading vote-getter Donovan Richards. New York City Council Member Constantinides was vying to become the first Greek and Cypriot American to ever head one of New York City's five boroughs.


NEW YORK – New York State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris announced new legislation, the ‘Keep Police Radio Public Act’, which would require law enforcement agencies, including the NYPD, to preserve access to their radio communications for the press, volunteer first responders, and members of the public.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.


Deck the White House Halls: Jill Biden Wants Holiday Visitors to Feel Like Kids Again (Vid & Pics)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Step inside the White House during the holidays by walking beneath the branches of a Christmas tree.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) hosts an in-person screening of Greece’s Oscar entries which compete for nominations in December - Asimina Proedrou’s top Iris Award-winner ‘Behind the Haystacks’ (Πίσω από τις Θημωνιές) and Thanasis Neofotistos’ multiple-award-winning short film ‘Air Hostess – 737’ - on Sunday, December 10, 5:30 PM, at the Gianopulos Family Theater at St.

LOS ANGELES – The Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral community is calling for cookies for the reception following the 24th Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 3.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Step inside the White House during the holidays by walking beneath the branches of a Christmas tree.

UTTARKASHI, India (AP) — All 41 construction workers who were trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel in northern India for more than two weeks were pulled out on Tuesday, bringing an end to a drawn-out rescue mission that had grabbed the country's attention for days.

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