Pesach Osina

No Upset Seen for Osina in Queens Council Race


Thoughts of an upset win by Pesach Osina in the special City Council election in southeastern Queens appear to have been dashed with the announcement by the Board of Elections that his opponent, Donovan Richards, has widened his lead from 26 to 80 votes.

Special Council Race Sees Apparent Upset By Jewish Candidate In Queens

Jews vote.

That axiom was never truer than in Tuesday’s little noticed special election for city council in southeast Queens. An Orthodox Jewish candidate running in a field that featured seven black candidates may have emerged the surprise winner.

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